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ADTRAN beefs up Ethernet, FTTH hardware


In a pair of announcements last week, ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) added to its Carrier Ethernet portfolio and doubled the capacity of its Total Access 5000 for Active Ethernet and GPON applications.

On the Ethernet side, new solutions include:

NetVanta 868 Carrier Ethernet Access Gateway for large enterprises. Extending 100 – 400Mbps Ethernet services to [...]

Optimum Lightpath connects with CENX carrier Ethernet exchange


Optimum Lightpath (www.optimumlightpath.com) has connected to CENX’s New York exchange. 

The move allows Optimum to connect/reach more than 10 million Ethernet service locations worldwide, enabling Optimum’s customers to establish Ethernet-based low-latency and high-bandwidth connections between the New York metro area and key locations around the world.

Needless to say, Optimum has a [...]

ADTRAN in pictures - Part 1 - Welcome and Introduction to UC


WARNING: Some of the pictures below are pretty big and might freak out your browser and/or cause slow load times for this page.

Last week, I and about 26 other analysts and media were in Huntsville, Alabama as guests of ADTRAN.  The company was making its introductory launch of a unified communications (UC) software [...]

Verizon Business VPN Ethernet service goes more global


Verizon Business has significantly expanded their Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), making it the Layer 2 Ethernet service available throughout its POPs in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.  Enterprise IT/LAN managers can now go control-freak crazy, provisioning offices around the globe with the same IP/Ethernet service, including implementing their own IP addresses and all [...]