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SDN - Don't Believe The Hype
Wikipedia says software-defined networking "is an approach to building data networking equipment and software that separates and abstracts elements of these systems. SDN allows network administrators to have programmable central control of network traffic without requiring physical access to the network's hardware devices… SDN decouples the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying system that forwards traffic to the selected destination (the data plane)."
7/29/2013 3:29:25 PM
ADTRAN Adds System-Level Vectoring to its Global Broadband Portfolio
Provider of next-generation networking solutions ADTRAN has announced the addition of system-level vectoring to its comprehensive global broadband portfolio.
10/26/2012 5:31:41 PM
GCI's $28 Million TERRA-Northwest Expansion Project will Provide Remote Alaska with Higher Speed, Lower Latency Data Service
In the Phase 3 of its TERRA-Northwest (TERRA-NW) initiative, GCI plans to expand its footprint into the remote Northwest Arctic region.
10/16/2012 2:25:44 PM
VOO Selects ADVA Optical Networking
Today's Optical+Ethernet networks are much more dynamic than their predecessors and they need improved flexibility. Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) were developed by ADVA Optical Networking in order to offer the required flexibility. Replicating the operational simplicity and flexibility of SONET/SDH networks at the wavelength level, they enable users to access any wavelength at any node at any time.
10/9/2012 4:51:21 PM
Azteca Selects Ericsson as Network Provider
Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia, a company that holds part of Colombia's Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications National Fiber Optic Project, recently selected Ericsson as a network provider to deploy Colombia's largest and most modern fiber optics networks. According to the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will provide SSR 8000 family, the most recent addition to Ericsson's IP Edge product portfolio.
9/13/2012 9:17:49 AM
Procera Receives an Initial Order for PacketLogic 8920 from US-based Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
Procera Networks, Inc., an intelligent policy enforcement company, has received an initial order for its PacketLogic 8920s from a large, US-based Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC). Procera was awarded the order for its system support in subscriber aware traffic analysis and reporting across the broadband network, as well as for their ability to build up fine grained subscriber usage profile in quick time for many active subscribers.
9/7/2012 11:40:08 AM
Qlogic Dominates Over 10Gb Ethernet Market with Strong Growth for its FCoE Adapters, Says Dell'Oro, Crehan Research
Q2 2012 Ethernet adapter market share reports from both Dell'Oro and Crehan Research have confirmed that QLogic has been able to increase its presence in the 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) market for Q2 2012. QLogic is a global provider of high-performance networking solutions, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions.
8/30/2012 9:29:57 AM
Omron Network Products Rolls-Out SX51-02C High-Speed, High-Performance Optical Modules
System designers seeking to utilize optical transmitter and receiver modules that provide quick implementation into various fiber extension products can now start leveraging Omron Network Products, LLC (ONP)'s new optical transmitter and receiver modules, SX51-02C, which are rated to handle 14Gb/s of data over a single multimode fiber.
8/29/2012 8:19:08 AM
New Bidirectional Optical Module from OMRON can Transmit 14Gb/s
Omron Network Products, LLC, an Americas subsidiary of Omron Corporation and the manufacturer of high-performance optical modules for VoF (Video over Fiber) and high speed data transmission, is planning to demonstrate a new bidirectional optical module to select customer and partners.
6/18/2012 9:52:25 AM
Obstruction, Barriers and the Banning of Municipal Dark Fiber
There could be no greater indication that municipal dark fiber networks can and do succeed with the proper plan, team, funding and execution than the efforts of the incumbent telecom and cable operators to block their very existence.
5/22/2012 8:38:34 AM
EXFO Inc. Rolls out New FTB-2200 Broadband Source for Field-based PMD Measurements
The speed of the data that is transmitted over a fiber usually faces limitations due to high values of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) - a form of modal dispersion that limits the rate at which data can be transmitted over fiber. PMD is known to be a significant obstacle in both legacy and newly deployed networks.
3/28/2012 7:16:19 AM
Analog Devices Inc. Introduces 11-bit D/A Converter to Help Enhance QAM
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global data converter, recently introduced an 11-bit D/A converter that helps cable television and broadband operators synthesize their complete cable spectrum going up to 1 GHz, into one RF port, while utilizing 1.1 W of power at the most.
2/17/2012 8:42:33 AM
Revenue for US Private Line Services Expected to Touch $43 Billion in 2016
Market predictions in a new study from Insight Research reveal that the US private line services market, which is a $39 billion dollar industry, will display a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth in the coming five years. The study also indicates that the modest growth rate will be due to the increasing demand for higher bandwidth private lines which has effectively offset the conversion of lower bandwidth private lines to packet-based services.
2/6/2012 3:07:18 PM
EU Begins To Lift Regulations on Next-Gen Fiber; Still Has Work To Do
While consumers may spend a lot of time demanding better quality and more reliable telecommunications services, it's not always easy to provide them, particularly in a more heavily regulated environment, such the EU countries.
1/26/2012 10:39:20 AM
Sify Technologies Opens Undersea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai
Sify, an India based provider of managed enterprise, network and IT services, announced that its Undersea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai is ready for operation. Sify's product offerings include end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products. Delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure, Sify services reach more than 667 cities and towns in India.
1/16/2012 2:08:45 PM
Infinera's ATN Deployed for Frontier's Metro Network
Frontier Communications, a provider of communications services focused on rural America, has deployed Infinera's ATN for its metro network.
1/12/2012 10:24:16 AM
Hitachi Enables Faster International Data Transfer
Hitachi is speeding up international transfers of large volumes of graphical design data and the like by the introduction of WAN Accelerator Family for global data centers, and for enterprises with global R&D, design, and manufacturing operations.
1/12/2012 9:32:09 AM
Cables To Go to Demo New Longer Distance Connectivity Solutions at 2012 CES
In an effort to support longer distance connectivity, Cables To Go - a provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, recently unveiled new hassle-free solutions, namely TruLink Media Gateway (TMG), A/V controller, VGA over Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), HDMI over coax and High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC).
1/10/2012 10:35:39 AM
Integra Telecom Expands Carrier Ethernet Capabilities
Integra Telecom, a provider of fiber-based business grade networking, communications and cloud solutions will be expanding its carrier Ethernet capabilities to Switch Communication's Las Vegas SuperNAP data center to drive enterprise growth in Nevada region.
1/5/2012 6:20:32 PM
Armored Cable Now Part of Siemon's Line of High-Speed MTP Plug and Play Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions
Siemon recently announced the addition of multiple armored cable options to its robust line of high-performance MTP-based plug and play fiber cable assemblies. The new armored cable will be made available in 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s-capable OM3 and OM4 multimode fiber cable constructions and also as a standard 62.5/125 and 50/125 multimode and singlemode.
12/5/2011 2:34:25 PM
Peetz Cooperative Telephone Picks ADTRAN Total Access 5000 MSAP for Broadband Expansion
ADTRAN Inc., a provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced that Peetz Cooperative Telephone Company, an independent telephone cooperative in rural Colorado, will be using the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) for its broadband expansion.
9/15/2011 6:45:00 PM
Dell'Oro Study Forecasts Expansion in Ethernet Switch Market
The Dell'Oro Group publishes Ethernet Switch quarterly reports containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share. Its latest quarterly market research report indicates that the Ethernet Switch market expanded eight percent sequentially in L2-L3 switching.
8/26/2011 9:16:34 AM
Subscriptions to Fiber Broadband Set to Double By Late 2016
In 2011, the growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers continues. The volume of customers using high bandwidth services such as Internet video and online gaming is on the rise worldwide. The booming Internet Protocol traffic that is generated by these services is putting pressure on the service providers to handle the demand for bandwidth. Fiber broadband coverage which is the best answer to serve these bandwidth-hungry services is being expanded by the broadband operators.
7/20/2011 2:44:13 PM
Ericsson Signs with Pillar Commercial and Gets 260,000 Square Foot Lease
Pillar Commercial recently announced that Ericsson has signed two lease agreements for close to 260,000 square feet of space to add to the existing 200,000 square feet it already occupies in the former Nortel campus at Lakeside Boulevard in Richardson's Telecom Corridor. Ericsson is one the world's leading providers of telecommunications equipment and related services. The company now holds 460,000 of the two buildings' total of approximately 800,000 square feet.
6/29/2011 10:55:12 AM
Fiber to the Home Initiative Launched by FTC
Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) has launched a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative with fiber management assistance being provided by Clearfield, Inc. Technical differences of a highly positive nature will therefore be experienced by nearly 10,000 South Carolina homes over the course of the next two years. Fiber based communications for phone service, digital TV, high-speed Internet, security and wireless service will prove to be beneficial to the residents along the 400 mile corridor of new fiber.
6/27/2011 1:06:07 PM
Transition Networks Introduces 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converter
Transition Networks Inc. has unveiled its 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber-to-fiber media converter at the CommunicAsia2011 meet. Sev Sadura, general manager of Transition Networks, said that this is a tremendously exciting time for Transition in Asia as they have a new product line built to meet the increasing demands of constrained LAN & WAN networks, while also expanding their local presence at the same time.
6/27/2011 10:33:52 AM
Avago, PLX Demonstrate End-to-End PCI Express Over Fiber Optics at 64Gbps
Analog interface supplier Avago Technologies and high-speed I/O connectivity solutions provider PLX Technology, Inc. have announced a collaboration to extend PCI Express (PCIe) beyond its dominant role within the box. Thus, using optics, the two partners are aiming to develop a cabled box-to-box solution. According to Avago, this higher-performance alternative is paving the road for next-generation data center applications where lower latency, lower cost, extended cabling distances, and I/O conversion minimization create simpler architectures for cleaner PCIe end-to-end environments.
6/27/2011 7:49:32 AM
BroadLight's Helios Line to Help Billion Differentiate its Gateway Models
Billion Electric Co. Ltd., based in Taiwan, is a premier provider in the Asia Pacific rim for power supply and network communications equipment. It has chosen to enhance its new Active Ethernet carrier class router product with BroadLight's Helios embedded processor line.
6/24/2011 3:13:14 PM
Ciena Advances Packet-Optical Platforms for Intelligent Infrastructures
The global network specialist Ciena announced the evolution of its packet-optical portfolio. The new platform is designed to enable intelligent infrastructures using advanced silicon, software and switching technologies.
6/13/2011 4:43:52 PM
Strategy Analytics Dismisses Argument that Operators May Run Short of Funds Needed to Increase Network Capacity
Market research firm Strategy Analytics has challenged the findings of a recent report, which commissioned Europe's four biggest telecom operators, which said carriers would shortly find a lack of funds needed to invest to bolster their network to cope with the growing data traffic.
6/8/2011 5:17:25 PM
tw telecom and LONI Establish IPv6 Commercial Internet Interconnection
The Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) has established its first IPv6 commercial Internet connection with tw telecom. Officials with tw telecom said that this interconnect occurred out of the Shreveport POP collocated at the LSU HSC Shreveport
6/8/2011 4:15:41 PM
Indiana University Picks Hibernia for Network Enhancement
Indiana University, lead institution for the international Research Network Connections (IRNC) program, has recently selected Hibernia's diverse 10 Gigabit transatlantic capacity to easily connect sites in the U.S. to Europe as part of the America Connects to Europe Project (ACE).
5/26/2011 9:29:31 AM
Direct Connect Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems to Extend Network
Direct Connect, an ISP bringing broadband services to rural Norway, installed microwave backhaul systems from Exalt Communications to extend its network communities throughout Norway.
5/20/2011 3:57:33 PM
European Commission Studying Interconnection Rules; will App Providers be Covered?
Tensions seem to continue to mount in the network interconnection arena, and the issues are more complicated than in the past because traffic terminated by one network can get out of balance for any number of reasons, especially the need to terminate high amounts of video entertainment traffic.
5/2/2011 9:05:30 AM
The How of Broadband
It is a matter of protecting the base that is the justification for the investment. Only from that vantage can the investment be understood and authorized. Once the reasoning for the investment is understood the proper network system, including the design as well as the business model, must be created and implemented. The model is not as simple as just "building a dark fiber network" and must be taken seriously for the outcome to be positive.
5/1/2011 9:08:00 PM
Gartner Research Names NetApp a Leader in NAS Solutions
NetApp, a Fortune 100 company that creates innovative storage systems and software, announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders quadrant for midrange and high-end NAS solutions.
4/21/2011 1:16:04 PM
Interoute's Unified Connectivity Offering Proves Profitable
Interoute, the operator of Europe's most advanced and densely connected voice and data network has, for the first full year, achieved net profits.
4/21/2011 1:12:08 PM
Clearfield Announces Fiber Protection System with CraftSmart
Clearfield, a provider of fiber management solutions for Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) deployment, is offering an optical protection system with CraftSmart, a full line of above- and below-grade field enclosures.
4/19/2011 11:57:40 AM
Doylestown Telephone Selects Zhone Technologies To Deploy FTTH Triple-Play And ADSL Services
Doylestown Telephone Company (DTC) has chosen Zhone Technologies Inc., pioneer and leader in FTTx network access solutions, to deploy a new North American fiber project. Zhone will deploy its leading MXK multiservice access node (MSAN) to offer triple play services for the customers using the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technologies. DTC, founded in 1899, provides telephone services in Doylestown and neighboring Chippewa Township in Wayne County in Ohio.
4/12/2011 9:51:32 AM
GigOptix Receives Orders for Amplifier and Modulator Driver
GigOptix, Inc, a supplier of high performance electronic and electro-optic components that enable next generation 40G and 100G optical networks, has received significant orders for both its GX3220 40G transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and its GX62455 100G Mach-Zehnder (MZ) optical modulator driver devices from a number of new Tier 1 customers.
2/11/2011 2:54:34 PM
Google, Facebook Want Better Developing Market Capacity
Back in the days of the "Internet Bubble" of the late 1990s, there was some talk about "bandwidth wanting to be free," which caused service providers to quip that "software should be free."
1/19/2011 3:52:29 PM
Interconnections Made in Germany
All types of networks reside within ancotel, including public and private IP, Ethernet, DWDM and voice from all over the region; therefore, it is a very good place to get great visibility in to what is actually happening in the industry from a geographic as well as a technology perspective. One constant theme from all attendees at the event was that their businesses are all growing, no matter what type of technology they use, or what market they are in. Putting aside the global economic challenges that we all face, this unified message was given in many one-on-one meetings, so it was not rehearsed, or coached.
1/11/2011 9:11:37 AM
Infrastructure Peering - The Topic for the Next Decade
In February 2005 the VoIPeering column was born. It was not long before that when the first dedicated, commercial VoIP peering service was launched in the world.
1/1/2011 7:10:00 AM
Siemon Adds LC Fiber Optic Adapter Lock to LockIT Line
In an effort to deter malicious access to a network through unsecured connectivity, Siemon, a global leader in network infrastructure, recently enhanced its LockIT line of Secure Network Accessories, with the addition of LockIT LC optical fiber adapter lock.
12/27/2010 8:37:11 AM
Corning Cable Systems Contributes to charity: water During Holiday Season
Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's Telecommunications segment, has donated $30,000 to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
12/22/2010 12:35:45 PM
IRESS Inks Deal with Pipe Networks for Dark Optical Fiber Network
IRESS, a provider of wealth management systems, signed a contract with Pipe Networks, a subsidiary of TPG, to construct a dark optical fiber network, which will connect more than 200 customer sites in Australia.
11/3/2010 7:58:03 AM
ECI Telecom Expands Its Access Portfolio
ECI Telecom expanded its access portfolio by introducing the end-to-end 1Net fiber access solution.
10/27/2010 10:46:50 AM
CommScope Participates in Interoperability Plugfest
Looking to evaluate the readiness of HSE infrastructure components and answer demands for 40 and 100 Gbps applications in data center environments, CommScope completed participation in a first-of-its-kind industry "Plugfest" event, organized by the Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) subcommittee of the Ethernet Alliance.
10/6/2010 2:43:48 PM
British Columbia City Selects Proxim Wireless to Increase Flexibility of Backhaul
The City of Courtenay, BC -- working with MDT Technical Services, a wireless system integrator -- has selected and deployed Proxim's wireless backhaul solutions to connect buildings throughout the city.
9/28/2010 3:17:24 PM
Clearfield Enhances FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System
Clearfield, Inc. , the provider of fiber management solutions for Fiber to the Premises "FTTp" deployments, announced the enhancement of the FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System "FxDS", a custom-configured system of fiber management components that reduces the cost of fiber deployment, while maximizing ease of use and system density.
9/16/2010 10:53:02 AM
Calix to Buy Occam
As part of the communications industry's ongoing consolidation effort, two multiservice broadband access gear suppliers today announced their plans to become one. Calix plans to buy Occam Networks for $171 million in stock and cash.
9/16/2010 9:30:28 AM
MRV Introduces Fiber Driver Optical Spectrum Analyzer
Basic performance monitoring of a DWDM system requires monitoring of each wavelength to ensure the light is transmitting within a narrow spectral range and within well-defined optical parameters to verify that the network optical paths are operating as expected. The OSA module provides an enhanced optical channel monitoring functionality that enables the identification of active wavelengths. These measurements can be reported to any management platform, for inventory management, optical service visibility, fault isolation, alarming and proactive actions.
9/9/2010 2:19:19 PM
Latest Ethernet over Copper Breakthroughs Give Copper Networks New Lease on Life
Recently TMCnet's CEO Rich Tehrani invited Eric Vallone, vice president of marketing at Actelis Networks, to TMC newsroom and asked him to present his company's overview to the subscribers. Describing Actelis as a leading global supplier of Ethernet over Copper equipment to carriers and service providers, Vallone said that his company serves some 200 customers across 40 nations worldwide.
9/3/2010 1:22:07 PM
NgenSolutions Conducts Fiber Optic Transmission Tests
Recently, NGenSolutions LLC conducted a test on its fiber optic transmission link with Charter Communications. The test which is expected to be completed within 24 hours started on Monday, August 16th. Charter was in need of these tests prior to its final agreement signing with NGenSolutions.
8/17/2010 12:27:00 PM
Catering to business-class customers, PAETEC offers a wide range of data, voice and IP services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions and managed services. The company serves more than 84 of the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and has customers in all 50 states.
8/12/2010 2:47:48 PM
Applications & the Next Generation Network
Forget voice, it is part of video. Forget having to be in front of your TV to watch video. Now there is mobile broadband and because of that there are Slingbox and SlingPlayer Mobile, which deliver your favorite shows and content, in HD, over the Internet.
8/10/2010 4:32:01 PM
Axcess Ontario Inks Deal with Integrated Systems
Axcess Ontario, the company focused in fiber network development overseeing the 180-mile fiber ring project in Ontario County, has signed a master agreement with Integrated Systems, a provider of information technology services to government and industry.
7/27/2010 11:03:01 AM
Zayo Bandwidth Gets $13.4M Federal Stimulus Award
Zayo Bandwidth, a provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure solutions has been awarded $13.4 million from the federal Recovery Act Broadband Opportunity Program to enable high-speed broadband services to government, businesses, community institutions and local internet service providers in Minnesota.
7/7/2010 7:46:18 AM
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