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.
Ciena and Fujitsu are enjoying the benefits of a robust North American service provider optical market, which grew 18 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE continue to enjoy the top spots in the optical vendor domain as more service providers transition their core optical networks to 100G, according to a new Infonetics report.
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.
The 100G ROADM market, according to Infonetics' ROADM Components report, may be the savior in the struggling wavelength selective switch component market segment.
CANARIE (Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network) has deployed Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as part of its 100G upgrade and a network expansion connecting Montreal and New York.
Ciena reported that its Converged Packet Optical and Packet Optical revenues were the stars of its fiscal second quarter for 2013, with both rising to $291.4 million and $57.1 million, respectively.
Led by the Asia-Pacific region, the global pay-TV subscriber base (which consists of cable TV, satellite TV and telco-based IPTV subscribers) grew 8 percent to reach 804 million worldwide pay-TV subscriber households in 2012, according to MRG.