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XO Launches National Hub

XO Communications Inc. has launched the XO National Hub, a new wholesale network platform that lets carriers and service providers cost effectively expand their networks and obtain bandwidth on demand leveraging XOs nationwide optical network. Service providers can use XO National Hub to extend their networks into new markets where they do not have established […]

MetaSwitch, Calix Offer Converged IP Networks

MetaSwitch and Calix have completed joint H.248 interoperability testing, providing carriers a combined solution for advanced IP-based services on copper and fiber networks. The partnership will allow service providers to migrate to converged packet-based access networks based on IMS. The solution works with traditional TDM and H.248-based voice signaling. California-based CLEC PCS1 is one service […]

USCarrier, BalsamWest Expand Network Reach

USCarrier Telecom and BalsamWest FiberNET LLC have partnered, tying together USCarriers 3,400 route-mile high-capacity fiber-optic network with BalsamWests 300-mile tri-state fiber-optic backbone. The partnership, which was completed in January, provides longhaul transport between Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities throughout the Southeast with previously hard-to-reach areas between eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and western North Carolina. […]

Grande Employs Next-Gen Tellabs System, Increases Service

Grande Communications announced it is upgrading its network with the Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation capabilities to carriers using transport circuits within Grandes network. The upgrade will concentrate on the demand for advanced wholesale phone and data transmission services in the south-central United States and Mexico, Grande said. The Tellabs system uses […]

XO Announces Nationwide Network Services Campaign for Large Enterprises, Service Providers

In response to increased customer demand for network bandwidth and to give large enterprises and service provider customers a better choice in the wake of industry consolidation, XO Communications Inc. today announced at COMPTEL PLUS a new campaign to offer what it says are the industrys most competitive rates and guarantees for high-capacity network services […]

US Signal Expands to Milwaukee, Lights Nodes in Illinois

US Signal, a bandwidth provider to carrier and businesses in the Midwest, announced the expansion of its fiber-optic network to include seven additional on/off ramps in metro Milwaukee, Wis. US Signals network deployment includes an 81-mile fiber SONET ring extending around Milwaukee powered by the Cisco Systems Inc. 1545 DWDM platform. The addition of the […]

Panel Discusses How to Squeeze More Bandwidth from Optical Pipes

Under pressure to deliver greater bandwidth to customers, service providers are trying to figure out how to get more from their existing bandwidth. Their high-capacity optical transport networks already are experiencing strain under the escalating request for services at higher rates up to 10 gigabit. To help meet this demand, service providers are looking to […]

Wave7 Annnounces Multiple Trident7 Optical Access Platform Deployments

Wave7 Optics Inc., a supplier of FTTH/FTTP equipment for residential and business services, recently announced a number of new Trident7 Optical Access Platform customers. Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power (CELP) will install the Trident7 Optical Access Platform for a new municipal network slated to begin service in January 2007. CELP is a community-owned electric utility […]

Verizon Plans Bandwidth-on-Demand Service to Speed Circuit Provisioning

Verizon Partner Solutions has plans to trial a new technology that will reduce the time it takes to establish high-capacity circuits including DS3, SONET and Ethernet, the company announced recently. The trial involves a technology and process known as bandwidth-on-demand within optical networks. The new process will enable wholesale customers to order and establish additional […]

XO Deploys Major Segments of Next-Gen Intercity Fiber-Optic Network

XO Communications on Wednesday announced it is carrying customer traffic on major segments of its new, wholly owned next-generation nationwide long-haul intercity fiber-optic network. As announced earlier this year, XO is upgrading its long-haul network by deploying the Infinera DTN optical system across its nationwide fiber assets. The upgrade will allow XO to more than […]

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