The news has been pouring out this week, what with multiple M&As and CompTel going on. In the equipment sector there have been a bushel of announcements worth a look:
In France, Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) won a contract with Roubaix based webhosting provider OVH. OVH has deployed the gear maker's Digital Optical Network for its pan-European network. OVH is billed as the second largest hosting provider in Europe, and the Infinera gear hooks up the larger hubs of Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Frankfurt. They also have a nice network map which you can see to the right - I'll have to see about adding that one to my European fiber maps collection.
Also across the pond, Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) picked up a service contract with pan-European fiber operator Interoute. Interoute will be leveraging Ciena's Specialist Services via a five year contract to help maintain and expand its 55,000 kilometer network. I didn't happen to notice Ciena's entry into the multivendor service arena, but I guess I have now. Indigo Telecom Group will be supporting Ciena's efforts on the continent as well.
Closer to home, Adva Optical Networking (ETR:ADV, news) picked up a contract with tndm, which will use the equipment maker's gear to support its Ethernet Exchange. Specifically, they will use the FSP 3000 DWDM platform for high-bandwidth connectivity between 75 Broad Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas and 60 Hudson. Neutral Tandem of course just agreed to purchase Tinet, and is now moving quickly to establish its presence outside the world of tandem switching.
And finally, Xtera unveiled a nextgen platform for DWDM in metro, regional, and longhaul networks, called Nu-Wave Optima. The new platform features 100G-ready All-Raman and hybrid EDFA/Raman amplification, plug and play modules for a wide range of network applications, and fully-tunable XFP-based universal 10G muxponders. It offers a total of 15Tbps (150x100Gbps) to bandwidth hungry networks.
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