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2008-10-15 06:00:09

XKL, LLC (www.XKL.com), a provider of enterprise network equipment, today unveiled DarkStar(TM) as the new name for their line of fiber optic communications equipment, including the company's flagship DXM Optical Transport Terminal. In addition to the new family name, XKL has refined the overall packaging and will roll out its newest version of the product lines' operating system (DXMOS 2.0). This newest revision of DXMOS enhances system security, improves management and adds support for...

2008-09-30 09:00:21

Optical fiber network provider American Fiber Systems (AFS) and Ciena(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced the addition of managed and dedicated wavelength services to AFS's service portfolio. Customers in financial services and healthcare are among the numerous industries that will benefit from the new variety of wavelength speeds, more intricate business continuity and bullet-proof disaster recovery services. In addition, privately-held AFS is now a...

2008-09-26 12:00:14

NESCONSET, N.Y., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island Fiber Exchange, Inc. (LIFE), a regional provider of Fiber-Optic Solutions for Education, Government and Business announced today that they have acquired Exobit Networks, Inc., a regional Internet and Network Services Provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Exobit Networks will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of LIFE, and the principals of Exobit Networks will obtain equity partnership in LIFE. The merged entity will integrate Exobit...

2008-09-16 12:00:13

Telecom isn't known for truth-tellers, but Dave Rusin, Founder, President and CEO of American Fiber Systems (AFS), sets aside worries of ruffling the feathers of big phone companies, Wall Street analysts and policy-makers with his new blog, Telecom Straight Shooter. With the blog launch, the 25-year telecom veteran and well-known "calls it like he sees it" executive effectively levels the industry playing field by providing an easy information sharing scene for anyone looking for an...

2008-09-16 12:00:13

Pioneer Consulting's new report, "Latin America Submarine Fiber Optics 2008" concludes that while the major Latin American economies are only now recovering from the previous recession, underlying growth in demand for international connectivity via submarine fiber optic cables has continued throughout. Consequently, capacity upgrades are occurring on the major submarine fiber optic trunk routes, new branches are being added to existing systems, and new construction projects are being...

2008-09-11 15:00:11

As the demand for bandwidth, space and power continues to increase so does the need to measure, monitor and manage crucial communications infrastructures that have become so critical in today's digital economy. With Hibernia Atlantic's consistent network track record and infrastructure audits, they have identified additional steps needed to continue to fortify the global network they operate. After all, Hibernia's customer base ranges from Global Carriers, CDN's, ISP's, HD Broadcast...

2008-08-29 15:00:27

By Kristina Peterson After more starts and stops than a dial-up connection, ultra- high-speed broadband Internet may soon be feasible in Palo Alto. In a new business plan recently submitted to city staff, a group of companies proposed funding and constructing an open network capable of delivering cutting-edge communications, including voice, data and video services. The city council will review the plan at a study session on Monday and will direct staff later this month whether to move...

2008-08-13 15:00:15

Leading Atlanta Ethernet provider, American Fiber Systems (AFS), has been chosen by Hooters of America to provide network connectivity between their Atlanta-based headquarters and 422 remote locations, including corporate sites and restaurants across the nation. This network upgrade to AFS's Ethernet over fiber service supports Hooters's recently upgraded web-based Point of Sales system, and allows for a near real-time corporate reporting program and faster response time for their customers....

2008-07-28 12:00:25

Global Telecom & Technology has entered a strategic agreement with US-based network provider FiberLight, to provide it with high-capacity metro transport in several strategic US markets. This agreement enables Global Telecom & Technology (GTT) to offer its customers access to FiberLight's metro ring-based network. FiberLight deploys high-capacity lit and dark fiber services in eight major US metro locations, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio,...

2008-07-28 03:00:18

Javier Ogarrio at the Mexican law firm of EGAO (www.egao.com.mx) announced today that one of his multinational clients is making available 235 kilometers of fiber optic cable in Mexico to communications carriers. Mr. Ogarrio said that his client owns dark fiber optic cable running between Veracruz, Puebla, and Mexico City. Mr. Ogarrio stated that his client is in preliminary negotiations with a number of concession holders which expect to use the fiber to expand their services in the...


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