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October 06, 2012

TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review



By Ed Silverstein
TMCnet Contributor



It was a busy week in the Dark Fiber sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.

An increasing number of healthcare firms are investing in new and advanced technologies, in order to provide patients with quicker and better healthcare facilities and services. However, deployment or augmentation of advanced technologies and large critical patient data transfers requires more bandwidth. A dark fiber infrastructure would be a solution. Acting along these lines, Atlantic Health System – a not-for-profit healthcare system based in New Jersey – has signed a partnership with New Jersey-based dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, Cross River Fiber Inc., to integrate a dedicated dark fiber network infrastructure.

In another article, ZTE Corp. announced that its National Datacast, a national provider of point-to-multipoint digital media connectivity, has successfully integrated and gained network approval for MediaLink, a low-cost network communication device. MediaLink integrates an ATSC TV receiver with a MC2718 PCI Express Mini Card from ZTE (News - Alert), providing a comprehensive connectivity solution.

Rackwise DCIM suite is exclusively powered by Intel DCM (News - Alert) and it enables users to have reliability and discover hidden capacity. It also promotes efficiency within their data centers and across their global information technology and facilities infrastructure. The solution further offers users the capability to manage a global network of data centers from a single console. Lincoln Electric System (LES) has picked up the Rackwise DCIM suite in its data centers in the Lincoln, Nebraska area.

Also, SolveForce recently introduced its Ethernet services in Oklahoma. According to the company, this service will be suited for companies that are looking to get dedicated lines for their data and phone services. The service is also well-suited to small- and medium-sized companies. SolveForce also introduced other services such as Point to Point Private Lines for one location and a T1 Line or T3 Line for dedicated lines.

XO Communications recently implemented the maiden coast-to-coast 100Gbps network with assistance from Equinix (News - Alert) Inc. XO Communications has utilized Equinix International Business Exchange data centers across the United States for the delivery of 100G services. Also, public, hybrid and private cloud providers will be offered a 100G channel from Equinix’s data centers that will cover both the coasts. The 100G channel will allow the customers to optimize their network, resulting in augmented performance and decreased latency.



 
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