CenturyLink has named Ciena as one of its latest 100G suppliers with plans to leverage the vendor's 6500 Packet-Optical Network Platform.
Telstra said it completed a trial of a 1 Tbps optical link over a 995 km route between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, on its existing optical network with Ericsson.
Las Vegas -- DukeNet Communications, one of the early regional utility telcos to emerge in the mid-1990s, on Monday announced it has expanded outside of its North Carolina home and into four new states.
Telstra announced Tuesday during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona that it will deploy Ericsson's optical gear as its 100G coherent network platform.
Telefonica's Latin America subsidiary Vivo is launching what it says is the first active 100G optical network in Brazil.
Legacy equipment put a damper on optical transport equipment sales last year, with the market segment declining 4 percent for the year. However, purchasing of SONET and SDH equipment also slowed significantly--dropping 30 percent in 2012.
While the optical market ended on what Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research, said was a flat note in 2012, the research firm has forecast in its Optical Network Hardware report that there will be an uptick in optical spending in 2013.
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Sidera Networks announced Tuesday that MetroCast, one of its regional cable operator customers, has upgraded its 10G connections to 100G wavelengths to deal with its growing consumer and business service customer traffic.
Dark and lit fiber provider Sidera upped the 100 MB to 100 GB services available to customers in the Chicago area, announcing Wednesday that it has extended its network to three data centers in Elk Grove, Ill., a major data hub for financial and content service providers.