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Clearfield Launches FieldShield Aerial 500 Microduct
The FieldShield Aerial 500 microduct is available only in black to provide high visibility in aerial applications. Other critical features include, external aerial strength support for easy lashing to existing support stands; quick, simple and easy fiber deployment with standard nylon pull cord; reduces cost of deployment by nearly 50 percent; and additional slip lining with a smooth core reduces friction during push or pull.
3/7/2014 11:18:27 AM
TrueVisions Deploys Nevion's Live Media Transport Solutions Suite
Some of the key benefits of the combined solution include reduced transmission downtime, reliability, elimination of fan maintenance, compact form, conservation of resources, easy to install, a variety of control panels and software applications allow users to enjoy a flexible and cost effective way to control their routers, low heat dissipation, and ultra-low power consumption to broadcast environments.
3/7/2014 11:13:56 AM
Avago Technologies Launches New Coherent Receiver Device
The device is a polarization-multiplexed quadrature phase shift keying (PM-QPSK) coherent receiver that reduces nearly two-thirds of the required footprint and minimizes operational costs. Only one-third the size of the first generation device, the AFCP-ICRX2CC enables increased input optical powers with smaller sized transceiver or optical line card solutions in colorless applications.
3/7/2014 11:11:52 AM
Avago Technologies Launches Longest Reach Retimer IC Solutions for 100GbE Systems
The newly launched AVSP-4412 is a bidirectional 4-channel retimer IC while AVSP-8801 is a unidirectional 8-channel retimer IC. The devices have in-built channel analysis and testing capabilities such as eye capture, pattern generation and error detection. The device can be controlled by the user through MDIO, I2C, or JTAG and the API facilitated by Avago. The AVSP-4412 also features embedded backchannel to facilitate automatic link training of individual channel.
3/7/2014 11:07:03 AM
Selling Fiber to Home Isn't as Easy as You Would Think
You might think fiber to the home is a sure winner, taking the majority of market share where it is offered, in preference to other access choices a consumer might make. That tends not to be true.
3/7/2014 10:37:22 AM
TE Connectivity Announces Release of New Fiber Installation System
A technology leader TE Connectivity recently introduced a new fiber installation system, which ensures a fast and consistent method for installing fiber throughout a building with minimal visibility.
3/7/2014 10:17:00 AM
New Ovum Report Highlights Fiber Limitations
As the amount of data being created continues to increase daily, networks are under increasing pressure to manage their traffic by using many different solutions for extending the limitations of existing technology. Eventually what is available can no longer be enhanced, and new technologies have to be introduced. A new report by Ovum, titled "Technologies for Terabit Transport," is reporting 400G+ plus capabilities in the market place are leveraging 100G technology.
3/7/2014 9:40:43 AM
Comings and Goings: Betsy Powell is New Vice President of Service Delivery for FiberLight
FiberLight announced it has hired Betsy Powell as the new Vice President of Service Delivery. Ms. Powell has more than 25 years of operations, service delivery and customer care experience in some of the largest organizations in telecom.
3/6/2014 3:15:30 PM
TE Connectivity Debuts New Fiber Installation System
TE Connectivity (TE) is enabling fast, flexible and discrete deployment of fiber optic cable in indoor environments by releasing a new fiber installation system.
3/5/2014 2:11:44 PM
tw telecom's E-Access Ethernet Services Deployed by 1102 Grand Carrier Facility
tw telecom, a global provider of managed services such as business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions has announced that 1102 Grand has deployed tw telecom's E-Access business Ethernet network.
3/5/2014 2:07:02 PM
Brocade Deploys Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN Solutions at Rackspace
Brocade has announced it has completed the deployment of its Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN solutions across the global data center network of Rackspace.
3/5/2014 1:57:52 PM
New Hampshire Customers to Get Broadband Internet
FairPoint Communications now offers broadband connections to 95 percent of New Hampshire customers, a condition FairPoint was required to meet when it took over Verizon's landline business there in 2008.
3/5/2014 1:51:21 PM
State and Federal Governments Collaborate on Dark Fiber
The implementation of broadband initiatives by local, state and national mandates is moving President Obama's goal of having this technology available to everyone in the country, and not just large metropolitan areas and their surrounding communities. Having private companies establish the infrastructure required to provide broadband speeds in rural communities has been difficult, but the government has been providing incentives in many different forms, including partially or fully matching funds.
3/5/2014 7:08:00 AM
ViaWest Supports Launch of New 7X24 Exchange Chapter in Oregon and Southwest Washington
With aim to promote thought leadership in critical infrastructure sector, ViaWest, a colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, has announced its participation in and support of the new 7x24 Exchange Chapter for Oregon and southwest Washington.
3/4/2014 9:54:34 AM
FirstLight Fiber Upgrades Infrastructure Network to 10 Gbps for AMRI
FirstLight Fiber recently announced that Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) has signed a contract to upgrade its infrastructure network to 10 Gbps. The current development is an extension to the existing relationship between the organizations, where FirstLight Fiber has been providing various network related services to AMRI over the last ten years. As part of the latest agreement, FirstLight Fiber will upgrade the Ethernet-based services for AMRI to improve the bandwidth speed and reliability of AMRI's vast data network that connects multiple locations.
3/4/2014 9:34:13 AM
EXFO Forms Strategic Partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to Launch EXFO Connect Platform
EXFO Inc. recently announced the integration of Rohde & Schwarz's FSH handheld spectrum analyzers into EXFO's cloud-based FTTA turn-up test automation solution. EXFO ran test sets covering RF, cable, optical cable and Ethernet technologies that turned out to be extremely successful. This innovative cloud-based solution was showcased at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. EXFO Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for the telecommunications industry.
3/4/2014 8:16:30 AM
EATEL Responds to High Broadband Demand with Faster Plans
EATEL announced recently that it would offer plans with faster upload and download speeds. The faster plans are in response to a growing demand for high bandwidth content like video. While the new plans should be welcomed by customers, one question remains: at a time when Google seeks to expand its fiber solution and its gigabit speeds to even more cities, will EATEL's new plans be enough?
3/3/2014 6:28:35 PM
Massachusetts Broadband Institute Completes 1,200 Mile Network
Municipalities across the country and indeed around the world are in a race to provide broadband services to their residents. While the benefits of having broadband technology are undeniable, it was the entry of Google and its superfast gigabit speed network that has pushed public and private organizations to make faster Internet available to consumers everywhere. In Massachusetts many cities across the state face unreliable broadband services, which has pressed state officials to start laying down the infrastructure needed to provide this service.
3/3/2014 4:02:20 PM
Dark Fiber Brightening Many Industries
For any business or community looking for higher-speed Internet connections, the term "dark fiber" is a familiar one. To the uninitiated, dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure (cabling and repeaters) currently in place but not being used. Optical fiber conveys information in the form of light pulses, so the "dark" means no light pulses are yet being sent through the lines.
3/3/2014 2:22:27 PM
Brainstorm Internet to Deliver High Speed Internet and PBX Phones Services in Colorado
Internet service provider Brainstorm Internet will be offering 100Mbps Internet service and its hosted PBX phone service to business users in Cortez, Colorado.
3/3/2014 12:54:38 PM
Independent, Untappable Fiber Networks: Good luck with That
Brazil and Europe -- and many others, less loudly, no doubt -- are planning an undersea cable to avoid the great vacuum cleaner of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). I'm not convinced that this will be money successfully spent and I have about a dozen reasons why.
3/3/2014 7:45:28 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
It was an interesting week in the dark fiber arena as growth continued apace, but not in ways you might expect.
3/1/2014 7:04:00 AM
Hawaiian Telcom Unveils Fastest Internet on the Islands
To cater to consumer demands and to keep pace with its expanding fiber network, Hawaiian Telcom has launched Hawaii's fastest Internet that delivers 500 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 50 Mbps upload capabilities.
2/28/2014 3:32:55 PM
Metro Ethernet Forum Awards CE 2.0 Certification to Time Warner Cable Business Class
Nan Chen, president of the MEF said, "CE 2.0 is a highly challenging and significant accreditation to achieve and creates an important standard of deployment for the marketplace. Therefore we're happy to see Time Warner Cable Business Class become the first North American company to receive all eight certifications."
2/28/2014 2:42:18 PM
Windstream Wins Over $3M Order from the U.S. Department of Defense
The United States Department of Defense recently awarded an over $3 million order to Windstream to supply two U.S. military bases, Fort Knox in Louisville, Ky., and Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, with upgraded fiber networks.
2/27/2014 5:25:57 PM
The EU and Brazil Plan an Undersea Cable to Avoid US Infrastructure
Just when you think you've heard the last of Edward Snowden, another consequence of his actions manifests itself by affecting the IT industry. This time around the impact will be much bigger as the president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and the European Union agreed to lay an undersea communication cable from Lisbon, Portugal to Fortaleza, Brazil. This move was primarily based to cut Brazil's reliance on the United States for its cable communications to Europe, but the impetus for the $185 million cable project was Edward Snowden and the activities he divulged about the NSA.
2/26/2014 11:55:56 AM
Mississippi Cities Are Getting Ready for Fiber to the Home Service
Fiber to the home broadband connections (FTTH) is the next generation technology that promises to bring one gigabit per second speeds to homes. These optic cables are designed to send different kinds of digital data through the same cables which means users can get their phone, TV and Internet from the same cable. The best part is that it is much faster and more efficient than the existing copper coaxial cables, so users can enjoy better quality digital information for pretty much the same price.
2/26/2014 11:21:20 AM
Allied Fiber Adds New Marketing Director
Allied Fiber has quietly become a powerhouse in the dark fiber business, but its success may soon become a little less quiet with the appointment of Lauren Sauer as the company's new director of marketing.
2/25/2014 10:16:33 AM
QLogic FlexSuite Technology Provides Multiprotocol Connectivity for NetApp Storage
QLogic announced that its FlexSuite technology will be providing exclusive support to Gen 5 Fiber Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) multiprotocol connectivity in NetApp storage arrays. The award winning technology allows NetApp customers to opt for a suitable storage protocol using an easy field upgrade process with the option to migrate between any input-output options.
2/24/2014 1:55:21 PM
Will Google's Fiber Network Go the Way of G+?
One of the things I've always appreciated about Google is their enterprising spirit, most often on display in Google Labs. Every once in a while I browse on over there from my Gmail just to see what they're offering, testing and tinkering with. But that same visibility I appreciate in Google's R&D can serve to turn the company into a joke for others.
2/24/2014 8:12:06 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Notice how the days are getting longer and lighter? The same thing is happening in dark fiber; it's getting longer, in that it's reaching more areas, and lighter, in that more areas are being "lit up." Here's some of what happened last week.
2/22/2014 7:38:00 AM
ACOnet Successfully Tests ADVA 100G Metro
The Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet) recently tested the ADVA 100G Metro in its research and education infrastructure, aiming to explore the ways it can utilize the direct detect 100G technology to transport data both domestically and internationally.
2/20/2014 4:32:34 PM
Alpheus Announces Extension of its Premier Data Center in Downtown Austin
With facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus Communications is a company providing Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. The company is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.
2/20/2014 11:47:45 AM
Boise School District Running Into Broadband Program Problems
While there are more and more cities and communities who are embracing Internet speeds as fast as they can get them, there are drawbacks to jumping into high speed broadband too quickly. The Meridian School District in Boise, Idaho appeared before the state's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee late last week in an effort to get the state to continue to back the Idaho Education Network's high-speed broadband Internet program for schools.
2/19/2014 6:42:03 PM
Mobilitie Installs New DAS at America's Center Convention Complex and Edward Jones Dome
The America's Center convention complex and Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis will now be able to improve their wireless service with the help of Mobilitie's new Distributed Antenna System.
2/19/2014 4:54:59 PM
Sunesys Deploys Dark Fiber from Wilmington Carrier Hotel to Philadelphia for IPR
Sunesys, a provider of dark fiber capacity to IPR International's Wilmington network access point (NAP), completed deployment of the northern route, successfully optimizing connectivity from the new carrier hotel in Wilmington to Philadelphia and other points in the north.
2/19/2014 11:47:00 AM
China Telecom and Huawai Complete Field Trial of the eOTDR Technology Successfully
While fiber broadband network operators deploy new optical access networks, they face numerous hurdles regarding the maintenance and testing of the physical fiber plant.
2/19/2014 9:54:46 AM
Some Key Points to Consider if Your City Wants Google Fiber
"Gigabit envy", a term that has been introduced since Google started deploying its superfast Google Fiber network, is being displayed by many communities around the country.
2/19/2014 9:15:56 AM
California Public Utilities Commission Considering Two Last Mile Projects
The final leg of the communication network that delivers connectivity to retail customers is referred to as the last mile in the telecommunications industry. As the number of fiber optic networks continue to increase in the face of growing consumer demand for gigabit speeds, fiber to the home (FTTH) connections replacing copper in coaxial cables are becoming the norm. Because the established infrastructure has to be replaced with this new technology, however, the associated costs often prohibit deployment. But service providers across the country are facing pressure to use this technology in order to provide the ultra-high Internet speeds consumers demand.
2/18/2014 6:36:02 PM
Grande Communications to Provide Gigabit Fiber Service in Texas
A local company based in central Texas, Grande Communications, therefore, has decided to start providing gigabit service itself, aiming to compete with the much larger players in the state, including Google, Time Warner and AT&T.
2/18/2014 6:18:29 PM
Boston Mayor Calls for Improving the Speed and Reliability of Broadband in the City
In today's business environment, the fastest Internet access possible is required in order to fully capitalize on emerging technology trends. The migration to cloud computing by public and private organizations, as well as individual consumers, demands high Internet speeds. The services consumers use are also increasingly reliant on high-speed broadband to make them possible. This includes entertainment solutions, medical monitoring, security services, and connected devices such as automobiles.
2/18/2014 4:09:29 PM
Federal Grant Will Upgrade Internet Speed for Rural Communities in Wisconsin
Library patrons across the state of Wisconsin soon will have improved Internet connections, thanks to a federal grant that will help pay for pending fiber upgrades. A Technology for Education Achievement grant will help 350 libraries in the state upgrade to fiber broadband service in 2014.
2/18/2014 1:37:12 PM
Chicago Mayor Creates Challenge for Local Technology Businesses
It's seems as if every city its trying to beat out the other for the latest in technology. In hopes of spurring up more innovation, creativity, and tourists, the mayor of Chicago plans on bringing in heavy equipment to create a new set of innovation zones.
2/18/2014 1:04:06 PM
MDIF Outernet Project Aims to Bring Internet Access to the Entire Planet
As we move ever closer to a more connected world, some have started to wonder if a true worldwide Internet could be established. It's not as wild as it may seem. After all, wireless coverage continues to expand, while public Wi-Fi is more common than ever. That said, true worldwide Internet access would be no small feat using these technologies. Fortunately, there are other options.
2/18/2014 11:05:58 AM
FTTH Remains a Tough Call for Telcos
Some things do not change easily in the communications business, one of those verities being the difficulty of justifying fiber to the home investment. In Europe, as elsewhere, FTTH investments are risky. Of course, non-investment is also risky.
2/18/2014 11:01:27 AM
QLogic Leads Development of FCIA Gen 6 Fiber Channel for Fastest Storage Protocol
QLogic announced its continued focus on the developmental support towards Gen 6 Fiber Channel standard, which is designated as the fastest storage networking protocol as per the announcement from Fiber Channel Industry Association (FCIA). The Gen 6 Fiber Channel guarantees increased network reliability, lower energy consumption and simplified operational capabilities in addition to high network availability and low latency. Gen 6 also features the capability to automatically configure the fastest available speeds between two network points without requiring any additional user configuration.
2/18/2014 10:42:55 AM
ADVA 100G Metro Successfully Trialed by ACOnet in Education and Research Network
ADVA Optical Networking announced that its ADVA 100G Metro was successfully trialed by the Austrian Academic Computer Network (ACOnet) in the education and research infrastructure network. The trail was initiated to determine various options for ACOnet to utilize the direct detect 100G technology for data transmission within the domestic as well as international infrastructure network.
2/18/2014 10:16:43 AM
Xirrus Launches Wireless Arrays at Port of Anacortes
The Port of Anacortes just got invaded by Xirrus' (a provider of wireless network) Wireless Arrays. Port Administrators selected Xirrus in an effort overcome the limitations of its existing Wi-Fi infrastructure which couldn't withstand harsh marine conditions of water, wind and fog.
2/18/2014 10:12:06 AM
Google Fiber Team Gives Tips to Local Governments on Fiber Networks Implementation
A recent blog from Google Fiber team explains how local governments in the U.S can prepare their communities for fiber networks.
2/18/2014 10:09:07 AM
Transition Networks' Receives Certification for S4140 and S4224 Devices
Transition Networks announced on Tuesday that its S4140 Carrier Ethernet network interface device (NID) and S4224 Carrier Ethernet (CE) access switch both received Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification. Both organizations are behind the effort to promote CE, which continues to grow in popularity.
2/18/2014 9:41:16 AM
Wheelings & Dealings: Comcast's Takeover of Time Warner Provides New York with a High Speed Opportunity
Comcast's buyout of Time Warner has many far-reaching implications. One of the most obvious among the implications in the $45 billion buyout (expected to succeed by almost all accounts) will mean that overnight, Comcast will become the top cable provider and ISP in the United States' largest city. That can be either a good thing or a bad thing for the residents of NYC.
2/18/2014 7:27:42 AM
Fibernet Offers Full Cabinet Special for Colocation Customers
Having servers at a data center is a safer and a reliable option for website owners that cannot afford any downtime. Fibernet's data center has multiple redundancies as well as multiple contingency plans.
2/17/2014 6:07:00 AM
FONEX Joins Forces With Zhone to Build Fiber Optic Network for Vermont Communities
The East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network, more commonly known as ECFiber, recently entered an agreement with Fonex Data Systems Inc. and Zhone Technologies, Inc. in order to build a new high-speed fiber-optic network.
2/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
FiberPlex Multiplexer Helps massAV to Create 'Ultimate Production Snake'
FiberPlex, a leading secure digital transport and communications technology provider, has recently announced that FiberPlex's WDM optical multiplexer was purchased by massAV to create a high-end optical snake.
2/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Even a little snow (OK, a LOT of snow!) couldn't keep the Dark Fiber market down this week. Here are some highlights of what happened.
2/15/2014 8:31:00 AM
EXFO Enhances Test Suite of 40G-100G Lab Testing Capabilities for NEMs
EXFO has announced the extension of its test suite to include 40G/100G optical transport network (OTN) multiplexing test capabilities on its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G multiservice test modules.
2/14/2014 8:21:23 AM
Comings & Goings: John Blount Promoted to President at tw telecom
Recently, tw telecom, provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions, announced the promotion of John T. Blount to President and Chief Operating Officer.
2/13/2014 4:53:10 PM
Interxion Now Has More than 500 Connectivity Providers
INTERXION HOLDING NV, a European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data center services, recently announced that it now has more than 500 connectivity providers, ensuring increased network redundancy and an improved end-user experience.
2/13/2014 4:16:56 PM
Bezeq International Uses ECI's Apollo Packet-optical Transport System to Deploy 100G Optical Network in Israel
Israel recently got its first 100G Optical Network, and this was made possible by using ECI's Apollo packet-optical transport system.
2/12/2014 6:32:25 PM
Prolight International Selects Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems
Prolight International, a wireless Internet service provider based in Giza, Egypt, has selected and deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to deliver broadband and VoIP services at fiber-speed to its business and residential customers across Egypt.
2/12/2014 5:16:57 PM
Wilcon Appoints Richard Coyle as SVP Network Operations
Wilcon, a leading provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure announced the appointment of Richard Coyle as Senior Vice President of Network Operations. Coyle will be responsible for overseeing all of Wilcon's dark fiber and optical network services and operations, which include, planning, development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring.
2/12/2014 2:35:00 PM
DE-CIX Unveils Apollon Technology Platform in NY City Internet Exchange
DE-CIX North America, an Internet exchange operator, has unveiled the Apollon technology platform in its New York City Internet exchange, which will form the foundation of its regional infrastructure.
2/12/2014 2:05:15 PM
Brocade Announces New Qualification Program for Solid State Storage System Vendors; Extends Support for FCIA's Gen 6 Fiber Channel
A majority of solid state storage vendors continue to choose Fiber Channel as the networking protocol because of its reliability, stability and ability to optimize application performance and availability.
2/12/2014 12:40:03 PM
ADTRAN's Kevin Morgan Elected as 2014 Vice Chairman of FTTH Council
ADTRAN Inc. has announced that Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas' Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Morgan, director of marketing communications for ADTRAN, as the 2014 vice chairman.
2/11/2014 12:06:19 PM
CenturyLink Provides Utah Multi-tenant Buildings with High-speed Fiber Optic Internet Services, to Grow its Business Base
For some time now, fiber-to-the-premises, or FTTP, telecommunication services have been deployed in select areas of Utah; first by UTOPIA, then Google Fiber, and now CenturyLink, as noted in a last week's post featured on The Salt Lake Tribune website.
2/11/2014 8:05:57 AM
More Appeals from Communities for Google Fiber
There are those that argue the economic impact of broadband is not substantial enough to warrant the implementation of this technology at all costs. According to a report by Ericsson, doubling the broadband can add 0.3 percent to the GDP, which is minimal considering all the hype about broadband and the need to have it. What reports such as this one are not able to quantify or did not choose to do so is high-speed Internet has become an essential tool for the world we live in. Everyone from grade schools to universities as well as small businesses and enterprises rely on this technology to improve the way virtually everything is done, but most experts agree the impact on GDP will rise substantially.
2/11/2014 7:50:47 AM
LPL Financial Chooses ViaWest's Synergy Park Data Center for its Colocation Services
LPL Financial announced the launch of a new partnership with ViaWest for its colocation services. ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider, offers a host of data center services including a fully featured suite of compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services.
2/10/2014 4:09:51 PM
Mozilla Pushes Faster Internet with $300K in Grants
A good Internet connection is no longer just about surfing the Web at a faster pace; many of us work at home and a fast, reliable Internet connection is vital in getting the job done.
2/10/2014 1:33:50 PM
Integra Expands its Ethernet over Copper Footprint
Integra has expanded its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network footprint bringing its high-bandwidth EoC access to a total of 187 on-network Local Serving Offices (LSOs).
2/10/2014 10:00:00 AM
Argosy Networks Announces Plans to Open 40,000 Sq. Ft. Data Center in Toronto
Argosy Networks, a privately held full service data center services provider offering co-location, managed hosting, disaster recovery and cloud hosting services, has announced that it will soon build 40,000 square-foot data center in Toronto.
2/10/2014 8:07:09 AM
Lack of Competition Leaves US Behind in Broadband Technology
Industries around the world are driven by innovation brought on by the need to improve the products and services they offer as well as staying ahead of their competition. If the number of competitors is minimal or nonexistent, companies generally stop introducing innovative solutions while at the same time increasing prices for sub-par products and services.
2/10/2014 7:43:11 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Now that word is spreading about the benefits of high-speed connections, towns and cities are clamoring to get on board. We have some of the highlights from the past week.
2/8/2014 8:33:00 AM
OnLight Aurora Commences Fiber Optic Connectivity for Multi-tenant Business Buildings in Downtown Aurora
This week, the Beacon-News, a Chicago publication owned by Sun-Times Media Holdings, LLC, reported on its website that the city of Aurora, in the State of Illinois, is in the midst of connecting its first multi-tenant business building to the city's fiber network via a link provided by the non-profit OnLight Aurora; this is the organization which has been tasked with connecting the city's fiber optic network to community institutions.
2/6/2014 1:04:37 PM
Communities in Kansas Voicing the Need for Faster Internet
The initiative Google introduced to provide Americans with high-speed broadband has had a positive impact in the market. By introducing Google Fiber, the company has in essence forced other organizations to make the same technology available around the country. While this move has been positive, rural communities with a limited customer base are being left out because the infrastructure investment required to provide the service is not profitable for private companies. Residents in Fort Scott, Kansas held a Broadband Speed Improvement meeting in order to address this issue in the city and surrounding areas.
2/6/2014 12:55:51 PM
COMANDER Project: The NGN Design of a Suitable WLAN for 60 GHz Radio-over-fiber
The launch of a four-year fiber-optic research project on the 1st October of 2013 promises to revolutionize next generation's optical-wireless networks. The research was dubbed "Converged Optical-Mobile Access Networks with Dynamic and Efficient Resource" (COMANDER) and has been funded under the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP.
2/6/2014 10:57:55 AM
Wisconsin to Improve Internet Speeds in Libraries
Broadband connection in educational institutions and public organizations such as libraries should be mandatory. However, local governments, especially in rural communities, with budgetary constraints and lack of infrastructure investment are finding it hard to deploy.
2/6/2014 10:02:23 AM
ViaWest Debuts in Arizona's Colocation Market with Environment Friendly Phoenix Data Center
Demands for colocation services are on the rise globally, leaving the colocation providers in a competitive business space, in which they must expand the breadth of their service offerings to stand out in the competition. ViaWest's recent entrance into Arizona's colocaton market seems to be perfectly in sync with this trend.
2/5/2014 5:14:31 PM
Iveda Signs Contract to Deploy Sentir at a 10,000-acre Facility in Southeast US
Iveda announced the signing of a major contract for deploying its Sentir Cloud Platform at a 10,000 acre new entertainment and multi-use project in the Southeast US. Following the development, Iveda will deploy the cloud video surveillance system at the under construction facility starting first quarter of this year.
2/5/2014 3:37:47 PM
Cologix Acquires DataCenter.BZ
Businesses grow either by internal expansion or by external expansion. Corporate combination can bring in more expertise, allowing any business to expand its operations. Cologix, a provider of data center colocation services and interconnection for carrier, media, financial services and enterprise customers in Denver, is also adopting the same technique. The company is all set to expand its business with the acquisition of DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio.
2/5/2014 9:18:06 AM
Colocation America Lives up to its Promise of 100 Percent Uptime
Full marks to Colocation America; while achieving 100 percent uptime for 12 consecutive months in 2013 is indeed remarkable, maintaining that record for five consecutive years is nothing short of exceptional - customer service at its height.
2/5/2014 8:31:20 AM
FCC Allows for Expanded Testing for Digital Networks
While companies like Verizon and AT&T are always looking to expand the areas in which they specialize, they are at their cores still telephone companies. That is why the news that the FCC has approved testing of digital phone lines was welcomed by those and other firms that are trying to phase out analog phone networks. The announcement that trials will be able to move forward is the latest step in companies moving towards a digital lifestyle for everyone in the United States.
2/4/2014 5:53:23 PM
Google Starts Fiber Installation in Shawnee
Google might be taking it slow when it comes to expanding its Google Fiber reach, but there is definite movement. The company began everying in Kansas City, Missouri and announced that it would likely spread out from there a couple of years ago. Since that announcement, the expansion has been quite slow but now Shawnee, Kansas residents can see the first signs of Google Fiber installation.
2/4/2014 5:28:18 PM
Green Wire and B&R Telephone Wins New Project to Provide Telecommunication Services in Texas
Green Wire Inc. (GWI), an operating unit of its wholly-owned subsidiary Greenwire Enterprises, Inc., has recently won a new project to offer voice, data, cabling and networking services in the San Antonio, San Marcos and Austin, Texas areas.
2/4/2014 4:02:38 PM
Optical Fiber Network Moves Forward in Venezuela
The telecom sector in Venezuela plans to install 6,886 kilometers of optical fiber under a current initiative - which was 70.2 percent complete at the end of last year. It is known as the National Transport Network project, and is still underway.
2/4/2014 2:35:34 PM
New York's ION Improves Rural Broadband Availability
When individuals and businesses are relocating to a new location, broadband availability is one of the most important requirements they look for. As the way we work and entertain ourselves increasingly becomes reliant on a broadband connection, it is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. This technology requires the right infrastructure, and generally rural and undeserved areas are last in getting the investment to have the services available everywhere else.
2/4/2014 12:26:37 PM
Ciena Selects 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network for Fiber Build
24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network is a regional, high-capacity transport and fiber services company. It meets the needs of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, greater Baltimore, MD, and the Delmarva Peninsula - located in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia - and its solutions are targeted to carriers, enterprises, government offices and service providers.
2/3/2014 12:37:30 PM
Calix Debuts New Solution to Deliver MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services
The newly released Calix solution should enable communications service providers to seamlessly deliver Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 services and LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul services and also help them realize faster revenue opportunities.
2/3/2014 10:57:50 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark fiber continues to light up the news this week as more and more communities sign on for high speed networks.
2/1/2014 8:04:00 AM
Brocade and Emulex Form Alliance to Develop Advanced Gen 6 Fibre Channel Solutions
Emulex Corporation, a provider of network connectivity and network monitoring solutions, has partnered with Brocade, a provider of enterprise networking solutions, to jointly develop a new generation of advanced Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel networking solutions.
1/30/2014 6:38:05 PM
Clearfield Introduces New Configurations of the FieldShield SmarTerminal
Clearfield, a company in fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications providers, has reduced the cost of fiber delivery in a multitude of application scenarios with the introduction of three new configurations of the FieldShield SmarTerminal. These below-grade solutions provide the quickest and least intrusive placement.
1/30/2014 4:38:41 PM
Integra Gets Fiber Network from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Integra, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions has specified a long-haul fiber optic network route directly connecting Salt Lake City to Sacramento.
1/30/2014 2:31:53 PM
FairPoint Brings Broadband to More Than 10,400 Homes and Businesses in Maine
One of the most renowned communication providers in the U.S., FairPoint Communications, has reportedly expanded its Broadband Internet services for a number of residences and communities in the new England region. Some 10,400 homes and businesses all across the state of Maine, according to the company, are benefitting from the expansion.
1/30/2014 2:17:51 PM
NetPilot Announces Launch of SoHoBlue-25 Unit for SME Businesses
Bristol based NetPilot Internet Security (NIS), an Internet security specialist, recently launched the new SoHoBlue-25 unit, saying that this new high performance product will enable SME businesses to make full use of new fibre optic and other high performance broadband services, operating at speeds up to 80Mbps.
1/30/2014 1:14:38 PM
PLX's PCIe Gen3 Switch Chosen for Fujitsu ETERNUS DX S3 Series
Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu has turned to PLX Technology, a provider of PCI Express (PCIe) silicon and software connectivity solutions for the data center, to enhance its recently released Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX S3 disk arrays. In particular, Fujitsu has selected the PLX ExpressLane PEX8764 switch to bring high-speed PCIe Gen3 interconnect to its product line.
1/30/2014 12:55:45 PM
Fiber, Eh? FirstLight Fiber, Fibrenoire Partner for Ethernet Services Between US, Canada
FirstLight Fiber recently announced that it will be partnering with Fibrenoire to deliver high performance Ethernet services between the U.S. and Canada.
1/29/2014 4:17:56 PM
Webzilla Successfully Completes 100GE Connection across its Internal Network
With demand for cloud computing growing stronger, enterprise hosting and colocation services provider Webzilla is expanding its public, private and hybrid and cloud storage services for its U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific customers.
1/29/2014 1:37:06 PM
Light Brigade Partners with Dover Telecommunications
Training sparks success. An organized training with customized inputs can help individuals from any industry to acquire skills that they need to move forward in their career.
1/29/2014 1:32:30 PM
Telehouse Opens New Colocation Floor at London Data Center
Telehouse, a provider of global data centers and managed ICT services, recently announced that it has opened a new has opened a new 1000m² (approx. 10'763 ft2) of available colocation space at Telehouse West. The company had already pre-sold over 1'300m2 to multinationals within the telecommunications and media industry when it first opened in 2010.
1/29/2014 1:29:03 PM
Akamai Study: The Internet Getting Faster Worldwide
While many of us like to lament our low connection speeds, or our low bandwidth caps or the like-especially when we look at those offered in some other regions like South Korea-a new study from Akamai, a cloud service provider, says that Internet speeds are getting quicker throughout much of the world.
1/29/2014 9:05:45 AM
Sunesys and Lam Cloud Enter into Partnership
Sunesys, LLC, a provider of dark fiber, managed private Ethernet networks and transport, has signed a deal with Lam Cloud for a 10G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fiber network connection from their central headquarters in Cranbury, NJ to the 165 Halsey Newark data center.
1/28/2014 12:56:16 PM
ADVA Optical Networking Starts WDM-PON Trial in Austria
ADVA Optical Networking stated that its WDM-PON trial in Austria should bring about uncontended gigabit connectivity to residential subscribers and take high-speed broadband access to the underserved rural areas in that country.
1/28/2014 11:30:01 AM
Zayo Upgrades Las Vegas Colocation Facility
Zayo Group, LLC (Zayo), an international provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, has upgraded its Las Vegas, Nev., colocation facility, located at 7185 Pollock Dr., that supports improved uptime and security.
1/28/2014 11:14:59 AM
QLogic Intros Fiber Channel Adapter Designed for Open Compute Project Servers
QLogic, a provider of fiber channel adapters, introduced a new QOE2562 8Gb fiber channel mezzanine adapter that will suit open compute project (OCP) servers.
1/28/2014 9:11:58 AM
Missouri Town Explores High-speed Broadband Project
A rural community in Missouri is exploring the possibility of installing a $5.8 million fiber-optic network with help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Broadband Initiative.
1/27/2014 6:37:00 PM
NetCracker Technology Enables C Spire Fiber to Accelerate Broadband Service Delivery
NetCracker Technology announced that C Spire Fiber has chosen its Outside Plant Management and Service Order Management solution to accelerate its broadband service delivery offering. The NetCracker solutions would enable C Spire to improve accuracy in order fulfillment as well as enhance data transmission across its fiber optic network.
1/27/2014 2:39:18 PM
BT Announces Expansion of Fiber Broadband Services
The UK is one of the fastest growing countries on fiber usage. Also, it is faster than many other European allies when it comes to average connection speeds, affordability and pricing, according to a report from market-research company Analysys Mason.
1/27/2014 12:26:02 PM
EXFO Adds FIP-430B Fully Automated Fiber Inspection Probe to its Portfolio of Portable Fiber-optic Test Equipment
EXFO Inc., provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry, has added the FIP-430B Fully Automated Fiber Inspection Probe to its portfolio of portable fiber-optic test equipment.
1/27/2014 11:57:27 AM
Google Expanding Its Fiber Network to Provo
It wasn't that long ago that dark fiber was something that was relatively rare. Now companies like Google are expanding the high-speed Internet's reach to all corners of the United States. There are certainly some areas of the country that simply weren't ready for the cost that comes along with fiber optic Internet service. Most places are clamoring for the highest Internet speeds they can get. That's likely why VR-Zone is reporting that Google laid down a sizable chunk of money in order to acquire Provo, Utah based ISP, iProvo.
1/27/2014 7:38:07 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark Fiber continued expanding its reach this week as more and more municipalities recognized the benefits of faster connection speeds.
1/25/2014 7:25:00 AM
Unite Private Networks Announces Completion of its Dallas Metro Fiber-optic Network
With the completion of the construction of the Dallas metro fiber-optic network and the launch of 10 Gbps WAN services to the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Unite Private Networks (UPN), a provider of fiber-based communications networks and services, is all set to offer fiber-related communications and services to school districts, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals and enterprise businesses spanning over the 20 state service area.
1/24/2014 8:24:40 AM
Wisconsin Town Debates $27 Million Fiber-optic Network
Looking to improve its economic development prospects and educational opportunities, the small town of Sun Prairie, Wis., (population 29,364) began discussing a potential development of a city-wide $27 million fiber-optic network.
1/24/2014 7:55:12 AM
Allstream Connects 3k Buildings to Its Fiber-Optic IP Network
Canada-based Allstream, an all-business communications provider, said that it has connected over 3,000 buildings to its 30,000+ kilometre nationwide fiber-optic IP network.
1/23/2014 6:21:46 PM
FirstLight Fiber Hires Gary Kraemer to Lead its Financial Operations
FirstLight Fiber announced the appointment of Gary Kraemer who will take on the role of the CFO and senior vice president with Kraemer assuming new responsibilities with immediate effect. Kraemer succeeds Sean Socha, who announced his separation from the company due to personal reasons after a successful stint of three years as CFO at FirstLight.
1/23/2014 11:43:27 AM
CyrusOne Data Centers Certified by Open-IX Association
CyrusOne, a colocation solutions provider, recently announced that Open-IX (OIX) Association, a non-profit industry group formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, has certified six of the company's data centers. The certified data centers are located in the Dallas, Houston, Austin, Cincinnati and Phoenix markets.
1/23/2014 11:05:38 AM
Fibertech Networks to Construct its Fiber-optic Network in Detroit
Fibertech Networks, a company focused in building and operating fiber-optic networks throughout mid-size cities in the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, is continuing its network expansion. Currently, the focus is to construct a 770-mile network in Detroit to provide businesses more data connectivity.
1/23/2014 9:10:52 AM
FirstLight Appoints Gary Kraemer as Chief Financial Officer
FirstLight Fiber has announced the appointment of Gary Kraemer as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. The company is a facilities-based telecommunications service provider.
1/23/2014 9:06:48 AM
United States Department of Defense Awards $1.6 million Contract to Windstream
United States Department of Defense has awarded a five-year, $1.6 million contract to Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, to provide fiber connections and services for three U.S. military bases.
1/23/2014 8:29:11 AM
U.K. Research Network to Receive Fiber Upgrade after Extending Contract with SSE Telecoms
Janet, a UK-based academic research network, announced on Monday that it has extended its contract with SSE Telecoms for another five years. SSE will upgrade the southern portion of Janet, adding faster network connections to 70 college facilities over 280 km of underground routes.
1/22/2014 4:17:18 PM
Government-funded Project Brings Broadband to New Hampshire
A project to bring a fiber optic network to New Hampshire is finally complete. Network New Hampshire Now, which is comprised of 865 miles of fiber optic cable, brings a 20-gigabyte connection to towns in need of it, including Enfield and Lebanon, thanks to federal stimulus money.
1/22/2014 9:23:17 AM
Indiana County Emergency Radio System is Almost Complete
During emergencies, it's probably a no-brainer to governments and the private sector that there is an inherent responsibility among those who own communications mediums to make sure that all communications are working. Indiana County's commissioners have met recently and learned some good news regarding their own emergency communications.
1/22/2014 9:10:16 AM
Southern Light Installs Fiber Network for Jacksonville, Fla. Residents
Gulf Coast's fiber optic networks and high-capacity transport solutions provider, Southern Light has recently accomplished the construction of the first phase of its metropolitan fiber optic network in Jacksonville, Fla.
1/22/2014 8:56:49 AM
Federal Broadband Grants Link Rural Residents in South Carolina
High-speed Internet isn't just for city dwellers, thanks to two federal grants that are bringing broadband access to rural residents in South Carolina.
1/22/2014 8:22:16 AM
Telstra Partners with Infinera to Upgrade its Asia Pacific Network with Multiple Submarine Cable Routes
Infinera and Telstra recently announced that both companies will work together to upgrade the Telstra network serving the Asia Pacific region. The inclusion of multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes to the Telstra network will not only help in enhancing its capacity, but will also deliver increased scalability and reliability to important routes of the network.
1/21/2014 12:00:33 PM
Cogent Partners with Hibernia Networks to Expand Network in Northern Ireland
Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity services, announced that Cogent Communications, a multinational Tier 1 Internet service provider, selected the company to expand its network reach throughout Northern Ireland.
1/21/2014 11:44:42 AM
Level 3 Partners With Telekom Malaysia For Optimizing Network Traffic
Level 3 Communications Inc. announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Telekom Malaysia Berhad to enable localization of Internet services and optimize network traffic on Telekom Malaysia's network. The agreement will enable Telekom Malaysia to locally cache the high-demand content for improving Internet connectivity and also optimize the network for reliability, security and efficiency.
1/21/2014 9:45:23 AM
Cologix Successfully Commissions Phase One of Expanding its Facility in Downtown Montreal
Cologix recently announced that it has successfully commissioned phase 1 of the expansion process for its 1155 University facility in Downtown Montreal. The new data center is the company's seventh facility in Montreal; the company is expecting to complete the second and final phase this year. Planned as an extension of the carrier hotel at 1250 Rene Levesque West, the new 1155 University facility will have a separate fiber ring enabling customers at both facilities to easily interconnect; the fiber ring will support interconnection from more than 100,000 SQF of colocation space.
1/20/2014 6:46:40 PM
KVH Industries' Maritime VSAT Network Now Available with Upgraded C-band Beams
KVH Industries, a provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, supposedly launched the mini-VSAT Broadband end-to-end solutions to empower users to deliver the bandwidth their operations demand at affordable costs.
1/20/2014 3:46:33 PM
Smithville Brings Fiber-optics Technology Enabling Gigabit-level Connectivity in Griffin
Smithville Communications announced that it has completed the fiber-optics rebuild project in Griffin in line with its initiative for fiber expansion in rural areas. The company initiated a US$ 90 million initiative to substitute all the copper-based platforms within its area of service and the current development forms a part of this initiative.
1/20/2014 1:53:38 PM
International Carrier Sales & Solutions Launches New Point of Presence in Hong Kong
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom AG, has launched a new point of presence (PoP) in Hong Kong.
1/20/2014 10:57:17 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
This week in dark fiber was a big one for new fiber optics infrastructure construction. Let's take a look at how fiber optics is being deployed in a range of geographic regions.
1/18/2014 7:04:00 AM
Rainbow Broadband Speeds to Rescue KYLE Edit
KYLE edit, a boutique editorial company, was thrilled to move into a beautiful, historic, 100 year-old brick building in Manhattan, but it lacked broadband. Rainbow Broadband, a high speed Internet provider, came to its rescue.
1/17/2014 2:57:41 PM
Planet Technology Debuts Mini IP DSLAM Unit
PlanetechUSA, a company offering quality industrial network equipment such as media converters, switches, wireless and XDSL units, IP surveillance cameras, and power over Ethernet equipment, recently unveiled the mini IP DSLAM.
1/17/2014 2:51:36 PM
CyrusOne Demonstrates the Advantages of CyrusOne National IX
CyrusOne National IX has been built to offer interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond.
1/17/2014 2:44:17 PM
Avago Gets a Favorable Decision in Patent Case
Avago Technologies has won the latest round of the patent war against Mellanox and FCI, when the International Trade Commission ruled Avago's intellectual property was infringed upon by both these companies.
1/17/2014 2:30:10 PM
Mitech Partners Announces Free Business Internet Service for New Customers
Mitech Partners, LLC, a company also known as Business Internet Nashville (BIN), has announced that it is now offering two months of free Internet and phone service to new business customers.
1/16/2014 4:23:29 PM
Australia Japan Cable Upgrades Network Capacity with Infinera Intelligent Transport Network
Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform that features long haul super-channels with SD-FEC based on the industry's most widely deployed Photonic Integrated Circuit and the FlexCoherent Processor, has recently been deployed by Australia Japan Cable.
1/16/2014 10:36:02 AM
New Undersea Fiber Optics Connect Majority of the Southern Hemisphere
Africa, South America and several parts of Asia are likely to experience faster voice and data transfer thanks to a new submarine fiber optic cable that's currently in its planning stages. The 6,000 mile cable will be installed by Angola Cables, a telecommunications operator in the Southern region of Africa.
1/16/2014 9:10:45 AM
New Hampshire to Add More Broadband Access, One of Many Plans Funded by Federal Stimulus Money-Global Broadband Still Lagging
New Hampshire recently added 865 miles of fiber optic cable in an effort to improve the state's broadband Internet access. The $63 million project resulted in 12,000 businesses being within three miles of a high speed connection. The program is one of many funded by the National Broadband Plan (NBP), which originated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
1/15/2014 4:01:45 PM
OnSSI Now Offers 64-bit Recording to All its Ocularis Models
OnSSI, a company that specializes in breakthrough VMS technology, has announced that it will now on offer 64-bit recording technology in every version of its Ocularis Video Management System.
1/15/2014 9:08:53 AM
Fiber Expansion Financing Approved by Council
The Marshall County Council recently approved the last part of public financing of the $3 million project which will expand the Metronet from South Bend into Plymouth.
1/15/2014 8:20:39 AM
Emerald Networks Selects Killala Bay As Landing Site For New-Build Fiber Optic Cable
Emerald Networks Holdings Limited announced that the company has chosen Killala Bay in County Mayo as the landing site for "Emerald Express," which is the company's new-build high-capacity fiber optic cable system. The new-build cable system is designed to connect North America to Europe and Iceland with Killala Bay being the ideal landing location along the Mayo coastline with minimal environmental impact as per the international standards for connectivity projects.
1/14/2014 3:11:25 PM
SummitIG's New Dark Fiber Path Positions Young Company for Growth
Upgrading the fiber network to the center of the nation's defense sector is a wise move, and telecom infrastructure provider SummitIG has taken on the task with a new dark fiber installation along Interstate 95.
1/14/2014 7:59:17 AM
Fiber-Optic Broadband Shows Significant Growth Worldwide
Growth in fiber-optic broadband knows no geographic boundaries, with subscriptions to high-speed networks growing by 13.9 percent worldwide from June 2012 to June 2013, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
1/13/2014 6:40:49 PM
IBISWorld Presents Research Report on Environmental Consulting in the US Industry Market
IBISWorld, the nation's independent source of industry and market research has presented its report on Environmental Consulting in the US industry. The report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level.
1/13/2014 4:07:24 PM
West Virginia Experiences Broadband Woes Due to Costs
As the U.S. falls behind other countries in broadband speed, many state-run initiatives are trying to push the envelope to make the development of fiber networks at a fast pace. Today, we're focusing on West Virginia, a state where officials are working together with Frontier Communications on a massive project that hopes to extend fiber internet access to many communities.
1/13/2014 3:35:47 PM
Comings & Goings: Telx's New CFO - John Abbot
Chief Financial officer (CFO) is much more than a mere gatekeeper of finance. They are the ones who are constantly scouring existing and new markets for opportunities besides staying on top of the company's finances. This strategic role and responsibility of the CFO is what makes this post an important one within the organization. To fill this vital post, companies look high and low for the right candidate.
1/13/2014 3:22:06 PM
SolveForce Offers New Nationwide Fiber Optic Network Internet Service
Setting up a company's data and telecommunication system is not as easy job. Fiber optic cabling is a superior solution to voice and data cabling. SolveForce, a nationwide telecom agency, has boosted its fiber optic network service solutions for all voice and data transmission needs.
1/13/2014 1:09:59 PM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Despite bad winter weather, the dark fiber community continued to push forward this past week, and we have some of the updates that were made public.
1/11/2014 7:30:00 AM
Northern Virginia's London Internet Exchange Receives Dark Fiber Network
The Northern Virginia metropolitan market is pleased to finally have a redundant fiber-optic network for the London Internet Exchange (LINX), which was completed and delivered by FiberLight LLC. Fiberlight is one of the nation's leading providers of Ethernet, Wavelength, IP and Dark Fiber network services, with networks ranging all the way from Texas to Washington DC. This latest addition of Virginia's fiber-optic network expands their reach even further.
1/10/2014 4:03:28 PM
tw telecom Offers Business Ethernet Services to Data Holdings' Data Center in Milwaukee
tw telecom, a provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions throughout the U.S. and globally, announced it is offering Business Ethernet network services to Data Holdings' data center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1/10/2014 4:01:02 PM
The Benefits of Dark Fiber
Dark fiber refers to the public-private partnership intended to bring high speed internet connections to rural communities around the United States. The dark fiber refers to the dark fiber optic cable that will light up once it starts to be used, but is dormant and dark until then. Dark fiber will bring a number of benefits to local communities.
1/10/2014 1:58:01 PM
TELEHOUSE Enters into Strategic Relationship with tw telecom Manhattan
TELEHOUSE, the global player for data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services, has entered into a strategic relationship with tw telecom Manhattan.
1/10/2014 10:23:57 AM
MoCA Certification Gets an Upgrade
The coaxial cable has been a symbol of the television and broadcasting industry for a very long time. As the television evolved and the delivery of content changed with innovations, the coaxial cable was still there to deliver all of this to the set top boxes of millions of homes.
1/10/2014 9:24:04 AM
Wheelings & Dealings: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $4.4 Million Contract from Brazilian Military
Orlando, Florida-based Comtech Systems, Inc., subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has recently bagged a $4.4 million contract from the Brazilian Military to improve its satellite network.
1/10/2014 9:19:53 AM
Expert Colocation to Launch IT Products on January 14, 2014
Expert Colocation, a new, data center colocation provider, will launch several new, highly-accessible and affordably-priced IT infrastructure products next week.
1/9/2014 4:40:22 PM
UPN Receives Contract from Kidwell for Fiber-optic Network and Communications
United Private Networks (UPN) announced that the company has received a contract from Kidwell to access the former's state-of-the-art fiber-optic network and other host of communications services. The current agreement is an extension to the existing contract between both the companies signed in 2011, where in UPN provided communication services to a single location of Kidwell.
1/8/2014 5:30:16 PM
T5 Announces The Launch Of T5@NY - Its Seventh Data Center In The US
T5 Data Centers announced the launch of its seventh data center facility in the US, T5@NY which will be based in Westchester County. The new facility will be the company's first data center to be located in the Northeast and is developed in association with Lincoln Rackhouse. The new purpose-built, powered-shell data center is situated 30 miles towards north of Manhattan, and due to its proximity to New York, the facility will serve as a perfect disaster recovery or "mirrored" data center for enterprises operating in trading, financial services and technology sectors. The new facility is expected to be fully-functional by the second quarter of 2014.
1/8/2014 5:26:46 PM
Let's Make a Movie. Faster!
It's well known that the movie business has warmly embraced all the new technologies made available to it, as evidenced by all the films using CGI and other special effects. So, it makes sense that an industry so reliant on technology would settle for nothing less than the fastest broadband speed it could get to keep up with today's breakneck pace of work and play.
1/8/2014 5:20:06 PM
VidOvation Adds New Products in VidOptic Fiber Optic Transmission Product Family
VidOvation provides streaming video and webcasting, wireless video communications, video over wired IP and Ethernet networks, CATV and RF video transport over category cable, video over category cable and coax, video and RF over fiber optic cable and fiber optic networks, and fiber-optic cable assemblies for the broadcast television, sports and government markets.
1/8/2014 1:11:24 PM
DukeNet Communications Acquired by Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc., which is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, has completed its previously announced acquisition of DukeNet Communications, LLC.
1/8/2014 12:41:34 PM
Chicago to be the Beneficiary of Lightower's Fiber Expansion
The speed in which our computing devices are able to access the information we need is a critical component in today's environment. Whether it is a student researching a project for homework or a large enterprise accessing cloud services to serve a global customer base of millions of people, speed is very important.
1/8/2014 10:15:23 AM
Wheelings & Dealings: Time Warner Cable Completes $600 Million Acquisition of DukeNet
Time Warner Cable has announced that it has completed its acquisition of DukeNet Communications for $600 million, giving it access to fiber networks in North and South Carolina.
1/7/2014 1:55:51 PM
C4L Partners with Zayo to Bring Better Connectivity to the UK
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace with at least one new product coming out every day. This explosion of technological products stems from the extensive use of different devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. When people use these devices, they expect different apps and features that fulfill their need to work, socialize and stay updated with current events. Other than individual users, businesses are also highly connected today because of technologies such as cloud, big data and so much more. The data centers of these companies use the latest communication and connectivity technologies to offer the best and quickest service to customers.
1/7/2014 8:54:12 AM
Chattanooga Launches Multi-functional Fiber-optic Network for Smart Grid, Media Services
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has taken the notion of the smart grid one step farther with the construction of a fiber-optic network that provides multiple functions for city residents.
1/6/2014 11:31:57 AM
Zayo Delivers Fiber Connectivity for Ajubeo's National Cloud Hub Expansion
Zayo Group, an international provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure services and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has been selected to provide fiber connectivity services for Ajubeo's national cloud hub expansion. Ajubeo specializes in providing virtual data center solutions and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
1/6/2014 8:27:15 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The New Year brings renewed energy to many tech sectors, and dark fiber is certainly one of them.
1/4/2014 7:30:00 AM
Ellensburg Moves Onto the Dark Fiber Super Highway
When it comes to rolling out dark fiber and getting a larger network of broadband internet, the industry's dirty little secret is that it can sometimes be easier to do in smaller, more rural areas. Washington State is a prime example of this, with the recent announcement that tiny Ellensburg, Washington is going to be constructing a publicly owned broadband network in its town.
1/3/2014 11:16:31 AM
Dark Fiber Shining its Light in New Jersey
New Jersey's Consolidated Telephone Company reports it has begun installing wide swatches of fiber optics in Little Falls, NJ.
1/2/2014 8:57:14 AM
US Invented the Internet, but its Internet Speed is Lagging Behind
While many large US cities enjoy high Internet speeds, rural areas and underserved urban regions brings the average down dramatically, landing the US at number 35 on a list of 148 countries for Internet speed rankings.
1/2/2014 8:17:15 AM
2014 for the Web Likely to Have Highs and Lows
It's so often the case with, well, just about anything really, that when its future is considered, there are high points and low points to consider. There are advances that emerge to improve things, and there are unexpected glitches and hazards to slow things down, as Ars Technica's Jon Brodkin recently noted. The Internet, that part of our lives that for many only increases in importance, will prove no exception, as challenges and advancements are already coming into view.
12/30/2013 12:19:50 PM
Britons View Broadband Infrastructure as Key to Economic Future
Residents of the United Kingdom believe strongly in the power of broadband, as evident by a new survey. In fact, 43 percent of respondents chose broadband as the best means of improving the country's economic future, far outranking the second-place choice, power stations at 32 percent.
12/30/2013 9:38:36 AM
City of Dunnellon Unloads its Fiber Optic Business
When public entities decide to embark on a business venture and try to perform the function private companies do so very well, it eventually ends in catastrophic failure. The continual fiasco of the Venezuelan government is one great example, but closer to home the rollout of healthcare.gov is another. These and other examples should provide future leaders to do what they do best, which is to legislate and leave the private sector to do what it does best, which is to efficiently run a business. The latest flop comes from the city of Dunnellon, Florida, which has finally made the wise decision to liquidate its failed fiber optic utility to Florida Cable Inc.
12/30/2013 8:35:34 AM
New York Rolling Out Fiber to Rural Areas of the State
In the 21st century, there are few technologies that are as highly sought after as broadband Internet access. One reason why the tech is so popular is because the original rollout of the truly high speed dark fiber has been slow. As different parts of the country eventually get it, other parts realize they are falling behind when it comes to luring in businesses and residents.
12/30/2013 7:47:06 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber community continues to evolve, as more communities clamor for faster speeds. It's part of a task for both large and small communities across the nation - attract quality businesses to the region, and the jobs and tax revenue they bring.
12/28/2013 7:00:00 AM
Innovation's Infrastructure Investment
The "Innovation and the Economy" Financial Times Special Report from Clive Cookson published on Oct. 17 reads: "Policy makers need to embrace a broader vision of innovation, and shape infrastructure and regulation accordingly."
12/26/2013 5:47:08 PM
Fiber Optic Network Expansion Sets the Stage for Local Business Development
It's a task for both large and small communities across the nation - attract quality businesses to the region, and the jobs and tax revenue they bring.
12/24/2013 12:41:42 PM
TV Azteca to Build its Second Fiber Network
TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, has won a bid to install and operate a fiber optic network of 13,400 kilometers to cover nearly 80 percent of the territory of Peru.
12/24/2013 11:20:47 AM
GCI to Offer Faster Internet Service in Alaska
Telecommunications companies like to go after large metropolitan markets with populations numbering in the millions, but even these markets eventually reach high saturation points forcing providers to search for other markets.
12/24/2013 8:24:12 AM
Dark Fiber Network Planned to Boost Jobs and Schools in Ohio
Residents of Springfield, Ohio are pushing to utilize the fiber-optic networks that already exist in their city to the extent that other Ohio communities are. The residents, and the city, believe that maximizing the usage of this network will put Ohio on the fast track for job creation.
12/23/2013 2:20:12 PM
Coriant Enables Telefonica Vivo Increase Network Capacity
Coriant's hiT 7300, hiT 7100, TNMS optical solutions and support services, are slated to help Brazil's Telefonica Vivo maximize the capacity of its optical backbone network.
12/23/2013 12:47:57 PM
Finger Lakes Technology to Build Fiber Network in Arcadia
Since Google Fiber started providing gigabit Internet speed service in select cities around the country, it has forced local and national service providers to start offering faster Internet connections. The need to have faster Internet connections is more important than ever as businesses and individuals continue to migrate to cloud services for work and entertainment. A faster connection means customers will be able to access the data when they need it without any lag. Finger Lakes Technology (FLTG), part of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Co., has introduced a plan to expand its fiber network into Arcadia, New York.
12/23/2013 10:22:12 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
Dark Fiber continues its explosive growth both here and abroad, and we have all the latest updates.
12/21/2013 8:15:00 AM
Wheelings and Dealings: C4L Partners with International Bandwidth Infrastructure Provider Zayo
C4L, a colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications provider, has selected Zayo Group for multi-site fiber backbone. As part of the pact, Zayo would deploy a network of fiber links that diversely interconnects 27 C4L data centers between London Docklands and Slough.
12/20/2013 11:21:11 AM
TEO's Fiber Optic Internet User Base Surpasses DSL Customer Base
TEO, a European provider of fiber optic solutions, just announced its fiber-optic Internet user base in Lithuania has surpassed that of broadband DSL seven years after the commencement of next-generation fiber-optic solutions (FTTH).
12/19/2013 8:50:40 AM
DragonWave Becomes Single Source Microwave Backhaul Supplier for MADA Communications
DragonWave Inc., a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications Kuwait in its multi-million dollar network deployment.
12/18/2013 5:41:14 PM
Qlogic Adapters are Certified as DataCore Ready
QLogic FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and FabricCache 10000 Series server-based caching adapters have been certified as DataCore Ready.
12/18/2013 12:00:53 PM
Wolfe to Establish PoP at Telx's Data Center in Atlanta
Wolfe announced that the company will establish a Point-of-Presence (PoP) facility at the Atlanta based data center ATL1, owned by Telx. The current development further enhances the association between both the companies to Atlanta as the organizations previously collaborated for Wolfe to operate Telx's data center in New York City.
12/18/2013 11:52:26 AM
MADA Communications Picks DragonWave as its Microwave Backhaul Supplier
DragonWave a supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications in Kuwait. As MADA wireless broadband boosts speeds and high reliability wireless services to launch new services, the DragonWave solution will adapt with simple software upgrades.
12/18/2013 11:38:53 AM
IceWEB's Subsidiary to Provide Broadband Services to Major Construction Customer
IceWEB's Kansas City subsidiary, Computers and Tele-Comm, Inc. (CTC), will provide broadband service to a $2.5 billion construction company in a remote area near Portland, OR.
12/18/2013 11:37:03 AM
Micrel Intros New Clock Generators and Clock Buffers for the PCIe Market
Micrel, a provider of power, LAN, timing and communications solutions, has launched new PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators to the SY7557xL clock distribution family designed to deliver low phase noise for PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and optimum output-to-output skew.
12/18/2013 11:20:14 AM
EXFO Adds Multimode Test Capabilities to its iOLM Tool
EXFO, a provider of test and service assurance solutions, stated that its iOLM (Intelligent Optical Link Mapper) tool is now available with multimode test capabilities and can be deployed for troubleshooting in the fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) and data center networks.
12/18/2013 11:07:30 AM
CyrusOne Houston West Campus Augments Power Capacity for Seismic Exploration Computing
CyrusOne's Houston West campus delivers very high concentration of high-performance compute and high-density colocation space. The data center campus offers up to 31 megawatts (MW) of critical power load after the addition of a 3 MW power capacity.
12/18/2013 10:44:50 AM
CSP Inc. Announces Expansion of its Myricom Product Line
The demand for 10GbE connectivity solutions is growing, and a recent survey from Crehan Research forecasts that 10GBASE-T, a 10GbE connectivity solution in data centers, will soon surpass all other alternatives by 2015, reaching more than 30 million ports in 2016.
12/18/2013 9:50:25 AM
The Return of Fiber Deployments
After the fiber optic "glut" of over a decade ago and Verizon declaring its FiOS deployments are effectively done, it seems contrarian and maybe a bit insane to predict a forthcoming wave of new, capital-intensive projects to put more glass in the ground. Four trends are conspiring to make fiber a retro tech play.
12/17/2013 12:21:50 PM
Edge-Core Networks Introduces Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switches with Push-to-Smart Technology
Taiwan-based Edge-Core Networks has made life easier for MIS managers by introducing the latest new product line of Gigabit Ethernet plus Switches with "Push-to-Smart" technology.
12/16/2013 6:42:04 PM
Dulles Infrastructure Company Constructing Dark Fiber Route in Richmond
As a preemptive measure to meet the expected growth of data centers in the Richmond area of Virginia, Dulles-based network infrastructure company SummitIG has started building a dark fiber route from Ashburn to Petersburg.
12/16/2013 6:36:39 PM
Sckipio Receives Investments to Develop G.fast Broadband Modem Semiconductors
Sckipio Technologies announced that it has received investments of around $10 million for American and Israeli venture fund companies to develop G.fast broadband modem semiconductors. Gemini Israel Ventures, Aviv Ventures, Amiti Capital and Genesis Partners have invested in Sckipio to develop the hardware for enabling the soon to be announced 1Gbps broadband standard, G.fast.
12/16/2013 10:44:31 AM
Consolidated Communications Expands Fiber Footprint in Dallas/Fort Worth Market
Consolidated Communications delivers fiber network solutions to enterprise customers. The company's key services include dedicated Internet access, voice services including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Primary Rate Interface (PRI), hosted IPBX, Wide Area Networks (WAN) and managed services/disaster recovery/colocation.
12/16/2013 8:00:53 AM
Dark Fiber Community Week in Review
As more users demand high-speed connections, the Dark Fiber community continues to grow exponentially. Let's look at some of the past week's news.
12/14/2013 7:23:00 AM
New Zealand's Internet Woes Likely to Continue
One such country that is facing problems with Internet speeds is New Zealand. According to a report released by Akamai Technologies, the average speed in New Zealand is only 4.2 Mbps, which puts it behind all other developed countries in the world. South Korea topped the list with 13.3 Mbps, which is almost three times more than speed in New Zealand. Such low speeds have created frustration and anger among the population as it makes them that much less productive.
12/13/2013 5:23:16 PM
Sterlite Networks to Deploy Optical Fiber to 150,000 Homes in India by 2014
Sterlite Networks plans to deploy fiber optic connectivity to 150,000 homes by March 2014 in India as a part of proof of concept. A fully owned subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies, the company has already laid optic fiber in the cities of Ghaziabad and Noida near the capital of India, New Delhi and other major cities like Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.
12/13/2013 3:37:04 PM
Google Fiber May Share Poles with AT&T in Austin TX
Google Fiber, the ultra high-speed Internet network that already exists in certain communities like Kansas City and Provo UT, is set to challenge the next hurdle for being integrated in Austin, TX. Fiber offers speeds of up to one gigabit for uploads and downloads, which is unheard of when compared to other Internet service providers.
12/13/2013 8:49:14 AM
Timico Introduces Fixed Price Ethernet Solution
As companies all over the world realize the salient benefits of Ethernet services, providers are coming up with newer plans and services to help their customers.
12/13/2013 8:10:50 AM
Are Copper-Line Phone Services on the Road to Extinction?
Copper land lines are at serious risk for soon being discontinued. One recent report said that since 2000, when there were 186 million land lines in the United States, some 100 million copper lines were disconnected.
12/12/2013 1:13:13 PM
US Signal Creates a Dynamic Network Hub in Madison
Network and cloud hosting provider, US Signal is creating a dynamic network hub in Madison by installing two state-of-the-art Cisco ASR9000 core routers in its Madison, Wis. data center.
12/12/2013 9:18:15 AM
NETGEAR Expands ProSAFE Gigabit Plus Switch Family with Three New PoE Models
NETGEAR, a networking solutions provider, has expanded its family of ProSAFE Gigabit Plus Switches with three new Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) models.
12/12/2013 8:36:13 AM
Dell'Oro Group Releases Server Quarterly Market Share Report
Dell'Oro Group, a company that has been offering objective research and analysis that is helpful for component manufacturers, equipment vendors and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions, has recently released a new server quarterly market share report.
12/11/2013 9:19:18 AM
Silver Companies Partners SummitIG to Deploy Dark Fiber at Quantico
Silver Companies announced the signing of a partnership deal with SummitIG to deploy advanced dark fiber at the Quantico Corporate Center. The development is expected to enhance secure access and bandwidth across the region.
12/10/2013 10:28:11 AM
Demand Fuels the Revenue of Fiber Optic Company
Fiber optic cables have become the defacto industry standard for data transmission because it is more reliable and faster than other options. This is why it is used for all communications, especially those that are bandwidth-intensive such as videoconferencing and on-demand video streaming. Many technology companies rely on fiber-optics for their business and this has led to a boom for this industry.
12/10/2013 9:11:09 AM
Longmont, Colorado to Commence Building Fiber Network
The city of Longmont, Colorado has announced that it could start building its fiber-optic network next summer, according to the Longmont Times-Call.
12/10/2013 7:00:00 AM
Thinklogical Develops Easy-to-Integrate Fiber-Optic Extension Solution for Christie Entero HB Video Wall Display Cubes
Thinklogical LLC and Christie have recently collaborated to develop a highly secure and easy-to-integrate fiber-optic extension solution for Christie Entero HB video wall display cubes.
12/9/2013 6:27:23 PM
High-Speed Internet Isn't Just For Big Cities
While Google Fiber projects have been making headlines in larger cities around the nation, small communities and rural areas aren't being left behind when it comes to gigabit-level Internet speeds.
12/9/2013 5:23:24 PM
GlobeNet Expands Subsea Network in Colombia
GlobeNet, which operates a submarine cable network system that delivers high capacity between North and South America, has just completed construction of a new subsea network extension to Colombia.
12/9/2013 3:45:58 PM
EPFL's Innovation Addresses Capacity Limitations in Fiber Networks
Optical fibers transmit data in the form of pulses of light at amazing speeds. Innovations in fiber technology are forcing several providers to make the transition from traditional copper cables to fiber infrastructure that promises speeds in the gigabit range.
12/9/2013 3:13:27 PM
City of Chanute Approves Fiber to the Home Deployments
In one of the citywide fiber expansions, the City of Chanute has deployed fiber optic network after getting approval from the city commissioners.
12/9/2013 3:06:06 PM
New Study Shows Broadband Boosts the Economy and the Household
The findings are surprising inasmuch as they show the clear link between economic performance gains and fiber infrastructure. While most people suspect that faster Internet benefits individuals, businesses and society at large, the Arthur D. Little study clearly shows that yes, faster Internet infrastructure makes a difference.
12/9/2013 12:01:30 PM
Peering Between University of Texas and Google Fiber
Peering is process that allows two or more Internet service providers to exchange traffic. Once they make this arrangement they can hand off each other's customers, which eliminates a third party to perform the task, makes it cheaper and gives operators more control over traffic flows.
12/9/2013 10:13:38 AM
Dark Fiber Week in Review
The Dark Fiber Community continues to be a bright spot in the ongoing economic recovery, as evidenced by activity in the arena this past week.
12/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
inexio Manages Bandwidth Growth with ADVA 100G Metro
inexio KGaA, a customer of ADVA Optical Networking and Axians, has deployed ADVA 100G Metro in order to counter the significant bandwidth growth in Germany and Luxembourg.
12/6/2013 3:01:07 PM
Inexio Installs ADVA 100G Metro in Germany and Luxembourg
To keep up with the expectations of its enterprise and residential customers, inexio has recently installed the ADVA 100G Metro for regional connectivity in Germany and Luxembourg.
12/6/2013 9:07:12 AM
Completion of Standards Enables Fibre Channel Industry Association to Speed-up 32 Gigabit per Second Fibre Channel Protocol
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) recently announced the completion of the Fibre Channel Physical Interface by the INCITS T11 standards committee. The Fibre Channel Physical Interface is a 6th generation industry standard which outlines 32 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Fibre Channel. The completed FC-PI-6 standards will now be presented to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); the publication is expected to be release in the first quarter of 2014. Functioning as a non-profit international organization, the Fibre Channel Industry Association is the technology and marketing voice for the Fibre Channel industry.
12/6/2013 8:47:03 AM
How Verizon's Buyout of Vodafone Relates to FirstNet
So, what is the value of Verizon Wireless if the government is going to fund its capital expenditures on a nationwide network rollout? The exact answer is presently unknown, but certainly it is a much higher valuation than $289 billion if capital expenditures for new infrastructure were baked in to that number as being funded by the company.
12/5/2013 12:38:15 PM
OCG to be Part of the DE-CIX Infrastructure in NYC
DE-CIX North America is a division of the DE-CIX group, and an Internet Exchange operator. To further expand into North America, the company has established a new open, carrier-neutral Internet exchange in New York City.
12/5/2013 9:37:17 AM
Connect Iowa and STEM Advisory Council Broadband Committee Complete Report on Policy Recommendations
Connect Iowa along with the STEM Advisory Council Broadband Committee members have delivered their broadband policy recommendations to the Governor's Office. In September 2013, Governor Branstad launched the Connect Every Iowan initiative. The goal of this landmark initiative is to push forward Iowa as the most connected state among all the other Midwest states.
12/5/2013 9:13:36 AM
Increasing Need for High-speed Bandwidth Drives Demand for Fiber Optic Components
Today, broadband had grown and dial-up connections are in decline as higher bandwidth speeds has transformed the cabling technology.
12/5/2013 8:37:19 AM
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
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