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Business News – Sphera Officially Launches in Metro Fiber Space

Posted: 04/2001 Sphera Officially Launches in Metro Fiber Space By Tara Seals Sphera Optical Networks NA Inc. (www.spheranetworks.com), which offers lit fiber via an optical network in metro areas, made its bow during the CompTel 20th Anniversary Convention in Orlando, Fla. Using DWDM ring network architecture, the company offers carriers, ISPs and ASPs 155-megabit to […]

Wholesale – Level 3 Signs Ethernet Deal with Telseon

Posted: 03/2001 Wholesale Level 3 Signs Ethernet Deal with Telseon By Josh Long Boosting traffic flows without signing an incumbent agreement or laying new pipes through an intercity region, Level 3 Communications Inc. has begun providing a Gigabit Ethernet-based service to customers through an agreement with Telseon. Telseon, which uses an Ethernet protocol rather than […]

IN BOX

Posted: 02/2001 IN BOX XO Boosts GigE Story I appreciated Khali Henderson’s December article, "Wholesale Metro IP Gets Gig E Boost" and wanted to inform you of XO Communications’ Gigabit Ethernet services. Targeted to improve bandwidth delivery, XO is in a unique position to quickly become the leader in Ethernet services. Designed to connect customers’ […]

Wholesale Metro IP Gets "GigE-boost"

Posted: 12/2000 Wholesale Metro IP Gets "GigE-boost" By Khali Henderson This month, IP Networks Inc. (www.ipnetworksinc.com) turns up its 300-mile Gigabit IP backbone in Northern California, joining an emerging group of wholesalers gobbling up dark fiber to offer fast pipes for a fraction of the cost. IP Networks and its competitors (see "Select Gigabit IP […]

Business News – Qwest, Broadwing to Buy Intelligent Optical

Posted: 07/2000 Qwest, Broadwing to Buy Intelligent Optical By Charlotte Wolter Qwest Communications International Inc. (www.qwest.com) and Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadwing Inc. (www.broadwing.com), have announced large deployments of intelligent optical technology in their long-haul and metro networks.They join Williams Communications Inc. (www.williamscommunications.com), Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) and several European long-haul […]

Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street

Posted: 03/2000 Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street The buzz at the end of our trading session was the proposed merger between America Online Inc. (AOL) (www.aol.com) and Time Warner Inc. (www.timewarner.com). After the initial elation, shares for both stocks were pummeled as investors worried about the two companies’ abilities to weave their lives […]

AT&T to Build Metro Network with Help from SomeFriends

Posted: 02/2000 AT&T to Build Metro Network with Help from Some Friends By Liz Montalbano AT&T Corp. (www.att.com) has contracted with three carriers to build a fiber optic network linking 30 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Working with CapRock Communications Corp. (www.caprock.com), PF.Net and Touch America, Inc. (www.in-tch.com), AT&T will overlay the new conduit and fiber […]

Pump Up the Bandwidth

Posted: 08/1998 Pump Up the Bandwidth Long-haul applications for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) are bigger, faster and better than ever. By Peter Meade Bigger, faster, better. While this is the time of the year when football coaches look for these qualities in their players, this quest is never out of season for long distance […]

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