Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.
AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.
Global Capacity is furthering the reach of its Ethernet service, investing in network infrastructure in 830 Central Offices (CO) to deliver service to an additional 230,000 new commercial addresses...
Windstream and Charter are the latest business services providers to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, a designation that's becoming a Good Housekeeping seal of approval for Ethernet providers.
The ongoing transition to higher Ethernet speeds in the data center and enterprise campus segment will drive Ethernet switch sales over the next five years, says Dell'Oro Group. According to the research firm, the majority of spending by data centers will be on 25 Gbps capable switches, while 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps will make its way into enterprise campus upgrades.
Birch Communications is seeing the fruit of its aggressive fiber buildout take shape: the CLEC reported that preliminary metro fiber sales for the quarter that ended at the close of December 2015 show a 179 percent jump.
Lightower Fiber Networks has acquired HarborLite Networks, enabling the provider to strengthen its fiber network density in the Baltimore area.
Lightpath has struck a chord with the education vertical segment, connecting over 65 New Jersey schools to its fiber network thanks to its involvement in a purchasing cooperative created via the New Jersey Department of Education's Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP).
Wow! Wholesale may be an advocate of fiber-based services, but being a traditional cable operator it is now tapping into its HFC network to deliver an Ethernet over HFC service to customers in its network area.
Driven by strong results from the largest Ethernet vendors-- Arista, Brocade, Cisco and Juniper-- Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch sales surpassed $6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, said Dell'Oro Group in a new report. The research firm said that sales for these vendors reached an "all-time high."