Columbus Networks unveils 100G using Xtera Technology

Telecom Lead America: Columbus Networks, a wholesale
communications service provider and Xtera Communications, a provider of optical
networking solutions, announced that Columbus Networks has launched 100G using
optical channel technology from Xtera to the Pan-American Caribbean region.

Columbus Networks recently strengthened its network
capacity in Panama by deploying an optical ring network utilizing Xtera’s
Nu-Wave Optima platform to provide a diverse routing of services from Panama to
Columbus Networks’ international fiber optic backbone.


“The global build-out of data centers, coupled with
rapid deployment of cloud based services, are driving renewed demand for ever
higher fixed and burst rate connections and emphasis on high availability
through redundancy,” said Peter Collins, chief technology officer at
Columbus Networks.


The upgrade enables new revenue opportunities in a
cost-effective way in meeting increased demands from emerging cloud services,
data center operations and other high-capacity content distribution services.


Today, 100G technology offers a compelling combination
of performance and price for efficient high-capacity optical networking. We
were more than happy to introduce the technology to the region and support
Columbus Networks,” said Herve Fevrier, EVP and COO of Xtera.


Being the first and only 100G equipment in the field
since the second half of 2011 with soft-decision Forward Error Correction
(FEC), Xtera’s Nu-Wave Optima offers most advanced 100G solution for multiple
optical networking applications.


For terrestrial backbone networks, the Nu-Wave Optima
equipment delivers an unrivalled line capacity of 15 Tb/s on more than 3,000
km. For unrepeatered applications, a capacity of 34 x 100G was recently
transmitted over a cable attenuation exceeding 74 dB.


Glowpoint signs Columbus Business to offer Cloud based video
services in Latin America


Recently, cloud managed video services provider Glowpoint
inked its partnership with Columbus Business Solutions to offer cloud hosted
video services to enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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