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2012-05-28 11:50:22

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Columbus Networks, Xtera bring 100G to the Caribbean
Columbus Networks, a wholesale communications service provider in the pan Caribbean/Americas region, says that it has deployed 100-Gbps technology on its existing high-capacity network in Panama using equipment from Xtera Communications, Inc. The company claims it is the first to deploy 100G in the region.Columbus Networks recently bolstered its network capacity by deploying an optical ring network between Maria Chiquita and Plaza Obario, Panama City, using Xtera’s Nu-Wave Optima platform. The new network provides diverse routing of services from Panama to Columbus Networks’ international fiber-optic backbone. By upgrading the network to include 100G optical channel technology from Xtera, Columbus Networks says it reinforces its commitment to use the latest technology not only to support today’s services, but also to meet the increased demands from emerging cloud services, data center operations and other high-capacity content distribution services."The global build-out of data centers, coupled with rapid deployment of cloud based services, are driving renewed demand for ever higher fixed and burst rate connections and emphasis on high availability through redundancy,” said Peter Collins, chief technology officer at Columbus Networks. “Our goal is to proactively prepare our networks with the right technology to efficiently address both today's and tomorrow's evolving business needs.“Our Panama Network uses the latest Nu-Wave Optima DWDM platform from Xtera and we noticed they have been very active in the deployment of 100G networks around the world,” added Collins. “Thus, it was natural for us to turn to them to gain experience with the technology.”According to Xtera, the Nu-Wave Optima platform was the first 100G equipment with soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) to be deployed in the field. For terrestrial backbone networks, the Nu-Wave Optima equipment delivers a line capacity of 15 Tbps over more than 3,000 km. For unrepeatered applications, a capacity of 34 x 100G was recently transmitted over a cable attenuation exceeding 74 dB.Xtera has been making a lot of noise about 100G in the last few months. Recent announcements include what is billed as the world’s largest 100G deployment, a 22,000-km backbone network for CFE Telecom (see “Mexico's CFE Telecom taps Xtera for 100G network”); and what the company claims is the first 100G repeatered subsea cable system to be put in commercial service (see “GBI, Xtera claim first repeatered 100-Gbps cable system”).“Today, 100G technology offers a compelling combination of performance and price for efficient high-capacity optical networking,” said Herve Fevrier, EVP and COO of Xtera.
Norvado deploys GPON FTTx via Zhone MXK
Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Norvado, a telecommunications provider serving business and residential customers in northwest Wisconsin, has used the systems developer’s MXK platform in a new FTTx GPON deployment. The build out will cover 30 percent of Norvado's customer base in the rural counties of Bayfield, Douglas, Ashland and Sawyer.Norvado has been a Zhone customer since 2008. "Zhone's MXK multi-service access platform and its complementary offerings combine to deliver outstanding IP video, voice, and broadband data to our customers," asserted Jeff Lee, plant manager for Norvado. "We chose Zhone's MXK platform to pair with our already-established bonded ADSL and xDSL networks, for the increased density, scale, and performance. Zhone offers a proven multi-service solution designed around IP transmission. Its ability to deliver any card, any slot and any service supporting any access technology is precisely what we needed to address our expansion needs."Zhone says it has deployed more than 3,000 of its MXK platforms with more than 150 service providers globally. This translates to an FTTx customer growth rate of more than 450 percent in the three-year period from January 2009 to January 2012. Total subscriber capacity supported by these deployments now exceeds 20 million.
PacketLight Networks enhances video support
PacketLight says it has enhanced support for video interfaces in both of its Optical Transport Network (OTN) and ransponder-based offerings. The new feature is designed to enable efficient and simple streaming of high-capacity video for broadcast media companies and digital studios over fiber and standards-based OTN networks.Different copper interfaces for video such as SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI are all supported by PacketLight's CWDM/DWDM and OTN product family. Additionally, video signals can be mixed with other data and storage traffic such as 1G/10G Ethernet and 1/2/4/8/10G Fibre Channel.Use of the PacketLight platforms reduces the number of fibers needed for video and data transport between sites, thus reducing the infrastructure costs as well as enabling carriers to add video services on top of their existing OTN metro or long-distance backbone infrastructure.PacketLight says its modular approach offers optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical conversion in a small footprint, without the need of bulky converters. The platforms also offer SNMP-based monitoring and control management software for the conversion process. The systems can map up to 16 multirate bidirectional video services such as DVB-ASI, SD-SDI, or HD-SDI into aggregated 10G or 20G OTU2 within its 1U carrier grade PL-2000 product, for example.In addition, PacketLight's product line also supports SFP-based pluggable client video interface modules for the commonly used DVB/SDI signals of up to 2.97-Gbps with embedded re-clockers, cable drivers, equalizers, and monitoring capabilities.
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