Users should chart the progress of Avaya's purchase of Nortel's enterprise assets carefully, so that they are spared any unpleasant product integration or rationalization surprises.
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Tellabs Operations Inc. this week upped the ante in optical switching with a system for the long-haul core that the company claims is the industry's largest.
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 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.