OFS Launches Dry-Core, Easy-To-Locate ACCURIBBON®DC Toneable Cable

OFS, designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge fiber optic network products today announced the launch of the AccuRibbon® DC Toneable cable, an innovative dry-core cable design, specifically engineered to enhance cable locatability and help reduce installation and operating expenses with a faster and cleaner installation.

Clearfield Brings Fiber to Michigan Homes

Mid-State Consultants, a national telecommunication, engineering and consultant firm based in Nephi, Utah, has selected Clearfield, Inc. as its sole fiber management supplier in the brownfield fiber to the home (FTTH) initiative in southern Michigan. The FTTH deployment is part of a 4,500-customer fiber conversion for D & P Communications, beginning in Tecumseh, Michigan and extending through two counties.

Occam Networks Provides FTTP Products to Upgrade Networks

Occam Networks, Inc. announced that Northern Arkansas Telephone (Flippin, Arkansas) and Sledge Telephone (Sunflower, Mississippi) have purchased Occam’s BLC 6000 FTTP solutions to significantly upgrade their networks. The two service providers selected Occam due to the scalability and flexibility of Occam solutions.

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RCN provides CAL Financial with carrier-class Ethernet

Telecom service provider RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corp., has been selected by CAL Financial, a California developer of proprietary electronic trading systems, to provide carrier-class Ethernet transport services. RCN Metro will provide a carrier-class Ethernet connection from CAL Financial’s trading partner in New York City to a Chicago-based financial exchange.

TeliaSonera Selects Infinera for Nationwide US Network

TeliaSonera International Carrier, a fully owned affiliate of TeliaSonera AB, the incumbent telecommunications provider in Sweden and Finland and the largest operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, has selected Infinera to build a new nationwide network in the United States.

Lightower Upgrades Fiber Optic Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks, a digital fiber network and broadband service provider in the northeast United States, has expanded its network with Juniper Networks’ MX Series Ethernet Services Routers. Juniper says that by extending the reach of its network and upgrading legacy infrastructure with the MX Series, Lightower now can flexibly deliver multiple types of services on a single converged infrastructure–leveraging Juniper’s JUNOS software–while at the same time improving operational efficiency, service reliability, and scale.

Glimmerglass Announces High-Density Optical Platform

Glimmerglass, the leading supplier of intelligent optical switching systems, today announced its new Intelligent Peripheral System 3000 (IPS 3000).  The IPS 3000 is a high reliability, a high-density platform that complements the Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switch providing a superior solution for managing and controlling the physical layer of fiber optic networks.  The introduction of the IPS 3000 extends the company’s solution offering to environments which need to process hundreds of signals and flexibly multicast them to selected destinations.

New Study Shows FTTH is a Green Technology

Updating the last mile in America’s telecommunications networks with high-bandwidth, direct fiber-optic connections to homes and businesses will deliver substantial environmental benefits in the short term–outweighing the environmental costs of deployment in as little as six years, claims a study released by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).