Windstream is taking the next step in its 100G journey, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical hardware to upgrade its regional and metro networks to 100G.
Verizon has implemented what it says is the first office application (FOA) of Ciena's 200G technology over about 200 miles on its long-haul production network between Boston and New York.
CenturyLink has brought consistency to all of the disparate core networks it acquired in recent years from Embarq, Qwest and Savvis by completing the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS core router into its network.
Huawei is adding some heat to the emerging 100G PON optical access space by introducing its own time and wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network (TWDM PON) system.
Infinera sees the next frontier for 100G optical networking taking place in the data center interconnection market segment, one that the company's leader says will be driven by the rise in server-to-server traffic to accommodate the growth of cloud and content services.
Pacnet, an Asia-Pacific-based service provider, has selected BTI Systems 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo to keep up with growing demand for cloud-based services.
As more service providers deploy 100G optical across their networks, it is driving up optical transport network (OTN) and packet optical transport system (P-OTS) revenues for Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, the industry segment's key suppliers.
Integra is making more use out of its 100G network migration by offering customers dedicated Express Routes for its optical wavelength service line.
Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.
Zayo won a large coup for its growing long-distance fiber business, announcing that it will transport live broadcast and video feeds for all of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) games starting with the current 2014-15 season.