Shentel, a regional rural telco serving Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and surrounding areas, has updated its existing DWDM network to support 100G speeds for customers that reside in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
Sprint continues to make progress with its own 100G optical path by completing two key trials of the technology on its wireline network.
Verizon conducted a field trial where it doubled the capacity of a fiber using 200G technology on an operational long-haul network segment between New York and Boston. The 200G demonstration did not have any impact to existing customer traffic.
FiberlIght, a competitive service provider, has completed its first 100G link between Dallas and Ft. Worth--two key markets in its growing Texas network footprint.
Level 3 Communications' wide-reaching fiber network makes it a prime candidate for 100G optical networking, but the service provider is not in a hurry to get there.
Zayo is giving its wholesale and retail customers in San Diego more options to connect as it expands its fiber network in the city by over 5,000 route miles, and extends its metro network reach into Oceanside, Encinitas, Del Mar and Escondido.
Lumos Networks is future-proofing its optical service options with the launch of 100G wavelength services for business and wholesale customers in its Mid-Atlantic network serving area.
While the number of subscribers to cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV services continues to plummet in North America, emerging countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China (aka the BRIC countries) are boosting global revenues, an Infonetics Research report says.
tw telecom has added a 40G and 100G Ethernet option to meet the requirements of larger business customers, including the financial and public sector verticals where the adoption of Big Data applications is growing rapidly.
The 100G ROADM market, according to Infonetics' ROADM Components report, may be the savior in the struggling wavelength selective switch component market segment.