Let's take a quick look at some news from the gear-makers lately:
Today Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU, news, filings) extended it's 100G product line - literally. The Franco-American giant has introduced a new 100G line card that allows transmission over greater distances of beyond 2000km, including over fiber that isn't optimal. According to Light Reading, they had been on the defensive marketing-wise lately with a reach of 1500km being rather less than the competition. The new card for the 1830 PSS will be available by the end of the month, and apparently one of the first customers will be Nextgen Networks down under.
Canadian upstart BTI Systems has won a victory in the Far East. Epsilon Telecommunications said yesterday that it is upgrading its Singapore metro network with the company's Dynamic Optical Layer in support of its services across all major colocation facilities in the city-state. I haven't run into Epsilon before, but it operates an international network across three continents that I didn't have in my maps section - a situation I have now corrected. They moved into the Singapore metro market in August of 2010.
And ADVA Optical Networking has picked up another regional transport contract. Rocky Mountain operator Syringa Networks has selected the company's gear to provide connectivity to businesses throughout its primary Idaho footprint. Syringa has been rather visible lately, as it has been building out its network and operations into northern Utah and expanding their investments in infrastructure in general.
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