Eurofiber, a Dutch service provider, has launched a series of 100 GigE services to quench the Netherlands' bandwidth appetite.
Initially, Eurofiber will offer the service to what it calls "heavy" network wholesale customers, including Internet exchanges, data centers, cable companies and Internet service providers.
While wholesale customers are clearly a good fit for 100 GigE, Eurofiber believes the service will likely resonate with large multisite businesses.
The new service leverages Infinera's (Nasdaq: INFN) DTN and ATN optical platforms for its backbone network that has reach throughout the
Eurofiber is not alone in its desire to deliver 100 GigE services, as other international and domestic service providers are also updating their networks with new Ethernet and optical gear to support the eventual demand for these services.
Two service providers that are making similar moves are Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Verizon intends to build out 100G into its metro networks next year, while AMS-IX has put 100G optical networking into its core network.
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