Wednesday Bytes: ExteNet, CenturyLink, GTT, Ciena

October 16th, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few deployments and contract wins from around the industry at midweek:

ExteNet is taking its wireless infrastructure business into new territory. They are deploying a CBRS network on the 3.5Ghz band for Mile High Networks, one of the first commercial networks using this shared spectrum band. Mile High serves Arizona’s Yavapai County to the north of Phoenix.

CenturyLink has added some more cloud connectivity options to its portfolio. They expanded their on-demand services to include the Google Cloud Platform, enabling self-serve interconnections from thousands of endpoints across their global network. It’s another in a long list of integrations that already does the same with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

GTT Communications has picked up a global enterprise customer. Greenyard, which specializes in fruit, vegetables, flowers, and plants, is using GTT’s SD-WAN and SIP Trunking to better connect 80 sites around both Europe and North America. Greenyard is modernizing its ICT infrastructure by taking advantage of the SD-WAN revolution, a phenomenon we are seeing enterprises of all types move pretty quickly on.

And Ciena’s 800G technology is going to get some test driving. The research & education organization Internet2 is deploying Ciena’s latest WaveLogic 5 platform and open line system to better scale and manage its network. Internet2 provides big bandwidth to universities, research institutions across the US, and will be able to leverage 800G wavelengths in the metro and 400G between PoPs.

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