Tuesday Bytes: Sparkle, Infinera, Ribbon, Nokia

April 18th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Four bits of technology upgrades tapping three vendors both local and international over the last few days:

Infinera’s gear will be getting a workout in Missouri. With the help of BlueAlly, Central Electric Power Cooperative has deployed Infinera’s XTM Series gear on its rural broadband network. CEPC’s energy footprint covers some 22,000 square miles, and its fiber supports both critical infrastructure and middle mile connectivity.

Sparkle is looking to to leverage C+L band technology to boost its global transport network to some 38.4Tbps per fiber pair. They are leveraging tech from both Infinera and Nokia across Europe, the Middle East, and South America. They’ll start in Europe, with Milan-Frankfurt the first project covering 23 major PoPs.

Nokia says it has deployed some XGS-PON for Valoo over in Finland. The 10G last mile buildout will will connect 200K homes to fiber around 30 cities over the next three years. Nokia’s tech enables lower emissions as well as a path to 25G.

And Ribbon Communications has picked up some business in the southeast. Skyline, which operates a network in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, is leveraging Ribbon’s tech at both the optical and IP layers. The upgrade enables Skyline to meet bandwidth demand in the region in a cost effective manner.

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