GTS deploys Ciena's packet optical platform for 100G upgrade; 45 percent of consumers want higher Internet speeds

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> GTS Central Europe, a provider of integrated telecommunications solutions and data center services throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has deployed Ciena's converged packet optical solutions to upgrade its international network to 100G. Release

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And finally ... A new European Commission study revealed that about 45 percent of consumers think they would upgrade or switch their ISP if they could get higher speeds. Article