Channel123 News Archive - 2011

 

29 December 2011LTE pushes backhaul to small cells and new spectrum The first of two articles from Packet Microwave Forum – Key themes are the growth in Ethernet microwave solutions and technology developments to support the higher capacity requirements of evolving networks.
Source: Sian Harris for CHANNEL123

 

15 December 2011High-Energy Physicists Set Record for Network Data Transfer With a sustained data rate of 186 gigabits per second, high-energy physicists demonstrate the efficient use of long-range networks to support cutting-edge science
Source: Caltech

 

14 December 2011MEF sets sights on the cloud With the MEF set to approve several new Carrier Ethernet specs next month – including updates for CoS and mobile backhaul, and the new E-Access spec for interconnecting wholesale Ethernet access services – the industry group is turning its attention to the cloud
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

13 December 2011KT reveals cloud-powered LTE KT's LTE network sports a so-called 'Cloud Communications Center' (CCC) architecture
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

13 December 2011Everything Everywhere to invest £1.5bn+ in Network Evolution Programme Everything Everywhere, Britain's biggest communications company that runs Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, today confirmed plans to further integrate its two mobile networks, upgrade existing network technology, and kick-off preparations for the rollout of cutting edge 4G mobile technology with an investment of more than £1.5bn+ over the next three years
Source: Everything Everywhere

 

2 December 2011The U.S. leads the way in LTE US telcos, particularly Verizon Wireless, have been trailblazers of the nascent LTE market. At the end of September 2011
Source: TeleGeography

 

2 December 2011First Implementation of 100 and 40Gbps Ultra-High-Speed Plug-and-Play Optical Communications Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT, CEO: Satoshi Miura, Tokyo) and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com, CEO: Akira Arima, Tokyo), have conducted 100 and 40Gbps transmission tests in real field environments using existing installed optical fiber, and have demonstrated for the first time, plug-and-play functionality that greatly reduces the setup time previously required for configuring optical signals
Source: NTT

 

2 December 2011Getting the economics right: BT and EE join up on rural LTE trial The idea is to service both fixed and mobile customers but to share the local infrastructure and (to a certain extent) the backhaul.
Source: TelecomTV

 

29 November 2011Alcatel-Lucent adds networking to enhance the cloud Alcatel-Lucent has developed an architecture that addresses the networking aspects of cloud computing. Dubbed CloudBand, the system will enable operators to deliver network-enhanced cloud services to enterprise customers
Source: Gazettabyte

 

28 November 2011LTE Mobile Broadband Subscribers to Reach Almost 430m by 2016 but Will Only Represent 6% of Subscribers Globally In the early years LTE will be dominated by the uptake of enterprise subscribers, but during 2013 consumer subscribers will begin to sign up in volume and begin to overtake enterprise subscribers by 2015
Source: Juniper Research

 

22 November 2011Cloud Impact on Ethernet Switch Market Could Top $1 Billion The Ethernet Switch market is undergoing a technological transformation in the data center, as virtualization changes where and how applications are connected to end users. Two major trends will forever alter the Ethernet Switch market
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

21 November 2011Could some operators go straight to LTE-Advanced? Vendors envisage that the first commercial deployments of LTE-Advanced will be in 2013
Source: Unwired insight

 

21 November 2011Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking service The GSMA's Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) Benchmarking service enables operators to identify energy cost cutting and also greenhouse gas emission reduction opportunities in their mobile networks across the world
Source: GSM World

 

17 November 2011Total Mobile RAN Revenues Up 20% Year-over-Year in 3Q11, According to Dell'Oro Group The increase was driven in large part by sales of LTE and WCDMA, which comprised approximately one-half and one-third respectively of the total market's gain
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

15 November 2011Huawei expands lead, Cisco shines in weak quarter for optical network equipment market The bright spot of the quarter is WDM optical network equipment, global revenue for which is up 18% year-over-year (3Q10 to 3Q11)
Source: Infonetics Research

 

14 November 2011MSF Publishes Voice over LTE Event White Paper Results Successful VoLTE Calls between China and Germany Over 65 network elements from 19 participating vendors were tested by 60 test engineers using 200 pages of test plans during this three-week event
Source: MultiService Forum

 

14 November 2011Mobile industry is running out of room for expansion Will mobile networks be able to cope with this growth over the next 20 years? What technologies can increase capacity? Shared infrastructure is one way forward
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

14 November 2011O2 begins '4G' LTE mobile data trial in London Today's launch of the UK's first 4G London trial network demonstrates our commitment to delivering 4G to our customers at the earliest opportunity
Source: BBC

 

11 November 2011Carrier Ethernet will reign in the cloud We are now approaching the world of telecommunications in a virtual manner; I am here, therefore I'm not. In this new world, cloud vendors, enterprises and providers are now charged with keeping up with customer expectations
Source: INKSLINGER

 

10 November 2011Under the Atlantic Ocean, data zips at 100 Gbps The test was conducted over 570 kilometers between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Southport, England
Source: GigaOM

 

10 November 2011100 Gbps innovations abound Generally, it could take longer to get into metro networks because the economics don't make sense yet
Source: FierceTelecom

 

9 November 2011LTE evolved packet core spending to pass 500 million USD in 2012 The growing deployment of LTE networks is the main driver for increased spending on gateways, which in turn are driving Evolved Packet Core (EPC) spend
Source: Microwave Engineering Europe

 

8 November 2011NTT Com's PC-1 Transpacific Submarine Cable to Introduce Next-generation Optical Transmission Technology The company has confirmed the commercial viability of digital coherent transmission
Source: NTT Com

 

7 November 2011TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera Complete World's First Terabit Optical Trial Based on 500 Gigabit per Second Super-Channels Our vision is to offer customers leading-edge services that efficiently scale their business. As 10 Gb/s services proliferate and 100 Gb/s router ports emerge, we are trialing advanced solutions that scale optical networks beyond 100 Gb/s
Source: StockMarketsReview

 

2 November 2011US energy agency demos blazingly fast network The U.S. Department of Energy will debut in November one of the fastest networks ever built: a 100Gbps Ethernet network that will enable researchers to create more complex, real-world simulations in climate change, particle physics, astronomy and other scientific fields
Source: Network World

 

1 November 2011IP Transit Prices Continue to Decline, Geographic Differences Remain Between Q3 2007 and Q3 2011, median GigE port prices in New York and Hong Kong declined at a compounded rate of approximately 17 percent, while prices in London fell by more than 20 percent
Source: TeleGeography

 

1 November 2011Optus reveals it has completed first LTE data connection using 700MHz band Gunther Ottendorfer, managing director of Optus Networks, was cited as saying that his company intends to test a range of commercially available consumer devices that operate in the 700MHz band, including smartphones, tablets and Wi-Fi hotspots
Source: TeleGeography

 

1 November 2011Almost nobody is talking on 3UK – because nearly all the traffic is data It's official. Not many people make voice calls or send texts over the 3UK network any more. That's because 97 per cent of the traffic is now data, as Martyn Warwick reports
Source: TelecomTV

 

31 October 2011TV Beyond HDTV at ITU-R U-R Working Party 6C's job is to agree 'baseband' formats for new video and audio systems that will be used in the broadcasting and media environments
Source: ITU-R

 

30 October 20114th mobile operator planned for New Zealand Clear Mobitel (NZ) Ltd aims to become New Zealand's fourth mobile carrier.
Source: COMMSDAY

 

26 October 2011What's OpenFlow's killer app? As most participants at the inaugural Open Networking Summit extolled the virtues of software-defined networking (SDN) and the OpenFlow protocol, others are waiting for key features to emerge before considering it for their networks
Source: Network World

 

26 October 2011High-speed Ethernet planning guide Standards-based 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet switches and routers are starting to show up in enterprise networks, following ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba specification in mid-2010
Source: Network World

 

20 October 20113G will account for 84% of all mobile connections in the Middle East and North Africa by 2016 Because mobile markets are rapidly saturating, operators in the Middle East and North Africa will increasingly focus on mobile data for growth
Source: Analysys Mason

 

20 October 2011India to create nationwide fibre network Indian government is set to approve $4bn project for national optical fibre network aimed at connecting villages
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

19 October 2011Chicago needs 84,500 small cells by 2015, world needs over ten million To provide LTE everywhere in the US around 1.8 million small cells would be required, based on estimations on data growth and usage across the country.
Source: Microwave Engineering Europe

 

19 October 2011Dropbox: The Inside Story Of Tech's Hottest Startup Here's that rare Steve Jobs story, one that's never been told, about the company that got away
Source: Forbes

 

19 October 2011An agile approach As EVP of Colt Communication Services, Francois Eloy is in a position to redesign Colt's business relationships. But what are the issues which have led him to make these changes, and what broader changes does he foresee for the telecoms industry at large?
Source: Capacity Magazine

 

19 October 2011Colt extends cloud services into Europe The expansion will now help European customers access local enterprise private cloud services from local data centres by the end of 2012
Source: BusinessCloudnews

 

18 October 2011Cisco Will Support OpenFlow Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) plans to support the OpenFlow protocol on its Nexus switches, starting with the low-latency Nexus 3000 line
Source: Light Reading

 

14 October 2011Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange to get buyin' with Buyin Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange have received regulatory clearance for their joint procurement operation. The division will start operating on Monday 17 October under the name Buyin
Source: Mobile Europe

 

14 October 2011GSA raises forecast for LTE networks 185 firm commercial LTE network deployments, 64% higher than a year ago, are in progress or planned in 66 countries, including 35 networks now commercially launched
Source: GSA

 

13 October 2011Orange and China Telecom sign strategic partnership framework agreement Under the agreement, the first areas of cooperation involve providing improved access and services for Orange's business customers in China and China Telecom's in Europe
Source: Orange

 

13 October 2011Landing of the ACE cable at Penmarc'h in Brittany in France First international submarine cable for Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone
Source: Orange

 

12 October 2011Internet2, ESnet Complete First Transcontinental 100G Network Deployment Two of the nation's leading research networks – the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 -today announced that they have completed the world's first transcontinental deployment of 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) using coherent technology
Source: Internet2

 

11 October 2011MSF Completes Latest Global Interop Test: Results to be presented at Layer123 LTE/EPC event in December The MSF (MultiService Forum) announced today the successful completion of the first ever MSF VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) Interoperability Event, backed by the GSMA
Source: The MultiService Forum

 

11 October 2011LTE: A Latent Problem? Analysts are divided about how latency might affect the performance of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in the U.S., following the publication of recent network test results
Source: Light Reading Mobile

 

10 October 2011Orange and T-Mobile customers to benefit from 3G in more places, as Everything Everywhere extends the "big switch-on" Starting next week, the 3G switch-on will roll-out, region by region, to all Orange & T-Mobile customers, over the next few months. Customer charges remain the same when using the other network's signal.
Source: Everything Everywhere

 

7 October 2011Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale kick-off 4G live trial 200 triallists in Cornwall now testing UK's first mobile and fixed line broadband network collaboration
Source: Everything Everywhere

 

7 October 2011Vodafone and O2 order 60 new masts a month from supplier Cornerstone, the joint venture that operates Vodafone and O2's shared network elements, has placed an order for 60 mobile phone masts per month for the next two years
Source: Mobile Europe

 

6 October 2011Telecom companies lash out at EU Fiber proposal Telecom operators hit out at a new European Union proposal that aims to spur investment in faster fiber optics networks by reducing profits generated on copper-based networks, saying it was wrongheaded and would actually stunt progress
Source: Telecom ENGINE

 

4 October 2011Live from Packet Microwave Forum – Major Carrier: Small-Cell Backhaul Must Be Cheap LONDON -- Packet Microwave Forum -- Whichever technology will be used to backhaul small cells, it has to be cheap.
Source: Light Reading Mobile

 

3 October 2011TeliaSonera plans LTE expansion in Sweden Swedish operator will roll out LTE into to 231 towns and cities by the end of 2011 and 432 in 2012, up from 153 today
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

29 September 2011France Telecom outlines mobile offload strategy France Telecom-Orange on Wednesday emphasised the importance of using WiFi to offload traffic from its mobile network, based on its existing network of WiFi access points, but warned that there are still challenges to be overcome.
Source: Total Telecom

 

29 September 2011Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent push the speed limit in transmission networks with one of Europe`s first 100G lines in a commercial network T-Mobile's fibre-optic backbone network can now support transmission speeds of 100G
Source: T-Mobile

 

29 September 2011Telstra lights up 4G mobile services in Australia Australians will enter a new era of mobile telecommunications today with Telstra launching the nation's first superfast 4G LTE mobile network in capital city CBDs and more than 30 regional and metropolitan centres
Source: Telstra

 

29 September 2011IPTV now serves more than 50 million customers worldwide Fiber deployment key to next phase of broadband growth and robust service offerings
Source: The Broadband Forum

 

29 September 2011Convergence – The "Final Frontier" With the advent of "Anything as a Service" in the cloud, we are coming closer and closer to that reality.
Source: Network World

 

27 September 2011Data center equipment up 4% YoY, HP nearly triples share; SAN equipment up 16% YoY with Cisco up 39% The foundation is finally set for true convergence of data center network infrastructure. Any way we look at it, we see convergence accelerating, from growth in the purpose-built data center switch market to the exploding adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Source: Infonetics Research

 

27 September 2011IEEE task force massages 100GE for backplanes The IEEE standards body has set up a task force of industry vendors to start work on the four-lane, 25Gb/sec signaling that will be required for future 100 Gigabit Ethernet
Source: The Register

 

27 September 2011Telstra launches LTE to public Australian incumbent operator Telstra has today made LTE services and its debut 4G dongle available to consumers
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

20 September 2011AT&T LTE network lit in five cities? According to unconfirmed US press reports, A&T's long-awaited Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile network has launched in five markets, namely: Dallas-Forth Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago
Source: TeleGeography

 

20 September 2011Behind Verizon's latest 100G deployment plans Darryl Wilson, manager of global optical transport technology and planning for Verizon, provided some additional details about the technology upgrade.
Source: Connected Planet

 

20 September 2011Market for optical component and modules maintains momentum for growth despite a slow start in early 2011 There is very little, if any, excess inventory of components accumulated across the broader market according to information obtained by LightCounting.
Source: Light Counting

 

16 September 2011Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems wants cloud services protected from U.S. government intervention T-Systems is bullish about the cloud services opportunity, but does not want its customers' information being compromised by the U.S. government accessing their information
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 September 2011OIF Approves 1st Implementation Agreement for 25G Generation The CEI work is important to the networking industry because it paves the way to second generation 100G systems and even beyond
Source: OIF

 

13 September 2011Verizon First Global Service Provider to Deploy 100G on U.S. Long-Haul Network The company plans to deploy this next-generation technology on more than 10 routes in 2011, taking advantage of the advanced technology to significantly reduce latency
Source: Verizon

 

12 September 2011NEC, Ericsson get top marks from carriers in latest Infonetics Research microwave survey The bottom-line result of our latest microwave strategies survey is that, for operators, customer support is the key way to differentiate from the pack
Source: Infonetics Research

 

12 September 2011Ericsson, NEC, Huawei now within 1 market share point of each other in microwave market Over the last 18 months, Huawei increased its quarterly microwave equipment revenue by over 90%
Source: Infonetics Research

 

9 September 2011Infonetics finds Huawei biggest gainer in microwave market Revenue gains in Ethernet and hybrid TDM/Ethernet microwave equipment sales failed to offset price erosion across most microwave market segments, leading to a thin 2.4% rise in the overall microwave equipment market in 2Q 2011, according to research firm Infonetics.
Source: Mobile Europe

 

7 September 2011TD Telekom Deutschland brings LTE to more rural areas Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic fixed and mobile division of German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, has expanded its rural Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Massing and Issing in Bavariaex
Source: TeleGeography

 

6 September 2011Everything Everywhere and Three set to scale with Virgin Media Business Mobile Broadband Network signs a £100 million plus contract to provide even higher speeds for its customers
Source: Virgin Media Business

 

5 September 2011Ofcom approves use of white space spectrum U.K. regulator plans to make devices that connect via gaps between TV signal bands licence-exempt
Source: Total Telecom

 

2 September 2011LTE devices: After the dongles: the surprising march of the multiple devices For mobile device manufacturers, the challenges will be to have the best possible integration of 4G into existing devices
Source: IDATE

 

1 September 2011GSA forecasts 93 commercial LTE networks by 2012 237 operators have either launched commercial service, or are in trials, tests or studies
Source: Mobile Europe

 

30 August 2011Industry Leaders Join MSF VoLTE Testing MSF Initiates LTE Public Safety Testing
Source: MultiService Forum

 

25 August 2011Mid-2011 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD Verizon had the largest share gain in the first six months of 2011, resulting in a jump up to second position on the Global Provider Leaderboard, surpassing Colt
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

24 August 2011Next Gen Interconnect and 100G Projects from OIF Seek to Address Growing Pains for 100G and Beyond The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members initiated a Next Generation Interconnect Framework project which explores various applications spaces for high speed optical and/or electrical interconnect and identifies the necessary elements for follow on implementation agreements (IA)
Source: OIF

 

24 August 2011Celebrating 20 Years of Accomplishments One of the founding principles of the Internet's design is openness and, in 1992, a small group of Internet pioneers came together to make sure it stayed that way.
Source: Internet Society

 

12 August 2011Optical network hardware gains 21% year-over-year in Q2, Huawei and ZTE surge Our expectations for single-digit market growth this year remain in reach. If global optical network equipment spending in the second half of 2011 is flat with the first half, total spending for 2011 will be up 6.5%
Source: Infonetics Research

 

11 August 2011Telecom Egypt's 40 gigabit system operational Telecom Egypt has started operations of its TE-North cable system across the Mediterranean. The 3,600 kilometre system is the first Mediterranean cable network operating at 40 gigabits a second
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

5 August 2011euNetworks Optimises London to Frankfurt Low Latency Route euNetworks' direct exchange-to-exchange connectivity, linking key Finance Exchanges and Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) in London to Frankfurt, is now done with a lowest one way latency of 4.29 milliseconds.
Source: euNetworks

 

5 August 2011Service providers capitalize on Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN services; $78B market by 2015 While retail business makes up the bulk of the Ethernet services market, revenue from wholesale Ethernet services (i.e., services sold by service providers to service providers) is growing faster than retail, at a 19% compound annual growth rate through 2015.
Source: Infonetics Research

 

5 August 2011Survey confirms carriers want to integrate IPoDWDM and OTN optics into routers 83% of "carriers surveyed" are either already using IPoDWDM on routers or plan to for access, metro, backbone and/or data center connections.
Source: Infonetics Research

 

5 August 2011Trans-Pacific Circuit Prices Plunge Between Q2 2009 and Q2 2011, the median monthly lease price for a 10 Gbps wavelength from Los Angeles to Tokyo fell 63 percent, from $98,500 to $36,000
Source: TeleGeography

 

5 August 2011NTT America Announces 500G Milestone for NTT Communications' Tier-1 Network NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of capacity on its transpacific network.
Source: NTT Com

 

1 August 2011Vodafone Spain secures spectrum to deliver new services for customers Vodafone Spain has been awarded a total of 60 MHz (2x30 MHz) of new spectrum in the Spanish government's auction, enabling the Company to provide its customers with enhanced mobile internet services across the country, including in rural areas.
Source: Vodafone

 

1 August 2011The OIF Turns Focus on OTN Approves OTN-capable E-NNI Routing 2.0 IA
Source: OIF

 

1 August 2011U.S. Ethernet Bandwidth Surpasses Legacy Bandwidth Driven by escalating demand for higher speed network services, the volume of Ethernet bandwidth purchased by enterprises in the U.S. has surpassed the aggregate bandwidth for legacy circuits, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

1 August 2011NTT Com Launches Ethernet Virtual Private Line for High-speed Point-to-Point Connections Globally NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today the worldwide launch of its Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service, called Global Virtual Link.
Source: NTT Com

 

1 August 2011du launches first phase of its Optical Transport Network Reaching yet another milestone on its network infrastructure front, du has announced the completion of the first phase of its Optical Transport Network (OTN)
Source: albawaba

 

26 July 2011Action urged on mobile notspots The upcoming 4G mobile auction should be used as an opportunity to upgrade the UK's mobile infrastructure, says an advisory group.
Source: BBC

 

26 July 2011The worldwide LTE industry presented a five-time subscriber increase quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2011 The quarter over quarter subscriber increase for LTE and WiMAX was 478% and 14% respectively at the end of June 2011, according to the 15th issue of the 4GCounts Quarterly Report from Maravedis.
Source: Maravedis

 

22 July 2011France Telecom-Orange passes an important milestone in its FTTH fiber-optic program outside very-dense areas France Telecom-Orange has published its third party-operator access offer for its FTTH fiber-optic network outside very-dense areas, and has signed an agreement with Free (Iliad Group) concerning fiber deployment in these areas that is due to begin in 2011 and 2012.
Source: France Telecom-Orange

 

21 July 2011100 x 100G trans-Atlantic cable in works Subsea cable startup Emerald Atlantis is pressing ahead with a project to deploy what it says will be the world's first 100 x 100G subsea cable network.
Source: telecomasia.com

 

15 July 2011Rogers switches on Ottawa LTE network Rogers Communications this week became Canada's first operator to offer LTE services, after switching on its high-speed mobile network in the capital city Ottawa on Thursday
Source: Total Telecom

 

15 July 2011Berkeley Lab and Internet2 to build 100 Gbps Prototype Scientific Network Nation's largest research and education networks harness next-generation technology to expand DOE research capacity and capabilities.
Source: Internet2

 

12 July 2011GSA confirms 218 operators investing in LTE, and forecasts 91 commercial networks by 2012 The report covers both LTE FDD and LTE TDD systems and confirms that 166 firm commercial LTE network deployments are in progress or planned in 62 countries, including 24 networks which have commercially launched.
Source: GSA

 

7 July 2011Ovum: Optical components market contraction on the way To the surprise of no one who has followed the financial fortunes of companies such as Finisar and Oclaro, Ovum reports that growth in the global optical components (OC) market slowed in the first quarter of 2011
Source: Lightwave

 

5 July 2011SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva To the best of our knowledge, this is the longest 100 Gb/s connection deployed; so far 100 Gb/s deployments covered less than 1000 km of distance.
Source: SURFnet

 

1 July 2011KDDI to roll out 100,000 hotspots to handle cellular traffic KDDI has contracted Ruckus Wireless to supply equipment, with the vendor already having installed 10,000 access points...
Source: TeleGeography

 

1 July 2011Level 3 Selected by QuantHouse to Provide Ultra-Low-Latency Transport between London and Stockholm Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced it has been selected to provide ultra-low-latency transport services from London to Stockholm by QuantHouse, a global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions.
Source: Level 3 Communications

 

1 July 2011Cologne: The fastest connection is over the air Cologne will be pleased not only about the 763 km of the best developed public transport system in Germany. In addition, the city will receive the fastest mobile surfing connections in the country
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

1 July 2011JANET(UK) Works With Verizon to Power Next-Generation UK Education and Research Network Using 100 Gigabit Solution JANET(UK), the provider of the U.K.'s education and research network, called JANET, has worked with Verizon to produce a networking solution to support a first for global education and collaboration in the U.K
Source: Verizon

 

24 June 2011SAN equipment market up 10% from a year ago, strong growth ahead; Cisco up, Brocade steady The long shift to cloud computing will propel the SAN switch market to more than triple from 2010 to 2015, and we forecast the SAN adapter market to grow at a 20% compound annual growth rate from 2010 to 2015, spurred by demand for FCoE
Source: Infonetics Research

 

23 June 2011Global optical networking market to reach revenues of $20 billion in 2016 The global optical networking (ON) market will reach revenues of $20 billion by 2016, as the sector pulls itself out of the economic downturn, predicts Ovum in a new forecast*.
Source: Datamonitor

 

23 June 2011BT boosts Ethernet services in Germany BT today announced a further expansion of its BT Etherflow broadband networking service in Germany.
Source: BT

 

23 June 2011Ethernet VPN Services Still Far From Universal Ethernet deployments lag far behind MPLS VPN deployments, both by service provider and by geographic market. Over half of the 63 international service providers researched by TeleGeography offer MPLS VPN service in 10 or more countries, compared with less than one-third of Ethernet VPLS service providers.
Source: TeleGeography

 

17 June 2011Internet could be 10 times faster than it is The 100GET project, 100GET stands for 100 Gigabits Ethernet, combined some of the largest networking and telecommunication companies in Europe.
Source: EUREKA

 

17 June 2011Verizon's Tarazi links cloud, 100G benefits The massive earthquakes that rocked Japan this March had little to no impact on Verizon's global customers as investments in submarine fiber and more dynamic and re-routable optical networks weathered the storm.
Source: Connected Planet

 

17 June 2011Optical networking market in rude health Despite recent falls in optical equipment makers' stock, the optical networking market remains in good health with analysts predicting 6-7% growth in 2011.
Source: Gazettabyte

 

31 May 2011MPLS-TP: Jump too Early or Wait too Late? Mark Lum reports on the status of MPLS-TP from the recent POTN event in Paris, where Europs's Tier 1 carriers shared candid views.
Source: CHANNEL123

 

30 May 2011Optical Transport Market Grew 10 Percent Year-over-Year to $3 Billion in the First Quarter Dell'Oro Group predicts that the market will grow 9 percent to over $13 billion by year-end
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

30 May 2011Optical gear market back on track The market for optical networking equipment is well on the path to recovery after healthy gains in the first quarter, according to statistics from two research firms.
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

19 May 2011euNetworks to Acquire LambdaNet Communications Deutschland AG Combination positions euNetworks to deliver bandwidth infrastructure to a broader German market with scale advantages. Transaction creates value, with increased addressable market and top line growth.
Source: euNetworks

 

18 May 2011Cisco takes lead in market share for packet optical transport Cisco bumped Alcatel-Lucent out of the top spot in Q1 2011 for packet optical transport providers in terms of market share, ACG Research reports in its latest study, which reveals a market on a solid growth trend of 21 percent year-over-year.
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 May 2011IEEE eyes next Ethernet speed standard Predictions of how soon higher speeds will be needed range from 2013 to 2020, according to John D'Ambrosia, who is chief Ethernet evangelist for Force 10 Networks as well as chair of the IEEE's newly announced 802.3
Source: Connected Planet

 

13 May 2011OTN survey reveals huge shift in carrier plans for optical switching There is a huge shift between now and 2014 in the area of optical switching, with the number of carriers with plans to deploy OTN interfaces on electrical switching equipment rising from 37% to 84%
Source: Infonetics Research

 

20 April 2011Small cell backhaul deployments driven by capacity, coverage, quality; all-IP/Ethernet backhaul imminent 58% of the operators we interviewed said they will deploy small cells (microcells and picocells) by the end of 2011
Source: Infonetics Research

 

18 April 2011Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom form JV to buy telco gear Operators combine procurement activities in bid to save €1.3 billion over three years
Source: Total Telecom

 

17 April 2011High speed network port market to hit $52 billion in 2015 (1G, 10G, 40G, 100G) There is a lot of excitement these days around 100G and 100GE, and whether or how soon 100G prices will cause 40G sales to decline.
Source: Infinera

 

7 April 2011OPTICAL INTERNETWORKING FORUM (OIF) To Present at Layer123 Terabit Optical Networking The OIF is working actively with its membership and the optical networking community to prepare the market for speeds beyond 100G
Source: OIF

 

4 April 2011Tinet Launches EtherCloud Tinet, a Neutral Tandem company (NASDAQ: TNDM), announced today the launch of its global wholesale offering, "EtherCloud".
Source: Tinet

 

28 March 2011Optical Component Sales up 35% in 2010 Figures showing 35% growth in the world's optical components market may be misleading, because recovery from a previous slump made increases inevitable.
Source: TelecomsEurope

 

17 March 2011Level 3 Optimizes Network Fiber Routes to Offer Ultra-Low-Latency to Milan and Zurich for High-Speed Trade Execution Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced it has added ultra-low-latency network routes to Milan and Zurich to its European financial services portfolio. The routes are available from London, Frankfurt, Madrid, New York City and Chicago.
Source: Level 3 Communications

 

17 March 2011AboveNet establishes connection on Neutral Tandem's Ethernet network AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) is fanning out the reach of its Ethernet services footprint by establishing a connection in Neutral Tandem's Ethernet exchange
Source: FierceTelecom

 

16 March 2011Long Haul Ethernet: Performance Doesn't Come Cheap Carriers around the world are deploying a growing array of long-haul Ethernet services, offering implementations of Ethernet over an alphabet soup of transport technologies, including SDH/SONET (EoSDH), MPLS (EoMPLS), and DWDM (EoDWDM) networks.
Source: TeleGeography

 

15 March 2011MPLS-TP : The Facts With ITU's recent announcement on an OAM standard for MPLS in transport networks generating claims from the Internet Society that it will jeopardize the Internet, counter claims and much press coverage it seems the right time to set the record straight.
Source: ITU-T

 

3 March 2011Verizon First to Deploy Standards-Based 100G Ethernet on Long-Haul IP Backbone Network Verizon has deployed the first standards-based, multivendor 100 gigabit Ethernet link for an IP backbone on a portion of the company's European long-haul network, increasing capacity and performance for customers.
Source: Verizon Business

 

28 February 2011IETF and Internet Society Statement relating to today's ITU-T SG15 decision that will lead to non-interoperability in MPLS development Today, the ITU-T Study Group 15 determined a Recommendation that defines Y.1731 based operations, administration and management (OAM) for MPLS transport networks.
Source: Internet Society

 

28 February 2011ITU satisfies market demand for carrier class MPLS standard In a big step towards leveraging existing MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) deployment in transport networks, ITU has agreed first stage approval of a key new standard. The ITU-T standard will give network operators the tools necessary to manage large scale deployments of MPLS-based networks
Source: ITU-T

 

27 February 2011Infinera team achieves one terabit per second data rate on single integrated photonic chip A development team at Infinera Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., has achieved a record one trillion bits per second (1 terabit/s) speed on a single integrated indium phosphide chip.
Source: Lightwave

 

24 February 2011The push is on to cut 100G Ethernet's price NYSE TechLess than a year after 100-Gigabit Ethernet was standardized, an industry group is considering a set of specifications that might make the high-speed technology less expensive and more useful.
Source: Network World

 

22 February 2011Alcatel-Lucent jumps to #2 in IP router market; carrier routers/switches up 20.5% in 2010 Alcatel-Lucent has been steadily taking IP router market share for the past 3 years, to the point that, even though they only play in the edge router segment, they are now #2 worldwide in the total IP edge and core router market.
Source: Infonetics Research

 

11 February 2011NYSE Partners With Interxion in London NYSE Technologies today announced a partnership with data center service provider Interxion (INXN) in which the NYSE will house network access points for its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) trading network in Interxion's data center in the City of London.
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

11 February 20112010 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD Multinational enterprises step up purchases of high speed E-Access services to Layer 3 IP/MPLS VPNs.
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

7 February 2011First Carrier-Neutral, Inter-Exchange Service Launched with CFN Services CENX, Inc., operator of the world's first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges, today announced MemberLink, its new Inter-Exchange Service exclusively provided by CENX Members.
Source: CENX

 

1 February 2011SEA-ME-WE 4 cable system to upgrade with 40G/100G technologies, significantly increasing its overall capacityre The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) co-owners have selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) andCiena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN) for their network expansion project.
Source: Alcatel-Lucent

 

31 January 2011NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that with assistance from Hong Kong-based NTT Com Asia, the company plans to launch the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), a 40-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) undersea cable, in June 2012.
Source: NTT Com

 

27 January 20112010 U.S. Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD Top Leaderboard tier solidifies; Enterprise demand for Layer 2 Ethernet services drives 34% increase in U.S. port installations.
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

21 January 2011Ethernet to grow at 39% CAGR in next 5 years MEF highlights dramatic growth in Ethernet services across the world as providers embrace the flexibility, performance and cost advantages of Carrier Ethernet
Source: CXO Today

 

18 January 2011Telx Activates Ethernet Exchange in Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced the deployment of the Telx Ethernet Exchange service at its strategically located data centers in Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles.
Source: Telx

 

7 January 2011Broadband subscription reached 509 million lines Worldwide as IPTV passes 40 million subscriber milestone Year on year growth rates of 6.7% have taken broadband subscription to 508,761,837 in the third quarter of 2010, according to figures prepared by Point Topic and announced today by the Broadband Forum in its Global Broadband and IPTV Industry Update
Source: The Broadband Forum

 

7 January 2011Hibernia Atlantic to construct the lowest latency transatlantic submarine fiber optic cable network from New York to London Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today its plans to build the lowest latency cable route from New York to London offering High Frequency Traders the unique latency under 60 milliseconds.15
Source: Hibernia Atlantic