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.
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.