Tuesday Bytes: FiberLight, maincubes, Cogent, Infinera

March 17th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

The pandemic continues to disrupt, but while everyone else pauses the world of internet infrastructure does  have to keep on rolling.   Let’s do our best not to lose focus entirely. Here are a few more bits of news to digest from the start of this week:

FiberLight has won some more business for its broad fiber footprint in Texas. The wireless ISP Nextlink Internet will be leveraging FiberLight’s 100Gbps lit core and related services as it expands its presence. They are hooking up another 70 towers with fiber and boosting their core capacity in the state to match. They were already using a 10Gbps network ring from FiberLight powered by Ciena gear. The project was partly enabled by CAF II FCC funding.

Over in Frankfurt, maincubes has gained an expanded network presence from Cogent Communications. Cogent has deployed a core backbone route at maincubes’ FRA01 data center, leveraging the facility’s Meet-Me-Room’s ecosystem to reach more enterprise customers there. maincubes’ FRA1 facility features 45,208 square feet of space, which they hope to supplement with the construction of a second facility in the near future.

And Infinera has taken its ICE6 optical gear for another demonstration spin. In a live network trial over a major North American operator’s infrastructure, they successfully trialed an 800Gbps single-wavelength transmission at 96Gbaud over a 950km link. The demo was conducted over a third-party optical line system on G.652 fiber.

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Categories: Datacenter · Fiber Networks · Internet Backbones · Telecom Equipment

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