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Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco face challengers in P-OTS market as revenue ramps 41 percent

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.

Ritter deploys Ciena packet solution to support 10 GbE services

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 lights up 100G metro Ethernet service

Fibertech Networks, a competitive service provider, has introduced a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service for its growing business and carrier customers.

Ciena's fiscal Q3 packet optical revenues rise to $302M

Ciena's converged packet optical systems segment was a key factor in its fiscal year Q3 2013 earnings mix, rising to $302 million.

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network employs Ciena for 100G-capable network

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 debuts 10, 40, 100G Ethernet wavelength service

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, Fujitsu ride North America optical network growth trend

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, ZTE lead optical market share, says Infonetics

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 enables 100G Ethernet wavelength services, sets path for 400G

Sprint continues to make progress with its own 100G optical path by completing two key trials of the technology on its wireline network.

Verizon wraps up 200G trial on live NY-to-Boston network link

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.