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TW Telecom Increases its Market Reach in Louisville and Southern Indiana
Business Ethernet and networking services provider, tw telecom has announced that it is increasing its metro fiber network in Louisville and Indiana.
4/23/2014 7:59:11 AM
 
AT&T Rediscovers Broadband Infrastructure; Verizon to Follow?
AT&T announced yesterday it is looking at expanding its fiber network "to up to" -- in other words, tempt us, and we will come -- 100 cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metro areas. New builds will get gigabit fiber speeds and TV services to consumers and businesses.
4/22/2014 1:12:20 PM
 
Verizon Rolling Out 100G Technology on US Metro Network
While Verizon might be better known for its cellular phone service, the company has been branching out over the last few years. But that doesn't mean Verizon is ignoring its cellular services, and in fact the company has just announced the launch of its 100G technology on its U.S. metro network. This move has been described, as a way for the firm to continue to meet its bandwidth needs over the long haul.
4/21/2014 5:49:46 PM
 
tw telecom Expands Nationwide Network, Introduces Service in the Salt Lake Valley
tw telecom, a provider of business Ethernet and networking solutions, has extended its nationwide network by introducing service to enterprises and data center customers in the Salt Lake Valley.
4/21/2014 3:06:09 PM
 
tw telecom Increases Its Existing Market Footprint in Portland
Business Ethernet and networking services provider, tw telecom has announced that it is expanding its investments in the region of Portland, Oregon. The company has been growing it business rigorously to meet its customers demand for variety of services including data and Internet services, Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities.
4/21/2014 2:47:39 PM
 
Lightower completes network expansion in Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Lightower Fiber Networks, a provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, recently announced that it has completed the expansion of 400-mile all-fiber network in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The new network will provide high performance bandwidth for educational institutions, government, wireless, social media, and cloud services.
4/21/2014 1:37:13 PM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It was a busy week in the Dark Fiber sector. Here are some of the major stories.
4/19/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
TalkTalk and BSkyB are making a fiber network in York, located in the north of England. It will not only provide very quick broadband, but the companies will be able to avoid using the BT network. The service will involve fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) pipes, as opposed to the slower option of copper cables at the end connecting residences and the local fiber network. TalkTalk and BSkyB will be working on the project with CityFibre, which put in place fiber in York. Fujitsu will be responsible for the infrastructure. The service is expected to be offered in 2015 to at least 20,000 residences or businesses, according to news reports.
4/19/2014 5:20:00 AM
 
Some Insight on Google Fiber Economics
Google Fiber has not agreed to build in Portland, Ore., but is has reached agreement with the city for a 10-year franchise, which also needs to be approved by the city council. Such franchises traditionally have been required because service providers use city rights of way. The franchise agreement includes a few clauses that relate to the cost of operating Google Fiber in Portland. The deal also would cover the metro area communities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, Lake Oswego and Tigard. Some Insight on Google Fiber Economics
4/17/2014 3:16:29 PM
 
Sky-TalkTalk Fiber Deal to Shake Up the UK Broadband Scene
Competitive broadband is underway in the U.K. for the first time on any broad level, thanks to a joint venture between competing operators Sky and TalkTalk to join forces with a company called CityFibre. As we reported, the three plan to directly challenge old-school telco BT, building a state of the art, city-wide, pure fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to deliver broadband speeds of 1Gbps to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the City of York.
4/17/2014 2:18:10 PM
 
TalkTalk, BSkyB Partner on Superfast Broadband Project in York, UK
Sometimes rivals find it is easier to work together. That is the case for TalkTalk and BSkyB - which are making a fiber network in York, located in the north of England.
4/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Fibertech Networks Completes Fiber Build at vXchnge's Cleveland Data Center
vXchnge operates leading, next-generation; software-defined, intelligent data centers in multiple markets across the U.S. Recently, the company announced that its Cleveland data center at 200 Prospect Avenue has got a major fiber build, initiated by Fibertech Networks, a premier fiber optic network service provider.
4/16/2014 4:18:14 PM
 
Comings and Goings: Telehouse Europe Appoints New Managing Director
Telehouse Europe, a major provider of global Data Centers and Managed ICT Services and subsidiary of KDDI, recently promoted its current Deputy Managing Director, Hiroyuki Soshi to Managing Director.
4/15/2014 2:32:35 PM
 
Pacnet Ensures 100G Services to CoreSite's Los Angeles Customers
Pacnet's newly upgraded sub-sea cable with 100G capacity should enable the company to easily cater to the rising demand for bandwidth services throughout the U.S. and the Asia Pacific region. The company is said to have upgraded its cable infrastructure at the Coresite Los Angeles data center campus.
4/15/2014 11:47:23 AM
 
Where One Lives and Which ISP They Can Choose Tells the Story of U.K. High Speed Access
Rarely is anything related to the Internet truly understood by "average" metrics. In the United Kingdom, the "average" consumer fixed broadband download speed reached 17.8 Mbps in November 2013, according to Ofcom, the U.K. communications regulator..
4/15/2014 11:34:16 AM
 
Sri Lanka Telecom Unveils 100 Mbps FTTH Ultra-Fast Broadband in Sri Lanka
Fiber access networks have ultra high speed and lower latency. Sri Lanka Telecom, a telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka is getting ready to offer high-speed broadband services in major locations with its new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The service will be covering major markets, significantly enhancing the broadband footprint in Sri Lanka.
4/15/2014 10:43:53 AM
 
Skorpios joins 100G CLR4 Alliance
Skorpios Technologies, Inc., a fabless integrated silicon photonics system-on-a-chip company, recently announced that it is the newest member of 100G CLR4 Alliance, a group of organizations who are in support of a transceiver based upon 100G CWDM (Coarse Division Multiplexing) LR4 (4 wavelengths) in the 1310nm window and 20nm spacing.
4/15/2014 8:25:53 AM
 
Allied Fiber Builds Colocation Facility in Florida
Allied Fiber has announced the completion of a new colocation facility in St Augustine, Florida.
4/14/2014 5:01:18 PM
 
Zcorum in Early Stages of Testing TV White Spaces
Today, several tech and media companies are working on exploring the use of TV white space spectrum to help meet the fast rising demand for broadband.
4/14/2014 10:33:29 AM
 
Nebraska Town Looking At Making Jump to Dark Fiber
Dark fiber is the wave of the Internet's future and more and more towns are looking to get the fiber installed as quickly as possible. While there are plenty of big cities making the move, smaller towns, like Gothenburg, Nebraska are jumping on the bandwagon too. The Gothenburg Improvement Company's fiber infrastructure committee wants to bring in fiber optic technology as a way to bolster the community.
4/14/2014 10:00:47 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It's been yet another busy week in the world of dark fiber. Here are some of the top stories we've been following this past week.
4/12/2014 7:15:00 AM
 
Iron Mountain Data Center Upgrades to Wavelength Connectivity through Lumos Networks
The Iron Mountain underground data center near Pittsburgh, Pa., serves over 156,000 customers around the globe from the depths of a converted Limestone mine. The mine location was originally chosen to protect the facility's contents from a potential nuclear assault amidst the Cold War climate, but the data center is now focused on more modern priorities. Local VoIP and fiber-based data service provider Lumos Networks made the announcement that they have delivered 10-Gig wavelength connectivity to the famous data center. This marks the thirteenth data center to be added to the Lumos fiber network.
4/11/2014 9:47:25 AM
 
New EdgeConneX Data Center Arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah
Cable and Internet providers in the greater Salt Lake City metropolitan area will be pleased to hear that EdgeConneX, a company that specializes in hosting edge network data, has launched a new Edge Data center in the area. The data center is located on the 2300 block of Presidents Drive in West Valley City, Utah. Edge networks duplicate the Internet content that is stored on computer servers around the world, and then deliver that information to local residents and businesses that request it.
4/11/2014 9:45:37 AM
 
AT&T Looks to Head Off Google in North Carolina
One of the truly great things about Google Fiber's entrance into the broadband market as a whole is how it's lighting a fire under long-dormant companies-who seemed perfectly content to sit on collective laurels and keep cashing checks without doing much to boost service or expand bandwidth caps. That particular point is shown playing out again as AT&T looks to bring its U-verse GigaPower fiber-optic service to six separate cities in North Carolina, in a bid to compete with not only Google Fiber, but also Time Warner Cable's fiber offering as well.
4/10/2014 5:53:40 PM
 
Mod Mission Critical Intros Collocation by the 'U' Solution in its Data Centers
There is a growing demand for cost effective data center collocation facilities. Sometimes companies are forced to pay for unnecessary space. Mod Mission Critical provides customization options, which allow users to pay for what they desire.
4/10/2014 5:08:11 PM
 
Windstream's Data Centers Certified by BrightLine CPAs & Associates
Windstream, a provider of advanced communications, recently announced that its data centers and network have recently been certified by BrightLine CPAs & Associates Inc. for protecting consumers' private health and financial data.
4/10/2014 9:17:51 AM
 
Sri Lanka Telecom to Deliver 100Mbps Broadband to Residents
Broadband in Sri Lanka has been upgraded, thanks to the addition of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband. Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) recently announced the new service that will give users access to 100 Mbps download speeds. According to Sri Lankan news site, The Island, the service will include packages that offer 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps speeds and HDTV.
4/9/2014 6:11:14 PM
 
SES Broadband Services Signs Agreement with ORBITCOM
SES Broadband Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES providing high-speed broadband Internet solutions via satellite, has entered into partnership with German Internet Service Provider ORBITCOM to market its Astra Connect service.
4/9/2014 9:10:45 AM
 
Gigabit to the Home Becomes a Local Political Issue
In the D.C. suburbs, gigabit broadband speeds have been put on the table as a local campaign issue. Incumbent carriers might want to take note, since there are a lot of neighborhoods around the country likely to be thinking the same thing.
4/8/2014 12:41:20 PM
 
Cable is Pulling Away in High Speed Access
Since about 2009, cable high speed access has pulled away from digital subscriber line, in terms of top speed. The DOCSIS 3.0 standard supports top downstream speeds of about 105 Mbps. AT&T's U-Verse (fiber to a neighborhood with copper drops) can achieve about 24 Mbps.
4/8/2014 12:24:50 PM
 
Vermont Completes Rural Fiber-Optic Broadband Projects
After an investment of $174 million, more than 400 rural community institutions in Vermont now have high-speed broadband connections, thanks to a partnership to build a fiber-optic network throughout the state.
4/8/2014 10:27:31 AM
 
Google Fiber May Expand Role to Include Wireless Carrier Services
Places that already have Google Fiber like Missouri's Kansas City already have Wi-Fi hotspots installed all over town, and presumably the wireless service would take advantage of these whenever possible.
4/8/2014 9:49:52 AM
 
Integra Extends Fiber Reach to 92 Data Centers
Integra, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has connected 30 data centers to its network since October 2013. Now Integra's total on-network data centers have reached to 92.
4/8/2014 8:24:12 AM
 
Avago Hits New Milestone, Ships 500,000 Optical Transceiver Modules
Avago recently announced that it has reached a new milestone by shipping more than 500,000 units of QSFP+ multimode fiber (MMF) optical transceiver modules for enterprise networking, computing and storage applications.
4/8/2014 8:13:25 AM
 
Fiber-Optics Now Reaching 39.3 Percent of US Businesses with 20 or More Employees
The result of a new report by Vertical Systems Group reveals 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees have adopted fiber technology in 2013, a 3 percent increase from 2012.
4/8/2014 7:59:13 AM
 
SoCal Community Television Station May Fund City Fiber-Optics Project
Still undetermined is if the 503(c)(3) nonprofit television station can spend money for a municipal project. It's possible the money is restricted for use only by another 501(c)(3) organization, which would not include a local government organization.
4/7/2014 1:24:49 PM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It's been yet another exciting and busy week in the world of dark fiber. Here are some of the top stories we've been following that should help you shine a little light on the subject.
4/5/2014 8:45:00 AM
 
EXFO Unveils FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer
Next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, and users are looking out for a solution that offers them a wide range of interfaces and rates without compromising portability, speed or cost.
4/4/2014 5:51:43 PM
 
Engage Communication Assists Light Rail Network Replace SONET to 10G Ethernet
Since 1989, Engage Communication has been developing innovative products and solutions that help organizations across the globe deploy and operate reliable and secure communications.
4/4/2014 10:51:06 AM
 
Zayo All Set to Expand Its San Francisco Fiber Network by More Than 50 Percent
San Francisco Bay Area is home to a large number of technology companies focused on Internet content and cloud computing services as well as major data center operations. No wonder the region is one of the nation's highest bandwidth intensive regions. Thus it came as no surprise when Zayo Group, a major bandwidth infrastructure provider, announced a major expansion to its Northern California fiber network.
4/4/2014 9:17:00 AM
 
EXFO Announces Launch of the FTB-2 Pro Compact Platform
EXFO Inc. recently expanded its FTB line of portable test platforms by introducing the industry's smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology and optical testing.
4/3/2014 4:38:22 PM
 
Integra, EdgeConneX Partner to Tackle Network Congestion
EdgeConneX, which specializes in hosting content at the edge of the network, has been partnering with networks and cable operators to ensure that data and content is delivered faster than ever before, but to keep pace with increasing demand, it decided to tap Integra's extensive network footprint across the Western United States.
4/3/2014 4:09:29 PM
 
Internet Solutions Deploys Infinera's DTN-X Platform Across its South African Network
Internet Solutions has been providing telecommunications services to public and private sector companies throughout South Africa and serves more than 80 percent of companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. When the company sough a solution that could set it apart from other competitors in term of its customer care and services, it turned to Infinera for the DTN-X platform.
4/3/2014 1:26:56 PM
 
Interface Masters Debuts Niagara 5002
This new network appliance is built to achieve time stamping, de-duplication and flow based/flow load, load balancing. The load balancing is done with tunnel parsing based on the passenger packet. Also, the appliance can handle up to 40Gbps of traffic and comes fortified with up to eight ports of 10G fiber and two ports for the management and serial console.
4/3/2014 1:24:34 PM
 
Net - Net, Who's There?
The fact that the net in net neutrality actually refers to the term network and is not a reference to the Internet is lost. The difference between network and the Internet is profound, and the results of the confusion of the legal definitions and functions of each are then therefore profound as well.
4/2/2014 12:50:34 PM
 
Sunesys Dark Fiber to Light up VPLS' Data Centers
VPLS is a premier provider of cloud and managed services and hosts well over 10,000 servers and 5,000,000 websites. Needing to achieve 100Gbps connectivity between its LAX9 data center in downtown Los Angeles and its LAX10 data center in El Segundo situated 40 km apart, it turned to Sunesys, a reputed carrier of dark fiber.
4/2/2014 12:37:40 PM
 
'Super-channel' Transmission Capacity Deployments Reach 1 Petabit per Second
In order to handle increased customer traffic and bandwidth use, service providers require a long haul transmission technology that will deliver scalable, cost-effective capacity without compromising on optical reach. The optical transport industry is going toward a new type of DWDM technology - the "super-channel."
4/1/2014 6:21:13 PM
 
tw telecom to Expand Southern Colorado Network
Business Ethernet and networking services provider, tw telecom, has announced a double multi-market network expansion that will increase its metro fiber footprint by 17 percent in southern Colorado.
4/1/2014 5:03:22 PM
 
Infonetics Research Ranks Infinera as Number One Optical Transport Vendor in 2013
According to the report, Infinera has achieved very high scoring for technology innovation, reliability, service and support and the highest overall score for optical transport equipment. Infinera has achieved the position of market-leader due to its continued focus on optimizing next-generation scalability, capacity, automation, flexibility, manageability, convergence and efficiency to deliver superior Intelligent Transport Networks.
4/1/2014 12:04:12 PM
 
Neo Systems and ADVA Optical Networking Form Technology Partnership
Neo Telecoms, a metropolitan optical fiber operator and an international hosting and IP services provider recently announced the deployment of ADVA Optical Networking's ADVA FSP 150 suite of products to deliver Neo Telecoms' Internet Protocol to the Building (IPTB) services in Paris.
4/1/2014 12:02:31 PM
 
m2fx Intros All Dielectric Self-Supporting Cable for Last Mile FTTH, FTTC Deployments
The ADSS range is compatible with industry standard push-fit connectors, 'pig tail' fittings and fiber distribution enclosures. This ensures a seamless, straightforward deployment. It can be located near power lines and the combination of lightness and robustness eliminates the need to strengthen existing aerial poles which hastens fiber roll-outs.
4/1/2014 10:55:54 AM
 
Infinera Super-channel Transmission Capacity Deployments Reach 1 Petabit per Second
In order to handle increased customer traffic and bandwidth use, service providers require a long haul transmission technology that will deliver scalable, cost-effective capacity without compromising on optical reach. The optical transport industry is going toward a new type of DWDM technology - the "superchannel."
3/31/2014 2:03:59 PM
 
Cox Provides Las Vegas Charter School with Fastest Internet in the State
The United Nations General Assembly has declared access to the Internet is considered a basic human right which allows individuals to exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression.
3/31/2014 10:11:03 AM
 
tw telecom Augments Network Across Orange County
Business Ethernet and networking solutions provider tw telecom Inc. has announced a network expansion across Orange County, California.
3/31/2014 9:12:46 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It's been yet another exciting and busy week in the world of dark fiber. Here are some of the top stories we've been following this week.
3/29/2014 7:30:00 AM
 
Wolfe Enhances Internet and Ethernet Service in Las Vegas, Nevada Area
Wolfe has been helping companies across the United States with its fiber-based Ethernet and internet solutions to help meet business connectivity needs, including Ethernet Transport Service, Metro E, VPLS, IPVPN, and Wolfe Business Internet.
3/27/2014 5:40:03 PM
 
UTStarcom Wins $24 Million Contract to Support Broadband Internet Access in India
UTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, has won a major contract to support broadband internet access in India.
3/27/2014 4:53:37 PM
 
Oswego County Weighs Options for Future Dark Fiber Network
The Oswego New York County Legislature is in the process of deciding whether installing a high-speed dark fiber network is worth the investment, including the future expenses that could arise maintaining such a network. According to WRVO Public Media's Gino Geruntino, the idea was put forth by Legislature chairman Kevin Gardner during the recent State of the County address, where he claimed that the project would not require any additional spending and that it would eventually save the county thousands of dollars each year.
3/27/2014 3:50:37 PM
 
Fiber Ethernet Gives 360 Hotel Group Savings and Service Benefits
The hospitality industry has seen better days. With travel off a bit thanks to consumers who are less than confident about the economic picture, and business travelers discovering the benefits of video conferencing and similar technologies, that's leaving hospitality in a bit of a lurch. But astute hospitality vendors have a great solution on tap: offering more and better quality services. For 360 Hotel Group, meanwhile, better service started with a new fiber Ethernet solution, as described recently by Hospitality Technology.
3/27/2014 3:12:41 PM
 
iM to Build Modular Colocation Facilities Along Allied Fiber Routes
A few years back a company called Allied Fiber set out to build a nationwide dark fiber network in an effort to bring more affordable and efficient fiber to a variety of customers. The New York-based company is selling dark fiber and neutral colocation along various railroad rights of way around the United States.
3/27/2014 2:36:20 PM
 
Court Square Capital Partners to Invest in Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings
Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc., a provider of infrastructure-based broadband services, recently announced that Court Square Capital Partners will initiate an equity investment in the company. Court Square Capital Partners will acquire the stakes owned by the company's current institutional shareholders, including affiliates of Goldman Sachs, Duke Energy and GE Capital. The Bank Street Group LLC served as Conterra's exclusive financial advisor in this transaction.
3/27/2014 12:30:02 PM
 
Verizon Invests More Than $400 Million in Massachusetts
Since 2013, Verizon has invested considerably in Massachusetts, over $400 million. While the company is happy expanding its business, it has immensely benefited consumers, businesses, and government agencies in this region.
3/27/2014 12:01:16 PM
 
Cisco Enables RST Fiber to Deliver 100 Gbps Connectivity in North Carolina
Cisco stated that the newly constructed North Carolina's statewide network will feature its end-to-end network infrastructure solutions for facilitating 100 Gbps connectivity. Cisco and its partner RST Fiber are working together to ensure that the 3,000 miles of high-speed, 100G optical networks are intelligent and programmable and also capable of accelerating service turn-up and offering personalized service offerings.
3/25/2014 12:11:22 PM
 
FirstLight Fiber Announces Expansion of Vermont Data Center
FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic network in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has expanded its Vermont data center, located in Williston, Vermont.
3/25/2014 9:02:20 AM
 
Northeast Georgia Residential Can Now Experience Internet Speed of 1 Gigabit per Second Powered by Trailwave Fiber Network
As technologies grow, the demand for bandwidth also goes up and fiber optics is one of the latest technologies that can keep up with the demand.
3/24/2014 11:59:16 AM
 
Fatbeam Educates Us on the Competitive Fiber Services Market
For Fatbeam, it all starts with education.
3/24/2014 9:26:22 AM
 
Comlink Tells Story of Software, Network Expansion
Comlink is a facilities-based service provider that delivers an array of connectivity and services in much of the Midwest. But COO John Summersett thinks of Comlink as an IT company with a network with a future for which the heartland will be only part of the story.
3/24/2014 8:22:30 AM
 
Overture Introduces 10GB EAD Designed For Virtualized and Software Defined Services
Overture Networks has announced the launch of a 10GB optical Ethernet Access Device (EAD) as part of its Overture 65 series suite, completing the Overture suite for virtualized and software-defined services on Metro Ethernet networks.
3/24/2014 6:05:00 AM
 
New Ethernet Access Service Enhances Carrier Ethernet Offering
FirstLight Fiber has announced the launch of an Ethernet Access service that is fully compliant with the defined standards in the industry. The new service will be extended across the company's present service locations.
3/24/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
There was ongoing movement in the dark fiber community this week, with expansions, growth and hiring making news.
3/22/2014 7:00:00 AM
 
Comings and Goings: Kristine Kropp is New Vice President of Service Delivery for FiberLight
FiberLight announced it has hired Kristine Kropp as the new Vice President of Service Delivery. Ms. Powell has more than 25 years of operations, service delivery and customer care experience in some of the largest organizations in telecom.
3/20/2014 6:06:43 PM
 
Level 3 and EMCALI Join Hands to Bring Enhanced Internet Connectivity to Colombia
In an effort to improve communications services in the Colombian Pacific region, Level 3 Communications, Inc., a communications services provider, in partner with EMCALI (Empresas Municipales de Cali), a state-owned utilities services company in Cali, Colombia, announced the construction of a new cable that will connect Colombia to its international network.
3/20/2014 5:28:53 PM
 
Merit Network Deploys ADVA 100G Metro to Support its Customers Bandwidth Growth
Merit Network announced the utilization of ADVA 100G Metro solution to support its customers' future bandwidth growth. This new deployment will offer improved bandwidth capacity to the company's core network ranging from Ann Arbor to Detroit and Lansing, Michigan to its optical fiber ring in Chicago.
3/20/2014 5:08:53 PM
 
Global Capacity Extends One Marketplace Network in UK
Looking to explore markets in England, Global Capacity, a network connectivity company, has announced competitive, automated network pricing throughout the United Kingdom. This step by the company is to cater to the demands resulting out of increased corporate globalization, the company has stated.
3/20/2014 11:44:48 AM
 
Metro Development Group and Bright House Networks Partner to Offer First Gigabit Fiber to Florida Communities
The residents of Florida Communities will soon have access to the most advanced broadband networks up to 100 times faster than standard DSL or cable services, thanks to a cooperative effort between Metro Development Group (MDG) and Bright House Networks.
3/19/2014 5:58:09 PM
 
Comings & Goings: Long Island Networking Leader Hires Ops Director
Long Island's premier carrier-neutral Meet Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, 1025Connect, has announced that it has hired Milton Koropshinsky as its Director of Operations. More familiarly known throughout the Dark Fiber community as "K," Milton comes aboard the 1025Connect team bringing with him more than 25 years' experience in the telecommunications industry. As Ops Director, Koropshinsky will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the well-known colocation facility in Westbury, N.Y., as well as taking on other responsibilities as they arise.
3/19/2014 3:31:08 PM
 
Wilcon Announces Integration of Freedom, IX2, and Wilshire Connection
Wilcon delivers an average of 432 fiber strands per cable, so it's well positioned both today and for the future, said DeLuca, adding that the company is more focused on the metro than some other dark fiber providers.
3/19/2014 1:37:48 PM
 
Lightwave Initiates Production of Silicon Organic Hybrid Transceiver Prototype
Lightwave Logic, a producer of prototype electro-optic demonstration devices, stated that it has begun constructing its advanced design Silicon Organic Hybrid Transceiver prototype that should help users satisfy the unprecedented data center growth requirements. OpSIS Inc., which received the finished chip design, is slated to release initial silicon wafers.
3/19/2014 1:01:15 PM
 
FirstLight Partners with BayRing
FirstLight Fiber has announced a partnership with BayRing Communications, a New England-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC). According to this partnership, BayRing will expand its network reach with the help of FirstLight's Metro Ethernet solutions.
3/18/2014 5:45:45 PM
 
Alpheus Communications Inks New Agreement with UNSi
With the intent to offer fiber and traditional telecom services to various customers in Texas, United Network Services, Inc. (UNSi) recently forged a new network-to-network interface (NNI) agreement with Alpheus Communications, a provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions.
3/18/2014 5:25:33 PM
 
FirstLight Fiber to Deliver High-speed Internet by Upgrading Its IP Core Network
FirstLight Fiber announced plans to upgrade its IP core network to deliver high-speed and low latency Internet services in Northern New England and Upstate New York. Following the development, FirstLight Fiber will create a unique internet service by architecting a carrier-grade high-performance regional network. Around 50 percent of the Internet traffic on FirstLight network will be able to connect directly to the destination site without intermediate hops, which will significantly reduce the latency.
3/18/2014 4:49:20 PM
 
BrightRoll to Serve International Markets Through Data Center In Amsterdam
BrightRoll has entered into a partnership deal with Equinix to expand its technological footprints across international markets,and will deploy its unified programmatic video advertising platform at Equinix's Amsterdam data center. located in AM3 Science Park.
3/17/2014 11:34:00 AM
 
Cinemark Brazil Forms Partnership with Level 3 Communications
Cinemark Brazil, one of the largest cinema networks in the world, has announced a partnership with Level 3 Communications, a provider of global communications services.
3/17/2014 11:12:40 AM
 
Wall Street Journal Cites Investment in New Dark Fiber Routes
Basically, the tech giants like the telecom companies want control over as much of their networks as they can get. To gain control they are building, buying and leasing as much dark fiber as they can where they need it as soon as they can get it and put it to use.
3/17/2014 10:48:02 AM
 
ROOT to Offer Next-generation Colocation Services in Montreal
After a detailed internal analysis of the North American colocation market and consultation from industry research, ROOT found that Montreal, one of North America's most connected cities, was the best place for the construction of its next generation colocation facility.
3/17/2014 10:30:48 AM
 
EMCORE Introduces Optiva Links for VSAT Signal Transport
EMCORE has announced the launch of the Optiva OTS-2L10, 10 MHz / L-Band Fiber Optic Links for Very Small Aperture Antenna (VSAT) signal transport.
3/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Broadcom Reduces Power Consumption with Triple Speed Lite-PHY
Broadcom has introduced a new triple speed 10/40/100G Lite physical layer transceiver (Lite-PHY) for high-density data center applications.
3/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Champion ONE Optimizes Network with Single Fiber Transceivers
Champion ONE is enabling service providers and businesses to better optimize their network with the release of its new bi-directional (bidi) or single fiber 60km 10G SFP+ and XFP transceivers.
3/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Comtech EF and Supernet Implement 3G-ready Satellite Backhaul Network in Pakistan
To support its current 2G/2.5G and future 3G operations, a leading Mobile Network Operator in Pakistan has roped in Comtech EF Data Corp. and Supernet Limited who have together completed the migration of their entire 2G TDM satellite backhaul network to an all IP optimized backhaul solution. The Mobile Operator awarded the contract to Supernet after it had successfully tested and proven the technologies and processes for transition to an end-to-end IP satellite network by utilizing Comtech EF Data's award-winning and field-proven mobile backhaul solution.
3/14/2014 1:37:15 PM
 
Wheelings & Dealings: WaveDivision Holdings Acquires CPI
WaveDivision Holdings has acquired Port Angeles, WA based Capacity Provisioning Incorporated (CPI), which is one of the largest privately owned fiber-based metro Ethernet providers on the Olympic Peninsula.
3/13/2014 6:39:21 PM
 
Wheelings & Dealings: Procera Networks Signs Partnership Deal with EITC
Procera Networks Inc. recently announced that it had signed a strategic partnership deal with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (EITC) to deliver its PacketLogic 1000 product suite. Following the development, EITC will be able to effectively optimize its network and offer improved customer experience to its diverse customer base across Middle East.
3/13/2014 5:40:11 PM
 
Spirent Launches 4-Port Test Module for CFP4 Transceiver Interfaces
Spirent Communications PLC has announced the launch of 4-port Spirent dX2 100G test module with support for CFP4 transceiver interfaces. CFP4 is a form factor defined under the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) for the development of next generation optical transceivers to support supporting the 40Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s interfaces required for meeting the demand for ultra-high bandwidth access.
3/13/2014 5:33:45 PM
 
Tektronix Launches Fully Integrated 40 Gbps PPG for Serial Data Testing
Tektronix Inc. announced the launch of a fully integrated 40 Gb/s Programmable Pattern Generator (PPG) featuring 200 fs Random Jitter (RJ) and 8 ps rise time performance. The newly launched Tektronix PPG4001 is designed to facilitate the required performance and signal quality for serial data testing at 40 Gb/s. The PPG4001 along with the earlier 40 Gb/s Programmable Error Detector now offer an end-to-end 40 Gb/s Bit Error Ratio Test (BERT0 solution. The company is expected to commence shipping PPG4001 during Q2 2014.
3/13/2014 5:26:15 PM
 
Huawei Demonstrates Significant Breakthrough in High-speed WDM Transmission
Huawei recently announced the launch of its 400G wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) prototype, which leverages Faster Than Nyquist (FTN) technology for increasing the reach of 400G transmission beyond 3000 km. The newly launched prototype marks a significant breakthrough for the company in the high-speed WDM transmission technology space.
3/13/2014 5:23:25 PM
 
Colt Chooses ADVA 100G Core Technology to Support Bandwidth Growth
Colt recently announced the deployment of ADVA 100G Core technology to support its U.K. enterprise customers' future bandwidth growth. The ADVA 100G core provides plug and play simplicity, ease of use, and does not require any costly upgrades to scale.
3/13/2014 1:01:32 PM
 
International Rectifier Announces 100V FastIRFET PQFN 5x6 Power MOSFET for Telecom Power Supply Applications
International Rectifier, IR, a provider of power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRFH7185TRPbF 100V FastIRFET power MOSFET that delivers high performance for DC-DC power supplies for telecom applications.
3/13/2014 12:48:02 PM
 
Infonetics Research Study Gives Insight into the Future of Telecom Equipment
BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) have been improving their telecommunications infrastructure to cater to a growing demand for bandwidth. Out of these four countries, China has emerged as the leader in the 2.5G Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment. Reports by Infonetics Research show that China alone accounted for more than 90 percent spending in this market and the Chinese manufacturer Huawei heads the list of GPON vendors in the world.
3/12/2014 5:50:26 PM
 
Infinera's DTN-X Platform Deployed Across Windstream's 100G Long-Haul Express Network
Infinera recently announced the deployment of Infinera DTN-X platform across Windstream's long-haul express network. The DTN-X platform consists of single-card 500 Gbps FlexCoherent super-channels which will enable Windstream to scale their network, differentiate their service offerings, and offer investment protection. Infinera is one of the leading providers of Intelligent Transport Networks.
3/12/2014 5:34:02 PM
 
Avago MicroPOD, MiniPOD Support 100GbE Data Transmission Beyond 550 Meters
Also, it can support 400m link distance per IEEE 10G Ethernet standard and a 550m link distance with the help of Corning's PretiumEDGE Cables with Corning ClearCurve OM4 bend-insensitive multimode optical fiber.
3/12/2014 2:48:32 PM
 
OFS Debuts TeraWave Optic Fiber Suitable for Coherent, Long Haul Networks
According to officials, the TeraWave fiber optimizes area of usage, cabling performance, and attenuation significantly when compared to single-mode fibers. This in turn helps enhance coherent transport, featuring spectral efficiency at 100 Gb/s and true long haul reach at 400 Gb/s.
3/12/2014 2:06:25 PM
 
AppliedMicro to Demo its X-Weave Connectivity Technologies
Also the multi-link Gearbox helps move the 10G SFP+ cages from the faceplate of routers and switches to dedicated shelves thereby reducing faceplate space. The need for more front-plate density and switch-ASIC pin counts in data centers will drive the demand for the company's Gearbox products.
3/12/2014 1:55:43 PM
 
Cincinnati Bell Picking up speed
Cincinnati Bell, an exchange and wireless provider for residential and commercial customers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, is now making advances in telecommunications products. According to an article on Cincinnati.com titled "Cincinnati Bell to Expand Fastest Internet Service" by Josh Pichler, their Fioptics gigabit internet service is 10 to 100 times faster than their customer's current broadband service, and Dave Helmbach, the Chief Operating Office of Cincinnati Bell, has reported that the service is equivalent in speed to Google fiber.
3/12/2014 11:42:03 AM
 
Fujitsu Completes 400G and 800G Speeds with Bright House Networks
Fujitsu's Network Communications division recently teamed up with Bright House Networks to run a trial of Fujitsu's 400G transport technology. The test, which was conducted on a live network using Fujitsu's 400G optical networking transceivers over Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONPs), was a success, as the tech was able to increase the flexibility of the cable systems' existing network. This was Fujitsu's first 400G trial with a cable operator.
3/11/2014 4:36:29 PM
 
Knowing the Difference Between Single-mode and Multi-mode Fiber Cabling
The need for fiber optic cabling in data centers will only grow with the increase in data rates, according to Design World.
3/11/2014 4:14:13 PM
 
Gen 5 Fiber Channel - The Cornerstone of Resilient Data Center Storage Networks
Higher throughput is important for keeping up with the many server and storage technology advancements, but the true value of Gen 5 Fiber Channel goes well beyond faster links. Through proper equipment vendor selection, it is possible to dramatically simplify Storage Area Network (SAN) deployment and management and drive down operational costs, achieve higher reliability, and utilize the latest innovative, breakthrough technologies.
3/11/2014 8:54:43 AM
 
Source Photonics Unveils its First 100G QSFP28 LR4 Transceiver
Source Photonics, a company specializing in optical communication components and subsystems used in telecom systems and datacom networks, has announced the availability of its first 100 gigabits-per-second optical transceiver.
3/10/2014 1:25:29 PM
 
Oclaro Unveils Products Suitable for the Deployment of High-Speed Optical Networks
Oclaro, a provider of optical communications solutions, has unveiled new products that will help customers to deploy high-speed optical networks that can cater to bandwidth-hungry applications.
3/10/2014 1:17:25 PM
 
Fiber Optic Networks Are Being Deployed Throughout Florida
A new form of technology is being constructed for Florida residents that will help change the way they connect to the Internet and ultimately communicate through technology.
3/10/2014 1:04:08 PM
 
Zayo Group Deploys Dark Fiber Ring in North Kansas City
Zayo Group, a provider of bandwidth infrastructure, has expanded its network in Kansas City, MO, by deploying a 16.6-mile dark fiber ring in North Kansas City, also known as Northland.
3/10/2014 12:50:32 PM
 
Moscow Metro Passengers Now Have Access to High-Speed Internet
The Moscow Metro, reportedly one of the most heavily used transit systems in the world -- running a total length of 200 miles -- is now positioned to deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to its passengers.
3/10/2014 12:36:36 PM
 
Google Fiber vs. Microsoft and Comcast
A battle is brewing between Google Fiber, Microsoft and Comcast. Google is looking to expand its fiber service to 34 new cities from Atlanta, GA to San Jose, CA. This Google expansion might spell trouble for Microsoft and Comcast.
3/10/2014 12:27:47 PM
 
FVA-3800: A new Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator from EXFO
EXFO, a provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions, has introduced the FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator.
3/10/2014 12:18:27 PM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Although the proliferation of dark fiber continues to grow, some challenges are arising, as we learned from the dark fiber community this past week.
3/8/2014 7:30:00 AM
 
Clearfield Launches FieldShield Aerial 500 Microduct
The FieldShield Aerial 500 microduct is available only in black to provide high visibility in aerial applications. Other critical features include, external aerial strength support for easy lashing to existing support stands; quick, simple and easy fiber deployment with standard nylon pull cord; reduces cost of deployment by nearly 50 percent; and additional slip lining with a smooth core reduces friction during push or pull.
3/7/2014 11:18:27 AM
 
TrueVisions Deploys Nevion's Live Media Transport Solutions Suite
Some of the key benefits of the combined solution include reduced transmission downtime, reliability, elimination of fan maintenance, compact form, conservation of resources, easy to install, a variety of control panels and software applications allow users to enjoy a flexible and cost effective way to control their routers, low heat dissipation, and ultra-low power consumption to broadcast environments.
3/7/2014 11:13:56 AM
 
Avago Technologies Launches New Coherent Receiver Device
The device is a polarization-multiplexed quadrature phase shift keying (PM-QPSK) coherent receiver that reduces nearly two-thirds of the required footprint and minimizes operational costs. Only one-third the size of the first generation device, the AFCP-ICRX2CC enables increased input optical powers with smaller sized transceiver or optical line card solutions in colorless applications.
3/7/2014 11:11:52 AM
 
Avago Technologies Launches Longest Reach Retimer IC Solutions for 100GbE Systems
The newly launched AVSP-4412 is a bidirectional 4-channel retimer IC while AVSP-8801 is a unidirectional 8-channel retimer IC. The devices have in-built channel analysis and testing capabilities such as eye capture, pattern generation and error detection. The device can be controlled by the user through MDIO, I2C, or JTAG and the API facilitated by Avago. The AVSP-4412 also features embedded backchannel to facilitate automatic link training of individual channel.
3/7/2014 11:07:03 AM
 
Selling Fiber to Home Isn't as Easy as You Would Think
You might think fiber to the home is a sure winner, taking the majority of market share where it is offered, in preference to other access choices a consumer might make. That tends not to be true.
3/7/2014 10:37:22 AM
 
TE Connectivity Announces Release of New Fiber Installation System
A technology leader TE Connectivity recently introduced a new fiber installation system, which ensures a fast and consistent method for installing fiber throughout a building with minimal visibility.
3/7/2014 10:17:00 AM
 
New Ovum Report Highlights Fiber Limitations
As the amount of data being created continues to increase daily, networks are under increasing pressure to manage their traffic by using many different solutions for extending the limitations of existing technology. Eventually what is available can no longer be enhanced, and new technologies have to be introduced. A new report by Ovum, titled "Technologies for Terabit Transport," is reporting 400G+ plus capabilities in the market place are leveraging 100G technology.
3/7/2014 9:40:43 AM
 
TE Connectivity Debuts New Fiber Installation System
TE Connectivity (TE) is enabling fast, flexible and discrete deployment of fiber optic cable in indoor environments by releasing a new fiber installation system.
3/5/2014 2:11:44 PM
 
tw telecom's E-Access Ethernet Services Deployed by 1102 Grand Carrier Facility
tw telecom, a global provider of managed services such as business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions has announced that 1102 Grand has deployed tw telecom's E-Access business Ethernet network.
3/5/2014 2:07:02 PM
 
Brocade Deploys Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN Solutions at Rackspace
Brocade has announced it has completed the deployment of its Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN solutions across the global data center network of Rackspace.
3/5/2014 1:57:52 PM
 
New Hampshire Customers to Get Broadband Internet
FairPoint Communications now offers broadband connections to 95 percent of New Hampshire customers, a condition FairPoint was required to meet when it took over Verizon's landline business there in 2008.
3/5/2014 1:51:21 PM
 
State and Federal Governments Collaborate on Dark Fiber
The implementation of broadband initiatives by local, state and national mandates is moving President Obama's goal of having this technology available to everyone in the country, and not just large metropolitan areas and their surrounding communities. Having private companies establish the infrastructure required to provide broadband speeds in rural communities has been difficult, but the government has been providing incentives in many different forms, including partially or fully matching funds.
3/5/2014 7:08:00 AM
 
ViaWest Supports Launch of New 7X24 Exchange Chapter in Oregon and Southwest Washington
With aim to promote thought leadership in critical infrastructure sector, ViaWest, a colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, has announced its participation in and support of the new 7x24 Exchange Chapter for Oregon and southwest Washington.
3/4/2014 9:54:34 AM
 
FirstLight Fiber Upgrades Infrastructure Network to 10 Gbps for AMRI
FirstLight Fiber recently announced that Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) has signed a contract to upgrade its infrastructure network to 10 Gbps. The current development is an extension to the existing relationship between the organizations, where FirstLight Fiber has been providing various network related services to AMRI over the last ten years. As part of the latest agreement, FirstLight Fiber will upgrade the Ethernet-based services for AMRI to improve the bandwidth speed and reliability of AMRI's vast data network that connects multiple locations.
3/4/2014 9:34:13 AM
 
EXFO Forms Strategic Partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to Launch EXFO Connect Platform
EXFO Inc. recently announced the integration of Rohde & Schwarz's FSH handheld spectrum analyzers into EXFO's cloud-based FTTA turn-up test automation solution. EXFO ran test sets covering RF, cable, optical cable and Ethernet technologies that turned out to be extremely successful. This innovative cloud-based solution was showcased at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. EXFO Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for the telecommunications industry.
3/4/2014 8:16:30 AM
 
EATEL Responds to High Broadband Demand with Faster Plans
EATEL announced recently that it would offer plans with faster upload and download speeds. The faster plans are in response to a growing demand for high bandwidth content like video. While the new plans should be welcomed by customers, one question remains: at a time when Google seeks to expand its fiber solution and its gigabit speeds to even more cities, will EATEL's new plans be enough?
3/3/2014 6:28:35 PM
 
Massachusetts Broadband Institute Completes 1,200 Mile Network
Municipalities across the country and indeed around the world are in a race to provide broadband services to their residents. While the benefits of having broadband technology are undeniable, it was the entry of Google and its superfast gigabit speed network that has pushed public and private organizations to make faster Internet available to consumers everywhere. In Massachusetts many cities across the state face unreliable broadband services, which has pressed state officials to start laying down the infrastructure needed to provide this service.
3/3/2014 4:02:20 PM
 
Dark Fiber Brightening Many Industries
For any business or community looking for higher-speed Internet connections, the term "dark fiber" is a familiar one. To the uninitiated, dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure (cabling and repeaters) currently in place but not being used. Optical fiber conveys information in the form of light pulses, so the "dark" means no light pulses are yet being sent through the lines.
3/3/2014 2:22:27 PM
 
Brainstorm Internet to Deliver High Speed Internet and PBX Phones Services in Colorado
Internet service provider Brainstorm Internet will be offering 100Mbps Internet service and its hosted PBX phone service to business users in Cortez, Colorado.
3/3/2014 12:54:38 PM
 
Independent, Untappable Fiber Networks: Good luck with That
Brazil and Europe -- and many others, less loudly, no doubt -- are planning an undersea cable to avoid the great vacuum cleaner of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). I'm not convinced that this will be money successfully spent and I have about a dozen reasons why.
3/3/2014 7:45:28 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It was an interesting week in the dark fiber arena as growth continued apace, but not in ways you might expect.
3/1/2014 7:04:00 AM
 
Hawaiian Telcom Unveils Fastest Internet on the Islands
To cater to consumer demands and to keep pace with its expanding fiber network, Hawaiian Telcom has launched Hawaii's fastest Internet that delivers 500 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 50 Mbps upload capabilities.
2/28/2014 3:32:55 PM
 
Metro Ethernet Forum Awards CE 2.0 Certification to Time Warner Cable Business Class
Nan Chen, president of the MEF said, "CE 2.0 is a highly challenging and significant accreditation to achieve and creates an important standard of deployment for the marketplace. Therefore we're happy to see Time Warner Cable Business Class become the first North American company to receive all eight certifications."
2/28/2014 2:42:18 PM
 
Windstream Wins Over $3M Order from the U.S. Department of Defense
The United States Department of Defense recently awarded an over $3 million order to Windstream to supply two U.S. military bases, Fort Knox in Louisville, Ky., and Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, with upgraded fiber networks.
2/27/2014 5:25:57 PM
 
The EU and Brazil Plan an Undersea Cable to Avoid US Infrastructure
Just when you think you've heard the last of Edward Snowden, another consequence of his actions manifests itself by affecting the IT industry. This time around the impact will be much bigger as the president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and the European Union agreed to lay an undersea communication cable from Lisbon, Portugal to Fortaleza, Brazil. This move was primarily based to cut Brazil's reliance on the United States for its cable communications to Europe, but the impetus for the $185 million cable project was Edward Snowden and the activities he divulged about the NSA.
2/26/2014 11:55:56 AM
 
Mississippi Cities Are Getting Ready for Fiber to the Home Service
Fiber to the home broadband connections (FTTH) is the next generation technology that promises to bring one gigabit per second speeds to homes. These optic cables are designed to send different kinds of digital data through the same cables which means users can get their phone, TV and Internet from the same cable. The best part is that it is much faster and more efficient than the existing copper coaxial cables, so users can enjoy better quality digital information for pretty much the same price.
2/26/2014 11:21:20 AM
 
Allied Fiber Adds New Marketing Director
Allied Fiber has quietly become a powerhouse in the dark fiber business, but its success may soon become a little less quiet with the appointment of Lauren Sauer as the company's new director of marketing.
2/25/2014 10:16:33 AM
 
QLogic FlexSuite Technology Provides Multiprotocol Connectivity for NetApp Storage
QLogic announced that its FlexSuite technology will be providing exclusive support to Gen 5 Fiber Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) multiprotocol connectivity in NetApp storage arrays. The award winning technology allows NetApp customers to opt for a suitable storage protocol using an easy field upgrade process with the option to migrate between any input-output options.
2/24/2014 1:55:21 PM
 
Will Google's Fiber Network Go the Way of G+?
One of the things I've always appreciated about Google is their enterprising spirit, most often on display in Google Labs. Every once in a while I browse on over there from my Gmail just to see what they're offering, testing and tinkering with. But that same visibility I appreciate in Google's R&D can serve to turn the company into a joke for others.
2/24/2014 8:12:06 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Notice how the days are getting longer and lighter? The same thing is happening in dark fiber; it's getting longer, in that it's reaching more areas, and lighter, in that more areas are being "lit up." Here's some of what happened last week.
2/22/2014 7:38:00 AM
 
ACOnet Successfully Tests ADVA 100G Metro
The Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet) recently tested the ADVA 100G Metro in its research and education infrastructure, aiming to explore the ways it can utilize the direct detect 100G technology to transport data both domestically and internationally.
2/20/2014 4:32:34 PM
 
Alpheus Announces Extension of its Premier Data Center in Downtown Austin
With facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus Communications is a company providing Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. The company is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.
2/20/2014 11:47:45 AM
 
Boise School District Running Into Broadband Program Problems
While there are more and more cities and communities who are embracing Internet speeds as fast as they can get them, there are drawbacks to jumping into high speed broadband too quickly. The Meridian School District in Boise, Idaho appeared before the state's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee late last week in an effort to get the state to continue to back the Idaho Education Network's high-speed broadband Internet program for schools.
2/19/2014 6:42:03 PM
 
Mobilitie Installs New DAS at America's Center Convention Complex and Edward Jones Dome
The America's Center convention complex and Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis will now be able to improve their wireless service with the help of Mobilitie's new Distributed Antenna System.
2/19/2014 4:54:59 PM
 
Sunesys Deploys Dark Fiber from Wilmington Carrier Hotel to Philadelphia for IPR
Sunesys, a provider of dark fiber capacity to IPR International's Wilmington network access point (NAP), completed deployment of the northern route, successfully optimizing connectivity from the new carrier hotel in Wilmington to Philadelphia and other points in the north.
2/19/2014 11:47:00 AM
 
China Telecom and Huawai Complete Field Trial of the eOTDR Technology Successfully
While fiber broadband network operators deploy new optical access networks, they face numerous hurdles regarding the maintenance and testing of the physical fiber plant.
2/19/2014 9:54:46 AM
 
Some Key Points to Consider if Your City Wants Google Fiber
"Gigabit envy", a term that has been introduced since Google started deploying its superfast Google Fiber network, is being displayed by many communities around the country.
2/19/2014 9:15:56 AM
 
California Public Utilities Commission Considering Two Last Mile Projects
The final leg of the communication network that delivers connectivity to retail customers is referred to as the last mile in the telecommunications industry. As the number of fiber optic networks continue to increase in the face of growing consumer demand for gigabit speeds, fiber to the home (FTTH) connections replacing copper in coaxial cables are becoming the norm. Because the established infrastructure has to be replaced with this new technology, however, the associated costs often prohibit deployment. But service providers across the country are facing pressure to use this technology in order to provide the ultra-high Internet speeds consumers demand.
2/18/2014 6:36:02 PM
 
Grande Communications to Provide Gigabit Fiber Service in Texas
A local company based in central Texas, Grande Communications, therefore, has decided to start providing gigabit service itself, aiming to compete with the much larger players in the state, including Google, Time Warner and AT&T.
2/18/2014 6:18:29 PM
 
Boston Mayor Calls for Improving the Speed and Reliability of Broadband in the City
In today's business environment, the fastest Internet access possible is required in order to fully capitalize on emerging technology trends. The migration to cloud computing by public and private organizations, as well as individual consumers, demands high Internet speeds. The services consumers use are also increasingly reliant on high-speed broadband to make them possible. This includes entertainment solutions, medical monitoring, security services, and connected devices such as automobiles.
2/18/2014 4:09:29 PM
 
Federal Grant Will Upgrade Internet Speed for Rural Communities in Wisconsin
Library patrons across the state of Wisconsin soon will have improved Internet connections, thanks to a federal grant that will help pay for pending fiber upgrades. A Technology for Education Achievement grant will help 350 libraries in the state upgrade to fiber broadband service in 2014.
2/18/2014 1:37:12 PM
 
Chicago Mayor Creates Challenge for Local Technology Businesses
It's seems as if every city its trying to beat out the other for the latest in technology. In hopes of spurring up more innovation, creativity, and tourists, the mayor of Chicago plans on bringing in heavy equipment to create a new set of innovation zones.
2/18/2014 1:04:06 PM
 
MDIF Outernet Project Aims to Bring Internet Access to the Entire Planet
As we move ever closer to a more connected world, some have started to wonder if a true worldwide Internet could be established. It's not as wild as it may seem. After all, wireless coverage continues to expand, while public Wi-Fi is more common than ever. That said, true worldwide Internet access would be no small feat using these technologies. Fortunately, there are other options.
2/18/2014 11:05:58 AM
 
FTTH Remains a Tough Call for Telcos
Some things do not change easily in the communications business, one of those verities being the difficulty of justifying fiber to the home investment. In Europe, as elsewhere, FTTH investments are risky. Of course, non-investment is also risky.
2/18/2014 11:01:27 AM
 
QLogic Leads Development of FCIA Gen 6 Fiber Channel for Fastest Storage Protocol
QLogic announced its continued focus on the developmental support towards Gen 6 Fiber Channel standard, which is designated as the fastest storage networking protocol as per the announcement from Fiber Channel Industry Association (FCIA). The Gen 6 Fiber Channel guarantees increased network reliability, lower energy consumption and simplified operational capabilities in addition to high network availability and low latency. Gen 6 also features the capability to automatically configure the fastest available speeds between two network points without requiring any additional user configuration.
2/18/2014 10:42:55 AM
 
ADVA 100G Metro Successfully Trialed by ACOnet in Education and Research Network
ADVA Optical Networking announced that its ADVA 100G Metro was successfully trialed by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet) in the education and research infrastructure network. The trail was initiated to determine various options for ACOnet to utilize the direct detect 100G technology for data transmission within the domestic as well as international infrastructure network.
2/18/2014 10:16:43 AM
 
Xirrus Launches Wireless Arrays at Port of Anacortes
The Port of Anacortes just got invaded by Xirrus' (a provider of wireless network) Wireless Arrays. Port Administrators selected Xirrus in an effort overcome the limitations of its existing Wi-Fi infrastructure which couldn't withstand harsh marine conditions of water, wind and fog.
2/18/2014 10:12:06 AM
 
Google Fiber Team Gives Tips to Local Governments on Fiber Networks Implementation
A recent blog from Google Fiber team explains how local governments in the U.S can prepare their communities for fiber networks.
2/18/2014 10:09:07 AM
 
Transition Networks' Receives Certification for S4140 and S4224 Devices
Transition Networks announced on Tuesday that its S4140 Carrier Ethernet network interface device (NID) and S4224 Carrier Ethernet (CE) access switch both received Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification. Both organizations are behind the effort to promote CE, which continues to grow in popularity.
2/18/2014 9:41:16 AM
 
Wheelings & Dealings: Comcast's Takeover of Time Warner Provides New York with a High Speed Opportunity
Comcast's buyout of Time Warner has many far-reaching implications. One of the most obvious among the implications in the $45 billion buyout (expected to succeed by almost all accounts) will mean that overnight, Comcast will become the top cable provider and ISP in the United States' largest city. That can be either a good thing or a bad thing for the residents of NYC.
2/18/2014 7:27:42 AM
 
Fibernet Offers Full Cabinet Special for Colocation Customers
Having servers at a data center is a safer and a reliable option for website owners that cannot afford any downtime. Fibernet's data center has multiple redundancies as well as multiple contingency plans.
2/17/2014 6:07:00 AM
 
FONEX Joins Forces With Zhone to Build Fiber Optic Network for Vermont Communities
The East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network, more commonly known as ECFiber, recently entered an agreement with Fonex Data Systems Inc. and Zhone Technologies, Inc. in order to build a new high-speed fiber-optic network.
2/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
FiberPlex Multiplexer Helps massAV to Create 'Ultimate Production Snake'
FiberPlex, a leading secure digital transport and communications technology provider, has recently announced that FiberPlex's WDM optical multiplexer was purchased by massAV to create a high-end optical snake.
2/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Even a little snow (OK, a LOT of snow!) couldn't keep the Dark Fiber market down this week. Here are some highlights of what happened.
2/15/2014 8:31:00 AM
 
EXFO Enhances Test Suite of 40G-100G Lab Testing Capabilities for NEMs
EXFO has announced the extension of its test suite to include 40G/100G optical transport network (OTN) multiplexing test capabilities on its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G multiservice test modules.
2/14/2014 8:21:23 AM
 
Comings & Goings: John Blount Promoted to President at tw telecom
Recently, tw telecom, provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions, announced the promotion of John T. Blount to President and Chief Operating Officer.
2/13/2014 4:53:10 PM
 
Interxion Now Has More than 500 Connectivity Providers
INTERXION HOLDING NV, a European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data center services, recently announced that it now has more than 500 connectivity providers, ensuring increased network redundancy and an improved end-user experience.
2/13/2014 4:16:56 PM
 
Bezeq International Uses ECI's Apollo Packet-optical Transport System to Deploy 100G Optical Network in Israel
Israel recently got its first 100G Optical Network, and this was made possible by using ECI's Apollo packet-optical transport system.
2/12/2014 6:32:25 PM
 
Prolight International Selects Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems
Prolight International, a wireless Internet service provider based in Giza, Egypt, has selected and deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to deliver broadband and VoIP services at fiber-speed to its business and residential customers across Egypt.
2/12/2014 5:16:57 PM
 
Wilcon Appoints Richard Coyle as SVP Network Operations
Wilcon, a leading provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure announced the appointment of Richard Coyle as Senior Vice President of Network Operations. Coyle will be responsible for overseeing all of Wilcon's dark fiber and optical network services and operations, which include, planning, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.
2/12/2014 2:35:00 PM
 
DE-CIX Unveils Apollon Technology Platform in NY City Internet Exchange
DE-CIX North America, an Internet exchange operator, has unveiled the Apollon technology platform in its New York City Internet exchange, which will form the foundation of its regional infrastructure.
2/12/2014 2:05:15 PM
 
Brocade Announces New Qualification Program for Solid State Storage System Vendors; Extends Support for FCIA's Gen 6 Fiber Channel
A majority of solid state storage vendors continue to choose Fiber Channel as the networking protocol because of its reliability, stability and ability to optimize application performance and availability.
2/12/2014 12:40:03 PM
 
ADTRAN's Kevin Morgan Elected as 2014 Vice Chairman of FTTH Council
ADTRAN Inc. has announced that Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas' Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Morgan, director of marketing communications for ADTRAN, as the 2014 vice chairman.
2/11/2014 12:06:19 PM
 
CenturyLink Provides Utah Multi-tenant Buildings with High-speed Fiber Optic Internet Services, to Grow its Business Base
For some time now, fiber-to-the-premises, or FTTP, telecommunication services have been deployed in select areas of Utah; first by UTOPIA, then Google Fiber, and now CenturyLink, as noted in a last week's post featured on The Salt Lake Tribune website.
2/11/2014 8:05:57 AM
 
More Appeals from Communities for Google Fiber
There are those that argue the economic impact of broadband is not substantial enough to warrant the implementation of this technology at all costs. According to a report by Ericsson, doubling the broadband can add 0.3 percent to the GDP, which is minimal considering all the hype about broadband and the need to have it. What reports such as this one are not able to quantify or did not choose to do so is high-speed Internet has become an essential tool for the world we live in. Everyone from grade schools to universities as well as small businesses and enterprises rely on this technology to improve the way virtually everything is done, but most experts agree the impact on GDP will rise substantially.
2/11/2014 7:50:47 AM
 
LPL Financial Chooses ViaWest's Synergy Park Data Center for its Colocation Services
LPL Financial announced the launch of a new partnership with ViaWest for its colocation services. ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider, offers a host of data center services including a fully featured suite of compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services.
2/10/2014 4:09:51 PM
 
Mozilla Pushes Faster Internet with $300K in Grants
A good Internet connection is no longer just about surfing the Web at a faster pace; many of us work at home and a fast, reliable Internet connection is vital in getting the job done.
2/10/2014 1:33:50 PM
 
Integra Expands its Ethernet over Copper Footprint
Integra has expanded its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network footprint bringing its high-bandwidth EoC access to a total of 187 on-network Local Serving Offices (LSOs).
2/10/2014 10:00:00 AM
 
Argosy Networks Announces Plans to Open 40,000 Sq. Ft. Data Center in Toronto
Argosy Networks, a privately held full service data center services provider offering co-location, managed hosting, disaster recovery and cloud hosting services, has announced that it will soon build 40,000 square-foot data center in Toronto.
2/10/2014 8:07:09 AM
 
Lack of Competition Leaves US Behind in Broadband Technology
Industries around the world are driven by innovation brought on by the need to improve the products and services they offer as well as staying ahead of their competition. If the number of competitors is minimal or nonexistent, companies generally stop introducing innovative solutions while at the same time increasing prices for sub-par products and services.
2/10/2014 7:43:11 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Now that word is spreading about the benefits of high-speed connections, towns and cities are clamoring to get on board. We have some of the highlights from the past week.
2/8/2014 8:33:00 AM
 
OnLight Aurora Commences Fiber Optic Connectivity for Multi-tenant Business Buildings in Downtown Aurora
This week, the Beacon-News, a Chicago publication owned by Sun-Times Media Holdings, LLC, reported on its website that the city of Aurora, in the State of Illinois, is in the midst of connecting its first multi-tenant business building to the city's fiber network via a link provided by the non-profit OnLight Aurora; this is the organization which has been tasked with connecting the city's fiber optic network to community institutions.
2/6/2014 1:04:37 PM
 
Communities in Kansas Voicing the Need for Faster Internet
The initiative Google introduced to provide Americans with high-speed broadband has had a positive impact in the market. By introducing Google Fiber, the company has in essence forced other organizations to make the same technology available around the country. While this move has been positive, rural communities with a limited customer base are being left out because the infrastructure investment required to provide the service is not profitable for private companies. Residents in Fort Scott, Kansas held a Broadband Speed Improvement meeting in order to address this issue in the city and surrounding areas.
2/6/2014 12:55:51 PM
 
COMANDER Project: The NGN Design of a Suitable WLAN for 60 GHz Radio-over-fiber
The launch of a four-year fiber-optic research project on the 1st October of 2013 promises to revolutionize next generation's optical-wireless networks. The research was dubbed "Converged Optical-Mobile Access Networks with Dynamic and Efficient Resource" (COMANDER) and has been funded under the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP.
2/6/2014 10:57:55 AM
 
Wisconsin to Improve Internet Speeds in Libraries
Broadband connection in educational institutions and public organizations such as libraries should be mandatory. However, local governments, especially in rural communities, with budgetary constraints and lack of infrastructure investment are finding it hard to deploy.
2/6/2014 10:02:23 AM
 
ViaWest Debuts in Arizona's Colocation Market with Environment Friendly Phoenix Data Center
Demands for colocation services are on the rise globally, leaving the colocation providers in a competitive business space, in which they must expand the breadth of their service offerings to stand out in the competition. ViaWest's recent entrance into Arizona's colocaton market seems to be perfectly in sync with this trend.
2/5/2014 5:14:31 PM
 
Iveda Signs Contract to Deploy Sentir at a 10,000-acre Facility in Southeast US
Iveda announced the signing of a major contract for deploying its Sentir Cloud Platform at a 10,000 acre new entertainment and multi-use project in the Southeast US. Following the development, Iveda will deploy the cloud video surveillance system at the under construction facility starting first quarter of this year.
2/5/2014 3:37:47 PM
 
Cologix Acquires DataCenter.BZ
Businesses grow either by internal expansion or by external expansion. Corporate combination can bring in more expertise, allowing any business to expand its operations. Cologix, a provider of data center colocation services and interconnection for carrier, media, financial services and enterprise customers in Denver, is also adopting the same technique. The company is all set to expand its business with the acquisition of DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio.
2/5/2014 9:18:06 AM
 
Colocation America Lives up to its Promise of 100 Percent Uptime
Full marks to Colocation America; while achieving 100 percent uptime for 12 consecutive months in 2013 is indeed remarkable, maintaining that record for five consecutive years is nothing short of exceptional - customer service at its height.
2/5/2014 8:31:20 AM
 
FCC Allows for Expanded Testing for Digital Networks
While companies like Verizon and AT&T are always looking to expand the areas in which they specialize, they are at their cores still telephone companies. That is why the news that the FCC has approved testing of digital phone lines was welcomed by those and other firms that are trying to phase out analog phone networks. The announcement that trials will be able to move forward is the latest step in companies moving towards a digital lifestyle for everyone in the United States.
2/4/2014 5:53:23 PM
 
Google Starts Fiber Installation in Shawnee
Google might be taking it slow when it comes to expanding its Google Fiber reach, but there is definite movement. The company began everying in Kansas City, Missouri and announced that it would likely spread out from there a couple of years ago. Since that announcement, the expansion has been quite slow but now Shawnee, Kansas residents can see the first signs of Google Fiber installation.
2/4/2014 5:28:18 PM
 
Green Wire and B&R Telephone Wins New Project to Provide Telecommunication Services in Texas
Green Wire Inc. (GWI), an operating unit of its wholly-owned subsidiary Greenwire Enterprises, Inc., has recently won a new project to offer voice, data, cabling and networking services in the San Antonio, San Marcos and Austin, Texas areas.
2/4/2014 4:02:38 PM
 
Optical Fiber Network Moves Forward in Venezuela
The telecom sector in Venezuela plans to install 6,886 kilometers of optical fiber under a current initiative - which was 70.2 percent complete at the end of last year. It is known as the National Transport Network project, and is still underway.
2/4/2014 2:35:34 PM
 
New York's ION Improves Rural Broadband Availability
When individuals and businesses are relocating to a new location, broadband availability is one of the most important requirements they look for. As the way we work and entertain ourselves increasingly becomes reliant on a broadband connection, it is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. This technology requires the right infrastructure, and generally rural and undeserved areas are last in getting the investment to have the services available everywhere else.
2/4/2014 12:26:37 PM
 
Ciena Selects 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network for Fiber Build
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network is a regional, high-capacity transport and fiber services company. It meets the needs of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, greater Baltimore, MD, and the Delmarva Peninsula - located in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia - and its solutions are targeted to carriers, enterprises, government offices and service providers.
2/3/2014 12:37:30 PM
 
Calix Debuts New Solution to Deliver MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services
The newly released Calix solution should enable communications service providers to seamlessly deliver Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 services and LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul services and also help them realize faster revenue opportunities.
2/3/2014 10:57:50 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark fiber continues to light up the news this week as more and more communities sign on for high speed networks.
2/1/2014 8:04:00 AM
 
Brocade and Emulex Form Alliance to Develop Advanced Gen 6 Fibre Channel Solutions
Emulex Corporation, a provider of network connectivity and network monitoring solutions, has partnered with Brocade, a provider of enterprise networking solutions, to jointly develop a new generation of advanced Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel networking solutions.
1/30/2014 6:38:05 PM
 
Clearfield Introduces New Configurations of the FieldShield SmarTerminal
Clearfield, a company in fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications providers, has reduced the cost of fiber delivery in a multitude of application scenarios with the introduction of three new configurations of the FieldShield SmarTerminal. These below-grade solutions provide the quickest and least intrusive placement.
1/30/2014 4:38:41 PM
 
Integra Gets Fiber Network from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Integra, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions has specified a long-haul fiber optic network route directly connecting Salt Lake City to Sacramento.
1/30/2014 2:31:53 PM
 
FairPoint Brings Broadband to More Than 10,400 Homes and Businesses in Maine
One of the most renowned communication providers in the U.S., FairPoint Communications, has reportedly expanded its Broadband Internet services for a number of residences and communities in the new England region. Some 10,400 homes and businesses all across the state of Maine, according to the company, are benefitting from the expansion.
1/30/2014 2:17:51 PM
 
NetPilot Announces Launch of SoHoBlue-25 Unit for SME Businesses
Bristol based NetPilot Internet Security (NIS), an Internet security specialist, recently launched the new SoHoBlue-25 unit, saying that this new high performance product will enable SME businesses to make full use of new fibre optic and other high performance broadband services, operating at speeds up to 80Mbps.
1/30/2014 1:14:38 PM
 
PLX's PCIe Gen3 Switch Chosen for Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 Series
Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu has turned to PLX Technology, a provider of PCI Express (PCIe) silicon and software connectivity solutions for the data center, to enhance its recently released Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX S3 disk arrays. In particular, Fujitsu has selected the PLX ExpressLane PEX8764 switch to bring high-speed PCIe Gen3 interconnect to its product line.
1/30/2014 12:55:45 PM
 
Fiber, Eh? FirstLight Fiber, Fibrenoire Partner for Ethernet Services Between US, Canada
FirstLight Fiber recently announced that it will be partnering with Fibrenoire to deliver high performance Ethernet services between the U.S. and Canada.
1/29/2014 4:17:56 PM
 
Webzilla Successfully Completes 100GE Connection across its Internal Network
With demand for cloud computing growing stronger, enterprise hosting and colocation services provider Webzilla is expanding its public, private and hybrid and cloud storage services for its U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific customers.
1/29/2014 1:37:06 PM
 
Light Brigade Partners with Dover Telecommunications
Training sparks success. An organized training with customized inputs can help individuals from any industry to acquire skills that they need to move forward in their career.
1/29/2014 1:32:30 PM
 
Telehouse Opens New Colocation Floor at London Data Center
Telehouse, a provider of global data centers and managed ICT services, recently announced that it has opened a new has opened a new 1000m² (approx. 10'763 ft2) of available colocation space at Telehouse West. The company had already pre-sold over 1'300m2 to multinationals within the telecommunications and media industry when it first opened in 2010.
1/29/2014 1:29:03 PM
 
Akamai Study: The Internet Getting Faster Worldwide
While many of us like to lament our low connection speeds, or our low bandwidth caps or the like-especially when we look at those offered in some other regions like South Korea-a new study from Akamai, a cloud service provider, says that Internet speeds are getting quicker throughout much of the world.
1/29/2014 9:05:45 AM
 
Sunesys and Lam Cloud Enter into Partnership
Sunesys, LLC, a provider of dark fiber, managed private Ethernet networks and transport, has signed a deal with Lam Cloud for a 10G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fiber network connection from their central headquarters in Cranbury, NJ to the 165 Halsey Newark data center.
1/28/2014 12:56:16 PM
 
ADVA Optical Networking Starts WDM-PON Trial in Austria
ADVA Optical Networking stated that its WDM-PON trial in Austria should bring about uncontended gigabit connectivity to residential subscribers and take high-speed broadband access to the underserved rural areas in that country.
1/28/2014 11:30:01 AM
 
Zayo Upgrades Las Vegas Colocation Facility
Zayo Group, LLC (Zayo), an international provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, has upgraded its Las Vegas, Nev., colocation facility, located at 7185 Pollock Dr., that supports improved uptime and security.
1/28/2014 11:14:59 AM
 
QLogic Intros Fiber Channel Adapter Designed for Open Compute Project Servers
QLogic, a provider of fiber channel adapters, introduced a new QOE2562 8Gb fiber channel mezzanine adapter that will suit open compute project (OCP) servers.
1/28/2014 9:11:58 AM
 
Missouri Town Explores High-speed Broadband Project
A rural community in Missouri is exploring the possibility of installing a $5.8 million fiber-optic network with help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Broadband Initiative.
1/27/2014 6:37:00 PM
 
NetCracker Technology Enables C Spire Fiber to Accelerate Broadband Service Delivery
NetCracker Technology announced that C Spire Fiber has chosen its Outside Plant Management and Service Order Management solution to accelerate its broadband service delivery offering. The NetCracker solutions would enable C Spire to improve accuracy in order fulfillment as well as enhance data transmission across its fiber optic network.
1/27/2014 2:39:18 PM
 
BT Announces Expansion of Fiber Broadband Services
The UK is one of the fastest growing countries on fiber usage. Also, it is faster than many other European allies when it comes to average connection speeds, affordability and pricing, according to a report from market-research company Analysys Mason.
1/27/2014 12:26:02 PM
 
EXFO Adds FIP-430B Fully Automated Fiber Inspection Probe to its Portfolio of Portable Fiber-optic Test Equipment
EXFO Inc., provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry, has added the FIP-430B Fully Automated Fiber Inspection Probe to its portfolio of portable fiber-optic test equipment.
1/27/2014 11:57:27 AM
 
Google Expanding Its Fiber Network to Provo
It wasn't that long ago that dark fiber was something that was relatively rare. Now companies like Google are expanding the high-speed Internet's reach to all corners of the United States. There are certainly some areas of the country that simply weren't ready for the cost that comes along with fiber optic Internet service. Most places are clamoring for the highest Internet speeds they can get. That's likely why VR-Zone is reporting that Google laid down a sizable chunk of money in order to acquire Provo, Utah based ISP, iProvo.
1/27/2014 7:38:07 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark Fiber continued expanding its reach this week as more and more municipalities recognized the benefits of faster connection speeds.
1/25/2014 7:25:00 AM
 
Unite Private Networks Announces Completion of its Dallas Metro Fiber-optic Network
With the completion of the construction of the Dallas metro fiber-optic network and the launch of 10 Gbps WAN services to the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Unite Private Networks (UPN), a provider of fiber-based communications networks and services, is all set to offer fiber-related communications and services to school districts, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals and enterprise businesses spanning over the 20 state service area.
1/24/2014 8:24:40 AM
 
Wisconsin Town Debates $27 Million Fiber-optic Network
Looking to improve its economic development prospects and educational opportunities, the small town of Sun Prairie, Wis., (population 29,364) began discussing a potential development of a city-wide $27 million fiber-optic network.
1/24/2014 7:55:12 AM
 
Allstream Connects 3k Buildings to Its Fiber-Optic IP Network
Canada-based Allstream, an all-business communications provider, said that it has connected over 3,000 buildings to its 30,000+ kilometre nationwide fiber-optic IP network.
1/23/2014 6:21:46 PM
 
FirstLight Fiber Hires Gary Kraemer to Lead its Financial Operations
FirstLight Fiber announced the appointment of Gary Kraemer who will take on the role of the CFO and senior vice president with Kraemer assuming new responsibilities with immediate effect. Kraemer succeeds Sean Socha, who announced his separation from the company due to personal reasons after a successful stint of three years as CFO at FirstLight.
1/23/2014 11:43:27 AM
 
CyrusOne Data Centers Certified by Open-IX Association
CyrusOne, a colocation solutions provider, recently announced that Open-IX (OIX) Association, a non-profit industry group formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, has certified six of the company's data centers. The certified data centers are located in the Dallas, Houston, Austin, Cincinnati and Phoenix markets.
1/23/2014 11:05:38 AM
 
Fibertech Networks to Construct its Fiber-optic Network in Detroit
Fibertech Networks, a company focused in building and operating fiber-optic networks throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, is continuing its network expansion. Currently, the focus is to construct a 770-mile network in Detroit to provide businesses more data connectivity.
1/23/2014 9:10:52 AM
 
FirstLight Appoints Gary Kraemer as Chief Financial Officer
FirstLight Fiber has announced the appointment of Gary Kraemer as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. The company is a facilities-based telecommunications service provider.
1/23/2014 9:06:48 AM
 
United States Department of Defense Awards $1.6 million Contract to Windstream
United States Department of Defense has awarded a five-year, $1.6 million contract to Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, to provide fiber connections and services for three U.S. military bases.
1/23/2014 8:29:11 AM
 
U.K. Research Network to Receive Fiber Upgrade after Extending Contract with SSE Telecoms
Janet, a UK-based academic research network, announced on Monday that it has extended its contract with SSE Telecoms for another five years. SSE will upgrade the southern portion of Janet, adding faster network connections to 70 college facilities over 280 km of underground routes.
1/22/2014 4:17:18 PM
 
Government-funded Project Brings Broadband to New Hampshire
A project to bring a fiber optic network to New Hampshire is finally complete. Network New Hampshire Now, which is comprised of 865 miles of fiber optic cable, brings a 20-gigabyte connection to towns in need of it, including Enfield and Lebanon, thanks to federal stimulus money.
1/22/2014 9:23:17 AM
 
Indiana County Emergency Radio System is Almost Complete
During emergencies, it's probably a no-brainer to governments and the private sector that there is an inherent responsibility among those who own communications mediums to make sure that all communications are working. Indiana County's commissioners have met recently and learned some good news regarding their own emergency communications.
1/22/2014 9:10:16 AM
 
Southern Light Installs Fiber Network for Jacksonville, Fla. Residents
Gulf Coast's fiber optic networks and high-capacity transport solutions provider, Southern Light has recently accomplished the construction of the first phase of its metropolitan fiber optic network in Jacksonville, Fla.
1/22/2014 8:56:49 AM
 
Federal Broadband Grants Link Rural Residents in South Carolina
High-speed Internet isn't just for city dwellers, thanks to two federal grants that are bringing broadband access to rural residents in South Carolina.
1/22/2014 8:22:16 AM
 
Telstra Partners with Infinera to Upgrade its Asia Pacific Network with Multiple Submarine Cable Routes
Infinera and Telstra recently announced that both companies will work together to upgrade the Telstra network serving the Asia Pacific region. The inclusion of multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes to the Telstra network will not only help in enhancing its capacity, but will also deliver increased scalability and reliability to important routes of the network.
1/21/2014 12:00:33 PM
 
Cogent Partners with Hibernia Networks to Expand Network in Northern Ireland
Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity services, announced that Cogent Communications, a multinational Tier 1 Internet service provider, selected the company to expand its network reach throughout Northern Ireland.
1/21/2014 11:44:42 AM
 
Level 3 Partners With Telekom Malaysia For Optimizing Network Traffic
Level 3 Communications Inc. announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Telekom Malaysia Berhad to enable localization of Internet services and optimize network traffic on Telekom Malaysia's network. The agreement will enable Telekom Malaysia to locally cache the high-demand content for improving Internet connectivity and also optimize the network for reliability, security and efficiency.
1/21/2014 9:45:23 AM
 
Cologix Successfully Commissions Phase One of Expanding its Facility in Downtown Montreal
Cologix recently announced that it has successfully commissioned phase 1 of the expansion process for its 1155 University facility in Downtown Montreal. The new data center is the company's seventh facility in Montreal; the company is expecting to complete the second and final phase this year. Planned as an extension of the carrier hotel at 1250 Rene Levesque West, the new 1155 University facility will have a separate fiber ring enabling customers at both facilities to easily interconnect; the fiber ring will support interconnection from more than 100,000 SQF of colocation space.
1/20/2014 6:46:40 PM
 
KVH Industries' Maritime VSAT Network Now Available with Upgraded C-band Beams
KVH Industries, a provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, supposedly launched the mini-VSAT Broadband end-to-end solutions to empower users to deliver the bandwidth their operations demand at affordable costs.
1/20/2014 3:46:33 PM
 
Smithville Brings Fiber-optics Technology Enabling Gigabit-level Connectivity in Griffin
Smithville Communications announced that it has completed the fiber-optics rebuild project in Griffin in line with its initiative for fiber expansion in rural areas. The company initiated a US$ 90 million initiative to substitute all the copper-based platforms within its area of service and the current development forms a part of this initiative.
1/20/2014 1:53:38 PM
 
International Carrier Sales & Solutions Launches New Point of Presence in Hong Kong
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom AG, has launched a new point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong.
1/20/2014 10:57:17 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
This week in dark fiber was a big one for new fiber optics infrastructure construction. Let's take a look at how fiber optics is being deployed in a range of geographic regions.
1/18/2014 7:04:00 AM
 
Rainbow Broadband Speeds to Rescue KYLE Edit
KYLE edit, a boutique editorial company, was thrilled to move into a beautiful, historic, 100 year-old brick building in Manhattan, but it lacked broadband. Rainbow Broadband, a high speed Internet provider, came to its rescue.
1/17/2014 2:57:41 PM
 
Planet Technology Debuts Mini IP DSLAM Unit
PlanetechUSA, a company offering quality industrial network equipment such as media converters, switches, wireless and XDSL units, IP surveillance cameras, and power over Ethernet equipment, recently unveiled the mini IP DSLAM.
1/17/2014 2:51:36 PM
 
CyrusOne Demonstrates the Advantages of CyrusOne National IX
CyrusOne National IX has been built to offer interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond.
1/17/2014 2:44:17 PM
 
Avago Gets a Favorable Decision in Patent Case
Avago Technologies has won the latest round of the patent war against Mellanox and FCI, when the International Trade Commission ruled Avago's intellectual property was infringed upon by both these companies.
1/17/2014 2:30:10 PM
 
Mitech Partners Announces Free Business Internet Service for New Customers
Mitech Partners, LLC, a company also known as Business Internet Nashville (BIN), has announced that it is now offering two months of free Internet and phone service to new business customers.
1/16/2014 4:23:29 PM
 
Australia Japan Cable Upgrades Network Capacity with Infinera Intelligent Transport Network
Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform that features long haul super-channels with SD-FEC based on the industry's most widely deployed Photonic Integrated Circuit and the FlexCoherent Processor, has recently been deployed by Australia Japan Cable.
1/16/2014 10:36:02 AM
 
New Undersea Fiber Optics Connect Majority of the Southern Hemisphere
Africa, South America and several parts of Asia are likely to experience faster voice and data transfer thanks to a new submarine fiber optic cable that's currently in its planning stages. The 6,000 mile cable will be installed by Angola Cables, a telecommunications operator in the Southern region of Africa.
1/16/2014 9:10:45 AM
 
New Hampshire to Add More Broadband Access, One of Many Plans Funded by Federal Stimulus Money-Global Broadband Still Lagging
New Hampshire recently added 865 miles of fiber optic cable in an effort to improve the state's broadband Internet access. The $63 million project resulted in 12,000 businesses being within three miles of a high speed connection. The program is one of many funded by the National Broadband Plan (NBP), which originated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
1/15/2014 4:01:45 PM
 
OnSSI Now Offers 64-bit Recording to All its Ocularis Models
OnSSI, a company that specializes in breakthrough VMS technology, has announced that it will now on offer 64-bit recording technology in every version of its Ocularis Video Management System.
1/15/2014 9:08:53 AM
 
Fiber Expansion Financing Approved by Council
The Marshall County Council recently approved the last part of public financing of the $3 million project which will expand the Metronet from South Bend into Plymouth.
1/15/2014 8:20:39 AM
 
Emerald Networks Selects Killala Bay As Landing Site For New-Build Fiber Optic Cable
Emerald Networks Holdings Limited announced that the company has chosen Killala Bay in County Mayo as the landing site for "Emerald Express," which is the company's new-build high-capacity fiber optic cable system. The new-build cable system is designed to connect North America to Europe and Iceland with Killala Bay being the ideal landing location along the Mayo coastline with minimal environmental impact as per the international standards for connectivity projects.
1/14/2014 3:11:25 PM
 
SummitIG's New Dark Fiber Path Positions Young Company for Growth
Upgrading the fiber network to the center of the nation's defense sector is a wise move, and telecom infrastructure provider SummitIG has taken on the task with a new dark fiber installation along Interstate 95.
1/14/2014 7:59:17 AM
 
Fiber-Optic Broadband Shows Significant Growth Worldwide
Growth in fiber-optic broadband knows no geographic boundaries, with subscriptions to high-speed networks growing by 13.9 percent worldwide from June 2012 to June 2013, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
1/13/2014 6:40:49 PM
 
IBISWorld Presents Research Report on Environmental Consulting in the US Industry Market
IBISWorld, the nation's independent source of industry and market research has presented its report on Environmental Consulting in the US industry. The report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level.
1/13/2014 4:07:24 PM
 
West Virginia Experiences Broadband Woes Due to Costs
As the U.S. falls behind other countries in broadband speed, many state-run initiatives are trying to push the envelope to make the development of fiber networks at a fast pace. Today, we're focusing on West Virginia, a state where officials are working together with Frontier Communications on a massive project that hopes to extend fiber internet access to many communities.
1/13/2014 3:35:47 PM
 
Comings & Goings: Telx's New CFO - John Abbot
Chief Financial officer (CFO) is much more than a mere gatekeeper of finance. They are the ones who are constantly scouring existing and new markets for opportunities besides staying on top of the company's finances. This strategic role and responsibility of the CFO is what makes this post an important one within the organization. To fill this vital post, companies look high and low for the right candidate.
1/13/2014 3:22:06 PM
 
SolveForce Offers New Nationwide Fiber Optic Network Internet Service
Setting up a company's data and telecommunication system is not as easy job. Fiber optic cabling is a superior solution to voice and data cabling. SolveForce, a nationwide telecom agency, has boosted its fiber optic network service solutions for all voice and data transmission needs.
1/13/2014 1:09:59 PM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Despite bad winter weather, the dark fiber community continued to push forward this past week, and we have some of the updates that were made public.
1/11/2014 7:30:00 AM
 
Northern Virginia's London Internet Exchange Receives Dark Fiber Network
The Northern Virginia metropolitan market is pleased to finally have a redundant fiber-optic network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX), which was completed and delivered by FiberLight LLC. Fiberlight is one of the nation's leading providers of Ethernet, Wavelength, IP and Dark Fiber network services, with networks ranging all the way from Texas to Washington DC. This latest addition of Virginia's fiber-optic network expands their reach even further.
1/10/2014 4:03:28 PM
 
tw telecom Offers Business Ethernet Services to Data Holdings' Data Center in Milwaukee
tw telecom, a provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions throughout the U.S. and globally, announced it is offering Business Ethernet network services to Data Holdings' data center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1/10/2014 4:01:02 PM
 
The Benefits of Dark Fiber
Dark fiber refers to the public-private partnership intended to bring high speed internet connections to rural communities around the United States. The dark fiber refers to the dark fiber optic cable that will light up once it starts to be used, but is dormant and dark until then. Dark fiber will bring a number of benefits to local communities.
1/10/2014 1:58:01 PM
 
TELEHOUSE Enters into Strategic Relationship with tw telecom Manhattan
TELEHOUSE, the global player for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, has entered into a strategic relationship with tw telecom Manhattan.
1/10/2014 10:23:57 AM
 
MoCA Certification Gets an Upgrade
The coaxial cable has been a symbol of the television and broadcasting industry for a very long time. As the television evolved and the delivery of content changed with innovations, the coaxial cable was still there to deliver all of this to the set top boxes of millions of homes.
1/10/2014 9:24:04 AM
 
Wheelings & Dealings: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $4.4 Million Contract from Brazilian Military
Orlando, Florida-based Comtech Systems, Inc., subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has recently bagged a $4.4 million contract from the Brazilian Military to improve its satellite network.
1/10/2014 9:19:53 AM
 
Expert Colocation to Launch IT Products on January 14, 2014
Expert Colocation, a new, data center colocation provider, will launch several new, highly-accessible and affordably-priced IT infrastructure products next week.
1/9/2014 4:40:22 PM
 
UPN Receives Contract from Kidwell for Fiber-optic Network and Communications
United Private Networks (UPN) announced that the company has received a contract from Kidwell to access the former's state-of-the-art fiber-optic network and other host of communications services. The current agreement is an extension to the existing contract between both the companies signed in 2011, where in UPN provided communication services to a single location of Kidwell.
1/8/2014 5:30:16 PM
 
T5 Announces The Launch Of T5@NY - Its Seventh Data Center In The US
T5 Data Centers announced the launch of its seventh data center facility in the US, T5@NY which will be based in Westchester County. The new facility will be the company's first data center to be located in the Northeast and is developed in association with Lincoln Rackhouse. The new purpose-built, powered-shell data center is situated 30 miles towards north of Manhattan, and due to its proximity to New York, the facility will serve as a perfect disaster recovery or "mirrored" data center for enterprises operating in trading, financial services and technology sectors. The new facility is expected to be fully-functional by the second quarter of 2014.
1/8/2014 5:26:46 PM
 
Let's Make a Movie. Faster!
It's well known that the movie business has warmly embraced all the new technologies made available to it, as evidenced by all the films using CGI and other special effects. So, it makes sense that an industry so reliant on technology would settle for nothing less than the fastest broadband speed it could get to keep up with today's breakneck pace of work and play.
1/8/2014 5:20:06 PM
 
VidOvation Adds New Products in VidOptic Fiber Optic Transmission Product Family
VidOvation provides streaming video and webcasting, wireless video communications, video over wired IP and Ethernet networks, CATV and RF video transport over category cable, video over category cable and coax, video and RF over fiber optic cable and fiber optic networks, and fiber-optic cable assemblies for the broadcast television, sports and government markets.
1/8/2014 1:11:24 PM
 
DukeNet Communications Acquired by Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc., which is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, has completed its previously announced acquisition of DukeNet Communications, LLC.
1/8/2014 12:41:34 PM
 
Chicago to be the Beneficiary of Lightower's Fiber Expansion
The speed in which our computing devices are able to access the information we need is a critical component in today's environment. Whether it is a student researching a project for homework or a large enterprise accessing cloud services to serve a global customer base of millions of people, speed is very important.
1/8/2014 10:15:23 AM
 
Wheelings & Dealings: Time Warner Cable Completes $600 Million Acquisition of DukeNet
Time Warner Cable has announced that it has completed its acquisition of DukeNet Communications for $600 million, giving it access to fiber networks in North and South Carolina.
1/7/2014 1:55:51 PM
 
C4L Partners with Zayo to Bring Better Connectivity to the UK
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace with at least one new product coming out every day. This explosion of technological products stems from the extensive use of different devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. When people use these devices, they expect different apps and features that fulfill their need to work, socialize and stay updated with current events. Other than individual users, businesses are also highly connected today because of technologies such as cloud, big data and so much more. The data centers of these companies use the latest communication and connectivity technologies to offer the best and quickest service to customers.
1/7/2014 8:54:12 AM
 
Chattanooga Launches Multi-functional Fiber-optic Network for Smart Grid, Media Services
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has taken the notion of the smart grid one step farther with the construction of a fiber-optic network that provides multiple functions for city residents.
1/6/2014 11:31:57 AM
 
Zayo Delivers Fiber Connectivity for Ajubeo's National Cloud Hub Expansion
Zayo Group, an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has been selected to provide fiber connectivity services for Ajubeo's national cloud hub expansion. Ajubeo specializes in providing virtual data center solutions and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
1/6/2014 8:27:15 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The New Year brings renewed energy to many tech sectors, and dark fiber is certainly one of them.
1/4/2014 7:30:00 AM
 
Ellensburg Moves Onto the Dark Fiber Super Highway
When it comes to rolling out dark fiber and getting a larger network of broadband internet, the industry's dirty little secret is that it can sometimes be easier to do in smaller, more rural areas. Washington State is a prime example of this, with the recent announcement that tiny Ellensburg, Washington is going to be constructing a publicly owned broadband network in its town.
1/3/2014 11:16:31 AM
 
Dark Fiber Shining its Light in New Jersey
New Jersey's Consolidated Telephone Company reports it has begun installing wide swatches of fiber optics in Little Falls, NJ.
1/2/2014 8:57:14 AM
 
US Invented the Internet, but its Internet Speed is Lagging Behind
While many large US cities enjoy high Internet speeds, rural areas and underserved urban regions brings the average down dramatically, landing the US at number 35 on a list of 148 countries for Internet speed rankings.
1/2/2014 8:17:15 AM
 
2014 for the Web Likely to Have Highs and Lows
It's so often the case with, well, just about anything really, that when its future is considered, there are high points and low points to consider. There are advances that emerge to improve things, and there are unexpected glitches and hazards to slow things down, as Ars Technica's Jon Brodkin recently noted. The Internet, that part of our lives that for many only increases in importance, will prove no exception, as challenges and advancements are already coming into view.
12/30/2013 12:19:50 PM
 
Britons View Broadband Infrastructure as Key to Economic Future
Residents of the United Kingdom believe strongly in the power of broadband, as evident by a new survey. In fact, 43 percent of respondents chose broadband as the best means of improving the country's economic future, far outranking the second-place choice, power stations at 32 percent.
12/30/2013 9:38:36 AM
 
City of Dunnellon Unloads its Fiber Optic Business
When public entities decide to embark on a business venture and try to perform the function private companies do so very well, it eventually ends in catastrophic failure. The continual fiasco of the Venezuelan government is one great example, but closer to home the rollout of healthcare.gov is another. These and other examples should provide future leaders to do what they do best, which is to legislate and leave the private sector to do what it does best, which is to efficiently run a business. The latest flop comes from the city of Dunnellon, Florida, which has finally made the wise decision to liquidate its failed fiber optic utility to Florida Cable Inc.
12/30/2013 8:35:34 AM
 
New York Rolling Out Fiber to Rural Areas of the State
In the 21st century, there are few technologies that are as highly sought after as broadband Internet access. One reason why the tech is so popular is because the original rollout of the truly high speed dark fiber has been slow. As different parts of the country eventually get it, other parts realize they are falling behind when it comes to luring in businesses and residents.
12/30/2013 7:47:06 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber community continues to evolve, as more communities clamor for faster speeds. It's part of a task for both large and small communities across the nation - attract quality businesses to the region, and the jobs and tax revenue they bring.
12/28/2013 7:00:00 AM
 
Innovation's Infrastructure Investment
The "Innovation and the Economy" Financial Times Special Report from Clive Cookson published on Oct. 17 reads: "Policy makers need to embrace a broader vision of innovation, and shape infrastructure and regulation accordingly."
12/26/2013 5:47:08 PM
 
Fiber Optic Network Expansion Sets the Stage for Local Business Development
It's a task for both large and small communities across the nation - attract quality businesses to the region, and the jobs and tax revenue they bring.
12/24/2013 12:41:42 PM
 
TV Azteca to Build its Second Fiber Network
TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, has won a bid to install and operate a fiber optic network of 13,400 kilometers to cover nearly 80 percent of the territory of Peru.
12/24/2013 11:20:47 AM
 
GCI to Offer Faster Internet Service in Alaska
Telecommunications companies like to go after large metropolitan markets with populations numbering in the millions, but even these markets eventually reach high saturation points forcing providers to search for other markets.
12/24/2013 8:24:12 AM
 
Dark Fiber Network Planned to Boost Jobs and Schools in Ohio
Residents of Springfield, Ohio are pushing to utilize the fiber-optic networks that already exist in their city to the extent that other Ohio communities are. The residents, and the city, believe that maximizing the usage of this network will put Ohio on the fast track for job creation.
12/23/2013 2:20:12 PM
 
Coriant Enables Telefonica Vivo Increase Network Capacity
Coriant's hiT 7300, hiT 7100, TNMS optical solutions and support services, are slated to help Brazil's Telefonica Vivo maximize the capacity of its optical backbone network.
12/23/2013 12:47:57 PM
 
Finger Lakes Technology to Build Fiber Network in Arcadia
Since Google Fiber started providing gigabit Internet speed service in select cities around the country, it has forced local and national service providers to start offering faster Internet connections. The need to have faster Internet connections is more important than ever as businesses and individuals continue to migrate to cloud services for work and entertainment. A faster connection means customers will be able to access the data when they need it without any lag. Finger Lakes Technology (FLTG), part of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Co., has introduced a plan to expand its fiber network into Arcadia, New York.
12/23/2013 10:22:12 AM
 
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark Fiber continues its explosive growth both here and abroad, and we have all the latest updates.
12/21/2013 8:15:00 AM
 
Wheelings and Dealings: C4L Partners with International Bandwidth Infrastructure Provider Zayo
C4L, a colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications provider, has selected Zayo Group for multi-site fiber backbone. As part of the pact, Zayo would deploy a network of fiber links that diversely interconnects 27 C4L data centers between London Docklands and Slough.
12/20/2013 11:21:11 AM
 
TEO's Fiber Optic Internet User Base Surpasses DSL Customer Base
TEO, a European provider of fiber optic solutions, just announced its fiber-optic Internet user base in Lithuania has surpassed that of broadband DSL seven years after the commencement of next-generation fiber-optic solutions (FTTH).
12/19/2013 8:50:40 AM
 
DragonWave Becomes Single Source Microwave Backhaul Supplier for MADA Communications
DragonWave Inc., a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications Kuwait in its multi-million dollar network deployment.
12/18/2013 5:41:14 PM
 
Qlogic Adapters are Certified as DataCore Ready
QLogic FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and FabricCache 10000 Series server-based caching adapters have been certified as DataCore Ready.
12/18/2013 12:00:53 PM
 
Wolfe to Establish PoP at Telx's Data Center in Atlanta
Wolfe announced that the company will establish a Point-of-Presence (PoP) facility at the Atlanta based data center ATL1, owned by Telx. The current development further enhances the association between both the companies to Atlanta as the organizations previously collaborated for Wolfe to operate Telx's data center in New York City.
12/18/2013 11:52:26 AM
 
MADA Communications Picks DragonWave as its Microwave Backhaul Supplier
DragonWave a supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications in Kuwait. As MADA wireless broadband boosts speeds and high reliability wireless services to launch new services, the DragonWave solution will adapt with simple software upgrades.
12/18/2013 11:38:53 AM
 
 
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