Stories by Jim Duffy and Tim Greene

Blinded by the Light

The explosion in data traffic caused by the Internet is forcing service providers to seek new ways to increase the capacity of their fiber-optic infrastructures and provision circuits within minutes instead of months. This data eruption is also prompting enterprise customers to seek out relationships with service providers that can guarantee continuous data network uptime and capacity, and that have the agility to turn up bandwidth on demand. And what technology is going to handle these radical changes? Optical switching.

Intel to make big Net splash

Intel will significantly expand its network arsenal next month with the introduction of a gigabit data centre switch and new routers for small and midsize enterprises.