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June 02, 2012

TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review



By Ashok Bindra
TMCnet Contributor



Once again, the dark fiber space generated lot of news this past week. For instance, VoIP provider Windstream (News - Alert) announced a full suite of communication solution and Taiwan’s Global Mixed-Mode Technology revealed plans to use LTX-Credence's ASLx test semiconductor for a new generation of testing platforms. While Appia Communications teamed up with Pangaea Networks (News - Alert) to serve businesses in the New York City metropolitan area. And semiconductor supplier PMC unveiled a second-generation HyPHY OTN processor family that enables Metro OTN.

In addition, Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. (SDT) was awarded a major contract to support Contact Networks, Inc.’s new project to build a high-speed, next-generation fiber network. COTS computing and IP networking supplier Parvus unwrapped a tactical fiber optic media support for the DuraNET 1268 Switch.  And Cross River Fiber disclosed plans to build a fiber network that connects Mahwah, New Jersey with other major financial hubs in the northern New Jersey area.

TMCnet contributing writer, Kayvon Ghoreshi reported that telecom company Windstream announced a full suite of technology and communication solutions for the businesses in Las Vegas. These include voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed Internet. As per the report, Windstream will also provide networking services targeted towards helping businesses as well as cloud computing management.

TMCnet contributing writer, Jack Grauer wrote that Taiwan’s Global Mixed-Mode Technology intends to use LTX-Credence's ASLx test semiconductor for a new generation of testing platforms. The report shows that GMT will install ASLx-based system at its own facilities as well as those of its partners. Vice president of manufacturing, Davis Hsieh was quoted, saying, “ASLx provides the best prices as well as the widest range of available products for GMT's needs.”

According to the report, compatibility also played a role in the decision. “GMT currently maintains a large existing fleet of ASL1000 systems," according to Hsieh. The report indicates that ASLx is built in order to accommodate the rapidly changing test market, while both adhering to industry requirements and maintaining compatibility.

Another contributor, Mike Lata reported that businesses in the New York City's metropolitan area will be able to take advantage of Appia Communications' services if they are located within Pangaea Networks' fiber optic network. The report quoted VP of sales at Appia, Jason Ulm, as saying, “The customers we serve with Pangaea fiber access will have unlimited bandwidth available at considerable savings.”

Lata wrote that the two companies have teamed up to offer new services for customers. These new services include VoIP, SIP trunking, video conferencing, nationwide networking and managed data services.

Likewise, TMCnet contributor Mandira Srivastava reported that semiconductor supplier PMC has extended its leadership in optical transport with a second-generation HyPHY OTN processor family that enables Metro OTN. “With PMC’s HyPHY 20Gflex and HyPHY 10Gflex, Metro OTN doubles packet efficiency and delivers the multiservice capabilities and scalability required for metro transport networks worldwide to cope with explosive growth in packet traffic,” wrote Srivastava.

 According to this report, the Hy Flex devices offer OEMs with the lowest cost of development by enabling them to leverage a single device for both OTN-switched and DWDM lambda-switched optical transport equipment. Additionlly, the HyPHY Flex devices are ODU0-channelized Metro OTN processors that support the newly approved OIF (News - Alert) compliant OTN-over-Packet Fabric system interface, which is critical for enabling platforms to implement scalable OTN switching architectures.

TMCnet contributing writer, Rory Lidstone reported that nationally recognized infrastructure services company, Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc. (SDT) was recently awarded a major contract to support Contact Networks, Inc., doing business as Inline, in development of a new project to build a high speed, next-generation fiber network. This contract was awarded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, wrote Lidstone.

TMCnet contributor Sujata Garud reported that COTS computing and IP networking supplier Parvus Corp. unveiled plans to provide tactical fiber optic media support for the DuraNET 1268 switch.  DuraNET 1268 is a rugged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten triple-speed 10/100/1000Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible sensors and computing devices onboard.

Lastly, in his report contributor Beecher Tuttle wrote about Cross River Fiber’s plans to build a direct dark fiber network that connects Mahwah, New Jersey with other major financial hubs in the northern New Jersey area. According to Beecher’s report, the announcement comes just days after NYSE Euronext (NYX) completed enhancements to its data center, opening up the facility to a greater number of service providers looking to acquire data center space and offer services within NYSE Technology's Mahwah facility.



 
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