Global Capacity Expands Network with High-Speed Ethernet Backbone

Utilizing Ciena Platform to Drive the Advancement of Over-the-Top Business Solutions

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the expansion of its One Marketplace™ network backbone with high-speed Ethernet utilizing Ciena's® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.  The existing metro infrastructures have been interworked with the new higher speed Ethernet architecture delivering the ability to scale bandwidth capacity along these routes to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

MEF-CECP Benchmark Study Quantifies Effectiveness of MEF Professional Certification

Research documents the reasons MEF-CECPs value their certification

Vertical Systems Group announces the release of the MEF-CECP Effectiveness Benchmark Study, the first independent research effort to quantify the benefits of the MEF's Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification program. Survey results show that an overwhelming 87 percent of MEF-CECP respondents believe that their investment in certification has been extremely or significantly worthwhile overall, including both personally and for their companies.

Comcast Business Services Provides Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

Enables Businesses to Use High-Performance, Private Connectivity to AWS’s Compute and Storage Services

Philadelphia, PA

Transition Networks To Demo Power Fiber Extender For Long Distance Power-over-Ethernet

Company Working with SENKO Who Will Display Solution at OFC 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Transition Networks, Inc., the data network integration technology expert, today announced it will display its prototype Power Fiber Extender solution at the OFC Conference on March 20 - 24 in Anaheim, California.

Telecoms Analyst Firm Forecasts Multi Billion Dollar Growth in Key Supplier Sectors

Outlook Good for of LTE Macro and Small Cell RAN, Ethernet Switches, Security Appliances, and Optical

During the last week, California-based Dell’Oro Group released several reports indicating growth in key WAN equipment sectors.

The biggest winner, if forecasts hold true, would be vendors in the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market, which Dell’Oro analysts estimate will exceed $25 billion in 2019. Continued adoption of Software Defined Netowrking (SDN) architectures and Cloud deployments will drive sales of white box switching, software, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet equipment, according to the report.

Service Providers Making Headway on SDN

Common concerns and cautious optimism voiced by carriers at MEF’s GEN14

Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology has offered a little bit of everything for everyone: Hype, promise, and challenges. After many years of the hype, the promise has so far exceeded the productivity for service providers. But that may be about to change.

At the recent Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) event held in Washington D.C. in late November, GEN14, network operators were given the chance to share their respective outlooks, and discuss the challenges in a public forum.

Global Service Provider Dramatically Improves Mobile Backhaul Efficiency to Drive OPEX Savings

Disparate legacy OSS systems had inhibited the Network Operations Center from remotely diagnosing and solving traffic jams

A global tier 1 Service Provider (SP) was experiencing a common issue: its circuit inventory data was untrustworthy, so it could not rapidly isolate faults and lacked the granular network intelligence to build out capacity, when and where it was needed. The SP had tried the common solution of periodically purchasing costly blanket bandwidth upgrades but still encountered the symptoms.

Services Automation Gets Its Day in the Sun

New service automation software provides flexibility for easy upgrades

Service providers are looking to compete more effectively today, while preparing their networks to support more dynamic, on-demand and customized service options in the coming years. With ubiquitous fiber and Carrier Ethernet standardization, a key area of differentiation for carriers is service deployment speed and service-level agreements (SLAs).

New service automation software is emerging that helps carriers evolve their network and OSS toward an on-demand service delivery capability that provides flexibility for easy service upgrades or changes as a customer grows.

iTalk says M2M router nearing completion

Advanced technologies company iTalk says its inaugural M2M router will hit the market by mid-August.

The company announced a strategic business expansion into the M2M sector just over a month ago and has now backed up the plan by providing details of its first M2M router.

iTalk (Lauderdale, FL, USA) says the new router will initially target the automated teller machine and point of sale industries, allowing companies to replace “antiquated manual or wireline transactions” with “faster, more reliable and more affordable wireless data networks.

Ciena expects strong demand from cloud, mobile computing

Reuters

Network equipment maker Ciena Corp said it expects strong growth in cloud computing and higher use of smartphones, and forecast stronger-than-expected revenue for the current quarter.

Ciena (Hanover, MD, USA) shares jumped as much as 15.5 percent on the Nasdaq on Thursday morning. Shares of rival Finisar Corp (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) were up 5 percent while those of Juniper Networks Inc (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) were up about 1 percent.

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