1. Articles in category: Global

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    1. Technology body launches new Ethernet standard

      Explore Connectivity (Jun 29 2010)

      Technology body launches new Ethernet standard A leading professional association for the technology sector has launched a new standard in relation to Ethernet connectivity. (Read Full Article)

    2. Optical, Carrier Ethernet and Beyond

      Explore tmcnet.com (Jun 24 2010)

      Optical, Carrier Ethernet and Beyond The network infrastructure sector saw another big combination this spring as Ciena closed on the assets of Nortel’s MEN business. The deal brings to Ciena some very nice Carrier Ethernet and optical solutions as well as the customers that use them. But what was the key driver of the deal? (Read Full Article)

    3. South Africas Neotel chooses Cisco for Carrier Ethernet IP network

      Explore Lightwave Online (Jun 23 2010)

      South Africas Neotel chooses Cisco for Carrier Ethernet IP network Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) says that Neotel South Africa, majority owned by Tata Communications, has enhanced its Internet Protocol next-generation network (IP NGN) to offer new business services based on the Cisco Carrier Ethernet system. This upgrade is driven by increasing customer demand in South Africa for video, mobile, and cloud services on a single network infrastructure, Cisco says. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Tata

    4. London schools save £390m with private fibre network

      Explore ComputerWeekly.com (Jun 23 2010)

      London schools save £390m with private fibre network London's 33 boroughs are saving £131m a year by aggregating their schools network and content delivery applications onto a newly-upgraded Carrier Ethernet-based fibre optic network. (Read Full Article)

    5. IEEE's 802.3ba standard sets stage for 40, 100 Gbps Ethernet

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 21 2010)

      IEEE's 802.3ba standard sets stage for 40, 100 Gbps Ethernet With the ratification of the 803.2ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps amendments to the 802.3 standard, the IEEE has put together the framework that vendors and service providers can use to sate consumer and business user demand for higher-rate throughput. The IEEE's efforts weren't done in isolation, however. A collaborative effort between the IEEE P802.3ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet Task Force and the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Group 15 ensure the new Ethernet rates can be carried over optical transport networks. For 40 Gbps, the standard established specifications ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Deutsche Telekom   IEEE   Metro Ethernet Forum

    6. Genband Enters into Partnership with Kapsch CarrierCom

      Explore MPLS (Jun 17 2010)

      Genband Enters into Partnership with Kapsch CarrierCom Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Kapsch CarrierCom successfully implements GSM(R)/3G/LTE (News - Alert), NGN/IMS/MSAN, IP-MPLS/ Carrier Ethernet, ... (Read Full Article)

    7. COLT Reaches for Clouds

      Explore Light Reading (Jun 17 2010)

      COLT Reaches for Clouds European carrier reveals new service plan strategy. That strategy hasn't changed since the end of last year, but the carrier has fine-tuned how it conveys what its business is about now, to judge from a presentation to journalists in London this week. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Oracle   VMware Inc.

    8. Intellifiber opens up Chicago to Washington D.C. low latency network route

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 14 2010)

      Intellifiber opens up Chicago to Washington D.C. low latency network route Intellifiber Networks may have taken a careful approach to establishing its own low latency network offerings, but now the competitive carrier is about to open its second route for the financial community between Chicago and Washington D.C. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Level (3)

    9. tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur finds new home at CENX

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 10 2010)

      tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur finds new home at CENX tw telecom (NasdaqGS: TWTC) veteran Tony Thakur has decided to hand in his keys and take on a new position at Ethernet exchange provider CENX as the company's new Vice President, Engineering and Operations. Interestingly, Thakur's movement to CENX will allow him to apply his carrier experience to help Ethernet providers like tw telecom solve the ever-vexing Ethernet interconnection issue. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   tw telecom   CenturyLink

    10. Zayo deepens its fiber to the cell tower footprint

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 10 2010)

      Zayo deepens its fiber to the cell tower footprint Major wireless operators' (AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless) drive to expand their respective 3G and upcoming 4G LTE and WiMAX network deployments has created a new market opportunity for aggressive alternative wireless backhaul providers like Zayo Bandwidth. While it's true that there is an emerging number of wireless backhaul options in major Tier 1 markets, including even integrated wireless/wireline operators (AT&T and Verizon) leveraging their wireline counterpart's networks, the more challenging aspect is when these operators extend their networks into secondary and tertiary markets where facilities are scarce. Alternative providers like Zayo are ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   tw telecom   CenturyLink

    11. Intellifiber extends Ethernet reach through CENX

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 8 2010)

      Intellifiber extends Ethernet reach through CENX With over a 100,000 buildings currently connected to its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network, Intellifiber is clearly not lacking in network connectivity, but its entry into CENX's Ethernet exchange reflects the service provider's need to quickly expand its network presence to not only serve its wholesale, but even enterprise customers. Out of CENX's New York facility, Intellifiber will not only make its Ethernet services, including EoC connectivity, but also have access to CENX-connected service providers for its own expansion needs. With more than 300 Central Offices (CO) connected to its fiber network, Intellifiber provides EoC coverage ... (Read Full Article)

    12. US Signal extends Ethernet reach via Cenx's Ethernet Exchange

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 7 2010)

      US Signal extends Ethernet reach via Cenx's Ethernet Exchange US Signal, a Midwest-based service provider, has become the latest service provider to hop aboard CENX's Ethernet Exchange train. (Read Full Article)

    13. Carrier Ethernet exchange: Another tool in the Ethernet service toolkit

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 4 2010)

      Carrier Ethernet exchange: Another tool in the Ethernet service toolkit When I look at the emergence of the Ethernet exchanges--the latest being Telx's Ethernet Exchange--I am reminded of the bandwidth trading dream I followed in my first article 10 years ago for the former Telecommunications Magazine called "Commoditizing Global Bandwidth." That market opportunity, if you remember, had been met with a ton of hype and false promise by not only a host of pioneering bandwidth brokers (Min-X) and clearinghouses (Arbinet), but also the once-mighty and now disgraced Enron Communications. And while the jury is still out on what Ethernet exchange providers will survive, I think what's a bit ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covad

    14. GPON sales pass EPON for the first time, hitting record level

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 4 2010)

      GPON sales pass EPON for the first time, hitting record level Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) deployments in China led to a 40 percent surge sequentially in sales of GPON equipment--both optical line terminals and optical networking terminals--in the first quarter of 2010, reports Dell'Oro Group. The market saw a record 70 percent increase in revenues over the same period last year, surpassing sales of Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON) for the first time. The massive growth is largely due to China Unicom and China Telecom both deploying GPON equipment in that bandwidth-hungry nation. Those purchases put Huawei, the primary supplier to China's telecom market, at the top of ... (Read Full Article)

    15. Ethernet industry magnate Craig Easley joins Accedian Networks

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 27 2010)

      Ethernet industry magnate Craig Easley joins Accedian Networks Where in the world is Ethernet guru Craig Easley today? Barely a month after announcing that he took up the VP of marketing reins at Sunrise Telecom, Easley has now popped up at Accedian Networks, a provider of Ethernet performance assurance Network Interface Devices (NIDs), as the company's new VP of marketing. No explanation of Easley's departure from Sunrise is given on the Sunrise Telecom website.Along with various stints at Actelis Networks, Extreme Networks and Bay Networks/Nortel, Easley is probably best known for his Ethernet standards work. Having served seven terms on the Metro Ethernet Forum ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    16. China Telecom to make big FTTH push

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 27 2010)

      China Telecom to make big FTTH push China Telecom is going to go full guns with FTTH by installing a network that can handle 18 million lines this year with 100 Mbps capabilities in major cities. Before the end of 2010, China Telecom plans to extend FTTH to 70 percent of users in towns and cities with 12 Mbps speeds. This aggressive FTTH rollout follows a GPON trial with Alcatel-Lucent and then awarding Ericsson a GPON contract. At the time, the deal was heralded as a sign that China would be the next major GPON market. However, Ethernet PON and DSL remain the dominant broadband access methods ... (Read Full Article)

    17. Lightower Fiber Network expands footprint with Veroxity acquisition

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 25 2010)

      Lightower Fiber Network expands footprint with Veroxity acquisition ... the purchase is not just about enhancing network connectivity alone. Lightower will enhance its Carrier Ethernet network services portfolio. "Probably forty five percent of Veroxity's business is Carrier Ethernet and that's about the same of the mix of the lit services we sell," Shanahan said. "We're seeing a lot of customers moving from SONET to Ethernet." Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, Lightower said after it gains necessary regulatory approvals, the acquisition will be completed in Q3 2010. For more: - see the release hereRelated article:Lightower ups capacity at Telx's New Jersey Colo site (Read Full Article)

    18. Asia-Pacific WAN Services Market to Cross $13 Billion Mark in 2010: Report

      Explore VoIP Solutions (May 24 2010)

      Asia-Pacific WAN Services Market to Cross $13 Billion Mark in 2010: Report The study predicts a significant growth of Carrier Ethernet, both Metro and international services. Defying the century’s worst recession, the market grew at a rate of 6.2 percent last year. According to Frost & Sullivan research manager Arun Chandrasekaran, the factors of cross-regional branch expansions and data centre consolidation have fueled up the growth. The report traces reason for this future growth in ...and more » (Read Full Article)

    19. Cenx's Ethernet exchange: 10 million locations can't be wrong

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 24 2010)

      Cenx's Ethernet exchange: 10 million locations can't be wrong Carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX must be doing something right. In operation for less than eight months, the service provider has surpassed the 10 million Ethernet service locations mark via its Carrier Ethernet Exchanges. Buoyed by an ongoing list of carrier customers including Covad,  transtelco, XO and Verizon, CENX's CEO Nan Chen, says the 10 million mark "represents the number of exchange-enabled physical locations that can be reached via our Carrier Ethernet Exchanges." Chen believes that the growth of the CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange into more buildings means potential opportunities for its service provider customers. "Every single connection for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covad

    20. Transtelco expands U.S. Carrier Ethernet reach via CENX - FierceTelecom

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 21 2010)

      Transtelco expands U.S. Carrier Ethernet reach via CENX - FierceTelecom Transtelco, a U.S./Mexico border-based service provider, is augmenting its Ethernet network reach by establishing a connection with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX. By partnering with CENX,... Read more >> (Read Full Article)

    21. XO Feels Pain of Challenging Economy in Q1

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 19 2010)

      XO Feels Pain of Challenging Economy in Q1 XO's Q1 earnings, similar to its Q4 09 results, illustrated that the economic crisis that affected businesses throughout 2009 is in a hangover period. Not everything was doom and gloom for XO in Q1, however. Much like Q4 09, the star of XO's service show was IP-based service. A growing demand for its IP VPN, IP Flex, Carrier Ethernet and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) broadband service products generated $209.8 million in revenue for the CLEC. Not surprisingly, migration from TDM to IP came with the price of declining legacy voice services--a common trend seen in both the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   XO Communications

    22. CFN Services Drives out Network Latency with Cyan

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 18 2010)

      CFN Services Drives out Network Latency with Cyan CFN, a managed service provider that prides itself on delivering ultra low-latency services, has deployed Cyan's Z-Series as it expands its presence in the Frankfurt and London financial markets. Similar to other carriers targeting the financial market segment, CFN has seen a growing demand for ultra low latency 10 Gbps Ethernet transport between European's major financial markets. In the past two years, Wil Tirado, VP of Network Engineering of CFN Services, said it has "seen our traffic capacity demands grow 300 percent." Instead of having to deploy multiple single fibers, Cyan's Z-Series, which incorporates a plug-in module ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   XO Communications   Level (3)   Lightpath

    23. XO Executive Discusses Carrier Services in Latin America

      Explore FierceTelecom (May 13 2010)

      XO Executive Discusses Carrier Services in Latin America To coincide with the release of our new eBook Latin America's Next Generation Networks, FierceTelecom recently caught up with Don MacNeil, vice president of XO Carrier Services Operations to talk about the carrier's recent expansion of wholesale connectivity options for Latin America. ... (Read Full Article)

    24. PBB-TE Loses Favor in Packet-Optical

      Explore Light Reading (May 3 2010)

      PBB-TE Loses Favor in Packet-Optical A Heavy Reading survey of 15 packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) vendors finds support faltering for Provider Backbone Bridging – Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE). "There has been a marked swing among this community of vendors away from PBT/PBB-TE toward pre-standard MPLS-TP," analyst Simon Sherrington writes in the recent Heavy Reading Insider report, "Vendors Bet a Packet on Optical." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Heavy Reading   Cyan Optics Inc.

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