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Ericsson snaps shut wallet, damps down acquisition speculation

Ericsson has decided not to follow the example of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, telling Reuters it doesn't need a big acquisition. The company's chief strategy officer, Rima Qureshi told the wire service that the decision to continue going it alone followed a confab of 250 managers earlier this month. She said that “core …

Ericsson to roll Ciena kit into Telstra

Ericsson's February 2014 agreement with Ciena has paid off in Australia, with the two to work on a major optical network upgrade for incumbent Telstra. Beyond Ericsson's canned announcement, details of the upgrade are sketchy, but the carrier is keen to get its hands on Ciena's 100 Gbps packet-optical system which Ericsson …

Panel: Death of Cisco and Juniper switches are greatly exaggerated

OFC 2014 Cheap no-brand networking gear rolling off Asian assembly lines has its uses, but they are fairly small, a trio of industry insiders have said. In a panel discussion at the Optical Fibre Conference 2014 in San Francisco on Tuesday, execs at two service providers and one supplier gave their thoughts on the wave of enthusiasm …
Jack Clark, 12 Mar 2014

SCCN, AJC embiggen undersea pipes

With multiple trans-Pacific cable proposals in the offing, Southern Cross Cable Network has deployed its tried-and-tested response to looming competition and announced a major capacity upgrade. Just six months after it announced that all routes had been upgraded with 100 Gbps equipment, the submarine operator has announced …
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Southern Cross completes cable upgrade to 100 Gbps

The Southern Cross Cable Network has announced the completion of an upgrade to 100 Gbps kit on all routes. With the Ciena 100 Gbps kit in place, the network now claims total lit capacity on its two cables of 2.6 Tbps. According to marketing director Ross Pfeffer, the cables' potential capacity between Australia/New Zealand and …

Fibre boosters trip the light fantastic with 800G BPS LINKS

It's been quite a weekend for fans of fast fibre, with Ciena and BT demonstrating 800 Gbps superchannels, and Bell Labs offering a glimpse of higher speed submarine cables. Announcing the deployment at BT, Ciena noted that while laboratory speeds are far faster than 800 Gbps, the UK deployment covered an already-deployed 410 …
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AARNET upgrade touted as SKA lure

Australia and New Zealand’s bid for the hotly contested Square Kilometre Array (SKA) contract has been bolstered with a significant network stimulus via Southern Cross Cable Networks and AARNET. The network alliance, branded SXTransPORT, between AARNET, Australia’s research and education backbone network and Southern Cross …
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Ciena picks up AAPT network build

TNZ-owned AAPT has announced that it will be deploying kit from Ciena to support an upgrade to its carrier Ethernet services. The carrier says it expects growing demand for high-capacity business Ethernet services, particularly as the National Broadband Network rolls out. Its new deployment will also be available to other …
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Southern Cross Cable ramps up network

New Zealand cable outfit Southern Cross Cable Networks has secured vendor Ciena for the expansion of its subsea cable network infrastructure. The cable company is embarking on Phase H of its ongoing network upgrades ramping up capacity by 2T bps in the first half of 2012. The Phase H upgrade will implement Ciena's 40 Gbps …

Berkeley Lab preps 100 Gbps prototype network

Berkeley Lab is to start laying the foundations for a 100 Gbps academic research network, in a subcontract agreement with Internet2. Under the US Department of Energy’s $62m long-term investment in high speed academic networks, Berkeley Lab will work with staff from the DOE’s ESnet and Internet2 to develop a 100 Gbps prototype …

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