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    1. Comguard carves out new wireless division in Middle East

      Explore Telecompaper (Jul 16 2012)

      Comguard carves out new wireless division in Middle East

      UAE-based IT distributor Comguard has carved out a brand new division called 'Comguard Wireless' to extend its focus on wireless networking products and services in the Middle East.  The new division will target range of industry verticals including, ISP/WISP, Carrier Ethernet IP Services, Enterprise Wireless, Private Campus Networks, Municipal and Government Wireless Networks, and Security Systems and Wireless Surveillance. Comguard plans to run a special awareness campaign to highlight the products and services from Comguard Wireless stable in order to build a strong loyal channel partner network across the MENA region.

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    2. Zayo brings fiber network to Albuquerque to target new backhaul and business opportunities

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 13 2012)

      Zayo brings fiber network to Albuquerque to target new backhaul and business opportunities

      Zayo is taking on the Albuquerque wholesale fiber market, extending its fiber network to the region to fulfill the needs of a wholesale wireless backhaul customer. For this latest initiative, the service provider will build 158 miles of new fiber cable that it says will stretch from the South Valley to the foot of the Sandia Mountains. It said the fiber build will cover Albuquerque from the suburb of South Valley to Bernalillo, east to Highway 556, and west to Highway 448. In addition to accommodating this wireless operator's needs, Zayo can use the new fiber to target possible ...

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   Zayo

    3. Hawaiian Telcom acquires Wavecom Solutions, adds more fiber to its network diet

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 13 2012)

      Hawaiian Telcom acquires Wavecom Solutions, adds more fiber to its network diet

      Hawaiian Telcom  is adding more flavor to its business and wholesale service suite by acquiring Wavecom Solutions' CLEC business for $13 million. Honolulu-based Wavecom is a facilities-based CLEC that provides voice, data and converged services to small and medium-sized business and carrier customers. 

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      Mentions:   Hawaiian Telcom

    4. Lumos Networks Lights Up Mid-Atlantic States with Fiber-Based, MEF-Certified Ethernet

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 12 2012)

      Lumos Networks Lights Up Mid-Atlantic States with Fiber-Based, MEF-Certified Ethernet

      Lumos Networks has been in business for 115 years, and the carrier began providing cutting-edge Metro Ethernet services to its customers 11 years ago. Lumos recently upped its Ethernet game by earning its certification as a Carrier Class Metro Ethernet service provider from the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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    5. Bright House awarded OCPS contract

      Explore West Orange Times (Jul 11 2012)

      Bright House awarded OCPS contract

      Bright House Networks has been awarded a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools for the implementation and project management of a managed high-speed, fiber-based network infrastructure that will connect every campus to the Internet. Bright House began supplying services last week. As part of the agreement, Bright House Networks will construct a robust, bandwidth rich, dedicated, private Metro Ethernet fiber network to connect all of Ora

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      Mentions:   Bright House Networks

    6. Philadelphia Phillies selects Comcast Ethernet services

      Explore Telecompaper (Jul 11 2012)

      Philadelphia Phillies selects Comcast Ethernet services

      The Phillies are using Comcast Ethernet services for all internet-based content that enters the ballpark, including its right field out-of-town scoreboard and its left field HD video board. Concession stand retailers use the faster speeds that are provided by the stadium through Comcast, which helps expedite credit card order processing to enhance the experience of all guests.

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    7. Take 5 With Camille Mendler

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 10 2012)

      Take 5 With Camille Mendler

      Camille Mendler, principal analyst for research firm Informa, focuses heavily on Carrier Ethernet. We checked in with her recently to get her take on new developments in the market.

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      Mentions:   Informa   Tata   Metro Ethernet Forum

    8. Building the case for Software Defined Networking for metro networks

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 10 2012)

      Building the case for Software Defined Networking for metro networks

      Service providers appear to have a strong business case for deploying virtual networking (SDN) solutions in their metro networks whether based upon OpenFlow, MPLS-TP, or some other control to forwarding layer interface. However, it does not seem likely that the Open Networking Foundation initiative will actually open up the networking infrastructure market to a lot of new competition.

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      Mentions:   ACG Research   IETF   ITU-T

    9. Unleashing LTE Backhaul with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and SDN/Virtualization Strategies

      Explore CEN Feature (Jul 9 2012)

      Unleashing LTE Backhaul with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and SDN/Virtualization Strategies

      Please join Infonetics, Overture and Cyan for a look at the latest advancements in 4G/LTE mobile backhaul.  This webinar will look at the trends in mobile backhaul and how to achieve the goals that service providers have in terms of capacity growth, small cell implementations, and converged infrastructures.  The speakers will discuss how Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and new Software Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization strategies will enable the scaling and manageability that is required.  You’ll learn how CE 2.0’s recent enhancements including multi-CoS, interconnected, and managed will improve Ethernet backhaul services.

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      Mentions:   Cyan   Infonetics   Overture Networks

    10. Openreach publishes lower proposed pricing for WES and Ethernet services

      Explore thinkbroadband (Jul 6 2012)

      Openreach publishes lower proposed pricing for WES and Ethernet services

      Ofcom published details of its latest consultation into leased line charging the other day and Openreach has published its latest price proposals which if approved will come into effect from 1st October for its WES and Ethernet services. Openreach operates two main types of Ethernet access, EAD (Ethernet Access Direct) and Ethernet Backhaul Direct, EAD is suited to capacity requirements up to 1 Gbps, which Openreach refer to as low-capacity backhaul. As point to point links the pricing includes

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    11. U.S. Metro Fiber & On-Net Buildings Summer 2012 Update

      Explore Telecom Ramblings (Jul 6 2012)

      U.S. Metro Fiber & On-Net Buildings Summer 2012 Update

      There are now at least 5 competitive US providers with more than 5,000 fiber-fed buildings, more 20 with more than 1,000.  While there is obviously plenty of overlap that a simple sum doesn’t account for, the sum of on-net buildings for companies I have been able to track now exceeds 100,000.

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Optimum Lightpath   Zayo

    12. Eurofiber starts supplying 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections

      Explore Telecompaper (Jul 5 2012)

      Eurofiber starts supplying 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections

      Dutch operator Eurofiber has started offering services based on 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The operator made the move in order to respond to rapidly growing bandwidth requirement of 'heavy' network users such as internet exchanges, data centres, cable companies and internet service providers.

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    13. Ofcom proposes price caps for BT wholesale

      Explore ComputerWeekly.com (Jul 5 2012)

      Ofcom proposes price caps for BT wholesale

      Ofcom today set out proposals to cap the prices BT can charge for leasing its telecoms infrastructure, which it claims will lead to real-time price reductions for most customers.  The regulator said the lines, which are rented by companies to provide broadband and mobile connectivity, gave BT “significant market power” and suggested in its business connectivity market review last month that controls should be put in place to protect those purchasing the network.

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      Mentions:   Ofcom

    14. Alpheus continues to branch out into the business service market

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 3 2012)

      Alpheus continues to branch out into the business service market

      Alpheus Communications, a regional Texas metro fiber provider, is moving forward with its plans to even make a bigger name for itself in the competitive yet lucrative services market. Image source: Alpheus Targeting medium-sized businesses, it plans to invest over $10 million in 2012 to simultaneously expand its workforce by 30 percent and its fiber network. Particularly, it has added 20 ...

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      Mentions:   Alpheus Communications

    15. Optical transport for cell backhaul: SONET, Carrier Ethernet, and cell-site fiber challenges

      Explore Lightwave Online (Jul 2 2012)

      Optical transport for cell backhaul: SONET, Carrier Ethernet, and cell-site fiber challenges

      With the advent of LTE/4G technology, our communication industry frequently hears and sees that copper T1 service to cell tower sites is quickly becoming inadequate. Wireless carriers continue to increase the number of new cell sites and to upgrade existing 3G sites to 4G/LTE. These carriers are more frequently requesting a minimum of 50-Mbps Ethernet initial service to these new tower sites and Ethernet upgrades to existing T1 services -- often with follow-on commitments to add 150-Mbps Etherne

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      Mentions:   ITU   Metro Ethernet Forum   ITU-T

    16. BigAir to buy Link Innovations

      Explore Telecompaper (Jul 1 2012)

      BigAir to buy Link Innovations

      Australian wireless broadband services provider BigAir will buy Link Innovations for a total consideration of between AUD 1.75 and 2.75 million, based on performance. Link has a complementary wireless network that will extend the reach of the BigAir footprint in several markets.

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    17. Lumos Networks Earns Metro Ethernet Forum Certification

      Explore Telecompetitor (Jun 29 2012)

      Lumos Networks Earns Metro Ethernet Forum Certification

      After more than a decade of providing Metro Ethernet services to countless customers across the Mid-Atlantic region, Lumos Networks today earned certification as a Carrier Class Metro Ethernet Service provider from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), having completed a comprehensive testing process. Certification marks a...

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      Mentions:   Quality of Service   Metro Ethernet Forum

    18. Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

      Explore cedmagazine.com (Jun 28 2012)

      Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

      Bright House Networks has landed a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools, which is the largest school district in Florida and the 10th-largest public school district in the nation. The contract calls for Bright House Networks to build a dedicated, private Metro Ethernet fiber network to connect all of Orange County Public Schools’ 218 separate site locations. Bright House Networks will provide all Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) locations with Metro Ethernet transpor

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      Mentions:   Bright House Networks

    19. Sprint to extend Business Ethernet coverage in U.S. and Overseas- 143 markets & 38 countries!

      Explore ComSoc Community (Jun 28 2012)

      Sprint to extend Business Ethernet coverage in U.S. and Overseas- 143 markets & 38 countries!

      Perhaps many readers were wondering why SPRINT was upgrading their core network backbone. (See Sprint to Scale Core Network to 40G/100G .. on this website). SPRINT is perceived by most folks as a wireless carrier that's behind the curve in deploying LTE (they incorrectly chose WiMAX as their "4G" technology).  That widely believed perception is not accurate as SPRINT has ALWAYS been a well respected wireline carrier.  For over 30 years SPRINT has offered wireline public data network services to enterprise and government customers. Those services have included X.25, ISDN, Frame Relay, IP VPN and (recently Business Ethernet).

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      Mentions:   IEEE

    20. Tata Communications Circles The Globe With Low-Latency Network Ideal For Carrier Ethernet Services

      Explore CEN Feature (Jun 28 2012)

      Tata Communications Circles The Globe With Low-Latency Network Ideal For Carrier Ethernet Services

      Tata Communications recently launched a low-latency communications network that circles the globe and is aimed at meeting the cutting edge requirements of the world’s top financial firms.

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      Mentions:   Tata   IEEE

    21. Infonetics: OTN poised for growth, while P-OTS vendors battle for top spot

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 28 2012)

      Infonetics: OTN poised for growth, while P-OTS vendors battle for top spot

      Alongside OTN, Infonetics forecasts that service providers overall will spend a cumulative $6.6 billion on second-generation P-OTS platforms that incorporate both Ethernet and OTN/SDH switching between 2012 and 2016.

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      Mentions:   XO Communications   Infonetics   Packet Optical Transport Systems

    22. CENX Tackles Flow-Through Ordering and Monitoring, Gains New Funding

      Explore CEN Feature (Jun 26 2012)

      CENX Tackles Flow-Through Ordering and Monitoring, Gains New Funding

      Carrier Ethernet exchange operator CENX was the center of attention this week, announcing it had received $9.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, along with Mesirow Financial Private Equity and current CENX investors DCM, Highland Capital Partners and Wasatch.  

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    23. Tower Cloud gets $17M in new funding, expands its Georgia network presence

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 26 2012)

      Tower Cloud gets $17M in new funding, expands its Georgia network presence

      Tower Cloud, an emerging alternative wireless backhaul specialist, has secured $17 million in its latest funding round. While all of the major wireless operators typically purchase fiber and Ethernet-based backhaul circuits from large Tier 1 telcos, new players such as Tower Cloud are increasingly becoming part of the mix of solutions they are adding to the respective backhaul toolbox.

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      Mentions:   Tower Cloud

    24. The MEF Carrier Ethernet certified professional program

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 26 2012)

      The MEF Carrier Ethernet certified professional program

      Polis Anthousis from Cytaglobal International Network Operations became the hundredth candidate in the world to achieve certification as an MEF-CECP (MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional). This reveals an amazing uptake on what might seem a highly specialized qualification launched less than six months previously – but it does reflect the soaring demand for skills and experience in a technology that has powered telecommunications development over the last four years. Cytaglobal manages the international wholesale market business for CYTA – the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority. The word "copper" – so fundamental to traditional telecoms networks – derives from the Latin word meaning "metal of Cyprus", but ...

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   ENNI

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