optical network

Precision OT Talks SDN, 200G, 400G and More Optical Networking Trends on JSA TV

By |2019-02-08T15:03:26-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: technology trends, Telecom, telecom news|Tags: , , , |

At PTC’19, JSA TV had the opportunity to welcome Dan Sobel, Senior Account Director for Precision OT, for a chat about the company's latest news and updates on the optical networking space at large. Dan spoke about: Precision OT’s #2 spot on the Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of the fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the [...]

Lightower Delivers All-Fiber Networking for Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

By |2013-10-30T12:05:27-05:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business ethernet, business partnership, carrier, carrier ethernet, cloud, cloud computing, Connectivity, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, lit fiber, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network provider, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower announced today that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Amazon’s Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY, and Ashburn, VA. Customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower’s 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and metro Chicago. End-to-end fiber connectivity between a [...]

Lightower Drives Changing North American Telecom Landscape

By |2013-10-17T09:43:49-05:00October 17th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, c-level, carrier, carrier ethernet, Cell tower backhaul, Cloud service provider, Conferences, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, Events, fiber, fiber optics, lit fiber, Low-Latency Network, Mobile backhaul, network provider, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, technology trends, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, voice and data company, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With consolidation still widespread and new applications driving rapid changes in bandwidth demand, the North American telecommunications industry continues its dynamic path forward. In addition to Lightower’s dramatic organic growth, the company has successfully completed seven acquisitions over the past six years, which have combined to establish Lightower as a key player in the North American [...]

Lightower Highlights Data Center Connectivity Services at Chicago Data Center Summit 2013

By |2013-06-26T15:41:35-05:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, broadband infrastructure, carrier ethernet, cloud computing, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, Events, fiber, fiber optics, Financial Exchange, Government, healthcare, network provider, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, telecom conference, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, WDM|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks will highlight its premium high-performance, data-center connectivity services this week during the second annual Greater Chicago Data Center Summit 2013. The Summit takes place Thursday, June 27 in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. Lightower excels at connecting data centers to enterprises, government agencies, carriers and other organizations that require the fastest, [...]

Lightower to Showcase High-Performance Network at Telecom Exchange 2013

By |2013-06-25T14:58:30-05:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, carrier ethernet, Cell tower backhaul, cloud computing, Conferences, dark fiber, Data Center Connectivity, Ethernet, Events, fiber, fiber optics, Low-Latency Network, Mobile backhaul, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecom Exchange, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks will showcase its industry-leading networking solutions during Telecom Exchange 2013 tomorrow, June 26, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Lightower’s all-fiber network provides high-performance networking solutions to a broad range of industries including health care, financial services, media, content, education, government, carriers and more. Lightower has extensive experience providing customized, industry-specific [...]

Data is the New Punk Rock! A Q&A with Chad Taylor

By |2013-06-17T13:36:01-05:00June 17th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, broadband infrastructure, business strategy, c-level, carrier, carrier ethernet, Cell tower backhaul, dark fiber, Data Center, disaster recovery, fiber, fiber optics, General, Internet, internet traffic, Low-Latency Network, Mobile backhaul, mobile broadband connectivity, network growth, network provider, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, United Fiber & Data, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

United Fiber & Data is currently constructing a 100 Gbps-ready greenfield fiber-optic network between New York City and Ashburn, Virginia. The new network will offer a redundant, highly available, low-latency path between the two cities and will connect some of the world’s top destinations for Internet peering and high-bandwidth networking, creating a cohesive and less-risky alternative [...]

Optelian BigBikes for Heart Disease Research

By |2013-06-10T14:00:42-05:00June 10th, 2013|Categories: Bandwidth Infrastructure, broadband infrastructure, carrier ethernet, Equipment Manufacturer, Ethernet, Events, fiber, fiber optics, Global Telecommunications, Mobile backhaul, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, WDM, Wireless backhaul|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

   Three … two … one … GO! Last week, 29 energized and fun-loving Optelian team members in Ottawa jumped onto a 29-seat bike for a wild ride. Yes – 29 seats! Donning rain ponchos and a playful attitude, the team braved a rainy day to raise more than CAN$5,000 for heart disease and stroke research in [...]

DE-CIX's New 100G Optical Layer Build Enables Customers To Leverage Robust Peering Backbone

By |2013-05-13T09:50:15-05:00May 13th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, carrier, carrier ethernet, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, data network services, General, interconnection, Internet, Internet Exchange, Internet Protocols, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Exchange, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, Metro Ethernet Exchange, network provider, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

DE-CIX, announced today that it has deployed four supernodes across the city of Frankfurt to support its new flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform.   This will complete the optical backbone of Apollon, making it the utmost in reliability and scalability. As the world’s largest and most advanced Ethernet platform, Apollon now delivers a total capacity of 12Tbps across [...]

Optelian is one of Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies

By |2013-04-25T09:45:31-05:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Africa, awards, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Equipment Manufacturer, fiber, fiber optics, global expansion, Global Telecommunications, healthcare, higher education, metro market, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, WDM|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the third year in a row, the Ottawa Business Journal has named Optelian to its 2013 list of Fastest Growing Companies. Founded in 2002 by Dave Weymouth and Mike Perry, Optelian supplies advanced optical networking solutions based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology. Some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers count on Optelian to provide [...]

DukeNet Expands Fiber Network into Sentinel Data Centers' RTP/Durham Facility

By |2013-04-11T09:52:16-05:00April 11th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business partnership, carrier, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, data center construction, data network services, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, Financial, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network growth, network provider, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, partnerships, Telecom, Telecommunications, tier 3 data center, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, wireless boardband, wireless broadband technology, wireless broadband telecommunications networks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Continuing to show North Carolina’s data center corridor growing and thriving, DukeNet Communications and Sentinel Data Centers announced today that DukeNet will build diverse network routes into Sentinel’s NC-1 data center to provide network solutions to Sentinel’s enterprise customers. “Sentinel’s NC-1 facility will fill a void in this region for large, quality-sensitive enterprises seeking autonomous data [...]

Lightower Closes Merger with Sidera Networks

By |2013-04-11T08:57:42-05:00April 11th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, carrier, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, disaster recovery, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, Financial Exchange, General, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, Innovating Intra & Inter-Regional Connectivity, interconnection, Internet, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro market, network provider, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, WDM, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom, wireless, wireless broadband telecommunications networks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forming one of the largest pure-play fiber providers in the U.S. networking market, Lightower Fiber Networks announced today that it has closed the merger with Sidera Networks that was first announced on December 27, 2012. Effective today, the new company operates under the Lightower brand. The merged company delivers a more broad, dense and unique fiber-optic [...]

DukeNet Communications Expands Network Footprint

By |2013-03-11T08:00:25-05:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business strategy, content delivery network, dark fiber, Ethernet, fiber, fiber optics, Global Telecommunications, Innovating Intra & Inter-Regional Connectivity, interconnection, Internet, internet traffic, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network growth, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Building from the dense and unique network it already controls, DukeNet  Communications today announced that it’s completed a significant network expansion. Adding to its core network across Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets in North Carolina and South Carolina, the network expansion now also enables DukeNet services throughout select markets across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. [...]

Lightower is Authorized Vendor for Massachusetts State Government Contract ITT46

By |2013-02-05T14:25:41-05:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, carrier, colocation, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, data network services, education, Ethernet, fiber, Government, higher education, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, low latency, Low-Latency Network, managed services, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks has been named an authorized vendor to the Massachusetts state government through the statewide ITT46 Network Services contract. The award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, SONET, Internet Access, Colocation and Dark Fiber solutions to Massachusetts state and local government entities. With government budgets shrinking while the demand for services continues to increase, state [...]

Lightower to Merge with Sidera Networks

By |2012-12-27T19:08:37-05:00December 27th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business acquisition, c-level, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, content delivery network, Data Center, fiber, Financial, Financial Exchange, Government, healthcare, high frequency traders, higher education, Innovating Intra & Inter-Regional Connectivity, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Solutions, IP transit, IP-based video, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telecom, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks announce they have signed a definitive agreement for a transaction valued at over $2 billion led by Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, and management, to acquire and merge both companies. Current Lightower CEO, Rob Shanahan, will lead the new combined company, which will be called Lightower.The merger is expected to close in the second quarter of [...]

Lightower Sponsors NYC Public Safety Technology Summit 2012

By |2012-12-11T16:32:52-05:00December 11th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, big data, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, carrier, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Conferences, Content Delivery, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, disaster recovery, Ethernet, Events, fiber, Global Telecommunications, healthcare, interconnection, Internet, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Solutions, IP transit, low latency, Low-Latency Network, managed services, mobile broadband connectivity, mobile broadband data services, mobile broadband services, network growth, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, safety, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, VoIP, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, is sponsoring this week’s New York City Public Safety Technology Summit. The event will be hosted by Emergency Management on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Lightower representatives will be on-hand to discuss Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DRBC) planning utilizing its all-fiber networking solutions. [...]

Lightower Showcases Advanced Fiber-Optic Networks to Telecom & Education Organizations

By |2012-11-27T18:30:07-05:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, carrier, colocation, Conferences, content delivery network, dark fiber, Data Center, education, Ethernet, Events, fiber, higher education, Internet, low latency, Low-Latency Network, network route, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom conference, Telecommunications, Wholesale Carrier, Wholesale Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is busy this week, highlighting its advanced, all-fiber network to education and other telecom entities at the Marketplace Live 2012 event in New York City and at the NJEDge Conference in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Taking place November 28 at The TimesCenter in Manhattan, Marketplace Live 2012 is a business and technology event focused [...]