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  • chicago_blackhawks_finally_2010 chicago_blackhawks_finally_2010 Jun 13, 2013 6:27 PM Flag

    On Your Toes, Coriant!


    from Light Reading:
    Any prospects that European optical networking spinoff Coriant might enjoy a honeymoon period following its inception in early May have been well and truly dashed by encroachment on its core territory by key rival Infinera Corp.Coriant was officially formed about five weeks ago when it closed its acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks's optical equipment business. Since then, Infinera has been more than a minor irritant, muscling in on two significant long-haul transport network accounts. (See Euronews: Coriant Goes Solo.)

    The first incursion was a month ago at Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), which decided to upgrade its pan-European network with Infinera's DTN-X platform as it starts to offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet services to its customers. As Light Reading's Craig Matsumoto noted at the time, that was "an early black eye" for Coriant. (See Infinera Snags One From NSN and BICS Picks Infinera DTN-X.)

    Now Coriant has Infinera for company in the European network of TeliaSonera International Carrier (TIC), a growing force in the global data services sector that has landed some very impressive deals of late and which has now upgraded to 100Gbit/s on both sides of the Atlantic. (See Facebook Likes TeliaSonera IC and Euronews: TIC Makes It a 100G Double.)

    Mattias Fridström, the CTO at TIC, has some interesting observations to make about the decision to bring Infinera into the European network. (See TeliaSonera IC Expands With Infinera.)

    He told Light Reading that TIC had already deployed the vendor's gear in the U.S. and has been very happy with the results: Fridström stressed that in addition to the vendor's ability to provision 500Gbit/s long-haul superchannels, Infinera's field management and services support has been exemplary. (See TeliaSonera IC Picks Infinera and Infinera Slices & Dices Its 500G.)

    So when network capacity demand continued to grow at a record pace across Europe -- "we have more orders now than ever before" -- T

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