Polish fixed line operator Netia has deployed 100G fibre across its network as it looks to benefit from a 40-fold increase in bandwidth. The operator has called on the Optical Networks business unit of Nokia Siemens Networks, a unit that the vendor agreed to sell to Marlin Equity Partners in December 2012.
This year, 100G fibre is expected to generate revenues of over $1bn for the first time, according to research firm Ovum. The firm analysed financial results from 1Q13 in the global optical networking market and found several trends, including one disappointing trend that market growth overall remained difficult, with only Japan’s Fujitsu posting sequential and year-on-year gains.
Operator group Telekom Austria has deployed a converged voice network using technology provided by Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The group has also built a commercial 100 gigabit transport network in Central and Eastern Europe, the first section of which, from Zagreb to Osijek and Ilok in Croatia, is already in operation.
Carrier services firm Tata Communications, which is part of the India-based Tata conglomerate, this week upgraded its trans-Atlantic TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) subsea cable to run 100Gbps between New York and London.
Robert J Richardson, VP sales – Global Submarine Solutions, Xtera Communications, talks to telecoms.com at AfricaCom 2012, about the provision of long haul telecoms equipment.
Chinese vendor ZTE has launched an end-to-end 100G carrier network solution, designed to help operators cater for HD video services and cloud computing services, which have led to a massive spike in network traffic. The ZXWM M920 and ZXONE 8000 offer 80-wave, 100G ultra-wide system capacity, enabling a smooth upgrade from 10G to 100G.