Showing posts with label Ethernet-over-Copper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ethernet-over-Copper. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Global Capacity Expands Network Edge Nationwide

Global Capacity announced its nationwide Ethernet service expansion with a network investment in 346 central offices.

Global Capacity said its investment in central office facility equipment enables it to leverage the existing copper infrastructure to deliver from 1 Mbps up to 100 Mbps access directly to customers, satisfying the growing demand for hybrid and SD-WAN network solutions.

"As demand for our Ethernet offerings continues to soar, Global Capacity recognizes the need to respond quickly to businesses to provide scalable solutions that can meet demand as they grow," comments Jack Lodge, President, Global Capacity. "Global Capacity will continue to expand Ethernet coverage in 2017 to address the need to connect to high-value destinations, including private and public Cloud, business applications, internet and data centers."

With this expansion, Global Capacity increases the density of its Ethernet services footprint, making the following services available to an additional 302,188 new commercial addresses in 264 cities across 36 metro markets in 20 states:

Ethernet over Copper (EoC): Offers symmetric speeds ranging from 1 Mbps up to 100 Mbps to over 2.2 million business addresses. Global Capacity Ethernet over Copper affords businesses with access to high-bandwidth, resilient and cost-efficient service. EoC gives businesses that are in buildings without fiber connectivity a strong, high-speed option. Service is based on location availability.

Asymmetric Ethernet (AsyE): Offers asymmetric speed up to 50/10 Mbps. Global Capacity Asymmetric Ethernet fills the gap for businesses where other broadband services fall short. It offers COS business-class uptime guarantees and MPLS and Voice application support. Service is based on location availability.

http://www.globalcapacity.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Overture Adds adds Copper Density to Ethernet over Optical and TDM

Overture rolled out a number of enhancements to its 6500 service aggregation and switching platform, including a 96-pair Ethernet over Copper (EoC) interface module that makes the 6500 the industry’s highest density EoC solution on the market.

The EoC interface module offers from 1 to 24 pair bonding across cards for resilient delivery of up to 300Mbps of symmetric performance-assured Ethernet service. The 6500 integrates seamlessly with Overture’s 400, 4000, and 6100 family of EoC Ethernet Access Devices to enable rapid service deployment on any scale.

“The 6500 and Ensemble OSA represent a fundamental new approach for service creation, activation and assurance,” said Keith Donahue, vice president of Product Management, Overture. “Ubiquitous Carrier Ethernet access – as enabled by the 6500 – is the foundation on which virtualization and software-defined services will be used to drive service agility and improve operational efficiency. At Overture, we are committed to helping service providers meet today’s challenges while providing a path to efficiently address future service evolution.”

http://www.overturenetworks.com

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alpheus Expand in Texas with Overture's Carrier Ethernet

Alpheus Communications, a leading metro-regional network provider in Texas, is deploying Overture Neworks' Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions as part of a significant, ongoing network expansion.

Overture’s bonded copper solutions deliver Ethernet services from 1 Mbps to 100 Mbps, providing operators a readily available means to reach more customers, more quickly, with high-speed business services, mobile backhaul and cloud connectivity offerings.

Alpheus said its expanded network can now reach 129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations, representing a 36 percent increase in network reach during the last two years. The carrier also credits the ongoing strength of Texas’ economy in attracting new businesses and sparking new-building construction, which combined with Alpheus expanding Ethernet capabilities to more central offices, has broadened the company’s network footprint, including coverage in South Texas.

“We deployed the Overture solution in anticipation of our carrier and business customers migrating from traditional network options to modern, standards-based Ethernet services,” said Francisco Maella, Chief Operating Officer, Alpheus Communications. “By utilizing Ethernet over Copper, carriers and enterprises benefit from scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, while our channel partners have more revenue-generating options from selling a broader portfolio of Ethernet services on the Alpheus network.”

http://www.overturenetworks.com
http://www.alpheus.net/

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Frontier Enhances its Ethernet Virtual Private Line Service

Frontier Communications has enhanced its Ethernet portfolio with traffic prioritization based on user-defined applications.

Frontier is introducing two new Ethernet offerings for Retail and Wholesale users. Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Gold focuses on businesses needing point-to-point design within Frontier’s QoS-enabled markets, requiring service level agreements (SLAs) surrounding bandwidth guarantees, a limited delay in traffic prioritization and monthly reporting. Frontier’s EVPL Platinum offers premium point-to-point service for customers with real-time data delivery requirements and corresponding SLAs.

The carrier said its new Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities significantly improve network efficiencies and availability by prioritizing critical applications.

According to Stephen LeVan, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, “2014 will bring more enhancements to Frontier’s Ethernet portfolio, beginning with fiber QoS-enabled elements in 480 Frontier exchanges throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

“The next enhancement will introduce additional exchanges utilizing our copper elements, which we believe is a key differentiator in our Ethernet Virtual Private Line offerings. All three Frontier EVPL solutions are hybrid in nature and take advantage of our growing fiber plant while leveraging our existing copper facilities for a footprint encompassing 6,373 exchanges.”

In addition to adding QoS, SLAs and Reporting, Frontier will expand and enhance its EVPL offers to include increased interface speeds, out-of-franchise capabilities, multipoint-to-multipoint configurations, and services that enable multiple Classes of Service (multi CoS) with manageability over interconnected provider networks.

http://www.frontier.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Overture Extends its Multiservice EAD and Ethernet-Over-Copper Platforms

Overture released expansive software updates for Overture 1400 and Ethernet over Copper (EoC) product lines that add significant feature and functionality improvements, extend overall product life, and protect network infrastructure investment.

Among new features and functionality introduced for the Overture 1400 multi-service EAD are:

  • Enhanced remote fault management
  • RFC 2544 service activation testing
  • Zero touch provisioning and operations
  • Enhanced performance assurance

Among the upgrades and enhancements to Overture’s EoC product line unveiled as part of the new software releases are:

  • Enhanced Y.1564 service activation testing   
  • VLAN loopback on all user ports
  • Enhanced performance assurance
  • Up to 24 bonding groups on 4000cp
  • 24-hour OAM test result storage


Additionally, the releases enable a new generation of innovation based on the company’s Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined services at the Metro Edge.

“Across the globe, Carrier Ethernet continues to grow at an aggressive rate and has service providers looking for new ways to maximize the value of their legacy network investments in new architectures. Concurrently, they are embracing nascent cloud technologies to help deliver software defined services at the metro edge,” said Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing, Overture.

http://www.overturenetworks.com

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tehuti Intros Compact 10GbE Card


Tehuti Networks introduced a 10GbE adapter with integrated 10GBase-T support.

The company said its card, which it believes to be the smallest in the industry, offers a low-power, small form factor and low-cost 10GbE solution enabling 10GBase-T connectivity. It hosts the latest Tehuti TN4010 controller, an optimized 10GbE controller designed for low-power, low-cost, single-port applications required in application servers, high-end workstations and personal computers. The TN4010 MAC is paired with the Marvell® Alaska 88X3120 transceiver, a single-port, low-power, high-performance 10GbE PHY, to enable tri-speed connectivity (10GBase-T, 1000Base-T and 100Base-TX) over low-cost standard CAT-6a Ethernet cabling, supporting up to 100m. (Cat-5e and CAT-6 are supported compliant to link segment specifications.)

http://www.tehutinetworks.net

Monday, November 19, 2012

Overture Boosts its Carrier Ethernet Edge Platform

Overture rolled out a 3-port DS3 interface module and software enhancements for its Overture 1400 gigabit Carrier Ethernet edge platform, which enables premium business Ethernet and mobile backhaul service delivery over a variety of infrastructures, including native optical Ethernet, SONET/SDH, DS3/E3, DS1, and E1.

The new card can bond up to three DS3 circuits to overcome Ethernet service delivery challenges in areas outside of existing fiber network footprints and offer 100 Mbps or more using readily available DS3s.  The new card also supports Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) and Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) bonding using Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS).

The software upgrades add MLPPP bonding to the existing T1/E1 interface module, as well as capabilities for rapid service activation, dynamic re-marking of service classes, and synthetic loss measurements.

“Carriers are looking for ways to better serve the needs of all customers, including those who require reliable high bandwidth services but can’t connect directly to the optical network due to physical or geographical barriers, or other gating factors,” said Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing, Overture Networks. “With the Overture 1400 Release 12.1 and the 3-port DS3 interface module, service providers can quickly and easily meet customer demand for premium business services. It’s another powerful solution that allows us to turn the difficult into the doable.”

http://www.overturenetworks.com


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spain's SARENET Selects Overture for Ethernet-over-Copper


SARENET, an Internet service provider based in Spain, has selected Overture's 4000 and 400 platforms as the cornerstone of a new Ethernet-over-Copper deployment.  The service will offer customers up to 20 Mbps  (with capabilities up to 60Mbps) over unbundled local loops.


Overture’s EoC  enables Carrier Ethernet services over existing copper infrastructure. The Overture 400 demarcation device enables service providers and network operators to deliver feature-rich business broadband services to the last-mile, while the 4000 pay-as-you-grow aggregation platform delivers centralized management and switching for up to 120 of the Overture 400s.


“This new EoC deployment was a very heavily vetted product decision for us, as SARENET is extremely dedicated to customer satisfaction,” said Alberto Alvarez, director tecnico at SARENET.  “The Overture Carrier Ethernet solution provides increased bandwidth capability, flexible QoS and superior reliability as well as a number of service management tools that ensure we can deliver on our commitment to our valued customers.”

http://www.overturenetworks.com
http://www.sarenet.es

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Actelis' CEO Steps Down


Vivek Ragavan has resigned as president and CEO of Actelis.
Tuvia Barlev, Actelis' co-founder and former CEO, will take over the company's operations as executive chairman during the search for Ragavan's replacement. 
Barlev served as president and CEO of Actelis from 2002 to 2010 and, since then, has served as chairman.


  • Vivek Ragavan joined Actelis in 2010.  He previously served as CEO at Atrica and Redback Networks. Other executive positions held by Ragavan include CEO of Siara Systems, president of the residential broadband group at ADC Telecommunications, and vice president of engineering at General Instrument.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Overture Releases 4000cp High Density Ethernet Edge


Overture announced the general availability of its new Ethernet demarcation device, the Overture 4000cp, as part of its Ethernet over bonded copper (EoC) family.


The Overture 4000cp Ethernet demarcation device can bond up to 24 voice-grade copper pairs to deliver hundreds of Mbps to business customers and mobile towers. The product fits into the Overture product line between the 2-, 4-, or 8-pair Overture 400 series and the 32 pair demarcation capabilities of the Overture 6100. It supports service delivery at speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to more than 300 Mbps over single bonded copper infrastructure. As with other products from Overture, the 4000cp incorporates automated pair bonding capabilities for 24 pairs at up to 15 Mbps per copper pair to expedite service turn-up and eliminate errors typically associated with manual configuration.

“Our customers asked us to bring to market a new edge solution that can cost-effectively bond up to 24 copper pairs for their high-bandwidth applications. The catch was that it had to incorporate all of the advanced service features and powerful management capabilities of our other EoC and optical products,” said Vijay Raman, vice president product management and marketing, Overture. “With our new 4000cp, service providers can quickly capitalize on unrealized revenue opportunities by extending high-speed performance assured Ethernet services beyond their current optical boundaries.”


http://www.overturenetworks.com


Thursday, October 4, 2012

MegaPath's National Ethernet over Copper Rollout Reaches 693 COs

 MegaPath, the new local exchange carrier formed through the merger of Speakeasy, Covad Communications and the original MegaPath, has expanded its  Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network to the top 50 markets across the U.S.  Most recently, the company added availability in the Las Vegas, Nev.; Richmond, Va; San Antonio, Texas; Hartford, Conn; and Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla. markets.

MegaPath now offers EoC service through 693 Central Offices around the country, giving it the largest such network. EoC enables MegaPath to deliver symmetrical speeds up to 45 Mbps.  

http://www.megapath.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GTS Central Europe Activate Ethernet-over-Copper with Overture


GTS CE has launched Carrier Ethernet services to both retail and wholesale customers across Central and Eastern Europe using Overture Networks' Carrier Ethernet over Copper (EoC) platforms.  GTS’ services were launched simultaneously in five countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.  Overture’s platforms have been deployed at approximately 130 Central Offices (COs) in Central and Eastern Europe for service delivery in the first mile to some 40,000 retail customers.

Beginning with its Tier 1 customers, GTS rolled out services ranging up to 10GbE concurrently throughout its expanding network footprint. The company also supplies wholesale customers with Ethernet services via External Network-Network interfaces (ENNIs) and interconnections with operators in Frankfort and Vienna, with termination points in key metropolitan areas.

Overture said its platforms were chosen for therir ability to deliver high-capacity Ethernet over unbundled copper loops and for ease-of-provisioning.

“At GTS, service delivery to our customer must be seamless in every aspect; they want to know that their service will work the same no matter location or connection type. Configuring our network for uniform service delivery in multiple markets, across an array of access technologies required finding a partner able to provide the best solution at the right cost,” said Ignacio Irurita, CTO, GTS. “The decision to go with Overture has been a very good one; the quality of the product in the field has been excellent – it’s very reliable. We’re provisioning faster, which translates into our being able to present new service offerings more quickly. As a result, our customer numbers are growing significantly day by day.”

GTS Central Europe owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services.

http://www.overturenetworks.com
http://www.gtsce.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Integra Telecom Expands Carrier Ethernet over Copper to 120 COs

Integra Telecom has expanded its Carrier Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network to more than 120 Central Offices across its 11 state, 35 metro-area footprint. This puts the EoC service in reach of more than 400,000 businesses.

The carrier operates an extensive long-haul fiber network across the western U.S. and has more than 2,000 fiber-fed buildings on-net. Integra's Ethernet Services product line is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and is MEF 9 and 14 compliant.

"Integra remains committed to delivering a superior customer experience for our enterprise and wholesale customers. Ethernet is the preferred transport technology for businesses," said Joe Harding, senior vice president of marketing at Integra. "Integra's goal is to be the Ethernet service provider of choice in our markets, and this expansion underscores our commitment to this goal and the needs of our customers." 
http://www.integratelecom.com 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Overture Bolsters International Sales Team

Overture announced the opening of offices in India, Italy, Malaysia and Russia -- significantly expanding its international sales team.

These additions follow on the heels of Overture’s recent appointments of vice presidents for Canada and the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) regions. 
http://www.overturenetworks.com 

Monday, April 16, 2012

MegaPath Expands Ethernet Over Copper Footprint Across U.S.

As the result of its latest buildout in central offices across the country, MegaPath, the new local exchange carrier formed through the merger of Speakeasy, Covad Communications and MegaPath, now claims to be the largest provider of on-net Ethernet over Copper (EoC) services in the United States.


MegaPath offers EoC on its network in 19 major markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Miami and San Francisco, reaching millions of businesses with symmetrical speeds up to 45 Mbpshttp://www.megapath.com/

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Actelis Supplies EFM to Harzwasserwerke GmbH

Harzwasserwerke GmbH has selected Actelis Networks' high-performance Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) solutions to replace legacy Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) and outdated E1 technology. The water utility has deployed Actelis’ ML600s Ethernet Access Devices (EADs), which deliver high-speed broadband services over the company’s existing copper and fiber networks. The compact, cost-effective EADs deliver up to 100Mbps of symmetrical bandwidth over the existing copper network.


Harzwasserwerke is one of the largest suppliers of water in Germany, delivering about90 billion litres of water annually over a system of more than 500km of pipeline. The distribution system consists of several substations and sophisticated sensors that are constantly monitoring the pipeline and communication with a centralized data center.


Partnering with Actelis on the project, 3M Services GmbH is responsible for delivering a complete end-to-end network solution.http://

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Actelis Signs KGP Logistics for Distribution

KGP Logistics has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with Actelis Networks for its new Broadband Accelerator (BBA) product line.


The Actelis BBA helps deliver broadband to residences that are too far from a central office or remote DSLAM. The environmentally unit is line powered by the existing POTS infrastructure and can be used on any ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ line. The unit can boost broadband rates by as much as 100% on typical loops and more than 400% on long loops. This is sufficient for delivering broadband at 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.


Actelis also noted that its Broadband Accelerator (BBA) received the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.


"The Actelis BBA product line represents a major paradigm shift in the way telecom carriers address the digital divide," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis Networks. "No longer is the digital divide a challenge, but an economic opportunity. With the Actelis BBA, carriers now have a pragmatic solution that will drive increased revenues because they can finally deliver on the promise of ubiquitous broadband across their entire customer serving area."http://www.actelis.comwww.kgplogistics.com

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Actelis Cites Momentum with COLT as well as with Intelligent Transportation

Actelis has shipped its one millionth Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) port to Colt, which operates metro network in major European cities. Colt's Ethernet Services portfolio includes any-to-any and tree services (Ethernet Private Network), enhanced resilience and low latency. Colt has built on its extensive and wholly owned fibre network in Europe by deploying "Ethernet in the First Mile" technology in 12 countries, making its high speed Ethernet services available to customers beyond its fibre footprint.


Colt first began to deploy EFM access capabilities with Actelis' built-in EFMplus technology in 2007, making it one the pioneering providers in Europe to deliver EFM access. EFM currently presents a smart complement to fiber or traditional DSL in 12 countries of Colt's 35,000 km network infrastructure connecting more than 100 European cities. Colt can deliver its networking and IT Managed Services solutions with bandwidth over copper up to 40 Mbps.


Separately, Actelis announced that Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) has deployed the company's highly sophisticated Ethernet-based Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The agency's newly deployed ITS solution has enabled NCDPW to more economically and efficiently manage its new IP-based traffic controllers and video surveillance cameras over both fiber and copper networks.


Communications from the county's Traffic Management Center (TMC) to each traffic controller and video camera run over hybrid fiber for long haul and then out to each hub, which is connected via copper pairs to Actelis' Ethernet Access Devices (EADs). The agency made the move to deploy Actelis' environmentally hardened ML680 and ML624 (EADs) because the access gear could serve the dual purpose of leveraging both fiber and copper-based networks running through Nassau County. Additionally, NCDPW selected Actelis' environmentally hardened ITS solution to combat lightning strikes and other storm-related events common to the area which continually brought down the legacy analog equipment deployed in the early 1970s, according to Jeff Lindgren, traffic engineer at NCDPW. http://www.actelis.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Traffic Control Network Upgrades to Ethernet/Copper with Actelis

WYDOT, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, is using Actelis Networks' Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) networking solution to revamp the state capital's transportation network, which serves nearly 60,000 Cheyenne residents. Actelis'ML690 aggregation switches, ML622 and ML680 EADs were deployed across the city's copper network to provide real-time troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities.


Specifically, WYDOT is using Actelis' ITS solution to backhaul data from wireless vehicle detection systems. Pucks located on the ground transmit vehicle presence data wirelessly back to a receiver and then this data is transported by Actelis' ITS solution back to the Traffic Operations Center (TOC), where it is used to synchronize traffic lights and ensure the smooth flow of traffic.


The existing copper network is used to communicate with any traffic controller, at any intersection, from any location. Previously, WYDOT had been using 1,200 baud modems, radio systems and multiple protocols. The new network used Actelis' high-speed, Ethernet-based ITS solution.


"We took a giant step forward with Actelis' ITS solution," said Jerry Downs, State Electrical Engineer for Operations at WYDOT. "The number one goal was the ability to easily communicate with all of our traffic controllers, which enables us to improve the efficiency of how we move and monitor traffic throughout the city... We looked at fiber as an alternative solution, but with the results we observed with Actelis, a fiber-optic network could not be justified. With Actelis' ITS solution, I am getting the speeds and reliability I need, so why would I want to spend that kind of money on fiber? It just didn't make sense." http://www.actelis.com http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Actelis Supplies Ethernet-over-Copper in Canada's Northwest Territories

Actelis Networks announced the deployment of its broadband solutions across a 440-thousand-square-mile region in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The rollout across the sparsely populated region connects a community of more than 40 thousand people to schools, health care centers and other public services. The network leverages existing copper-based infrastructure coupled with Actelis' EFMplus technology. Actelis' EFMplus technology served as the foundation for the aggregation switches and Ethernet Access Devices (EADs), which have been engineered to provide high bandwidth and reliable connectivity at very long distances over the copper network. This enabled the Northwest Territories to deliver services reliably and economically to every location almost immediately, regardless of distance.


"In order to construct a network that can provide the necessary bandwidth, reliability and access in such remote locations, satellite, line-of-sight microwave systems or a fiber-based network are often considered to be the only alternatives," said Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service at Actelis. "However, a fiber-based buildout typically require millions of dollars in investment to lay new fiber, plus months, if not years, of effort involving digging trenches, negotiating rights-of-way agreements and so on."http://www.actelis.com

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