Pieter Poll, SVP of national and international network planning, engineering and construction for CenturyLink, is leading a major change for the telco as it expands its 100G optical capabilities. Senior Editor Sean Buckley spoke with Poll about the telco's 100G journey.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom talks to CenturyLink SVP of National & International Network Planning, Engineering and Construction Pieter Poll about its deployment of 100G optical gear.
CenturyLink has named Ciena as one of its latest 100G suppliers with plans to leverage the vendor's 6500 Packet-Optical Network Platform.
Batelco, Bahrain's incumbent telco, has entered into talks to purchase a large stake in Reliance Globalcom, the business services subsidiary of Reliance Communications.
Ciena reported on Thursday that its fiscal Q1 2013 revenues rose 9 percent to $453.1 million and an adjusted profit per share of 12 cents, exceeding analyst expectations of a 14-cent loss.
Telefonica's Latin America subsidiary Vivo is launching what it says is the first active 100G optical network in Brazil.
Comcast Business Services on Friday achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its E-Line and E-LAN services, becoming the first CE 2.0 service provider, according to MEF President Nan Chen.
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.
Tata Communications on Thursday began providing 100G-enabled services on its TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) submarine, providing connectivity between New York and London.
Comcast on Thursday became the latest service provider to upgrade its core network to 100G with Ciena's coherent optical platforms.