SFP Series fifty-first Week News Abstract 11

2011-12-16 10:28:56

Week News Abstract For SFP Series in 10GTEK
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Optical equipment vendors trolled for 100G customers at SCTE Cable-Tec
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced a 24% attendance increase at this year’s Cable-Tec Expo, held November 15-17 in Atlanta. Judging by the population on the show floor many of those attendees were staffers at optical communications equipment vendors, many of whom visited at the show for the first time in a while looking for customers for their new 100-Gbps capabilities.Here’s what a few circuits around the show floor revealed:Huawei used the event as a coming out party for its 100-Gbps capabilities, which currently are available in both muxponder and transponder configurations. The company demonstrated 3,000 km of error-free 100-Gbps transmission using the OptiX OSN 8800 in partnership with Corning, which supplied its SMF-28 ULL optical fiber for the purpose. The company already has Hibernia Atlantic as a customer (see "Hibernia Atlantic plots transatlantic 100G course after trials with Huawei") and now has its sights set on expanding into other deployments. In addition to the 100-Gbps DP-QPSK with coherent detection capabilities on display, Huawei Technologies (USA) Vice President – Optical Network Marketing and Product Management Reg Wilcox said the company also would offer a coherent 40-Gbps offering based on DP-BPSK. BPSK is often used for submarine and other very long reach applications. Wilcox said the company will not offer 40 Gbps using coherent DP-QPSK, preferring its direct-detect enhanced DQPSK approach for most terrestrial requirements.Fujitsu Network Communications beat the SCTE 100-Gbps rush by demonstrating the capability at last year’s event. Traci King, marketing and communications manager at Fujitsu, confirmed that the company’s 100-Gbps capabilities were on track to meet the year-end availability target previously announced (see "Fujitsu unveils 100-Gbps plans"). The company has at least two customers who are now trialing Fujitsu’s technology prior to deployments; King declined to name them.Ciena also touted its 100-Gbps capabilities in the background of its more prominent focus on Carrier Ethernet for mobile backhaul and business services support – a common theme among most of the optical transport vendors on the show floor.Infinera literally backed the truck up to deliver its 100-Gbps story, parking a trailer on the show floor to demonstrate the capabilities of its DTN and recently announced DTN-X platforms. The company also announced that cable MSO Midcontinent Communications has purchased more DTN platforms, as well as ATN metro edge boxes.Cisco shoehorned into a corner of its booth a demonstration the of newly released 100-Gbps capabilities for its ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform packet-optical transport system (see “US Signal turns to Cisco for 100-Gbps network upgrade”). The demonstration had attracted about eight staffers from Time Warner Cable when Lightwave visited the booth.One company that was conspicuous for not showing 100-Gbps technology in its booth was Alcatel-Lucent. The company is one of the few (perhaps the only) with an announced cable MSO customer for coherent 100-Gbps optical transport (see “Shaw Communications adds 100G to fiber-optic network”). However, Clayton Wagar, senior director of MSO solutions at the company, said that Alcatel-Lucent’s prowess at 100G is already well known and therefore he and his staff felt that the focus on its SCTE Cable-Tec efforts should be on more MSO-specific initiatives, particularly its Velocix offering for content delivery networks.
CityFibre plans to invest up to £500m in UK fiber rollout
UK infrastructure provider CityFibre Holdings Ltd. has announced an aggressive expansion strategy, saying that it plans to connect 50,000 businesses and 1 million homes across the UK with gigabit-per-second capable networks.The firm has appointed investment bank Macquarie Capital to advise it on raising new capital – up to £500 million ($800 million) could be needed to get the job done. CityFibre says it selected Macquarie Capital for its extensive international advisory experience in large-scale telecoms infrastructure, including its role as financial advisor to Telstra on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project, the world’s largest FTTP deployment.Greg Mesch, CityFibre’s CEO commented, “I am delighted to be working with such an experienced financial institution. Macquarie’s deep knowledge of financing infrastructure projects is coupled with a strong and experienced telecoms banking team that will be a great asset to ensure we achieve our goal of accelerating fiber-optic network deployment throughout the UK.”Sound investment credentials are crucial as CityFibre tries to distance itself from a difficult history.CityFibre was established in January 2011 when Mesch purchased the assets of i3 Group’s UK operations, which included FibreCity Holdings, H2O Networks, and OpenCity Media.H2O Networks had run into problems following the collapse of Total Asset Finance, one of the major funding providers for its FTTP rollout in Bournemouth and Dundee. In October 2010, construction work came to an abrupt halt in both cities.Following a restructuring of the business and finances, CityFibre was ready to breathe new life into the assets it had purchased. According to the company, it inherited “over 130 contracts with public sector bodies including local authorities, universities and businesses” as well as FTTP connections to around 20,000 homes in Bournemouth. It also picked up memorandums of understanding with a number of “second tier” cities around the UK to build out FTTP networks – around 1 million homes in total.Since April the company has completed a metro fiber ring to date in the city of York connecting over 100 sites, as well as projects in Dundee (see "CityFibre connects Dundee Waterfront Project") and Ayr. And it has begun reinstating the FTTP network in Bournemouth; around 24,000 homes are expected to be ready for service by the end of the year. CityFibre plans to pass all the remaining homes in Bournemouth by mid-2013.CityFibre won’t supply retail services directly to consumers on its FTTP network, but instead plans to bring in third-party Internet service providers.If everything goes according to plan, CityFibre will become a significant supplier of FTTP infrastructure in the UK, competing with the established players. BT Openreach is investing £2.5 billion on FTTx to reach two-thirds of the country, although only one-quarter of those – or roughly 4 million homes – will receive FTTP under current plans (see “BT launches FTTP service, promises 300 Mbps next year”). Fujitsu has also announced plans to bring FTTP to 5 million rural homes, but those plans are contingent on access to BT’s ducts and poles (see “Fujitsu unveils UK FTTH network plans”).
Four firms vie for Colombian national fiber optic project
Colombia’s ICT Ministry announced that four firms have submitted bid proposals for the country’s National Fiber Optic Project. The Temporary Union Colombian Fiber Optic (which comprises the firms total play and TV Azteca), Telmex Colombia SA, Temporary Union Connectivity for All (Media Commerce Partners, ZTE Corp. Colombia branch, EXICOM INC, and ANDITEL SA) and Temporary Union Telefonica (Colombia Telecommunications SA and Telefonica Mobiles) will compete to win a place on the project, which will aim to expand Colombia’s fiber footprint to at least 400 new municipalities.The ICT Ministry expects to award contracts for the project beginning November 4.The Colombian Government plans to allocate $415,837 million COP (US $218 million) for the public-private partnership. The fiber-optic network expansion project aims to expand the number of broadband connections from the present 2.2 million to 8.8 million by 2014. Fiber-based broadband currently is available in 325 municipalities, according to the ministry.The National Fiber Optic Project, managed by the Social Program Compartel of the ICT Ministry, is expected to take 30 months to complete, with an initial goal that at least 120 municipalities will receive new fiber-optic service by the end of next year.
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