FirstLight 186 Communications Acquisition Completed

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The FirstLight 186 Communications acquisition, announced in July, has been completed. Northeast-based FirstLight says that it now has completed four acquisitions during the past year. “The past year has been a momentous one of growth and advancement for FirstLight, and today’s completed acquisition of 186...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

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

Western Fiber Expansion Aims to Enhance Windstream Enterprise Strategy

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Despite an increased emphasis on residential broadband over the last year or so, Windstream hasn’t lost its focus on the enterprise market, as an announcement today about a western fiber transport network expansion illustrates. The Windstream enterprise strategy emphasizes nationwide coverage — and while that...Learn More

Indatel Network ‘Tent Stakes’ Strategy Hopes to Expand National Reach

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Indatel, a provider of connectivity to rural and urban areas nationwide, is embarking on a new strategy it calls “Tent Stakes,” which it hopes will extend the Indatel network reach. Until now Indatel members primarily have included statewide and regional networks operated by small rural...Learn More

Wave Acquires Data Center and Ethernet Provider Layer42

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KIRKLAND, WA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 10, 2015 – Wave (www.wavebroadband.com), a gigabit fiber and broadband services company, today announced that it has acquired Layer42 Networks (www.layer42.com), a provider of business-to-business Internet connectivity, colocation, and data transport services.  Layer42 brings Wave a strong...Learn More

Report: Packet Optical Transport Adoption Stalls

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Network service providers aren’t deploying packet-based optical transport systems (P-OTS) as fast as they anticipated a year ago, according to new market research from IHS Infonetics Research. Seventy-eight percent of network service providers worldwide surveyed by IHS Infonetics said they have or plan to install...Learn More

MBC Deploys Infinera for Terabit Network Upgrade for Education, Research & Development and Big Data Projects

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Sunnyvale, Calif. – April  23, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale open-access transport provider, announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X...Learn More

OIF and ONF Team Up on Transport SDN Demonstration

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June 30, 2014 — FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have joined forces to tackle Transport Software Defined Networking (Transport SDN). The two groups are collaborating throughout 2014 on a global Transport SDN demonstration in several carrier-hosted labs....Learn More

Level 3 Peering Dispute: Ports to 5 U.S. Internet Providers are Permanently Congested

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Peering connections between Level 3 Communications and six broadband service providers are permanently congested because the broadband providers refuse to increase router capacity, said Level 3 Vice President of Content and Media Mark Taylor in a blog post yesterday. Five of these six companies are...Learn More

Netflix and Opponents: Deciphering Paid Peering and Dueling Diagrams

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Netflix and Entropy Economics have issued dueling network diagrams aimed at supporting opposing points of view on paid peering — an issue that has been hotly debated since Netflix signed a paid peering deal with Comcast earlier this year. Yet the diagrams have a striking...Learn More

Growing Wireless Backhaul Opportunity Causes Lumos Networks to Start Over with Project Ark

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Mid-Atlantic regional carrier Lumos Networks, based in Waynesboro, Va, has offered wireless backhaul services for many years. But its growing importance on Lumos’ top line revenue and bottom line profitability, combined with evolving wireless carrier requirements, has caused Lumos to reset their wireless backhaul strategy...Learn More

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