ORLANDO, Fla.--INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers that have their roots in the rural telecom market, is tuning its network to 100G, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and the Blue Planet SDN software.
Infinera has crafted a deal to acquire Sweden-based Transmode for $350 million, a deal that will help the vendor capitalize on the emerging growth in 100G metro aggregation deployments taking place at the largest service providers.
Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.
Verizon is moving to beef up its long-haul network in the United States by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology, a move that it says will give it more flexibility to scale its network while automating its ability to seek out network faults.
Verizon is moving ahead with plans to incorporate 100G optical technology into its U.S. metro network, naming Ciena and Cisco as its packet optical network system (P-OTS) suppliers.
NTT has completed a field trial of 400 Gbps optical signals on its existing network without affecting existing 100G channels as it added and removed 400G channels in a 100G WDM system.
Windstream believes the ongoing buildout of its long-haul optical network will enable it to further offset the ongoing headwinds it faces in its wholesale and carrier business segments, particularly as more of its wireless carrier customers migrate off of TDM-based circuits to fiber and Ethernet.
CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.
Driven by a doubling of 100G wavelength shipments in 2014, the total WDM market grew 7 percent in 2014, reaching nearly $9.5 billion, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.
Zayo continues to ramp up its European presence, announcing that it is extending its long haul network into Dublin, Ireland, and three new cities in the UK.