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August 16, 2012
XO Communications Deploys 100G Nationwide
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
XO Communications (News - Alert) is reportedly the first company in the United States to deploy 100 Gbps (Gigabit per second) optical technology across a long haul fiber network on a nationwide basis.
The company has been working on a major transformation of deploying the optical technology to deliver the next wave of high-speed optical networking services and new wireless technologies. In addition, Nokia Siemens (News - Alert) Networks optical system has been deployed in the XO long haul network that holds the capacity of transmitting up to 96 wavelengths of light, each carrying data at 100G and allowing a total data transfer speed of up to 9.6 Terabits per second.
"While other telecommunications companies have deployed or tested 100G optical systems across portions of their networks, XO Communications is the first service provider to deploy 100G technology on an operational basis coast-to-coast across its nationwide fiber network," said Randy Nicklas, senior vice president and chief technology officer for XO Communications.
Nicklas said that by making this leap to 100G, XO Communications is taking a leadership role in utilization of optical networking and offering customers the network infrastructure and services needed in order to deliver today's cloud computing, mobile wireless and Internet video delivery platforms and services.
The new technology is a boon to cable companies, mobile wireless service providers, and domestic and international telecommunications companies to reap the benefits of higher bandwidth solutions with long haul fiber infrastructure with state-of-the-art optical equipment.
"For years, Heavy Reading has positioned 100G as the next-generation transport rate for backbone networks, as continued traffic growth has simply outgrown the capacity of 10G and even 40G," said Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading.
XO's announcement today of the first nationwide 100G network across the U.S. is another major milestone in the continued commercial progress of 100G, according to Perrin. They believe that broad operator adoption of 100G will benefit businesses, consumers and mobile data users alike.
Edited by Braden Becker
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