As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.
Huawei, Ciena and Alcatel-Lucent benefited from a 4 percent year-over-year rise in WDM equipment spending during the third quarter, reports Infonetics in its quarterly optical network hardware report.
When it comes to packet optical transport systems, a new Infonetics report says that service providers favor four vendors: Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Huawei.
Comcast has completed a live field trial of a 1 Terabit per second optical transmission network that spans nearly 1,000 km. The trial occurred in early October over Comcast's long-haul fiber network connecting Ashburn, Va., to Charlotte, N.C.
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Cisco may be the largest optical transport network switching and transport equipment and packet-optical transport systems vendors, but a new Infonetics report said they are being challenged by a host of pure-play P-OTS platform vendors.
Arkansas-based Ritter Communications is deploying Ciena's 5160 Service Aggregation Switch as a way to keep up with demands for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wholesale and business services.
Fibertech Networks, a competitive service provider, has introduced a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service for its growing business and carrier customers.
Ciena's converged packet optical systems segment was a key factor in its fiscal year Q3 2013 earnings mix, rising to $302 million.
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network, an emerging fiber network provider serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area, is enhancing its fiber network to support 100G transport and Ethernet services by deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.
Sprint has introduced a new line of Ethernet wavelength services supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), 40GigE and 100GigE speeds under its new Ethernet Wave Service line.