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- Vertical Systems Group Mid-2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD Shows Healthy Market Growth
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- Logix On-Net Building Expansion Drives Strong Carrier Ethernet Business
- CENX Advocates Layer-by-Layer NFV
- Sponsored Feature: Intel Network Builders Webinar: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management.
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Wide Area Networks (WANs) have been designed to address the specific needs of varying types of organizations, businesses and consumers. Business type, number of employees, data security level, geographical distance between sites, file transfer size and requirements, and user profile are just some of the factors that dictate what type of WAN technology will be the most cost-effective and efficient. Often, organizations may implement a hybrid combination of network solutions.(Read Full Article)
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its nationwide network by introducing service in Philadelphia. The company is now able to deploy its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet services to more enterprises, including its innovative Business Ethernet and ...(Read Full Article)
Over the past decade, Ethernet has fundamentally evolved from a best effort LAN to an efficient, carrier-class service ensuring scalable, reliable, and affordable bandwidth for business and mobile applications. Most will agree that the lion’s share of credit for this evolution goes to the Network Interface Device or NID.(Read Full Article)
One of the big drivers for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is reducing CapEx and OpEx. While attractive and perhaps necessary, cost cutting is not enough to take Communications Service Providers (CSPs) forward. They need the ability to rapidly develop new wireline services that will drive revenue growth.(Read Full Article)
Increased enterprise agility and a dramatic boost to user productivity are promised by the latest wave of dynamic Carrier Ethernet services now coming to market – a market set to grow by several percentage points in size to over $50bn globally in the next five years.(Read Full Article)
Another element that will expand Lumos' wireless backhaul ambitions is its Project Ark initiative, an 850-mile MEF certified Carrier Ethernet MPLS/IP network overlay designed primarily for FTTC traffic. Lumos said that Project Ark is set to be ...(Read Full Article)
(Telecompaper) Managed services provider, Data Foundry has announced that Zayo Group will be one of the first customers to extend its services to customers in Data Foundry's Houston 2 data centre. Zayo plans to build diverse dark fibre routes into the data centre in order to offer dark fibre, wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services to customers. Houston 2 is a 350,000 square foot purpose-built data centre currently being constructed in North Houston's Greens Crossing district. The facility will open in the first quarter of 2015.(Read Full Article)
In areas where CenturyLink currently does not have fiber or can't build an immediate business case to deploy fiber facilities, it will serve customers with a mix of traditional lower speed DSL and Ethernet over copper (EoC). Over the past year, the ...(Read Full Article)
Sponsored Content: Overture upgrades 6500 Carrier Ethernet Service Aggregation and Switching Platform
Leveraging the same interface modules and processors as the 6504, the 6508 chassis can serve combinations of up to 192 Gigabit Ethernet and eighteen 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections over a fiber-optic network, 768 Ethernet over copper pairs, 32 Ethernet ...(Read Full Article)
Specific services offered by Level 3 under the ITT46 contract include: SIP, Voice over IP, E911, unified communications, Ethernet, wavelengths, collocation, dedicated internet access, virtual private network, DDoS, managed security and professional services.(Read Full Article)
Report Finds Sluggish 40/100 G Ethernet Demand
High equipment prices and unattractive comparative cost ratios have hindered adoption of ultra-high bandwidth (UHB) 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet (GE) services, despite network and services providers’ growing bandwidth needs, according to a new research report from Heavy Reading. With relatively few customers as compared to 10GE, year-over-year...(Read Full Article)
WAYNESBORO, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it recently connected QTS’ mega data center in Richmond, Virginia with fiber. This marks the fifteenth commercial data center connected to the Lumos fiber network and the second in Richmond. Lumos operates a 110-mile fiber network in this key “edge-out” m(Read Full Article)
Like a lot of companies involved in the telecom industry, CENX has been doing a lot of thinking about network function virtualization. As a provider of operations support systems for Carrier Ethernet and other types of interconnection, CENX has a unique perspective on NFV.(Read Full Article)
FairPoint Communications' growing Carrier Ethernet service base continued to be a factor in the second quarter, contributing $20.9 million of revenue, or 9.3 percent of total revenue, up from $15.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 as retail and wholesale Ethernet circuits grew 48.3 percent year-over-year.(Read Full Article)
The MEF ( Metro Ethernet Forum) announced the results of the 2014 – 2015 board of directors elections and subsequent appointments by the board at the MEF Annual Members Meeting in Santa Clara, California. This leadership team will lead the MEF's continued efforts to accelerate worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services and technologies and to advance global standards initiatives aligned with today's increasingly dynamic services environment.(Read Full Article)
Cloud services, broadband video, mobile technologies, apps, and other forms of information and entertainment are all driving tremendous traffic volumes on metro networks. This packet-based network traffic – connecting people to content – travels on metro networks as soon as it leaves the data center.(Read Full Article)
Because Ethernet is fast becoming the dominant technology both inside data centers and in the metro networks that interconnect them, it makes sense to deploy networks that are raw and powerful, able to switch and aggregate Ethernet, and reduce the cost and complexity of deploying high-touch functions that are not needed in many parts of the metro network.(Read Full Article)
Sponsored Feature: Intel Network Builders Webinar: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management.
Communications service providers see the strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation.(Read Full Article)
Please join Overture and Wind River for an Intel Network Builders Webinar on Aug. 12th at 12:00 Noon ET entitled: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management.
Communications service providers see the strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation. However, there are still concerns about running mission-critical, revenue generating network functions as software applications on general purpose compute platforms rather than purpose-built appliances.
Join Charlie Ashton, Sr. Director, Wind River and Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture and explore what is required to ...(Read Full Article)
With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision makers have looked for cost effective alternatives to these outdated services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business.(Read Full Article)
Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.(Read Full Article)
Chicago has been a key growth target for WOW! Business' wholesale division. In early April, the service provider rolled out its Ethernet and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking services in Chicago.(Read Full Article)