Ciena reported that fiscal second-quarter revenue rose 10 percent to $560 million, up from $508 million in the fiscal second quarter of 2013, due to an uptick in packet optical and packet networking revenues.
The WDM market saw 12 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2014 as service providers continued to add more network capacity to keep pace with their business, wholesale and consumer bandwidth needs, according to Dell'Oro Group.
Hibernia Networks is implementing Ciena's optical platforms to enhance its Trans-Atlantic system that serves as a foundation for its IP transit, CDN and Ethernet service offerings.
FirstLight Fiber is responding to customer demand in Tier 2 and Tier 3 metro markets by expanding its network to support 100G connectivity services at any of its on-net building locations in upstate New York and northern New England.
Integra has turned to its key optical vendor Ciena and its 6500 converged packet platform to enhance its recently completely optical network route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
Bernard Daines, one of the early commercial Ethernet pioneers, passed away last Thursday morning after a long illness, reports The Spokesman-Review. According to his brother Dan Daines, he would have been 70 on April 12.
Openreach, which operates BT's local access network business, is giving UK-based service providers more wholesale capacity by serving up a 100G-based service specifically for UK-based communications providers.
Juniper Networks and Coriant are taking advantage of this week's Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2014) to showcase their creation of an integrated packet transport network (IPTN).
Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.
Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.