Here’s a few news bytes from vendors seeing their gear deployed around the world:
Infinera announced some success with their data center interconnection products over in Japan. Yahoo! Japan has deployed their Cloud Xpress to hook up the company’s data centers in Osaka with 500Gbps superchannels. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation facilitated the rollout alongside Infinera’s XTM metro gear which Yahoo! Japan already has in place.
More than a little ways south of there, Nokia picked up some optical transport business in New Zealand. Spark has deployed 200G wavelengths using Nokia’s PSS1830 optical transport gear, doubling capacity and reducing cost per bit on their fiber network. The new 200G channels co-exist alongside their existing 10G and 100G links. I’m still taking a moment to remember this was Alcatel Lucent before the purchase by Nokia, but it’ll sink in eventually.
And Viavi landed a high profile customer over in Europe for its field testing gear for some G.fast work. BT’s OpenReach division has purchased more of their OneExpert 680 xDSL field tester units to help deploy faster speed via FTTC to some 140K premises in 17 areas over the next three months. OpenReach is under some pressure in the UK as regulators seek to separate it from BT, but bandwidth expansion will continue to happen either way.
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