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Cyan Backs Zayo’s Manhattan Network Upgrade

Cyan says its Z-Series packet-optical transport platform demonstrates carrier class reliability, scalable Ethernet services, along with valuable service management and SLA reporting capability.

Report Slams Nortel Execs, Issues Dire Warning to Ciena

A new report from consulting and research company Telecom Pragmatics pulls no punches, saying Ciena Corp. better closely watch the former Nortel Networks executives it brought on board when it bought the bankrupt telco’s optical networking business. In fact, it better watch those who came on well before the transition. The report says that over […]

Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. We […]

MRV Muxponder Modules Enable Backbone Aggregation for Gigabit Ethernet Links

MRV Communications Inc. (Booth 918) has introduced the TM-GM8D and TM-GM8CD, two eight-port gigabit Ethernet muxponder modules for its LambdaDriver WDM platform. They provide cost-effective aggregation of gigabit Ethernet links onto a 10-gigabit DWDM backbone. The TM-GM8D optical module uses eight SFPs for network access, while the TM-GM8CD copper module uses RJ45 connectors for network […]

CenturyTel Upgrades LightCore Fiber Network, Adds High-Bandwidth Services

LightCore, a wholly owned subsidiary of COMPTEL sponsor CenturyTel Inc., the seventh largest local exchange carrier in the United States, announced it has upgraded its fiber backbone, which runs more than 14,700 route miles across 17 states. The new backbone, lit with ROADM technology from Fujitsus FLASHWAVE 7500, was completed at the end of August. […]

Occam ONT Offers High-Def Access for MDU/MTU

Occam Networks Inc. (Booth 915) will debut at COMPTEL its recently announced ON 2351 Optical Network Terminal (ONT) for multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and multiple tenant unit (MTU) environments. The ON 2351 is the latest in Occams 2300 series ONTs. Occam designed the ON 2351 to deliver triple-play services including POTS, high-speed Ethernet data, VoIP […]

MRV Intros Two-Degree ROADM Module for LambdaDriver

MRV Communications Inc. (Booth 918) has added a new two-degree ROADM module to the LambdaDriver family of WDM systems. The EM1600-ROADM40 supports a total of 40 C-band DWDM wavelengths with 100GHz spacing, with the ability to drop wavelengths at each node. Each module features 40 colored add ports, configurable through the existing LambdaDriver management system, […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

USCarrier Upgrades Georgia Network to Enhance Services

USCarrier Telecom LLC (Booth 613, and COMPTEL sponsor), a wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, fiber-optic transport, plans to upgrade an existing OC48 ring that will allow the company to deliver advanced SONET, Ethernet and wavelength services. The network upgrade is set to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2007. This upgrade […]

Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. “We […]

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