First Communications paves 100 Gbps path with NSN's DWDM gear

First Communications, a Midwest-based competitive provider serving carriers and SMBs, has employed Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT 7300 ultra-long haul DWDM platform to increase capacity and coverage of its low latency network services between Newark, N.J. and Buffalo, N.Y. markets.

In addition to supplying DWDM network equipment, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply First Communications with its TransNet network management system and network implementation and care.

Although First Communications will leverage the hiT platform to expand its existing WDM network to provide 1-40 Gbps services, the platform can be upgraded to 100 Gbps.

Having this 100 Gbps upgrade path will likely come in handy for First, especially as the service provider continues to expand its own low latency network offerings along the Chicago and Newark/New York City financial network route.

"Service delivery intervals can be just as important as reliability and round trip latency to some of our enterprise customers, particularly financial companies and trading exchanges," said Rick Poore, president of First Communications' First Telecom Services division in a release.

For more:
- see the release here

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