There's been a series of interesting items from vendors this week, here's a set of quick-takes to play some catch-up:
ADVA Optical Networking won a key contract down in South America. OptiTel, which operates a 4000km fiber network in Brazil, is deploying their gear for a network upgrade and expansion across the southern part of the country. The new network core will of course be 100G, with ROADM technology and a GMPLS control plane.
Canada's BTI Systems is taking its gear to the deep south. Hayneville Fiber Transport is putting their 100G solutions to work for a 4TB regional Alabama network stretching from Montgomery to Mobile. Hayneville Fiber Transport is the sibling of the independent ILEC Haynevile Telephone Company, and operates some 700 route miles of fiber.
Alcatel-Lucent has wome work to do in the Far East. SK Telecom has tapped the French-American giant to deploy an IP/MPLS mobile backhaul network. SK needs the upgrade to support its LTE-Advanced services, which are expected to dramatically boost traffic demands. Not many places in the world have the density of traffic of all sorts as South Korea does.
Overture has unveiled upgrades to its GigE Multi-Access and Ethernet-over-Copper product lines. The software update will add a series of new features as well as upgrades to existing functionality, all with an eye toward extending product life and improving the long term economics of their gear for customers.
And Ericsson plunged deep into the emerging battle over small cells with its new 'Radio Dot' System. Aimed at indoor coverage, their new radios are disk-shaped, just 300 grams, and fit in the palm of one's hand. Inside is a new antenna element they've spent a lot of work developing.
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