July 31, 2014
The majority of North American businesses (87%) intend to have software-defined networks (SDN) live in their data centers by 2016, according to a survey from market research firm Infonetics Research.
July 24, 2014
Romanian carrier Romtelecom, as part of an investment to modernize its national network using technology from Cisco, has lit what it claims is the first 100G link in Romania. This will be the first of multiple 100G connections across Romania as the operator increases its network capacity to cope with spiraling bandwidth demand.
July 18, 2014
Colocation and dark fiber provider Allied Fiber, which is in the midst of a nationwide fiber-optic network build, says it has signed a 20-year agreement with GlobeNet, a submarine network operator and wholesale provider of Latin American data network services, for dark fiber, colocation, and interconnection services.
July 11, 2014
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first compliance test applications for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) networking systems.
July 3, 2014
Indian fiber and cable supplier Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH) says it has received a purchase order from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) to deploy and maintain a fiber-optic backbone network in the state of Jammu & Kashmir within India’s NTP region for the country’s military. The rollout is one of several within the Network for Spectrum (NFS) project - Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) Network program in which Sterlite has a role.
June 25, 2014
Broadband access network technology provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will supply its E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), 836GE Residential Services Gateways (SG), and 700GE family of indoor optical network terminals (ONTs) to the City of Longmont, CO, and muni electric and broadband utility Longmont Power & Communications (LPC). LPC will use the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) network that will support 1-Gbps services.