Lumos Networks completes technology test of Cisco 100G coherent DWDM solution
Telecom Lead America: Networking major Cisco announced
that Lumos Networks, a fiber-based service provider, has completed a technology
test of Cisco’s 100G coherent DWDM solution.
With this, Lumos Networks can meet customer demand for
high-capacity bandwidth on its 10G fiber plant by deploying 100G line cards in
its current Cisco ONS 15454 platforms.
Lumos Networks serves carrier, business and residential
customers over a fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. Lumos
Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky,
Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800 route-mile fiber network.
Leading telecom service providers worldwide are preparing
for the next-generation Internet to facilitate the increasing demand for video,
collaboration, and distributed computing.
Cisco claims that its 100G DWDM technology delivers
industry-leading performance and port density, which makes it possible to
implement 100G technology in multiple existing networks.
We are very pleased to be working closely with Lumos to
help enable its customers to meet their long-term networking and business
objectives,” said Bill Gartner, vice president and general manager,
Cisco’s Optical Transport Business Unit.
“Lumos Networks has completed a successful
validation of Cisco’s 100 Gigabit coherent DWDM technology across our
footprint. This milestone proves that our network is ready to support extremely
high-speed services. Demand for data services is exploding and we’ll be there
to meet the needs of our customers for next-generation bandwidth and enhanced
capabilities. These types of network enhancements allow our customers to meet
their business objectives and foster economic development in our Mid-Atlantic
region,” said Michael B. Moneymaker, president of Lumos Networks.
SURFnet, a Research & Education Network (NREN)
organization in Netherlands, has completed a technology test of Cisco’s
100G DWDM solution between the National Supercomputing Center, SARA, in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, using the Cisco
ONS 15454 M6 Multiservice Transport Platform.
The Cisco system uses dense wavelength-division
multiplexing (DWDM) to unite multiple optical carrier signals on a single
optical fiber, leading to several benefits including increased fiber capacity.