MEF 3.0: On-Demand Certification Beyond Ethernet, Emphasis on APIs, Community

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The latest bundling of initiatives from the organization originally known as the Metro Ethernet Forum goes beyond the organization’s original focus to also encompass wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, security-as-a-service and possibly other areas. The new bundling is dubbed MEF 3.0. MEF 3.0, which MEF refers to...Learn More

Windstream SDNow Markets Grows to 50, Promising Service Delivery in 20 Days

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Windstream’s focus on SDN services is intensifying, with an announcement today of a growing market footprint. Windstream SDNow markets now number 50, including major cloud connectivity and peering locations across the U.S., the company reports. Marketed as Windstream SDN Orchestrated Waves, or SDNow, Windstream is...Learn More

BTC Broadband Selected MRV’s OptiDriver® for its Fiber Backbone Build-out

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CHATSWORTH, CA —April 18, 2017—MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced that fiber-optic based regional broadband telecommunications service provider, BTC Broadband, has selected MRV to build out a...Learn More

Optical Transport Equipment Revenue Forecast to Hit $15B by 2021

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Strong interest in wave division multiplexing (WDM) on the part of network operators and key players in industry verticals, e.g. IT and data centers, will create a $15 billion optical transport equipment market by 2021, according to an optical transport equipment revenue forecast from Dell’Oro Group....Learn More

ECI Selected by Idaho Regional Optical Network for Network Upgrades

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Petach Tikva, Israel, January 11, 2017 — ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, announced today that the Idaho Regional Optic Network (IRON) has chosen to upgrade its network infrastructure with ECI’s Apollo industry proven,...Learn More

Facebook Aims to Disrupt Networking Equipment Space with Voyager Open Packet Optical Transport Platform

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Facebook, through the Telecom Infra Project, announced the introduction of the Voyager open packet optical transport platform that they assert will boost metro and long-haul network transport bandwidth and overall performance while significantly lowering costs. Dubbed Voyager, the scalable network software platform follows a familiar...Learn More

EATEL Gigabit Moves Prep for Eventual 10 Gbps Broadband

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After announcing its initial gigabit deployments earlier this year, Louisiana-based telco EATEL already is preparing itself for the day it may need to deliver even higher broadband speeds. The company today said it will be deploying equipment that currently supports gigabit service and also will...Learn More

Indiana Fiber Network Plans 100 Gbps Upgrade

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Indiana Fiber Network plans to upgrade its core fiber network to support speeds of 100 Gbps, matching and even exceeding the speeds of networks operated by some of the world’s largest carriers. IFN, operated by 20 local phone companies, provides high-speed transport service to enterprise...Learn More

Windstream Deploys 500 Gbps Optical Networking Equipment

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Windstream said today that it is deploying equipment that will support speeds of 500 Gbps over DWDM super-channels in its long-haul network. The equipment is the Infinera DTN-X optical networking platform. Carrier long-haul networks typically operate at speeds no greater than 100 Gbps. “This is...Learn More

Launch Event Highlights Allied Fiber’s Open Access (But Incomplete) Network

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Allied Fiber, the company that plans to build a unique nationwide dark fiber network, had a launch event in West Palm Beach, Fla. today — although much of the network has yet to be built. “The duct between Miami and Atlanta is 100 percent complete,”...Learn More

Comcast/ Ciena Terabit Trial: Rethinking the Wavelength Grid

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As the telecom industry explores networking technology supporting speeds greater than 100 Gbps, some new thinking will be required. Take Comcast’s announcement today that it successfully completed a live field trial of 1 terabit per second (Tbps) optical transmission over a distance of nearly 1,000...Learn More

New Adtran Platform Illustrates Packet Optical’s Move to Network Edge

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Packet optical transport is finding its way closer to the network edge, as an announcement today from Adtran illustrates. Adtran’s new product is the Total Access 5004 ONE – a compact high-density platform designed to aggregate a mix of traffic types at the edge of...Learn More

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