Aqua Comms Limited, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, and CenturyLink, Inc. announced today that CenturyLink has activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and London on Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system.
ADVA Optical Networking announced today that KOSC Telecom, France's newest telecommunications service provider, has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 for its nationwide DWDM transport network. The new operator is leveraging ADVA Optical Networking's metro and long-haul technology to provide 100Gbit/s wholesale connectivity to service providers. With metro capabilities in major French cities, such as Paris and Marseille, to mid-sized cities, including Annecy and La Rochelle, the new national network stretches across 20,000km.
Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical network equipment, is introducing a new flexible rate transponder/muxponder line which allows network operators to quickly and easily double their transport capacity.
Using an advanced digital signal processor (DSP) combined with Ekinops’ enhanced T-Chip (Transport-on-a-Chip) technology to support both DP-QPSK and 16QAM modulation formats on a single line card, Ekinops is able to deliver a low-cost, programmable 400G solution.
INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services, announces it is launching a new Network Operations Center dedicated to supporting optical network infrastructure. This dedicated NOC is designed to respond to the growing demand from enterprises and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) that need to satisfy complex and evolving requirements.
Sunnyvale, CA and Stockholm, Sweden
Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced the introduction of the Infinite Capacity Engine, a multi-terabit optical subsystem enabling a step function in optical wave division multiplexing (WDM) performance. The Infinite Capacity Engine is the first optical subsystem in the industry to offer network operators the combined benefits of delivering optical super-channel capacity up to 2.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) and reach up to 12,000 kilometers in a single small package.
Operator spending on optical network equipment has fallen over the July-September period, despite an increase in spending on WDM equipment, according to a new study from Infonetics Research.
“In the third quarter of 2013, sales of WDM optical equipment are up 4% from a year ago and remain at elevated levels reached earlier in the year, but overall optical spending is down on a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis,” said Andrew Schmitt, a principal analyst at Infonetics.
The global market for optical networking (ON) will generate more than $17.5 billion in revenue in 2018, growing at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the 2012–18 period, according to new research from Ovum.
According to the market-research firm, the second quarter of 2013 signaled the beginning of a “spending bounce-back” after a difficult few quarters.
US operator Sprint says it has successfully carried out a trial of 400Gbps technology that could help to support the rising demand for data services on both fixed and mobile networks.
The operator has been working with network equipment vendor Ciena (Hanover, MD, USA) on the deployment of the high-speed technology, and says the two companies completed the 400Gbps trial in the Silicon Valley area in July.
Historically, network infrastructure is the most expensive component in a mobile operator's overall CAPEX, which holds true in China, the biggest and fastest growing 4G market in the world. This report provides an in-depth overview of market revenue, equipment shipments, and the competitive landscape for carriers. Buy now