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Local Towns Take Fiber Into Their Own Hands
With the combination of a growing demand for faster broadband but a lack of competition to motivate Internet providers, local communities are taking it upon themselves to use whatever leverage they may have to lure new and existing ISPs on board the fiber movement.
12/3/2013 3:59:11 PM
Citywide Wi-Fi Access to Become a Reality for Muskogee Residents
A recent news post on the Muskogee Phoenix website revealed that the city of Muskogee, Okla. is set to undergo a public Wi-Fi initiative that will distinguish it from other cities when it comes to attracting economic development. As explained by Interim City Manager Roy Tucker, the Wi-Fi proposal, which is expected to become a reality during the next 12 to 48 months, is designed to "increase the quality of life and educational opportunities of [its] citizens."
12/3/2013 11:23:47 AM
Google Fiber, Schmoogle Fiber: Cable Preps for the 1Gbps World
When it comes to ultra-broadband, cable MSOs have stayed out of the speed-race picture so far, preferring to linger around the 100Mbps mark for their top-end customers. Honestly, why bother when their competition largely consists of copper-bound telcos and limited fiber services that they can match handily? Consumers are poised to radically change the market, however, and the launch of DOCSIS 3.1 should give the sector an answer to any impending 1Gbps demand.
12/2/2013 3:42:20 PM
Level 3 May Have Helped NSA Spooks Spy on Google and Yahoo
You may never have heard of a company called Level 3 Communications. It's headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., and it's the world's largest Internet backbone provider. The company's networking equipment is housed in 200 U.S. datacenters, 100 European datacenters and 14 Latin American datacenters. In other words, Level 3 controls much of the worldwide fiber optic cable system that makes up the Internet.
12/2/2013 2:54:49 PM
Will New Security Solutions Protect Against NSA Snooping?
It's clear that there is a surge of interest in solutions that will protect against unwanted attempts to reach users' private information. The main source of this recent anxiety has been the National Security Agency (NSA) - which created controversy over its surveillance techniques and continues to sort through private information. Also, the NSA continues to bypass encryption used by many businesses and individuals. In fact, recent news reports claim the NSA spent billions of dollars on data surveillance over the recent decade.
12/2/2013 2:37:40 PM
Organic Nonlinear Electro-Optical Polymers from Lightwave Logic to Drive SOH Devices
Lightwave Logic, Inc recently announced that preliminary tests carried on a prototype SOH device covered with Lightwave's organic nonlinear electro-optical polymers could push the emergence of Silicon Photonics only Solutions. The 1-millimeter square SOH chip which was tested has opened up possible avenues for integration of advanced optical circuits within a single silicon substrate. Furthermore, the waveguide base was about 1/20 the size of an inorganic-based silicon photonics modulator waveguide.
12/2/2013 10:00:12 AM
Q3 Retail Colocation Revenue in EMEA Grew 10 Percent
The Q3 retail colocation revenues in EMEA have grown 10 percent from 2012 to reach almost $1.5 billion, says a new data from Synergy Research Group.
11/29/2013 5:41:58 PM
Fiber Optic Cables May Have Been 'Weak Spot' for NSA to Reach Private Data
In reviewing the recent news on how the National Security Agency (NSA) got access to private data from Google and Yahoo - news organizations are now reporting the access was made via fiber-optic cables.
11/27/2013 3:51:40 PM
Recent Research Report Identifies Equinix, Telecitygroup and Interxion as Top Performers in EMEA Colocation Market
EMEA retail colocation market managed to amass a whopping $1.5 billion revenues in the third quarter 2013, a recent report from Synergy Research Group revealed. While the region accounts for nearly a third of global retail colocation revenues in Q3, three large colocation vendors, namely Equinix, TelecityGroup and Interxion have managed to grab the lion's share of the pie.
11/27/2013 11:29:32 AM
EXFO Donates Testing Units for Infrastructure Rebuild in Typhoon-hit Philippines
Exfo is one of the companies that are extending helping hands towards a flood-hit Philippines, helping the nation rebuild its infrastructure.
11/27/2013 11:25:16 AM
Amfeltec Announces Completion of its Line of System Timers
Amfeltec Corporation, a Canadian provider of complex and innovative solutions for the diverse electronics markets, has announced the completion of its product line of hardware voice synchronization System Timers.
11/27/2013 11:22:10 AM
COMLINK Constructs Three New Fiber Paths at Liberty Center One Datacenter
COMLINK, a provider of network, voice and cloud services, announced it has completed the construction and activation of three new fiber paths into the data center of Liberty Center One.
11/26/2013 8:38:58 AM
Tennessee Town Finds High Speed Fiber Not for Everyone
While most city and state governments are embracing high speed Internet no matter how they can get it, there are some cities who wish they had done a little more homework. High speed fiber is expanding everywhere, from Kansas City, Missouri to semi-remote areas of Louisiana. That's probably why the city of Tullahoma, Tennessee thought that high speed fiber would be a fantastic investment. It turns out that the city has actually been losing money since they went out and got high speed Internet.
11/26/2013 7:35:09 AM
Google Fiber Project Goes Global, Starting with Uganda
Google plans to expand its Google Fiber service globally, beginning with a project that will bring high-speed Internet to the people of Uganda through its Google Project Link program.
11/26/2013 7:24:20 AM
ITS Telecom Transforms Its Business with PDI's PowerWave Bus System and Touch Rail Technology
Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) stated that its PowerWave Bus System and Touch Rail Technology are helping Florida-based ITS Telecom transform its business.
11/25/2013 1:33:00 PM
Pacnet Appoints New Data Center Director
As part of its continuing plans for expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, Pacnet has appointed a new director of data center sales for the carrier market. Keith Russell, formerly of SEACOM, will be based in Pacnet's Hong Kong office.
11/25/2013 1:00:32 PM
LightPointe Enrolls Into The Made In California Program
LightPointe Wireless, a manufacturer of all-weather hybrid outdoor wireless bridges and ultra-low latency backhaul solutions, is now a member of the Made in California Program.
11/25/2013 12:48:35 PM
AT&T New Connections Take Fiber-Optic Broadband to Over 16,000 San Francisco Businesses
By implementing new connections, AT&T is said to have brought fiber-optic broadband services to more than 16,000 customer locations in San Francisco.
11/25/2013 12:42:32 PM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber community was abuzz this week with talk of deals and growth, and we have all the details.
11/23/2013 7:23:00 AM
Google Fiber's Impact May Be Low, but the Discourse is Nice
It's been about a year since Google officially settled on Kansas City as the first recipient of Google Fiber broadband service, and nearly four since the program was first announced. However, as Karl Bode over at DSLReports recently pointed out, the service has moved at a snail's pace and as of today is still largely confined to Kansas City.
11/22/2013 1:42:40 PM
Israeli Fiber Optic Venture May Be Doomed by Recent Telco Deals
It seems that there's some trouble brewing in the Israeli telecommunications space. In particular, a deal struck earlier this month between network operator Hot Mobile and Orange franchisee Partner Communications to build a joint network seems to have concerned shareholders in the IBC fiber optic venture. Likewise, ongoing discussions between Cellcom Israel and Pelephone Communications, a unit of Bezeq Israeli Telecommunications, about building a similar network has IBC worried.
11/22/2013 12:08:44 PM
EXFO Adds 40G/100G Ethernet and OTN Test Capabilities into Its PowerBlazer Portfolio
In an effort to provide its ISP customer with a cost-effective field testing solution, EXFO reportedly extended its FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer offering.
11/22/2013 10:19:20 AM
West Virginia Says It Spent Twice The Going Rate For Fiber Construction; Frontier Says Charges Were Necessary
On Tuesday, Frontier Communications executives defended the $42 million the state of West Virginia was billed to install 675 miles of fiber-optic cable. The fiber optic cable was run to public facilities as part of a expansion project that was funded by federal stimulus money.
11/21/2013 11:32:56 AM
MRV Solutions Used by City of Springfield to Deploy High-Bandwidth Telecom Network
MRV Communications specializing in packet and optical solutions will be enabling the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to deploy a new high-bandwidth telecommunication network using its solutions, throughout the city and its surrounding regions.
11/21/2013 11:26:36 AM
DataBank Releases Details of its Minneapolis Data Center Upgrade
DataBank, a provider of enterprise-class data center services, stated that it recently has upgraded its Minneapolis data center with new power and cooling infrastructure, as well as with improved customer and technical capabilities.
11/21/2013 10:20:49 AM
Austin Votes on Google Fiber Community Connections Sites
Members of the Austin City Council will determine this week which local organizations will receive free ultra-high-speed Internet service when the city's Google Fiber project launches next year.
11/21/2013 9:39:45 AM
Tektronix Offers RTSAs With 165 MHz Acquisition Bandwidth
Tektronix Inc. announced that the real-time spectrum analyzers (RTSAs), RSA5000B series, developed by the company are upgraded to offer 165 MHz acquisition bandwidth, supporting high accuracy WLAN 802.11ac characterization and troubleshooting applications. Additionally, the company has also enhanced the real-time performance and signal detection capabilities of its RSA5000 and SPECMON series of RTSAs.
11/20/2013 2:20:06 PM
The Metro Ethernet Forum issues the MEF CE 2.0 certification to WireIE
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), the international defining body for Carrier Ethernet has awarded the MEF CE 2.0 certification WireIE, a company in delivering Carrier Ethernet Services to rural, remote and hard-to-reach locations.
11/20/2013 11:52:07 AM
Infinera Helps TeliaSonera International Carrier Expand its Presence in North America
The Terabit era has begun, thanks to proliferation of bandwidth-hungry devices; and consumers' thirst for high-speed connectivity. Catering to these demands and to keep up with the competition, many carriers have been expanding their network.
11/20/2013 11:33:09 AM
Brookhaven National Laboratory upgrades network core with Juniper routers
Juniper Networks, a company involved in network innovation, recently announced that its MX2000 Series 3D Universal Edge Routers have been selected by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multipurpose research institution funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The officials from BNL said that MX2000 Series 3D Universal Edge Routers will enhance the backbone routing infrastructure, enabling the network to efficiently carry large data flows.
11/19/2013 6:59:28 PM
Florida Polytechnic University Selects Bright House Networks Business Solutions
Florida Polytechnic University, which is scheduled to open in Lakeland, Florida, in the fall of 2014, has selected Bright House Networks Business Solutions to provide high speed Internet, telecommunications and television services.
11/19/2013 3:28:01 PM
QLogic's FlexSuite Technology Provides Fibre Channel Connectivity for NEC iStorage
QLogic Inc. announced that the company's FlexSuite technology becomes the exclusive solution providing 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity for NEC iStorage Disk Arrays. The award-winning technology from QLogic is embedded into the NEC iStorage M500 and M700 disk arrays, which will enable organizations to achieve enhanced input-output performance, high availability and low latency.
11/19/2013 11:51:24 AM
Allied Fiber Launches Data Network, West Palm Beach Collocation Facility in Florida
If you've been following the latest Allied Fiber news, then you probably know that the company is on the cusp of launching a new data network in Florida. Well, the wait is officially over. Following an official launch event last week at Phillips Point Club in West Palm Beach, FL, Allied Fiber's Southeast route and national system are up and running.
11/19/2013 11:22:28 AM
TELEHOUSE to Expand NYIIX to New Jersey
TELEHOUSE America, a provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, will expand its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) into 165 Halsey Street in Newark, N.J., beginning February 2014.
11/15/2013 11:13:44 AM
No Broadband Victory for Victory, Vermont
Victory is an intriguing little piece of rural America. Located in Essex County, Vt., the town spans 43 square miles and touts a population of about 60 people, more (but not by much) or less.
11/14/2013 6:10:33 PM
EXFO Extends 40G/100G Test Capabilities
EXFO Inc., a provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry, has extended the 40G/100G optical transport network (OTN) multiplexing test capabilities on its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G multiservice test modules.
11/14/2013 5:00:18 PM
Sunesys Selected by Almac
Sunesys LLC has completed a connected fiber broadband network for Almac Group Limited, the company has announced. This consists of a dark fiber connectivity between four locations in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It will help Almac to provide easy transport to the company's MPLS network that is serving additional remote locations.
11/14/2013 12:02:47 PM
Allied Fiber Data Network in Florida to go Online Soon
Allied Fiber, a New York-based company, is in the completion stages of deploying a new data network in South Florida which will go online soon. Also, a new collocation facility will be implemented in West Palm Beach. Allied Fiber is an integrated, network-neutral dark fiber, colocation and interconnection provider open to all network operators in the United States.
11/13/2013 2:12:33 PM
Allied Fiber Data Network in Florida to Go Online Soon
Allied Fiber, a New York-based company, is in the completion stages of deploying a new data network in South Florida that will go online soon. Also a new collocation facility will be implemented in West Palm Beach.
11/13/2013 11:57:36 AM
Unitas Global Joins as Equinix Channel Solution Partner
Unitas Global, a provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), has joined Equinix Channel Solution Partner to deliver cloud and managed services to customers inside Equinix data centers.
11/13/2013 9:43:18 AM
LiveAir Bringing 1-Gbps Services Via The FTTH In Remote Texas In December
Being an extremely high-bandwidth solution, fiber based Internet is high in demand despite the exponential growth of wireless communication. The benefits of fiber-based internet were seldom felt beyond the urban areas, where consumers have the option of subscribing to such services as Verizons FIOS, AT&T U-Verse, and Google Fiber.
11/12/2013 3:09:08 PM
ViaWest Announces Major Enhancements to Partner Program
In response to increased demand from channel partners to add colocation services to their portfolio, ViaWest, a colocation services provider in North America announced major enhancements to its channel partner program.
11/12/2013 1:08:12 PM
IBISWorld Reveals New Findings about the Dark Fiber Industry Revenue
Demand for high bandwidth-intensive applications and services, along with high-speed Internet connectivity, is forcing players to evaluate new transport technologies.
11/12/2013 9:04:13 AM
PLDT Boosts Fiber Optic Capacity to Support Broadband Data Service Business
Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines, announced the expansion of its fiber optic network to support the growth of its broadband data service business.
11/11/2013 1:00:57 PM
Portland Gets Fiber Optic Internet in Drips and Drabs
While cities like Provo, Austin and Kansas City are getting all the press from their Google Fiber projects, residents of Portland, Oregon are gaining access to gigabit-level Internet, but only in certain areas of the metro area.
11/11/2013 10:05:47 AM
America's Overpriced Internet Slump
If you've spent any amount of time in America over the last several years, you are likely nodding your head in agreement when you hear a foreigner say that high-speed Internet in the U.S is egregiously overpriced.
11/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
As more areas see the benefits of higher-speed connections, Dark Fiber is moving front and center as we see in this week's updates.
11/8/2013 7:35:00 PM
Durango Becoming High Speed Internet Mecca of Colorado
While Google Fiber might have started the dark fiber gold rush, other companies and cities are joining the race. Kansas City was lucky enough to be one of the first cities in the US to get a big time broadband fiber rollout, but other locations are following suite quickly. One of the truly interesting aspects of this kind of a rollout is the disparate parts of the country that are getting this kind of high-speed Internet access. Durango, Colorado is the latest city to see dark fiber come to their doorstep. In particular, two downtown buildings are going to be getting the gigabit per second Internet speed.
11/8/2013 10:44:20 AM
C Spire Announces Nine Finalists In 'Get Fiber First' Challenge
C Spire announced the nine cities in the Mississippi that will be the finals runners in the "Get Fiber First" challenge, an initiative to deliver 1 Gbps broadband internet service based on Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology. The nine communities that will be a part of the first phase of this historical initiative include Corinth, Batesville, Horn Lake, Clinton, Hattiesburg, Ridgeland, McComb, Starkville and Quitman. Around 33 municipalities applied formally to be the first to bring an internet service that is 100 times faster than the current standards for broadband speed. C Spire announced a statewide initiative in September 2013 for communities to showcase their passion for new technology.
11/8/2013 9:13:32 AM
Delayed High-Speed Internet Project Finally Breaks Ground in Chicago's South Side
After months of delays, residents and students in Chicago's South Side may soon have access to a new underground, high-speed fiber network, which will provide high-speed Internet access to the area.
11/7/2013 6:24:06 PM
Living in Los Angeles? Free Internet May Be to Follow
While it's not hard to be well acquainted with the rise of Google Fiber, and the accompanying rise of other fiber networks that have been rolling out in its wake as Internet service providers (ISPs) frantically rush to match Google before it can arrive. But Los Angeles, as is sometimes the case, is eager to do fiber up right, and in a big way by offering fiber access to its 3.5 million residents for no charge.
11/7/2013 3:20:33 PM
Overture and AAPT Jointly Deploy 80 Mbps EoC in Australia
Overture has announced that AAPT will deploy the company's EoC (Ethernet over Copper) platforms to offer 80 Mbps Mid-Band Ethernet to enhance the speed of its Ethernet services.
11/7/2013 11:15:53 AM
European Broadcasting Union Upgrades to Novelsat's Advanced NS3 Technology
With so many different outlets, broadcasters not only have to deliver their content for different types of platforms, but they also have to distribute the content in standard, HD, and increasingly in Ultra HD around the world. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the largest satellite and fiber video network in the world, will soon be using the third-generation NovelSat NS3 transmission technology to optimize live broadcasts.
11/7/2013 8:42:52 AM
AT&T Expands Fiber Broadband Network in Louisiana
While AT&T is better known for providing high-speed wireless access, the company is starting to make a name for itself when it comes to high speed wired Internet as well. The firm just announced that more than 54 multi-tenant buildings across the state of Louisiana now have fiber-based broadband services. Those buildings are servicing more than 2,600 business customer locations.
11/6/2013 10:40:44 AM
Euronics Bring Tooway Satellite Broadband Service to the Remotest Corners across Germany
Insufficient broadband speed tends to seriously hamper online users' lifestyle. In an attempt to end the plight of rural and suburban customers, Germany's leading electronics retailer Euronics has teamed up with Eutelsat Communications.
11/5/2013 4:14:20 PM
Universities Collaborate Using Internet2
Technology has advanced rapidly during the last few years and more importantly, its application extends to virtually every aspect of living. An example of such an application of technology is Internet2, a collaboration between the University of Missouri and the Ohio State University to create an advanced research environment.
11/5/2013 10:18:26 AM
Lightower offers All-fiber networking for AWS Direct Connect in New York City, NY and Ashburn, VA
Lightower Fiber Networks recently announced all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services. Customers will now be able to directly connect to AWS through Amazon's Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY and Ashburn, VA. Lightower currently has more than 7500+ service locations across the Northeast, metro Chicago and the Mid-Atlantic. Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading provider of high-capacity network services designed to deliver optimized application and business performance. The company's clients include leading enterprises, carrier and data center customers, and government customers.
11/5/2013 9:16:04 AM
Connect Puerto Rico's Influences FCC To Fund Subsidized Internet Access
Connect Puerto Rico released the National Broadband Map, a report that collects and validates data from various broadband service providers to provide real-time data about broadband coverage in the Puerto Rico territory. The National Broadband Map was created to enable the technology planning authorities to make informed decisions before releasing funds for technology enhancements.
11/5/2013 7:58:03 AM
How Effectively Can TWC Max Combat its Rivals?
Time Warner Cable (TWC) Inc. has decided that the time has come for it to go into action and compete with its rivals to provide high-speed Internet service.
11/4/2013 4:03:04 PM
KBTX Finds Fiber Optics an Ideal Solution for its City's Smart Grid Services
Optical fiber is a popular medium for the telecommunication infrastructure to carry digital signals with light. It's chosen over wires and cables to transmit over longer distances with less signal degradation, insertion loss and interference, as it uses light instead of electricity. Its data transmission, capacity, high bandwidth capabilities and low attenuation characteristics makes it an ideal communication link to establishing connections (network links) between nodes.
11/4/2013 3:29:34 PM
Tollgrade's Virtual Broadband Technician Reduces Repeat Fixes
When an Internet connection suddenly stops working or isn't as efficient as it should be, people often exhibit feelings of frustration. Tollgrade Communications is attempting to eliminate this scenario by making its Virtual Broadband Technician available for broadband service providers.
11/4/2013 11:59:40 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It was a busy week in the Dark Fiber sector. Here are some of the major stories.
11/2/2013 7:54:00 AM
$100,000 Grant to Fund High-Speed, Fiber-Optic Lines in Upper New York State
A grant from the federal Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will fund a new high-speed telecommunications fiber-optic infrastructure in upper New York State, helping to expand economic opportunities in the town of Ogdensburg.
11/1/2013 11:30:30 AM
NoaNet Helps Complete $140M Broadband Network
Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a not-for-profit mutual corporation providing wholesale telecommunications transport in Washington State, and two federal grants totaling $140 million from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, as part of the federal stimulus in 2010, has resulted in the completion of a total of 1,600 miles of fiber optic cable to rural and less-populated areas throughout the state.
11/1/2013 11:29:16 AM
Fiber Optic Disruptions Can Bring Life to a Halt
Residents of Bitteroot Valley in western Montana faced a complete communications blackout recently when a contractor accidentally cut off the main cable that connected Florence and Hamilton.
10/31/2013 5:48:22 PM
Bayfield Boasts Broadband Speed with FastTrack's Fiber Optics Cable
FastTrack Communications, a Durango, CO-based regional fiber optics transport company, has built a multi-year fiber optics cable that will provide high speed broadband connectivity to residents of Bayfield.
10/31/2013 5:39:38 PM
St. Edwards University Applies for Google Fiber Service
St. Edwards University - a private, Catholic college located in Austin - submitted an application to become a Community Connection when Google Fiber launches its service in the area. Community Connections are public and non-profit organizations selected by the city to receive Google Fiber connections at no cost.
10/31/2013 12:03:07 PM
Using the Ethernet for Transmitting Industrial Controls
Manufacturing companies that operate in a range of industries have to send industrial signals frequently between different machines. There should be no delay in transmission and the jitter factor, which is a variation of latency, should also be low.
10/30/2013 10:28:10 AM
Prolexic Shows Attackers Leveraging Multi-player Servers for DrDoS Attacks
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been used to bring down some of the largest organizations in the world. These types of assaults use tens of thousands of computers in order to perpetrate an attack on a targeted asset.
10/29/2013 5:02:23 PM
Google Fiber Installation Delayed Indefinitely in Overland Park, Kansas
When the Overland Park City Council hesitated to sign a deal with Google Fiber to move forward with its plan to expand Internet service in the Kansas City area, city officials did not anticipate the company would indefinitely delay the plan to extend its fiber-optic broadband network.
10/29/2013 3:38:32 PM
Aurora Networks Unveils HT3541H
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is a data-transmission technology that augments network data through the existing fiber infrastructure. These transmitters make it possible to deliver significantly more bandwidth at reduced cost.
10/29/2013 3:15:41 PM
ANTEL Contracts with ZTE for 3rd Phase Expansion of GPON
ZTE vice president Jiang Xiangyang said, "We're very glad to have a lasting partnership with ANTEL. This project has deepened our relationship and put us one step closer to our vision of an optical age in Uruguay."
10/29/2013 2:27:06 PM
100G Wave Services Now Offered by Pacnet Between United States and Asia-Pacific Region
Pacnet is now offering 100G wave services between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is the first provider to offer 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) wave services for enterprises and carriers between these two prominent regions. In addition, Pacnet offers 10Gbps and 40Gbps between the regions.
10/28/2013 10:01:00 PM
Sunesys Deploys Diverse Backhaul Solution for Seaborn Seabras-1 Submarine Cable Project
Seaborn Networks, which specializes in developing and operating submarine fiber optic cable systems, has picked Sunesys for deploying a diverse backhaul solution for the Seabras-1 submarine cable project in the United States.
10/28/2013 11:49:48 AM
Bell Aliant to Expand FibreOP Footprint in Newfoundland and Labrador
Bell Aliant has announced the expansion of its FibreOP technology in the Newfoundland and Labrador provinces through an investment of around (US)$12 million.
10/28/2013 10:35:46 AM
InfoVista Launches VistaInsight for Networks 5.2
Managing network capacity is increasingly becoming more complex as organizations try to cope with large amounts of data being created by individuals and organizations of all sizes.
10/28/2013 10:22:44 AM
New CIR Report to Highlight the Merits of 400Gbps Ethernet
It has been three years since the last upgrade to the 40Gbps and 100Gbps 802.3ba Ethernet standard, and while that might not seem like a long time, in the digital world it is longer than most are willing to wait.
10/28/2013 7:50:18 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber Community had a busy week, and we've got all the details!
10/26/2013 8:30:00 AM
Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN Solutions Now Supported with EMC VMAX Products
By combining the capabilities of the end-to-end Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel storage area network (SAN) solutions with the EMC VMAX product family, EMC and Brocade are hoping to develop advanced networking and storage options that can support highly virtualized cloud infrastructures.
10/25/2013 10:58:40 AM
Choppy Wi-Fi Bothering You? Not with OneSuite Around
Thanks to the ingenuity of OneSuite.com, there's actually a solution that can now outsmart spotty Wi-Fi signals.
10/25/2013 10:51:47 AM
CJIS Solutions to House its Services at Telx's New Jersey High-Power Density Data Center
The high-power density data center, NJR2, located on Telx's Clifton, NJ campus, will now utilize the services of CJIS Solutions, a provider of cloud solutions for law enforcement organizations and vendors.
10/25/2013 10:43:47 AM
ZTE Helps Jazztel Build Fiber to the Home Network in Spain
ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications equipment provider, has been selected by Jazztel, a leading telecommunication service provider with its own network in Spain, to deploy a national high-speed broadband fiber to the home (FTTH) network across Spain.
10/24/2013 4:15:04 PM
Comcast Provides Business Ethernet Connectivity to Peak 10
Comcast Business Ethernet Services are now offered as a connectivity option to IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider Peak 10's customers in multiple data centers.
10/24/2013 3:23:36 PM
Leveraging NY Thruway Authority's Fiber-Optic Communications Network
In New York State, the Thruway Authority provides travelers with important information while they are on the road, including traffic conditions, advisories, images from traffic cameras, gas prices and incidents. In order to do that, a 20-year agreement was signed in 1996 with MFS Network Technologies, an Omaha, NE-based company, to create a comprehensive fiber-optic network that would provide support for data, video and voice communication.
10/23/2013 6:13:07 PM
ADTRAN Expands Its Optical Networking Edge Solution
ADTRAN, a provider of networking solutions, says that the newly unveiled Total Access 5004 ONE platform is an access-optimized, packet-optical transport offering.
10/23/2013 2:39:25 PM
Aurora Networks EMS to Monitor Alpha Technologies Power Supply Systems
Alpha's power supply systems will be monitored by Aurora Networks' node and Opti-Trace element management system (EMS) which will enable the efficient monitoring and management of the power source in all-optical portions of the network.
10/23/2013 1:31:17 PM
Television Viewing on the Go
Technology has made rapid strides during the last few years, and this is evident from the multitude of apps and devices available for users today. This trend has been fueled in part by the presence of high-speed Internet connection and data services offered by many service providers across the country.
10/22/2013 5:52:44 PM
EXFO Releases New, Next-generation Inspection Probe
Fiber inspection tools have now become an essential part of every fiber technician's toolbox.
10/22/2013 3:16:18 PM
IEEE 802.3 Study Group Mulls 400Gbps Ratification
The explosion of data currently taking place in the world prompted the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to set up the IEEE 802.3 Standard for Ethernet study group earlier this year, to look into the capabilities and future of 400 Gbps Ethernet.
10/22/2013 3:04:18 PM
Peak 10 Offering Comcast Business' Ethernet Services
Peak 10 announced it has started offering Comcast Business Ethernet services in its Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Nashville data centers to customers in South Florida and throughout the Southeast.
10/22/2013 2:57:38 PM
Will Fiber Hold its Own against VDSL2?
What do today's consumers want? Faster network speed, more bandwidth, high upload and download speed, streaming multimedia content -like Oliver Twist, they want all of that and more. To address these needs, although fiber roll outs have begun in earnest across the country, deployment is still not fast enough to satisfy the 'impatient consumer.'
10/21/2013 6:35:18 PM
ZTE Achieves Majority Share of 100G OTN Group Tender in China
ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has achieved a majority share of the contracts in China Mobile's group tender for 100G Optical Transport Networking products for 2013.
10/21/2013 12:59:52 PM
Lightower CTO Philip Olivero to Participate in Keynote Panel at Telecom Industry Event
Lightower Fiber Networks, an all-fiber provider of high-capacity network services, announced its chief technology officer, Philip Olivero will share his thoughts in a keynote panel titled "Reshaping the North American Telco Landscape" at an upcoming telecom industry event.
10/21/2013 11:59:11 AM
SolveForce Fiber Optic Network Services Available in Metropolitan Areas
SolveForce, a telecommunications solutions provider in the U.S., is now offering a host of Value Added Services (VAS) to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency in their different areas of specialization.
10/21/2013 7:01:00 AM
Dark Fiber Community Week in Review
"Growth" and "advances" were the bywords in the Dark Fiber Community this past week, so let's see what happened.
10/19/2013 7:40:00 AM
Google Fiber 'Fair Use' Policies are Fair and Reasonable
Google does not often receive praise from Scott Cleland. So when Google does get such praise, it is worth noting. The occasion is Google Fiber's recent clarifications of policy on what fair use of Google Fiber does and does not entail for consumer customers.
10/18/2013 12:48:48 PM
Ciena's Packet Networking Solutions Help Metrofibre Networx Increase Reliability, Capacity of Open Access Network
Metrofibre Networx, a South African independent telecommunications infrastructure operator, recently picked Ciena's purpose-built packet networking solutions, for its Ethernet managed bandwidth service offerings.
10/18/2013 12:28:35 PM
Wilcon Acquires Freedom Dark Fiber Networks
Wilcon, a West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure, has acquired Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, a high-capacity dark fiber provider in southern California.
10/17/2013 11:29:24 AM
Moxa Unveils EDS-210A Series 10-port Industrial Unmanaged Switches
Moxa, a company that manufactures industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions, recently unveiled EDS-210A series 10-port industrial unmanaged switches with two types of port combinations for reliable network connectivity.
10/16/2013 5:09:13 PM
Huawei's Intelligent Transport Systems Address ICT Needs of Transport Sector
Huawei, the Chinese provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, has launched its intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions that enable transport management organizations to deploy an efficient, stable and sustainable ICT system.
10/16/2013 5:02:45 PM
Lightower Fiber Networks, PCCW Global Establish International Ethernet Interconnectivity
Lightower Fiber Networks, a provider of custom, high-capacity network services, has signed an agreement with PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, to establish international Ethernet interconnectivity (E-NNIs) between their networks.
10/16/2013 4:22:47 PM
Former CEO of AboveNet, Bill LaPerch, to Join the FirstLight Board
Industry veteran Bill LaPerch, former chief executive officer, president and director of AboveNet, will join as a member of FirstLight's board of directors. FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications) is a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England.
10/16/2013 3:25:07 PM
Google Fiber Permits Home Servers
Back in July, Google Fiber's terms of service created a surge of controversy. After a complaint was made to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google found itself defending its ban on servers.
10/16/2013 1:11:47 PM
Colt Turns to Cyan to Launch Next-Generation Carrier Ethernet Multi-Service Platform
Cyan, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and packet-optical solutions for network operators, announced that Colt, an information delivery platform in the Europe, has selected Cyan to launch its next-generation Carrier Ethernet Multi-Service Platform (MSP).
10/16/2013 10:08:33 AM
GigOptix Signs New Supply Agreement
A large supplier of optical communications components and subsystems has chosen GigOptix as its sole IC production partner.
10/15/2013 11:28:49 AM
Yahsat Launches Cost-Effective Satellite Broadband Internet Across Tanzania
UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat said it is working with its service partners Infinity and SimbaNet to deliver cost-effective and reliable YahClick satellite broadband Internet services to businesses across Tanzania.
10/15/2013 10:36:37 AM
Alpheus Communications Expands Portfolio of Texas Data Centers
Alpheus Communications, a provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, has expanded its Texas data center portfolio with the addition of a second, easily accessible facility located within 10 miles of Houston's central business district.
10/15/2013 10:27:13 AM
Lightwave Logic Displays Operating Silicon Organic Hybrid (SOH) Prototype Modulator
Lightwave Logic's chemists and a third party research group have produced a successful fabrication of an operating SOH slot waveguide modulator.
10/15/2013 10:02:22 AM
Mammoth Establishes NNI with Wave Broadband in Seattle
Mammoth Networks traditionally creates base connectivity in new markets, allowing the company to aggregate services back and forth between networks. It has established a network-to-network interface (NNI) with Wave Broadband in Seattle, Wash., enabling delivery of Wave's fiber services to Mammoth's clients in the Pacific Northwest.
10/15/2013 9:11:30 AM
Gigabit Access Trend is Growing
One can debate what is driving the trend, but most major U.S. Internet service providers now confront the challenge of upgrading to faster speeds and lower effective prices.
10/14/2013 9:01:55 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber community was brightened considerably this week as news of growth and expansion continued to pour in.
10/12/2013 7:30:00 AM
Transbeam Opens Metro Ethernet Data Center in Philadelphia
Transbeam, a provider of integrated communications solutions, has opened a new data center, a metro Ethernet facility, on Broad Street in Philadelphia, Penn.
10/11/2013 12:50:36 PM
Now to Information Gatekeepers, Inc. with Your Latest Network Traffic Report
While beltway traffic may be much lighter as the shutdown in the District of Columbia continues on, network traffic is a whole other story. The Internet and mobile data are the largest drivers of the demand for a strong network bandwidth.
10/11/2013 8:47:32 AM
University of Bristol, NICT Successfully Demo Multicore Fiber-based Network
Although fiber optic technology is relatively new, networks using fiber are reaching the theoretical capacity limits. Before that time comes, players in the industry and researchers around the world are trying to introduce new technology capable of dealing with the massive amount of data being created daily.
10/11/2013 7:38:02 AM
California, Missouri Gets Fiber-to-the-Home
Fiber-to-the-home is an exciting prospect for residents of areas with access to the service. Now, the city of California, Missouri will be able to reap the benefits that come with blazing-fast Internet speeds and the stability of a network that is not susceptible to outages.
10/10/2013 6:33:07 PM
The Importance of Fiber-Based Network Services
The world of technology is moving forward at an unbelievable pace. The number of products and innovations that have happened in the last few years is simply staggering.
10/10/2013 3:33:49 PM
T1 Line Network.com Set for a Major Restructuring
T1 Line Network.com, a Telecom Master Agency managed by SolveForce and offering advisory and auditing services for the telecommunications and Internet industry, is set to undertake a major restructuring of the company.
10/10/2013 2:53:35 PM
Diamondhead Among Cities Vying for Super-fast Internet
One community in Mississippi will be chosen by C Spire to be the first to have 1 gigabyte fiber ultra-high speed Internet. Diamondhead is among the cities that had asked to be considered for the distinction.
10/10/2013 1:38:24 PM
Alpha Technologies Launches New Products to Power FTTH Networks
As the devices families have in their homes become more connected, the network they rely on has to have the bandwidth capacity to accommodate the data that is being transmitted in and out of the home.
10/10/2013 10:09:30 AM
Core Liquidity Partners with Equinix for Colocation Services
Equinix, a company which focuses in offering businesses a place to reliably run and grow their operations and securely exchange critical information, has been chosen to serve Core Liquidity Markets, a company that offers financial services to global clients.
10/9/2013 12:03:17 PM
16G Revenues to Surpass 8G in 2013
Infonetics Research, a market research firm, has released its second quarter 2013 (2Q13) report on storage area network (SAN) switches and high performance interconnect (HPI) equipment.
10/8/2013 4:25:44 PM
Zayo Group Acquires Dark Fiber Operator FiberLink
Zayo Group, LLC recently completed the acquisition of FiberLink, LLC, a Midwest-based dark fiber operator. As a result of the acquisition, Zayo will now own more than 1,200 route miles of FiberLink network running from downtown Chicago through Des Moines and Omaha to downtown Denver.
10/8/2013 3:26:39 PM
UK Rolling Out High-speed Broadband for its Rail Network
The public railway system in Great Britain first started in 1825, and now crisscrosses the country on 15,754 km (9,789 miles) of tracks with more than 2,550 stations.
10/7/2013 10:20:54 AM
Middle East-Europe Consortium Planning Ahead for Future Broadband Demand
Four telecoms are partnering to activate a 1400km fiber optic cable line in the Gulf to link Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and ultimately Europe.
10/7/2013 7:07:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber network continued to grow this past week, as more and more proponents continued singing its praises.
10/5/2013 8:04:00 AM
Infonetics Predicts Bullish Market for 16G Fiber Channel
Fiber Channel technology, which has been around for more than two decades, has proved to be very useful in moving data from central servers to large storage systems. With the recent doubling of speed from 8 Gbps to 16 Gbps, it appears to have become quite a favorite with customers. That popularity seems to have translated into greater demand, greater sales and therefore greater revenue.
10/4/2013 10:53:50 AM
Chattanooga's New Municipal Fiber
Residents of Chattanooga will soon be able to enjoy blazing fast Internet speeds: while most consumers have a download speed of seven megabits per second, people in Chattanooga will be able to take advantage of download speeds of 100 megabits per second.
10/4/2013 7:54:47 AM
Ritter Communications Addresses Demand for Higher Bandwidth with Ciena's Packet Networking Solutions
Ciena Corporation CIEN recently announced that its new packet networking solutions have been selected by communications provider Ritter Communications. The 5160 Service Aggregation Switch (SAS) from Ciena will enable Ritter to address the surge in customer demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wholesale transport and Internet services, and for addressing mobile backhaul needs of Tier 1 mobile operators.
10/3/2013 3:25:53 PM
Transition Networks Introduces Integrated Carrier Ethernet 2.0 + SDS Orchestration Solution
Transition Networks Inc., recently announced the introduction of an integrated Carrier Ethernet 2.0 + software defined services (SDS) orchestration solution featuring CE 2.0 demarcation devices, access switches, and Converge EMS. The latest offering from Transition Networks will automate the complete service lifecycle, speed-up the rollout of MEF CE 2.0 services, and will supplementing performance SLAs.
10/3/2013 12:07:08 PM
Fiber for Schools a Fast-Track to the Net
While the media occasionally reminds us about the massive budget cuts the education system in America is facing, we don't hear much about some of the other problems. Slow Internet is one such issue.
10/3/2013 9:52:59 AM
China Railways Safer Thanks to Fiber-Optic Sensors
There are fiber-optic sensors that run along a 23-mile stretch of a high speed railroad line in China. The line connects Hong Kong to mainland China. This stretch of railway has taken more than 10 million measurements over the past few years, which is a clear demonstration that the system can help safeguard commuter trains and freight cars from accidents.
10/2/2013 1:53:41 PM
AT&T to Deploy First All-Fiber Broadband Network in Austin
According to a recent Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) study on U.S. broadband, there are 82.4 million subscribers divided among the 17 largest cable and telephone providers in the country.
10/2/2013 9:42:11 AM
ZyXEL Joins Multimedia-over-Coax Alliance as Associate Member
ZyXEL Communications Corporation, an international networking and broadband solution provider, has joined MoCA as an associate member.
10/2/2013 9:32:32 AM
SolveForce Expands Network Services in Delaware
Delaware Network Services.com, a telecom service managed by SolveForce, a Telecom Master Agency that offers its consulting services in Delaware, is expanding its business and residential services to all counties in Delaware.
10/1/2013 3:58:27 PM
StratITsphere Aids Spring Branch ISD with Colocation Solutions
Spring Branch ISD, a school district headquartered in Hedwig Village, Texas, recently selected StratITsphere colocation solutions to move its multiple entities to a single location.
10/1/2013 2:56:22 PM
Grudi Associates Improves Data Center Management with New Technology
Grudi Associates, a provider of telecom and IT services, that help businesses and organizations connect and communicate more, announced new capabilities to deliver more effective data center management.
10/1/2013 11:45:33 AM
Urban AG Corp Announces New Contract for Subsidiary's Operating Unit
Urban AG Corp., a company that builds and operates efficient systems for growing local produce in a controlled indoor environment, recently announced that Terra Asset Management, Inc. will install 28 microwave sites and provide related services for a tier one carrier in the Midwest.
9/30/2013 11:22:37 AM
FiberStore Unveils New MTP Fiber Optic Plug and Play Solution
FiberStore, a provider of MTP cassettes and cable assemblies, announced a new, affordable MTP fiber optic plug and play solution for next-generation fiber optic networks.
9/30/2013 11:14:14 AM
Power Outages in Colorado Town Blamed on Broadband Work
A slew of power outages in recent weeks in downtown Taos, Colo., are being attributed to the installation of new fiber optic cable according to Kit Carson Electric Cooperative officials.
9/30/2013 8:39:39 AM
Construction of Fiber-Optic Network to Attract 180 Call Center Jobs to Oregon
Officials are ready to start construction on a new fiber-optic network in hopes of bringing a new call center and its 180 jobs to the small town of Veneta, OR.
9/30/2013 8:33:46 AM
Southcom: Fiber Optic Cable Contract for Guantanamo Still Not Signed
Last week, a senior Pentagon official testified that a fiber-optic communications cable that would link Florida to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "would probably be implemented in about two years."
9/30/2013 8:31:00 AM
Emerging Markets Experiencing Growth in Carrier Ethernet
The impact of information and communications technology (ICT) in the developing world is more noticeable than in developed countries because of the lack of established infrastructure.
9/30/2013 8:20:55 AM
Deadline for Google Fiber in Austin is Fast Approaching
Public or nonprofit organizations in Austin only have a few days left to vie for an opportunity to receive Google Fiber's high speed Internet access for the next decade at no cost.
9/30/2013 7:07:00 AM
Dark Fiber Community Week in Review
Dark Fiber continued to grow in popularity last week, as evidenced by all the activity in the market.
9/28/2013 7:03:00 AM
C Spire to Launch Fiber to the Home Service
Data usage has been increasing day-by-day and the amount of data consumed, shared and uploaded has grown exponentially. With improved computing power and storage capacity, there is equal demand for improved and high-speed Internet access.
9/26/2013 12:09:17 PM
QLogic Demos FabricCache Adapters in Oracle RAC Environments
QLogic a provider of fiber channel adapters will be conducting live demonstrations of QLogic FabricCache in Oracle RAC environments at Oracle OpenWorld conference attended by Oracle customers, technologists, business decision makers, IT management and end-users.
9/26/2013 9:01:58 AM
Australia Looks into Fiber Network with Rollout Behind Schedule
Australia is looking a bit light these days in terms of fiber, and the national fiber network that was going into place is well behind schedule. Targeted rollouts are actually around 50 percent behind targeted levels, and that's making the new Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, very concerned about the whole affair.
9/25/2013 12:19:42 PM
Allied Fiber Hard at Work on Florida Long Haul Fiber Network
Long haul fiber routes are the unsung heroes of the Internet, and Allied Fiber is working hard on building further long haul routes to facilitate Internet traffic.
9/25/2013 11:38:40 AM
Pavlov Media's Chicago Facility Now 10 Gigabit Capable
Pavlov Media is one of the nation's largest private providers of broadband services (Video, Data and Voice), and is considered as the flagship network provider in the MDU space. It has built networks all over the United States and strives to make the fastest networks available to maximize resident experience.
9/25/2013 8:24:38 AM
Fiber Optic Network Expanded to All Arkansas Counties
An Internet and telecommunication services provider in Arkansas and throughout the United States, Arkansas Network Services.com, has proudly unveiled a fiber optic network that will enhance efficiency in the Arkansas telecommunication sector.
9/24/2013 5:27:46 PM
Quincy, California's High-Speed Internet Goes Live
It took years of planning and months to run the fiber optic lines, but the project is complete and Quincy, Calif., has high-speed Internet. The first to benefit from this are Feather River College, Plumas District Hospital and the Plumas County Office of Education.
9/24/2013 5:21:27 PM
Municipal Broadband Doesn't Deserve Its Bad Rap
While it is true that some municipal broadband rollouts have failed, most notably the one in Provo, Utah, that spent $40 million to build a network that ended up having to be sold for $1 due to a paucity of maintenance funds, many other success stories abound.
9/24/2013 3:04:35 PM
Municipal Broadband Doesn't Deserve Its Bad Rep
While it is true that some municipal broadband rollouts have failed, most notably the one in Provo, Utah that spent $40 million to build a network that ended up having to be sold for $1 due to a paucity of maintenance funds, many other success stories abound.
9/24/2013 2:22:04 PM
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Establishes New POPs in Washington, Virginia
MBC has expanded its network in the mid-Atlantic region by establishing new points of presence (POP) locations at the CoreSite data center in Washington, DC and the QTS data center at Richmond, Virginia.
9/24/2013 12:58:52 PM
iOS 7 Update Causing Network Crash on Campuses
Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) were sent an e-mail recently by the school's IT department informing them that Apple servers used to download the new iOS 7 were being blocked due to a strain on the local network.
9/24/2013 9:42:25 AM
US Cable Link to Guantanamo May Serve All of Cuba
The U.S. military is laying fiber-optic cable under water to connect Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba with Florida, and Reuters reports the U.S. "will someday extend it to the rest of Cuba."
9/24/2013 9:34:15 AM
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Establishes New POPs in Washington, Virginia
The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative has expanded its network in the mid-Atlantic region by establishing new points of presence (POP) locations at the CoreSite data center in Washington, DC and the QTS data center at Richmond, Virginia.
9/24/2013 8:49:01 AM
PLX, FCI to Demonstrate Mini-SAS High-density AOC
PLX Technology, Inc. a company that deals in PCI Express (PCIe) silicon and software connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, recently announced that it has collaborated with FCI, a manufacturer of connectors and interconnect systems, for a live demonstration of PCIe over optical cabling at the 39th European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) event.
9/23/2013 7:05:15 PM
ClariPhy and its Ecosystem Partners Unveil 200G Coherent Optical Reference Design
ClariPhy together with its ecosystem partners Fujitsu Optical Components, Inphi, NeoPhotonics, and u2t Photonics, has recently unveiled reference design for coherent optical transmission supporting 200 gigabit per second (200G) 16QAM modulation.
9/23/2013 4:48:15 PM
Benefits of ETA Certification for Fiber Optic Professionals
Certifications are essential in almost every field to distinguish skilled and experienced workers from non-experts. These certifications are rigorous and train the workers in their respective fields. It helps them to learn the tools of the trade and use them to further their career prospects. Further, these qualifications are essential for customers too because they know their task is in safe hands.
9/23/2013 4:44:41 PM
Overland Park Puts Google Fiber Plans on Hold
Just before the Overland Park (KS) City Council was to vote on a proposed agreement with Google Fiber, questions arose about legal responsibility. These questions have temporarily put the plans on hold.
9/23/2013 11:27:47 AM
Palo Alto's Dream of Having Super-High- Speed Internet is Alive and Well
It appears that Palo Alto's goal of bringing super-high-speed Internet access to the entire city has not yet been crushed.
9/23/2013 11:12:06 AM
Australian National Broadband Network Shifts Gears
Rarely do national elections have immediate consequences for national Internet access policy. But in Australia, which now might shift gears from its planned deployment of fiber to the home to fiber to the neighborhood, this might well be the case.
9/23/2013 9:31:02 AM
Fujitsu, VarData Partner with Panhandle Telephone Cooperative
Fujitsu, a company specializing in technology and communications solutions, and VarData, a provider of telecom and networking equipment, recently partnered with Panhandle Telephone Cooperative (PTCI) a provider of high-speed video, voice, data and wireless services to customers in remote areas of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, to build PTCI's communications network, enabling 100G and beyond bandwidth capability.
9/23/2013 7:30:00 AM
Sleepy Vermont County Getting Speedy Internet
Installation of the Orange County Fiber Connector (OCFC) in Vermont is nearing completion with a total of 32 miles of the 36-mile route hung on utility poles so far.
9/23/2013 7:05:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark Fiber continues to spread across the country, as everyone in search of a faster connection realizes the benefits of being connected.
9/21/2013 8:27:00 AM
DE-CIX to Enter U.S. Market Starting With New York City
DE-CIX, a Frankfurt, Germany-based operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnections, operating well across Germany and in the Middle East, is set to enter U.S. market with its launch in New York City.
9/20/2013 2:46:22 PM
Optocore's Fiber Optic Solutions are a Lifesaver for US Opens Audio Team
The U.S. Opens' opening ceremonies went on without a hitch this year, and it has, in part, Optocore's expertise in fiber-optics to thank for that.
9/20/2013 8:56:30 AM
Verizon to Deliver Fiber-Optics to Island Community Struck by Hurricane Sandy
Responding to customer demand on Fire Island, New York, Verizon officials announced they're planning to bring fiber-optic cable to the isolated community.
9/20/2013 7:36:57 AM
Cablevision's Lightpath Announces Its Network Reaches 6,000 Locations
Lightpath has announced that it has connected more than 6,000 locations with its fiber-optic network in the New York metropolitan area.
9/19/2013 6:27:55 PM
If Only Fiber Could Fly High in the Sky
Fiber is technological magic. It is the white bunny in the magician's hat. Fiber is, without a doubt, the foundation of our world's communication systems. It gives us the availability, capacity and speed needed to increase our digital lives.
9/19/2013 6:22:31 PM
Benefits of Netflix's Open Connect System
Bandwidth capabilities have made a big leap in the last few years, thanks to improved technology and better cables to handle them. Many companies are looking to make the best use of their bandwidth capabilities and one such company is Netflix, a provider of on-demand streaming in the U.S.
9/19/2013 12:36:08 PM
Fibertech Selects Ciena
Looking to offer high-capacity 100GbE Ethernet-based services and applications to service provider customers, Fibertech Networks has deployed Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and Service Delivery Switches. With this, Fibertech can now provide the required bandwidth for its customers to meet their requirements.
9/19/2013 10:11:28 AM
Windstream Gets Contract from Department of Veterans Affairs
Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, recently announced that the company has been awarded with a contract worth $12 million by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
9/19/2013 9:36:02 AM
Lightpath Fiber Network Doubles in Size Connecting Over 6,000 Locations
Lightpath, a provider of Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, stated that with over 6,000 fiber-lit connections and spanning over 5,442 fiber route miles, its one hundred percent fiber network doubled in size in the last six years.
9/18/2013 3:31:15 PM
FairPoint Further Enhances Carrier-Customer Connect in New England
Companies grow, their bandwidth requirements increase, cloud-based services are being deployed and customer demands increase. To tackle all of that, the enterprise market is turning to carrier Ethernet services.
9/18/2013 3:20:26 PM
Winter Haven Finalizes Expanded Fiber Optic Network
The city of Winter Haven, Fla., will begin the second phase of upgrading its network to fiber optic cable later this month. The expansion will provide speeds up to 1,000 times faster than the previous configuration and include connections to a hospital and several schools in the area.
9/18/2013 3:15:57 PM
Octoshape and Silica Networks Announce Partnership
Octoshape, a major player in cloud-based OTT HD video acceleration technology, and Silica Networks, a Datco Group company and a broadband infrastructure provider across Latin America, have forged a relationship.
9/18/2013 3:01:00 PM
Transition Networks Unveils New Products that Support the 10GBase-T Standard
With the evolution of enterprise systems, Ethernet is proving to be the most flexible technology. Video applications, virtual technology, etc. are further pushing this trend ahead making way for 10 GbE. Today, there is a growing demand for products that support the10GBase-T IEEE 802.3an standard.
9/17/2013 6:52:44 PM
Growth of Active Optical Cables Triggered by Large-Scale Demand
The global active optical cable (AOC) market, which has weathered many a storm, is currently in a state of forward momentum. This is confirmed by market research firm, Global Industry Analysts (GIA), which noted that the AOC market was projected to surpass $one billion by 2018.
9/17/2013 6:46:54 PM
Enventis Completes Greater Minnesota Broadband Collaborative Project
Rural communities across Minnesota had limited access to low cost high-speed broadband services until Enventis Telecom, a subsidiary of HickoryTech, stepped in with its Greater Minnesota broadband collaborative.
9/17/2013 1:33:25 PM
Optic Cables for Intel's Thunderbolt
Intel's Thunderbolt technology has created a new revolution for data speed. It is based on a dual protocol innovation that improves data transfer speeds dramatically. Moreover, this technology makes it easy to chain multiple devices such as laptops and Ultrabooks.
9/17/2013 11:35:35 AM
TE Connectivity Joins UCSB's Terabit Optical Ethernet Center
The growth of cloud computing and the amount of data being generated every day demands a network capable of transporting this information at a very fast rate. Companies around the world are investing in research and development to create the next generation of networks designed to perform this task.
9/16/2013 3:33:19 PM
New Optical Solutions from Mindspeed Promise Error-free Broadcast Video Signals
Fiber is posing to be the right way to move video, audio and data signals. More and more number of broadcasters are opting for fiber-based infrastructure for upgrades and new studio builds. Multiple benefits are proven with the implementation of fiber-based cabling and connectivity in a broadcast infrastructure. This has led to many fiber-based solutions providers to flash their new innovations effortlessly. One such company is Mindspeed Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor solutions for broadcast infrastructure.
9/16/2013 2:36:50 PM
Chad Is Looking To Get Wired
Chad is a landlocked country in Africa with one of the lowest Internet penetration rates in the world. Its telecommunications market is underdeveloped when compared to other African countries. Recent reports show that its Internet penetration is a mere 2.4 percent when compared to the African average of 15.6 percent. The penetration rates for mobile and fixed services are 44 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.
9/16/2013 11:41:58 AM
Fiber Optic Installation vs. Security Concerns for AT&T
Fiber optic installations are replacing copper wires around the world because they are faster and have lesser noise disturbance. This is why more and more companies are looking to install fiber optics across neighborhoods in the U.S.
9/16/2013 7:49:47 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
There was a lot going on in the dark fiber market this week, and that left plenty of news to run down in the field. With quite a bit of ground to cover, picking out the biggest and most important items can be a tough job.
9/14/2013 7:08:00 AM
A $7.5M Fiber Network Links 11 Cities in Carver County
Nations around the world are in a race to implement fiber and wireless broadband technology for all of its citizens. While countries with a smaller geographical footprint are winning the race for full broadband coverage, places like the U.S. and Canada have also made great headway in covering the remaining remote regions with some form of broadband technology.
9/13/2013 12:47:07 PM
Modular Data Centers Build-out Gains Traction
Modularity is a cornerstone of modern IT. It makes sense, then, that the data center has started shifting to a modular design as well.
9/13/2013 12:20:20 PM
Ouray Schools Get Connected
Fiber optic cables have become the preferred means of signal transmission today because it is technologically more advanced than copper wires. They have more resistance to noise and interference and are considered to be safer and more efficient than other kinds of communication cables.
9/12/2013 10:39:00 AM
Swisscom Activating 1 Gbps Network
Swisscom will in 2013 activate the first 700,000 customer connections at speeds of up to 1 Gbps. That initiative is part of a few ways Swisscom is boosting broadband access capabilities.
9/12/2013 9:23:15 AM
Dark Fiber Finds the Twin Cities of Massachusetts
Dark fiber is gaining popularity, both in the United States and abroad. Most people may not even realize the uses for the technological tool until they hear about it getting installed in their local community. When people realize that dark fiber specifically brings faster Internet speeds to their home and businesses, they suddenly get quite a bit more interested in the subject. Upstate Massachusetts just recently received the benefits of this technology and residents of areas such as Fitchburg and Leominster are now reporting that they are able to access the web at speeds even faster than those living in Boston.
9/11/2013 1:50:12 PM
Semtech Announces the Availability of Adaptive Cable Equalizer and Cable Driver
Semtech's new 6G UHD-SDI GS6042 adaptive cable equalizer and GS6080 6G UHD-SDI cable driver, belonging to the company's end-to-end platform of 6G-UHD-SDI video solutions, are currently available in the market.
9/11/2013 11:51:20 AM
Satellite Internet Shows Improvement, Still Imperfect Solution for Rural Areas
While connecting to the Internet is relatively simple for areas with high-speed cable or DSL access, many U.S. residents are limited by geography to two choices: dial up or satellite. Satellite Internet is a huge improvement in speed over dial-up services, but that speed still can't compete with cable or DSL.
9/11/2013 8:26:24 AM
TeliaSonera International Carrier Deploys SD-FEC Technology from Infinera
Infinera has increased the capacity on a major link in TeliaSonera International Carrier's or TSIC's North America terrestrial network by 100 percent. Infinera has increased the capacity by leveraging the innovative super-channel deployment of Soft Decision Forward Error Correction or SD-FEC, available on the Infinera DTN-X platform. The corroboration test was successfully accomplished by Infinera on a production route in TSIC's North America network. Infinera has also revealed the general availability of SD-FEC capability on the DTN-X platform.
9/10/2013 11:46:11 AM
Two Major Problems Keeping the Internet of Things from Going Mainstream
The Internet of Things (IoT) - a concept that promises an ultra-efficient future thanks to a sea of Internet-connected devices - has the potential to revolutionize business and everyday life. But that revolution may have a slower start than anticipated thanks to two problems: connecting to the Internet and simple configuration.
9/10/2013 11:19:56 AM
Headforwards Signs Strategic Agreement with NTT Europe
Headforwards recently announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with NTT Europe, a completely owned ancillary of NTT Communications.
9/9/2013 10:45:34 AM
Garret County Fixing Fiber Optic Problems with EOC
Emergency center operations (EOCs) are designed to coordinate the communication needs of communities in one location and provide services in case of emergencies. Having a centralized location for local first responders as well as links to resources from state and federal authorities allows communities to address emergencies more effectively.
9/9/2013 9:30:21 AM
10 Colleges Receive $2.9M Grant for Laser-Fiber Optic Training
Although many people graduate from college with degrees in technology, the lack of experience with hands-on training limits their ability to get jobs as soon as they graduate. In the past, apprenticeship programs and technical training gave individuals entering the job market the ability to perform the task when they were hired.
9/9/2013 9:21:48 AM
City of Vernon to Provide its Excess Fiber Optic Capacity to Residents
Having reliable broadband technology makes the people that use the technology more productive. In many regions around the country, the best technology is not available to the residents of the community, limiting the way they conduct business, whether they are in their home or place of business.
9/9/2013 8:09:40 AM
Dark Fiber Community Week in Review
The Dark Fiber industry continued to show impressive growth recently, with expansions and innovations exploding.
9/7/2013 8:11:00 AM
CECP Busy Certifying Carrier Ethernet Professionals at Quick Pace
September is usually known as the time of year when kids are heading back to school. It turns out that quite a few Carrier Ethernet professionals are also taking an interest in getting more education, specifically when it comes to their jobs. The Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) program is very close to reaching the milestone of 1,000 certified workers. Hitting this new high means that the CECP appears to actually be worthwhile, and Carrier Ethernet professionals seem to find its certification important.
9/6/2013 6:39:32 PM
Maryland High School Uses Fiber Optic Technology to Modernize Band Music at Football Games
Howard High School in Annapolis Junction, MD has a band that stands out from most. In addition to the usual marching band instruments, it also uses electric guitars and keyboards. The unconventional approach to music is made possible by an installation of fiber optic cable.
9/6/2013 11:36:27 AM
Business to Spend Over $49B Carrier Ethernet Services by 2018
U.S. enterprises are expected to spend more than $49 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new study.
9/5/2013 5:49:32 PM
O3b Networks, Kymeta Join to Develop Flat Panel Satellite Antennas
O3b Networks and Kymeta Corporation -- a provider of innovative software-enabled metamaterials-based, electronic-beam forming antennas for satellite communications -- have inked an agreement to further the development of flat panel satellite antennas for the O3b network.
9/5/2013 3:08:07 PM
Openreach Deploys over 100,000 ADVA FSP 150 Circuits to Support Ethernet Access Direct Services
ADVA Optical Networking, a provider of Ethernet access solutions, has been selected by Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT Group, to deliver Ethernet access direct services in the U.K.
9/5/2013 3:01:30 PM
FiberPlex's LightViper Optical Technology Gives Marching Bands More Options
Marching bands have been performing the same way with little to no impact from information and communications technologies (ICT). Until now.
9/5/2013 12:29:33 PM
Teleplaza Picks Calix E-Series Multiservice Ethernet Products
Calix, a company that specializes in broadband communications access systems and software, announced that its E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms have been chosen by Teleplaza, a Dutch service provider, to deliver advanced broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the city of Tilburg.
9/5/2013 11:24:45 AM
Middle East Provider Ooredoo Has a Plan for Developing Markets
Developing markets are something of a mixed bag. Due to the nature of such markets, there's plenty of room and likely more than a little pent-up demand to go with it as people long to get their hands on what neighbors in developed markets have already had for some time.
9/4/2013 3:53:52 PM
Benefits of Power Over Ethernet
Technology has made rapid strides during the last few years to give people a greater degree of connectivity. One such technology that has emerged recently is Power Over Ethernet (PoE). PoE is a technology that uses only a single cable to supply electric power and to transmit data.
9/4/2013 11:08:53 AM
Suttle Announces Release of New FutureLink High-Speed Copper Connectivity Line
Suttle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., has released the new FutureLink High-Speed Copper Connectivity line.
9/3/2013 2:48:45 PM
EXFO Unveils FLS-2800 Benchtop ITLA Tunable Laser Source
EXFO Inc., a provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry, has launched the FLS-2800 Benchtop ITLA Tunable Laser Source, a high-power, continuous wave (CW) laser unit with narrow linewidth and high-resolution tunability.
9/3/2013 2:39:36 PM
Maryland in Hot Water over Statewide Broadband Management
Major IT infrastructure projects have a tendency to go beyond initial cost estimates and be complex beasts to manage. Maryland state auditors are saying that the state's One Maryland Broadband Network suffers from such problems and then some.
9/3/2013 1:37:46 PM
Bell Introduces Fibe TV Service in Ottawa
Bell recently announced the introduction of Fibe TV service for its viewers in Ottawa. Fibe which has been developed to include the best in television and Internet experiences is quickly expanding.
9/2/2013 9:20:39 AM
Highland Telephone Cooperative Goes Fiber Optic
Residents of McCreary County, Kentucky will soon see the benefits of a fiber optic telephone system as they make the jump from the outdated copper wiring system to more modern and faster fiber optic system.
9/2/2013 9:00:49 AM
Some Broadband Providers Testing VDSL2 to Integrate Fiber Optic to End User
Fiber optic is so fast, so economical that it makes a great option and emerging markets are choosing it often when building networks.
9/2/2013 7:05:00 AM
Fiber Optic Contract Finished - End Users in Lurch
Internet has become a way of life for most of us and good connectivity is something we take for granted. Yet surprisingly, a few counties within the U.S. do not have access to high speed Internet at a reasonable price.
9/2/2013 7:05:00 AM
Cable Operators Making Inroads in Ethernet Market
What was once considered a tool that was only used by ISPs, Ethernet cables and dark fiber are starting to get quite the foothold in the cable community. Cable operators are actually starting to see strong inroads when it comes to taking on big telecom companies that used to be able to dominate this particular market.
9/2/2013 7:02:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Welcome to this week's wrap-up of the latest news from the Dark Fiber community. TMCnet covered a wide range of topics to bring you the latest dark fiber developments.
8/31/2013 7:54:00 AM
Cambium Networks Allies with Telmar Network Technology
Cambium Networks, a provider of wireless broadband access and backhaul network solutions, recently announced that Telmar Network Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jabil Circuit, Inc., will provide its repair and advance replacement services for the company's Point-to-Point (PTP) wireless IP transport products and Canopy Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) wireless IP broadband access product solutions.
8/30/2013 11:41:03 AM
Disconnect Between MDOE and Chesapeake Bay, Taylors Island Residents Over New Project
Thursday, Aug. 20, marked the second public hearing during which the Maryland Department of the Environment discussed plans to run a fiber optic line underneath the Chesapeake Bay, between it and Taylors Island. The first hearing took place just a day before, in Calvert County.
8/30/2013 8:37:20 AM
Louisiana City Building Fiber Networks
While the West Coast might get much of the ink when it comes to network technology, the cities of Shreveport and Caddo Parish in Louisiana are also getting wired with fiber-optic cable, according to the Shreveport Times.
8/29/2013 4:01:34 PM
City of Opelika is First in Alabama to Offer FTTH Electric, Media Services
The City of Opelika in central Alabama has a motto-"Rich in Heritage with a Vision for the Future"-that perfectly embodies the 150-year-old municipality's steadfast intention to be the "smartest" and most advanced in the state.
8/29/2013 3:19:11 PM
OFS Upgrades its Single-Mode Bend-Optimized Fiber Line
OFS, a designer of optical fibers, cables, and connectivity solutions has upgraded its single-mode bend-optimized fiber line with two new offerings.
8/29/2013 2:39:55 PM
iRis Networks Selects 365 Main's Nashville Data Center For Colocation
iRis Networks is going to leverage 365 Main's state of the art data center infrastructure to deliver voice, video and data services to some of the remotest parts of the country.
8/29/2013 12:42:33 PM
Nigerian State of Abia to Deploy $100M Fiber Optic Upgrade by December
The state of Abia is about to deploy a major technology upgrade as fiber optic cable is rolled out in the capital of Umuahia. The $100 million dollar project is expected to be ready by December. It will provide Internet technology to an area that had been badly underserved.
8/29/2013 12:01:13 PM
Equinox Global Telecommunications Expands Dark Fiber Technology
Equinox Global Telecommunications, a provider of carrier grade, low-latency telecommunication network services, has begun accepting dark fiber orders from its Charlotte, Georgia customers.
8/29/2013 11:25:10 AM
Sprint Introduces 100 Gigabit Ethernet Services as it Brings its Network Vision Strategy Further into Sight
Sprint made a significant expansion to its high-speed and heavy bandwidth services with Sprint Ethernet Wave. The service, currently available in 88 U.S. Markets, offers always-connectivity capable of delivering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), 40 GigE, and 100 GigE connections with the flexibility and scalability needed by businesses across the country.
8/29/2013 10:03:55 AM
Inspira Health Network Deploys Comcast Business Ethernet Solution
Comcast Business has entered into a strategic collaboration with Inspira Health Network. The Inspira Health Network, which brings together South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital for providing primary, developing and specialty care to patients, has been utilizing Comcast Ethernet services for transmitting high-resolution radiology images, internal office communications and documents, and electronic medical records (EMRs).
8/28/2013 1:56:35 PM
Google Fiber's Expansion Continues at Snail's Pace
While Google Fiber was once a service that seemed to be extremely localized, it appears that the company has started to roll out to other markets.
8/28/2013 1:22:22 PM
TE Connectivity to Expand Fiber Footprint
TE Connectivity has announced it is pushing forward to expand its fiber footprint with fiber-based solutions fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in India to increase its current number of around 30,000 homes.
8/27/2013 4:11:13 PM
Emulex Unveils Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters and Converged Fabric Adapters
Emulex Corporation has recently rolled out three new products based on the Emulex LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology.
8/27/2013 4:05:12 PM
More Money Means More Broadband
A sizable group of large and mid-sized telecommunication providers will accept a total of $386 million in Connect America Fund subsidies to extend broadband capabilities to 600,000 new locations within their service territories.
8/27/2013 3:48:10 PM
Frontier Communications to Build Gigabit Network in Illinois
The Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge is sponsoring construction of 4,100 miles of new fiber optic cable to connect 5,000 schools, libraries, businesses and hospitals. The initiative has also earmarked about $6 million to build ultra-high-speed broadband in neighborhoods across Illinois.
8/27/2013 2:25:57 PM
Suttle Announces FutureLink Fiber Connectivity to Improve Capability
Networks around the world are facing incredible demand on their infrastructure as rich media becomes the preferred content choice of consumers. All of this data strains the bandwidth capability of existing infrastructure and puts more pressure for future capability.
8/26/2013 1:51:36 PM
Vertical Systems Group Midyear Ethernet Ranking Places AT&T on Top
A recent research paper by Ovum said the Ethernet services market will reach $62 billion by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6 percent from 2012. This growth is being driven by communication service providers (CSPs), cloud computing and data centers.
8/26/2013 10:22:26 AM
MegaPath Increases Its Extended Ethernet Services by 208 Central Offices
Today's businesses create large amounts of data, and the vast majority of this data is rich media with audio and video content used to engage customers and communicate with business partners. Transmitting this information in and out of organizations requires the right network infrastructure to ensure it is delivered without any delay.
8/26/2013 9:49:06 AM
In an Era Dominated by Wireless Tech, Ethernet is Still a Force
In a world gone mobile, any technology more than a year old is often deemed obsolete. We want the latest smartphones and the latest apps and say 'meh' at anything that's so 2012.
8/26/2013 8:30:02 AM
FiberPlex's FO-6010 to Enhance Reach of Fiber Optic Networks
FiberPlex announced the launch of FO-6010 frame featuring new optical modules. The latest optical conversion solution from the company enhances the life and reach of fiber optic networks being employed by data centers and secured communication networks. The new product is targeted at government organizations, which are already reeling under the pressure of tight budgets and the ever increasing need for network security.
8/22/2013 3:34:33 PM
China Announces Plan to Have Fast Broadband by 2015
The State Council of the Chinese government recently laid out a three-phase plan to upgrade China's broadband performance. By 2015, the world's most populous nation plans to have 20 Mbps performance in the city and 4 Mbps in rural areas.
8/22/2013 3:25:40 PM
Tellabs Smallest Optical Network Terminal with Power over Ethernet Hits the Market
Today, many enterprises and government agencies use huge amounts of bandwidth to meet their communication needs as their network requirements increase along with costs. To cut costs and meet their bandwidth requirements, many organizations opt to replace copper networks with fiber networks.
8/22/2013 10:40:33 AM
Ceragon Implements FirstNet-ready FibeAir Solutions Across Nebraska
Ceragon Networks announced the signing of an agreement to provide the technological backbone for the implementation of Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network. The network will be managed by Communication Service Inc., and will deploy 200 links of FirstNet-ready FibeAir solutions from Ceragon Networks. The Ceragon Networks' solution provides increased connectivity and enhanced capacity for First Responders, which is more relevant in the rural areas of Nebraska.
8/21/2013 11:10:07 AM
Zayo Group Completes Acquisition of Access Communications for $40 Million
Zayo Group, an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services, recently signed a $40 million agreement to purchase Access Communications, Inc.
8/20/2013 6:38:53 PM
Google Fiber to Arrive in Provo by Late 2013
Google's push to launch Google Fiber, the company's fiber-optic broadband network, in Provo, Utah, is slated to be complete by the end of 2013, the company announced in a blog post this week.
8/20/2013 6:26:46 PM
Digital Realty Signs Network Partnering Deal with Epsilon
Digital Realty and Epsilon have signed a network partnering deal to deliver a superfast bandwidth solution for seamless backbone connectivity for cloud and content providers.
8/20/2013 12:33:44 PM
Skyriver Adds New Broadband Coverage in Southern California
The demand for broadband continues to rise exponentially. Skyriver Communications, a company offering fixed wireless Internet services for small and medium businesses as well as enterprises, is consistently working towards meeting this demand. The company recently expanded its service areas for Southern California businesses. This marks the second broadband coverage upgrade in six months for Skyriver.
8/20/2013 11:46:54 AM
Englewood Cliffs Public Schools Considering Upgrade to Fiber Optic Cable
The Englewood Cliffs Public Schools district is considering an upgrade to fiber optic cable. The two possible choices are to purchase the line or lease it.
8/20/2013 9:47:52 AM
Comcast Business Signs Agreement with HHM to Deliver TV, Ethernet Services
Comcast Business signed an agreement with HHM to deploy high-definition television and Internet services at various hotels managed by HHM. The service will be available with 24/7 dedicated customer support. Following the development, HHM can deploy the Comcast Business Hospitality suite, which includes TV, Internet and Ethernet services to offer around 60 high-definition TV channels and around 100 mbps bandwidth capabilities in the hotel's meeting spaces and guest rooms.
8/19/2013 1:35:53 PM
Provo Will Have Google Fiber Before Years End
The Google Fiber initiative is designed to bring residents in select cities across the United States blazing Internet speeds with a range of services. Residents in Kansas City are already experiencing many of the benefits, and Provo, Utah is expected to get the service before the end of the year according to a blog posted by Michael Slinger, Director of Business Operations, Google Fiber.
8/19/2013 12:28:01 PM
Ethernet Service Market to Surpass $60 Billion by 2018
The Ethernet services market is growing at a strong pace as it has become the high-speed WAN connectivity technology of choice for cloud computing, data centers, and communications service providers (CSPs) for managing the traffic of data customers create and demand. A new report by Ovum titled "Enterprise Ethernet Service Forecast Report: 2011-18" projects the 100GE market will surpass $62 billion by 2018, a growth of 13.6 percent CAGR from 2012.
8/19/2013 12:26:15 PM
Demand for 100Gbit/s Network Connection Increasing
The high demand for data is pushing organizations to start adopting technology capable of handling the traffic with cost effective options. 100G networking offers great price points and increased port density. The latest report from Heavy Reading Components Insider, "100G Components User Survey: 2014 Market Outlook", highlights this fact by analyzing the use of 100Gbit/s optical modules and PHY semiconductor components.
8/19/2013 12:22:34 PM
ZyXEL, QNAP Partner to Develop 10G Ethernet NAS Solution
ZyXEL announced the signing of an agreement with QNAP to develop a cost-effective NAS solution powered by 10G Ethernet customized for the needs of small to mid-size companies. The solution will include ZyXEL's XGS1900 series Web-managed smart 10G Ethernet switches and QNAPs TS-870U-RP NAS appliance.
8/19/2013 10:56:23 AM
Integra Donates 1 Gbps Internet Service to the Billings Public Library Foundation in Montana
Many of the world's most prestigious institutions of higher learning are placing part or whole of their curriculum online for free. This includes Carnegie Mellon University at CMU Open Learning Initiative; Johns Hopkins University at JHSPHOpen Courseware; Massachusetts Institute of Technology at MITOpenCourseWare; Stanford University at Stanford on iTunes U; University of California - Berkeley at Webcast.berkeley and many others.
8/19/2013 9:58:54 AM
NTS Second Quarter Results Show 25 Percent Growth in Fiber-To-The-Premises
NTS the provides Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network in Northern Texas and Southeastern Louisiana with digital cable TV, high-speed Internet access, and local and long-distance residential and business telephone service. The company announced second-quarter results with revenues from FTTP growing by 25 percent to $5.7 million compared to $4.5 million for the same quarter in 2012.
8/19/2013 9:14:02 AM
USA Business Insurance Offers Protection for Fiber Optics Industry
Most small business owners will turn white as a sheet at the mention of the word "lawsuit." It's a genuine fear since a lawsuit can force the closure of a small business in a fraction of the time it took to build it.
8/19/2013 7:05:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The future keeps looking brighter for Dark Fiber, as news of the industry shows growth and expansion.
8/17/2013 8:23:00 AM
Boston Limited Signs New Distribution Partnership with Mellanox Technologies
Boston Limited has signed a distribution agreement with Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services, aiming to distribute Mellanox' end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions, including adapters, switches, cables and software for a wide range of markets.
8/15/2013 1:55:22 PM
'One Nation Under Crummy Internet'
Despite your political leanings, you may be inclined to agree on one thing: Internet speed in America pretty much leaves a lot to be desired.
8/15/2013 11:14:51 AM
Thinklogical Granted European Patent for Highly Reliable Multi-Rate Transmission System Technology
Thinklogical LLC, a manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions, has recently been awarded the European patent EP2274679 for its Multi-Rate Transmission System technology.
8/15/2013 9:25:50 AM
BigAir Continues Its Big Buys with Intelligent IP Communications
Sydney-based wireless company BigAir purchased telecommunications carrier Intelligent IP Communications (IIPC) last week.
8/15/2013 8:21:58 AM
Smart City Networks Delivers Fiber Optics to the Hot August Nights Auction
The recently concluded Hot August Nights Auction, presented by Barrett-Jackson, offered fans and customers of both the classic car event and collector car auctions a weeklong opportunity to celebrate and revel in some of the most recognizable and historic automobiles in the world.
8/14/2013 10:32:35 AM
Equinox Global Telecommunications Offers Dark Fiber on Lease
Equinox Global Telecommunications recently announced that dark fiber on the Charlotte route is now available on lease. The organization is further extending its presence in the state of Georgia, by introducing fresh network routes connecting Atlanta to Macon and Macon to Columbus.
8/14/2013 9:20:13 AM
PeakColo Signs Distribution Agreement with Avnet
PeakColo, an enterprise-class IaaS cloud service provider for channel partners, recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions, an IT solutions distributor. Avnet will be responsible for expanding the availability of PeakColo's cloud services platform.
8/14/2013 9:17:42 AM
Fiber is the Future: Middle East Telcos Must Adopt FO Technology to Prepare for Future Demands
Service providers in the Middle East are currently reaping the rewards of their investment for triple play services -- telephone, Internet and TV via one xDSL or cable connection from a single network provider. Referred to as convergence, this approach represents the coming together of IT, Internet and media and has resulted in an integral communication package that has been widely welcome by customers.
8/14/2013 7:38:01 AM
Fieldbus Hits the Road as Industrial Ethernet Connects with Process Industry
While the process industry is slow to adopt new technologies, according to IHS analyst Tom Moore, it seems to be picking up on the usage of industrial Ethernet, or so studies would have you believe, projecting a 4.3 million increase in the industry's industrial Ethernet nodes from 2011 to 2016.
8/14/2013 7:38:00 AM
Wilcon Expands in California with Acquisition of Freedom Dark Fiber Networks
Wilcon, a provider of fiber optic communications infrastructure solutions, is acquiring Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, a southern California-based provider of dark fiber solutions. The combined company will offer a broad range of services, including dark fiber, Ethernet services and managed optical wavelengths.
8/13/2013 6:34:59 PM
Adoption of Short-range Plastic Fiber Optic Patch Cords on the Rise
Leveraging the rising adoption of short-range links in access networks in home, office and automotive applications, China-based suppliers of plastic fiber optic patch cords are boosting their capacities as they also widen the selection of plastic types. To further expand their offerings, manufacturers are utilizing special core materials to improve weight, flexibility, resistance to radiation, EMI and environmental factors such as moisture and corrosion. According to the China Optics & Optoelectronics Manufacturers Association, sales are projected to reach $9 billion in 2015 from $3.2 billion in 2012.
8/13/2013 6:23:09 PM
SEC Filings Reveal Details of CommScope's Acquisition of Redwood Systems
CommScope, a broadband infrastructure maker, has acquired LED management software maker Redwood Systems, with the exact amount it paid revealed in documents related to its IPO filing, according to GigaOm.
8/13/2013 3:09:05 PM
EMCORE Unveils MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG
EMCORE Corporation has unveiled the MUXed North Finder/Tracker Fiber Optic Gyro or FOG. The system is ideal for the innovative Precision Azimuth Vertical Angle Modules or PAVAMs which are utilized in man-portable and tripod target locator systems.
8/13/2013 10:21:23 AM
The Broncos' Stadium Is Giving Fans a More Connected Experience
Watching a sporting event with tens of thousands of fans is an experience that cannot be duplicated in the living room. However, stadiums are competing with many different types of technologies that are making the viewing experience at home hard to beat, and fans are opting for this option in growing numbers. Sports Authority Field, better known by its fans as Mile High Stadium, has been investing heavily in the latest technology to bring its fans a connected experience while they are watching the game at the stadium.
8/12/2013 4:09:40 PM
PLDT Partners with Cignal to Offer Cable TV to Subscribers
PLDT (the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company), the largest telecommunications company in the country, has added cable TV to its lineup of services, upgrading it to a triple-play service provider.
8/12/2013 9:32:09 AM
Nebraska Government Sets Connectivity Standards
While cities and urban areas like Atlanta are able to enjoy "blazing fast" Internet speeds, people who live in rural areas have long decried poor Internet speeds, which, in this day and age, can be crippling. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has decided to take action to ensure that his state can secure their future through faster Internet speeds.
8/12/2013 9:11:04 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
With bandwidth demands rising, the Dark Fiber market is experiencing a growth surge along with more media attention.
8/10/2013 7:14:00 AM
Ethernet: The Next Big Thing in In-Vehicle Communications
Ethernet in car is becoming a reality thanks to some of the recent developments in the automotive market, says a recent analysis by Junko Yoshida in EE Times.
8/9/2013 12:29:33 PM
New Snowden Leak: 7 Telecoms Offering Direct Access to British Gov't
While some might have believed that the Edward Snowden story was over with his acceptance of Russian asylum, the leaks are still coming out, and one of the most recent showed off a list of telecom firms that were working so closely with British intelligence services that they were given direct access to undersea fiber optic cables and the information coming from them.
8/9/2013 11:07:51 AM
PLDT Partners with Cignal to Offer Cable TV to Subscribers
PLDT (the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company), the largest telecommunications company in the country, has added cable TV to its lineup of services, upgrading it to a triple-play service provider. As such, subscribers to the provider's high-speed fiber-optic broadband service Fibr can now also watch cable TV channels streamed through their Internet connection.
8/9/2013 9:22:16 AM
Lumos Launches Ethernet Commercial Reserve E-Line Service
Metro Ethernet is gaining as a key networking method for businesses of all types and sizes that need reliable, scalable speeds and connection to other sites. Its fiber-based backbone maximizes speed, connectivity and scalability, with room for advanced services, including IP telephony, video streaming, medical imaging, and data transfer.
8/8/2013 12:41:05 PM
PEG Bandwidth Expands Wireless Backhaul Reach with Purchase of Contact Network, Inc.
The wireless industry spends almost $30 billion annually in infrastructure and other assets. With the implementation of 4G/LTE networks mobile consumers will be accessing more data than ever before. To meet this demand wireless service providers use different technologies to manage their networks and the incredible amount of traffic being generated. PEG Bandwidth, the premier provider of customized cell site backhaul and wireless infrastructure solutions for the wireless industry, has purchased Contact Network Inc. - doing business as InLine, to expand its reach in wireless backhaul and infrastructure.
8/8/2013 11:12:03 AM
Key Passive Optical LAN Industry Players Push for Further Adoption
According to Cisco, annual global IP traffic will be 1.4 zettabytes by the end of 2017. Traffic has increased by more than fourfold in the past five years and will continue to increase threefold over the next five years, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 percent from 2012 to 2017.
8/8/2013 9:22:08 AM
Telco StarHub Launches New Dark Fiber-Based Trading Network
Telco StarHub announced last week that it had launched the fastest network connections available in Singapore.
8/7/2013 2:52:26 PM
Investors Consider Deployment of FTTH in Beersheva, Israel
Investors interested in fiber optic ventures are seriously considering deployment of the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in Beersheva, Israel, according to a report published by Globes.
8/7/2013 2:15:57 PM
Comcast to Supply Inspira Health Network Ethernet Services
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is giving organizations the ability to communicate effectively and with efficiency. The result is customers get better service and organizations increase their revenue while eliminating waste and mismanagement.
8/6/2013 9:33:04 AM
Carroll County to Finish Fiber Network by the End of August
Fiber networks provide super-fast broadband speeds without many of the issues associated with DSL, cable and wireless installations. The Google Fiber project is expected to achieve speeds of 1 gigabit per second, allowing customers to download a whole movie in several seconds, but it will only be available in select cities.
8/6/2013 9:25:20 AM
Can Internet Speeds Affect National Development?
When signing up for an Internet provider you usually have several choices for speed ranging between super-duper fast, blazing fast, light speed or delivered-before-you've-even-finished-typing.
8/6/2013 8:28:25 AM
Fiber Optic Networks Revolutionizing Delivery of Hosted Services
Fiber Optic Networks have revolutionized the way data moves from one point to another all over glass filaments as thin as hair. Be it the Internet infrastructure backbone, connectivity between hardware and software or metropolitan networks, Fiber Optic technology has been the crux of optimal delivery.
8/6/2013 8:00:26 AM
Tower Cloud Signs $3.7 Million Deal to Lease Unused Broadband in Columbia County, GA
One hundred miles of unused broadband fiber owned by Columbia County, GA, will be leased by Tower Cloud Inc. and connected to major networks. The $3.7 million deal lasts for an initial period of five years and is renewable for three more optional five-year terms for a potential total lease period of 20 years.
8/5/2013 2:40:20 PM
California City Gets a High-Speed Fiber Optic Network
Hayward, a Northern California city between Castro Valley in Union City in Alameda County in the Bay Area, could be getting an 18-mile loop of fiber optic high speed cable in order to serve local businesses, which will utilize the existing conduits in the city's infrastructure and replace the outdated broadband system that connects these companies.
8/5/2013 10:21:29 AM
Lightower Expands its All-Fiber Network
High performance all fiber networks are in demand these days. As companies expand their business to all corners of the country and the world, they are relying increasingly on fiber networks that provide increased performance at low rates.
8/5/2013 8:56:41 AM
Creating a Smarter Car with Ethernet Technology
When people hear the word Ethernet, chances are they don't think about cars. This is understandable, as the mental image of trying to connect a car to the Internet with an Ethernet cable is pretty ludicrous.
8/5/2013 7:00:00 AM
Ikanos Achieves 300Mbps Throughput at 200 Meters On Single-Pair Copper Line
Ikanos Communications, Inc., a company that offers cutting edge broadband semiconductor and software solutions for the digital home, has leveraged its very high rate digital subscriber line or 'VDSL' chipsets to record an aggregate throughput of 300Mbps over a standard single-pair copper cable up to a distance of 200 meters.
8/2/2013 11:16:08 AM
Report: Growth Coming in Strategic Data Services Through 2018
A July report from Insight Research predicts a five-year period of growth for what it refers to as advanced strategic services offered by telecom providers to business customers in the U.S.
8/1/2013 1:59:53 PM
Extreme Networks Partners with EMC to Provide Converged Infrastructure Solution
Extreme Networks' Open Fabric Ethernet switches recently received VSPEX validation from EMC. This designation is another step in the process of Extreme reaching its goal of being a major player in the converged infrastructure marketplace.
8/1/2013 12:20:09 PM
EnerNOC Adds New Patent for Demand Coordination Network
EnerNOC, Inc. recently announced the successful filing of the fifth patent for its technology to install demand response solutions. The new patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is filed under the title "Apparatus and Method for Demand Coordination Network" and is the third patent received by the company in the U.S. The company holds two other patents in Australia.
8/1/2013 11:57:57 AM
Fiber Internet Connection Enables Collaboration in the Construction Industry
Late last month, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network received an award for innovation from Lightpath, the company that implements a fiber solution for the company's online services.
8/1/2013 9:24:47 AM
StarTech.com Unveils Universal Laptop Docking Station
StarTech.com has unveiled a USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station, USB3SDOCKHDV. Users can now include HDMI and DVI-D, or HDMI and VGA dual video, along with audio and Gigabit Ethernet connections to a laptop all via a solitary USB 3.0 port using the latest universal docking station, thereby creating a proficient multi-purpose or shared desk space.
7/31/2013 4:06:19 PM
FTTH Council Launches Initiative to Fund Gigabit Infrastructure
The Fiber to the Home Council (FTTH) has plans to introduce the Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program. The program, which will assist in initiating fiber-optic broadband investment in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, is currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission.
7/31/2013 4:00:41 PM
Chief Operating Officer of Allstream Elected to MEF Board of Directors
Mike Strople, chief operating officer of Allstream, has been elected to the board of directors for the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum).
7/31/2013 9:43:21 AM
Bell Lab Researchers Send Data at 400 Gbps
The Internet has become an integral part of our lives and it is only going to get more intertwined with society in the future. As more and more people get connected, there is a demand for reliable transmission of data across large distances and at higher speeds.
7/30/2013 5:09:13 PM
NSA Leaks Raise Questions About Spying on U.S. Citizens
The recent leaks about the National Security Agency's PRISM project, revealing extensive Internet surveillance, raise more questions than they answer, according to ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization.
7/29/2013 6:27:03 PM
General Photonics Introduces New Gen2 Polarization Stabilizers
General Photonics has introduced its new series of Gen2 polarization stabilizers.
7/29/2013 6:18:35 PM
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