Ericsson and Kodiak Networks are extending the availability of a cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service into Europe, after the service enjoyed strong uptake in the U.S.
Ciena has broadened its global reach by signing an agreement to become Ericsson's preferred partner for packet optical and software defined networking (SDN).
Changes in network usage and technology are creating opportunities and threats for network infrastructure vendors, including carrier routing and switching and optical transport systems vendors.
Regional fiber provider 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network has put the final touches on a fiber network build into Ciena's Hanover, Md., corporate headquarters, giving the vendor a platform to test software defined networking (SDN) and agile photonics.
Ongoing sales of DWDM equipment, particularly platforms that support 100G wavelengths, will drive up total optical transport revenues to $15 billion by 2018, says Dell'Oro Group in its latest report.
Ciena has taken the next step to expand its presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market by naming Microsoft's Benoit de la Tour as the region's vice president and general manager.
Tata Communications will now provide both carrier and enterprise customers 100G optical transport solutions along the TGN-Pacific (TGN-P) submarine cable system that connects the U.S and Japan and three routes over the TGN-Intra-Asia (TGN-IA) market throughout Asia.
Ciena reported that revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter to October were $583.4 million, up from $465.5 million year-over-year, beating its outlook of $550-$580 million. The vendor also narrowed its net loss to $9.8 million or 9 cents a share, from $38.8 million or 39 cents per share a year ago.
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.