Sunday, February 22, 2009

FiberLight Deploys Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 in Texas

FiberLight, which provides metro optical transport services including Ethernet, Wavelengths, IP, SONET and Dark Fiber within major U.S. cities, has begun a statewide deployment of Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platforms (Packet ONPs) across Texas. The network will bring premium managed communications services -- including Ethernet, SONET and wavelength connectivity options -- to enterprise, government, content providers, and other service provider customers throughout its 1,500+ route miles.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP provides the modular integration of Ethernet, ROADM, and SONET transport technologies into a single addressable optical networking class element. The platform's pluggable ROADM option and patent-pending universal switch fabric allow both circuit-based and packet-based traffic to be transported in its native format to create a universal optical infrastructure. Integrated Connection-oriented Ethernet transport technology delivers private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services with the proven operational robustness of optical networking, including transport-class software and database management, management interface functionality, and precision fault sectionalization.

Management of FiberLight's high-availability, mission-critical network will be provided by Fujitsu in their two fully-redundant network operations centers (NOCs) located in Sunnyvale, Calif. and Richardson, Texas. FiberLight also purchased Advance Hardware Replacement, which will guarantee that spare cards for the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform system can be onsite anywhere in Texas within hours. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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