Level 3 Communications plans to start using 100G technology in its network within the next six months, Level 3 CTO Jack Waters tells Light Reading. Count the carrier among the growing gallery of industry voices saying that the economics of 100G have recently reached a tipping point where deployment makes sense.
As it has monitored the 100G equipment market, Waters says Level 3 has consulted a detailed model consisting of equipment prices, initial capex as well as ongoing capex, ongoing opex, the ease and cost of provisioning 100G, and other factors.
— Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, Light Reading
Level 3 was among the largest of INFN's DTN customers. It's likely that Level 3 will go with the DTN-X to meet its 100G needs due to its ease of provisioning and its savings in ongoing operating expenses such as power costs.