EXFO Launches Ethernet Compliance Tester

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. announced today the launch of the IQS-85100G Packet Blazer, a comprehensive CFP-based 100 Gbit/s Ethernet test module that accelerates and simplifies the development and commercialization of 100 Gbit/s and 40 Gbit/s Ethernet equipment. The IQS-85100G empowers transmission equipment and transponder testing teams to efficiently execute multilayer testing to rapidly validate physical-layer characteristics and accurately benchmark Ethernet/IP performance of their products.

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.

Hyosung Utilizes CDN Solutions from Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Hyosung ITX, a major Korean business solution provider, has improved the performance and reliability of its content delivery network (CDN) by deploying Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet Services Routers.  With MX960 and MX480 routers in its network, Hyosung ITX can ensure that bandwidth-intensive Web content is securely delivered with high-performance and quality to a substantial number of concurrent users.

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AFL Telecommunications Acquires Draka’s OPGW Business

AFL Telecommunications has signed an agreement to purchase Draka’s Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) business based in Monchengladbach, Germany. This acquisition positions AFL Telecommunications as the leading OPGW manufacturer worldwide, increasing its reach in additional countries of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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.

DRAKA COMMUNICATIONS Announces Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Drop Cable

Draka Communications – Americas, one of the leading North American producers of fiber optic cable,  today announced the release of a new optical fiber cable product for use in FTTH MDU applications. Draka ezINTERCONNECT™ Ruggedized Indoor cables, available in standard and heavy-duty designs, will provide a robust solution to address all potential installation challenges expected in MDU applications.  Both cable designs utilize Draka’s BendBright-XS™ bend-insensitive single-mode optical fiber, which is the first and only all-glass fiber on the market that meets and exceeds the stringent ITU-T G.657.B standard bending requirements while maintaining backward compatibility with existing single-mode fibers (ITU-T G.652.D).

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).