Czech Out Ethernet's New Euro Hotspots
SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
GENEVA -- Carrier Ethernet World Congress -- Central and Eastern Europe are emerging as major growth hotspots for carrier Ethernet systems as incumbent and competitive carriers build out new networks and launch new residential and enterprise services.
The region, stretching east from the Czech Republic and including major growth markets such as Poland and Russia, is becoming increasingly attractive for all sorts of vendors, as emerging economies, especially those that have recently joined the European Union, invest in their communications infrastructure.
And as carriers of all types, from incumbents to broadband startups, plan their investments, they're often skipping generations of technology and deploying state-of-the-art optical, IP, and Ethernet infrastructure. (See ECI Wins in Poland, Slovenia Snacks on Fiber Diet, Telecom Slovenjie Uses Broadsoft, Ericsson Delivers IMS to Poland, ECI Deployed in the Urals, Italtel Wins Russian Deal, MGTS Builds NGN, and Golden Fibers Nizhny.)
Switching to Ethernet
the rest of the articlehttp://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=134924&print=true
uh oh, kind of like yelling out INS at a LA carwash
Verizon Gears Up for 100 Gig
SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - message board) is close to choosing a vendor for a 100-Gbit/s optical transport trial and plans to deploy the higher capacity capabilities early next year.
By the end of this year, Verizon wants to put 100-Gbit/s gear through its paces on its long-haul transport network for an initial deployment in its Sonet and SDH systems. Verizon will trial the equipment between its video headends in its FiOS network.
The timeline may surprise some. At a press event today, Verizon officials described the network capacity upgrade plans as a "very aggressive goal" and "about a year ahead of anyone else." (See AT&T VP: 100-Gig by 2010.)
It's further evidence that carriers are seriously considering the leap to 100 Gbit/s. There have even been whispers of some carriers bypassing 40 Gbit/s to get there, although Verizon says that's not the case here. (See Optical Expo-sed and 100-Gig Chases 40-Gig.)
"We're upgrading our network to 40 Gbit/s, but we will go to 100 Gbit/s as soon as possible and we hope to deploy early next year," says Fred Briggs, executive vice president for network operations and technology at Verizon. (See Verizon Pumps 40G.)
"We see 100 Gbit/s as the fundamental building stone in our network," he adds.
Among optical suppliers, Briggs says Verizon has been looking at Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN - message board), Nokia Siemens Networks , Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU - message board), Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT - message board), and six or seven others. (See AlcaLu Claims Optical Record, Nortel Works Some Optical Wins, and AlcaLu Pushes the Optical Envelope.)
Truely hope, HE doesn't hurt himself or anyone else
BT Goes Live With PBT
SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
GENEVA -- Carrier Ethernet World Congress -- BT Group plc (NYSE: BT - message board; London: BTA) is forging ahead with its plans to deploy controversial Ethernet technology PBT (Provider Backbone Transport), but the carrier has technical evaluations to complete and regulatory clearance to attain before it can install and turn on the technology in its domestic market. (See PBT: New Kid on the Metro Block.)
In the meantime, BT, PBT's main carrier supporter, has deployed the technology in continental Europe where it doesn't have the same multi-vendor deployment or regulatory issues. (See BT Pressures Vendors Over PBT, BT Likes Nortel's New Ethernet Flavor, and PBT Means What?)
Talking to Light Reading here in Geneva, BT's Head of 21CN Solutions Strategy, Tim Hubbard, says the carrier's U.K. feasibility study, involving all of the carrier's main 21CN infrastructure providers, will be completed this week. That will show the carrier what it needs to do to ensure interoperability between the PBT-enabled Ethernet switches it plans to deploy from Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT - message board) and Nokia Siemens Networks and the metro equipment from its other MPLS-based metro equipment suppliers such as Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - message board) and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU - message board). (See Nortel, Siemens Win PBT Deals at BT.)
That's a tricky task, given that PBT is not yet a standards-based technology, but a task that's definitely achievable, as test lab European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) showed here in Geneva this week with its multi-vendor Ethernet/MPLS interoperability showcase. (See EANTC Preps MEF Demo, Extreme Tests PBT, Juniper Demos Ethernet, and RAD Plays Ethernet Test Role.)
alot of opportunities; I think we will get our fair share.
I feel very comfortable with my position going forward, but I'd buy somemore at $17 if I can.
you just ended your recent post with:
<<I'd buy some more at $17 if I can.>>
but just a few hours ago today, you also posted:
<<the share price of $17, 18, $19 should be a thing of the past.>>
isn't that quite contradictory?
did you mean to use a different alias for each separate post?
or is it that you have no confidence and stability in your vision,
and your opinion changes from moment to moment and day to day?
have a nice day.
Verizon Biz Nears 'God Box' Choice
SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - message board) will announce its vendor choice for the so-called "God Box" multiservice edge device later this quarter and hopes to deploy the equipment in the second half of next year in the U.S. and Europe.
"We finally found one that's close enough," says Fred Briggs, executive vice president of network operations and technology at Verizon.
Briggs says Verizon has been looking at "the usual suspects," which include Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU - message board), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - message board), Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR - message board), Nokia Siemens Networks , and Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT - message board). (See Cisco Shows Some Optical Love and Nortel's Noisy With Optical Opportunity.)
link me up http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=134853&print=true
with all the articles being presented lately, the future of the Ethernet is here to stay. let's hope EZ gets a large piece of the action. LNOP to post 3rd qtr earnings on or around 10/23. should be interesting
do you have any predictions or expectations for the upcoming quarterly results?
do you think we'll finally become profitable?
do you think we'll finally see volume np-3 orders?
what if neither happens and we have to wait even longer?
looking forward to your insightful reply.