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XO Communications Deploys 100G Telecom Network Nationwide


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August 20, 2012

XO Communications Deploys 100G Telecom Network Nationwide

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Recently, telecom platform deployment provider XO Communications revealed that in conjunction with Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks optical system it has deployed the XO long haul network which is capable of simultaneously 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 (News - Alert) 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, in a statement.

By deploying this robust 100G network, XO Communications is taking a leadership role in the 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.

With the telecom platform in place, the company will be able to more efficiently manage the increasing data traffic across its network from enterprise and wholesale customers’ Internet, video, mobile data and cloud-based enterprise applications.

Additionally, by increasing the bandwidth efficiency of its long haul fiber infrastructure with state-of-the-art optical equipment, XO Communications can carry more than10 times the amount of network traffic carried on a standard route using previous generation optical systems.

“We are happy to play a key role in enabling XO Communications to reach this important industry milestone,” added Jim Benson, head of Optical Networks for the Americas at Nokia Siemens Networks (News - Alert). “With the use of our high performance 100G coherent technology, XO Communications has built an automated, high capacity, state-of-the-art network that will allow it to provide end customers with very low latency service connections coast-to-coast.”

XO Communications has also deployed Nokia Siemens Networks’ Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, which is based upon the hiT7300 platform, across its coast-to-coast routes on its long haul optical network.

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