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Zayo Extends Fiber Network in Denver Metro Area

By admin, July 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Zayo Group?(News – Alert) has further extended its network presence in the greater Denver area. Zayo already offers fiber capacity and ensures that its network can be advantageously used by customers across the region. The latest investment will offer an enhanced fiber build, which will cover the Front Range and include the cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and the larger Denver metro area, especially for a big customer project being carried out in the area.

Currently, fiber optic networks in Denver and Colorado Springs are operated by Zayo. Zayo’s presence in the Central Business Districts of both the cities along with Denver Technology Center will receive an added boost with this extension of fiber network. Customers of Zayo at Arvada, which is to the north of Fort Collins, and Ken Caryl, which is in the southwest corner of the Denver Metro, will be able to avail the fiber network as a result of this extension. Since the start of FDIC marketplace insurance on January 1, 1934, no depositor has lost a single cent of insured funds as a result of a failure..

All major industries in Denver area, especially in the fields of research and development, technology, education, and energy, will be ably assisted with Zayo’s 521-route mile Denver extension.

On July 2, 2012, Zayo formally completed its acquisition of AboveNet, Inc, a public Bandwidth Infrastructure provider. Zayo will now offer 900 route miles of fiber network in the greater Denver area by including this network extension to its current Zayo and AboveNet resources.

In a release, Matt Erickson, President, Zayo Fiber and Transport Infrastructure said, “The Front Range is a key area for future telecom growth and we expect there to be opportunities for further fiber network expansion.”

Zayo Group delivers fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection offerings to organizations across the globe. The customers of Zayo comprise of wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, online content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises and also federal, state and local government agencies. Currently Zayo boasts of network assets of more than 61,000 route miles, which cover 45 states including Washington D.C. in the United States and cities like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Toronto and Tokyo.

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Edited by Juliana Kenny

SURFnet Completes Technology Test of Cisco’s 100G DWDM Solution in Europe

By admin, March 15, 2012 4:12 pm

By leveraging the Cisco (News – Alert) ONS 15454 M6 Multiservice Transport Platform, SURFnet has supposedly completed a technology test of Cisco’s 100G DWDM solution between the National Supercomputing Center, SARA, in Amsterdam, and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The test showcases available fiber infrastructure’s ability to withstand high speed networking.

An increased fiber capacity can be realized with Cisco’s system as it employs a dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technique to blend many optical carrier signals, and send them over a single optical cable.  During SURFnet’s demonstration, Cisco’s DWDM solution was able to work without any disruption while fully utilizing existing fiber equipment and also allowed new 100G data services.

Cisco claimed that the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) used in the demonstration is the most deployed metropolitan-area (metro) and regional dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) solution in the world, featuring two- through eight-degree reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM (News – Alert)) technology that enables wavelength provisioning across entire networks, and eliminates the need for optical-to-electrical-to-optical (OEO) transponder conversions.

SURFnet claimed that it is the driving force behind ICT-based innovation in higher education and research in the Netherlands, and the success of this test only demonstrates its commitment to support rapid growth of new applications and services in the international NREN community. The company added that the 100G alien wavelength demonstration is another important step in the future of international networking across geographical, technical and administrative borders.

“Service providers around the globe see the need to get prepared for the next internet, including an increased demand for video, collaboration, and distributed computing and SURFnet is no exception,” commented Bill Gartner (News – Alert), vice president and general manager of Converged Optical and Routing Business Unit at Cisco, in a press release. “SURFnet’s successful evaluation shows that Cisco is ready to deliver the network foundation for the Next Generation Internet.”

Edited by Braden Becker

Cisco and SURFnet Complete 100G Alien Wavelength Demonstration between Amsterdam and Geneva

By admin, March 14, 2012 6:57 pm

With a commitment to technology that supports the rapid growth of new applications and services in the international NREN community, Europe-based research and education network SURFnet recently demonstrated 100G dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) solution between Amsterdam and Geneva.

SURFnet completed a technology test of Cisco’s 100G DWDM solution between the National Supercomputing Center, SARA, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, using the Cisco (News – Alert) ONS 15454 M6 Multiservice Transport Platform. online casino canada .

An error-free transmission of a 100G alien wavelength using Cisco single carrier coherent optical technology was observed between Amsterdam and Geneva across SURFnet’s existing 1650km optical DWDM system. The Cisco 100G coherent DWDM solution used during the testing allowed for re-utilization of SURFnet’s existing fiber infrastructure without any disruption while enabling new 100G data services.

According to Cisco, this evaluation demonstrates the ability of the company to offer 100 Gigabit technologies, which meet the requirements of the Next Generation Internet for core, edge, data center, and transport. 

As a research and education network, SURFnet facilitates collaboration between researchers, teachers, and students in the Netherlands using information and computing technology. Together with partners, it offers high speed communication services between leading innovation centers and universities in Europe and throughout the world.

According to a press release, the test involved introducing 100G single carrier optical interfaces into SURFnet’s existing optical infrastructure made up of a combination of 10G, 40G, and 100G wavelengths. The 100G DWDM solution by Cisco was operational in a short duration without any disruption to the existing network.

The test indicates that SURFnet can leverage its current infrastructure and help protect its network investment while supporting new 100G data services over the existing fiber infrastructure. Precisely, the 100G technology enables SURFnet to use its existing 50GHz spectrum band more efficiently and provide cost-effective all-optical connectivity across international borders.

The Cisco ONS 15454 M6 platform, which was used for the testing, can support 42 x 100G wavelengths in a single bay.

Roeland Nuijts, optical network architect, SURFnet, said in a statement, “This 100G alien wavelength demonstration is another important step in the future of international networking across geographical, technical and administrative borders. Being able to use high-bandwidth wavelengths over open transmission systems from different equipment vendors supports new approaches to networking. The use of all-optical alien wavelength 100G technology is what will enable cost-effective international research networking.”

Edited by Jennifer Russell

Prysmian Group XSNet portfolio combines world-class products and engineering services to reduce the cost of deploying fibre optic broadband

By admin, December 16, 2011 9:52 am

Friday, Dec 16, 2011

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, today announces that the combined portfolio from the recent integration of Prysmian and Draka FTTH solutions opens up new opportunities for fast, cost-effective deployment of high speed fibre networks in rural communities.

Prysmian Group XSNet, the new, expanded suite of products and engineering services, provides rural customers with a wide choice for building end-to-end passive FTTx infrastructure that is fine-tuned to local conditions, while helping build a business case to apply for BDUK Broadband Development funds.

The new Prysmian Group portfolio combines an extensive range of best-in-class fibre optic and matched connectivity components, ducting solutions, indoor and outside plant options and engineering services and a broad range of cable choice. In addition there is the unique benefit of Prysmian Group’s XSNet proprietary network design software which can map, configure, optimise and cost a network concept in seconds, ensuring a strong focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

“Today, the Prysmian Group reinforces its position as a major UK player in FTTH products, systems, software and services,” said Adam Ashenden, Connectivity and Fibre Systems Manager, Prysmian Group, Telecom Solutions.

“Our strong UK manufacturing presence means we can readily supply our products nationwide, through an excellent logistics distribution network. We provide one-stop shopping for easy-to-integrate, standardised solutions, the broadest choice of cable, connectivity and deployment technologies as well as expert engineering and consulting services to help build a winning business case for rural projects.”

For many years a prime supplier to BT, Prysmian’s BT Openreach-approved products offer local communities, parishes and county councils the opportunity to build a custom aerial network based upon BT poles with approved components. This follows BT’s recent decision to reduce the price of pole access to offer ‘certainty and low prices’ to other companies. The integration of the Draka portfolio and especially its network design software now adds the best of both brands to open up a new world of implementation possibilities for successful fibre network coverage within rural environments. 

Prysmian Group XSNet Engineering & Design softwareStudies show that network optimisation – using optimising software and algorithms – can decrease the cost of building a rural FTTH network by an average of 20%. Material and labour requirements can be reduced by identifying the best site to place a local exchange or network splitters, for example, and optimise the number of times a cable needs to cross a road. Using in-house developed software Prysmian Group can help to engineer and design FTTx networks using the latest products and connectivity innovations minimising risk and significantly lowering the total cost of operations (TCO).

As a part of the combined offer, Prysmian Group XSNet Engineering & Design team can help create the most cost effective and efficient network by using automating, sequencing and simplifying components and processes. By applying intelligent mathematical algorithms the ‘guesswork’ for material requirements is removed, eliminating the need to redo preliminary drawings or cost calculations and create multiple scenarios for the business case. 

Draka developed network design and engineering capability was instrumental in the successful FTTH showcase of CityNet in Amsterdam, currently with 40,000 connections. The same automation benefits also apply to smaller broadband communities, streamlining the deployment of a 6,000 connection FTTH network for a small town close to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, for example. Additionally, a consulting agreement with the city of Biberach in Germany is helping to extend and maintain its fibre network as it grows. And an agreement with atesio, a Berlin-based research institute deploying powerful computing tools, adds the capability to visualise FTTH networks of thousands of dwellings in Google Earth.

Source: Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group to showcase at "EWEA Offshore 2011" in Amsterdam

By admin, November 25, 2011 5:46 am

Friday, Nov 25, 2011

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will present its latest full range of products and services for the wind power industry at “EWEA Offshore 2011”, the world’s largest offshore wind energy event that will take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from November 29 to December 1 (booth 9238).

The merger between Prysmian and Draka led to the creation of a stronger group even more focused on fast-changing customer needs. Leveraging technologies and experience from both companies, the new Prysmian Group is now able to offer a wider product range for the whole renewable energy sector. Positive demand expectations for the wind energy sector in Europe, driven mostly by Germany, Denmark and Eastern Europe (worldwide annual capacity increase is expected to total 250 GW between 2011 and 2015) and consequent long term growth perspectives have taken the Prysmian Group to further strengthen its commitment to this strategic and added-value sector.

At “EWEA Offshore 2011” the Prysmian Group will display the full range of products and services for the wind power industry available through the 2 highly complementary commercial brands Prysmian and Draka. In addition to AC and DC high power transmission capacity submarine cable systems to connect windmills among them and to ensure the connection with the power supply network, the Group’s product portfolio relies on the availability of advanced turbine cabling solutions with high resistance to abrasion, UV radiations, corrosion, bending and torsion stress for increased efficiency, reliability and safety, specifically designed to meet highly demanding conditions of plants and installation areas, including also harnessed “plug and play “ cable sets (pre-connectorized cables for fast installation in all type of turbine). Additionally, central banks are able to influence the cost of money and pace of free credit score check creation by, for example, influencing the price of money reserves..

The Prysmian Group has acquired and completed several offshore wind farm development projects in Northern Europe. In Germany, namely, the Group has recently secured the HelWin2 project for the grid connection of offshore wind farms, the fourth project of this kind awarded in the last 15 months, following BorWin2, HelWin1 and milestone-setting SylWin1 (highest rated system – so far – for VSC technology with a power rating of 864 MW operating at the highest commercially available voltage level of ± 320 kV DC). nbso . The Prysmian Group is also an active part and key player in organisations and partnerships aimed at promoting the development of large scale power connections for the utilization of power coming from renewable sources such as “Friends of the Supergrid” and “Medgrid”.

Source: Prysmian