Fiber broadband growing strong

July 31, 2007

  The number of wordwide fiber broadband connections is growing quickly. Though worldwide the number of fiber connections is only half of the number of cable-tv connections. ADSL is the most common method of delivering broadband.

 However in 2006 alone Fiber broadband connections have reached a global coverage percentage of 23%. A total of almost 300 million broadband lines were counted in this 2007 research.  And (at Q1 2007) 33 mililion of these were fiber based broadband connections.

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Qwest Opens New Solutions Center In Loveland

July 21, 2006

qwest_logo.gif Customers Can Visit Qwest’s Entertainment Area to Try Digital TV, Wireless, Broadband, and Digital Voice Services

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has expanded its retail operations in Colorado, and will open a new company retail store at the Marketplace at Centerra today. This new store, one of 18 in Colorado, is located west of Interstate 25 on Highway 34 in Loveland.

Qwest remains the only communications provider that offers a full-service retail environment with personal, face-to-face assistance for a complete spectrum of communications choices. Customers can get expert advice and purchase high-speed Internet service, digital voice, wireless service and DirecTV. Additionally, each Qwest Solutions Center has a convenient bill drop, and all Qwest retail associates can make feature changes and assist with technical support.

“Qwest’s face-to-face setting delivers the high level of personal assistance and service customers are looking for,” said Jim Vogel, Qwest vice president of sales. “This new retail location allows customers to test-drive the latest in wireless phones, surf the Web and take control of the DirecTV remote in the store’s entertainment area.”

Qwest’s Solutions Centers have been a success for both customers and the company. Since 2004, Qwest has opened 99 new locations, and, as of the end of the first quarter, same-store sales are up 47 percent year-over-year.

Existing solutions centers in Colorado are located at Town Center at Aurora; Chapel Hills Mall and Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs; Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1801 California Street and 1600 Stout Street, on the 16th Street Mall in Denver; FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield; Foothills Fashion Mall in Ft. Collins; Greeley Mall in Greeley; Mesa Mall in Grand Junction; Colorado Mills in Lakewood, Park Meadows Mall and Southwest Plaza in Littleton; Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont; and Westminster Mall in Westminster.


Calls to 9-1-1 Peak During Summer Months

July 17, 2006

qwest_logo.gifAs emergencies heat up during the summer months, so do calls to 9-1-1, according to data collected in communities where Qwest is the 9-1-1 service provider.According to the National Emergency Number Association, an estimated 200 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year – more than 500,000 daily. Yet, as people make 9-1-1 calls, many are unaware of the life-saving benefits of having a landline phone at home for reliability and accurate emergency response.

Getting the 4-1-1 on 9-1-1
July 17 kicks off the “Connect for Summer Safety” initiative, an effort led by Qwest and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing emergency communications. NENA and Qwest will work together to promote public safety by creating awareness of the importance of maintaining landline home phone service and keeping a non-cordless phone for emergency preparedness.

When a 9-1-1 call is made using a landline phone in an enhanced 9-1-1 service area, the dispatch center automatically receives the caller’s address — saving time and sometimes lives.Although the Federal Communications Commission recently issued a mandate requiring that cellular phone callers’ location information be made available to emergency responders, this system has yet to be fully deployed. As a result, callers who use a cellular phone to call 9-1-1 today may be less likely to be rapidly and accurately located in an emergency. And during power outages, which often occur in the summer months as a result of blackouts from high consumption of energy or electrical storms, cordless or Internet phones may not function.

“Other phone technologies provide great benefits for mobility and features, but consumers need to know that a landline remains a necessity for the most reliable, effective access to emergency-response services from home,” says Robert Martin, executive director for NENA. Read the rest of this entry »


Infinera Optical Networking Equipment

July 17, 2006

broadwing.jpgBroadwing Corporation Selects Infinera for Next-Generation Optical Networking Equipment; Infinera Licenses Corvis Intellectual Property and Assumes Responsibility for Legacy Corvis Gear

Broadwing Corporation (NASDAQ:BWNG) today announced that it has selected Infinera’s DTN optical system to enhance its leading-edge optical network. The Infinera DTN optical platform is the first telecommunications system based on photonic integrated circuits (PICs). It combines the scalability of Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) with the flexibility of digital switching and power of GMPLS service intelligence.

“The decision to evolve our network is significant and is a result of much research and analysis. This work leads us to the conclusion that the Infinera DTN is an important new technology in the continuing evolution of Broadwing’s industry-leading transmission network architecture,” said Mike Jones, Chief Technology Officer for Broadwing. “We believe that continuing our optical technology leadership will benefit our customers — and adding Infinera to our roster of strategic suppliers will help us to maintain that leadership.”

The Infinera DTN will enable Broadwing to deploy a robust platform to meet customers’ current and future service needs without requiring costly or operationally disruptive upgrades. Infinera’s Digital Optical Networking will enable Broadwing to offer managed wavelength services to more cities in their nationwide network while benefiting from the economics of an architecture that combines transport and flexible switching in a single platform. It also will facilitate many new service capabilities, including:

    —  Path to future 40Gb/s OC-768/STM-256 services

    —  Gigabit Ethernet Private line Service without a separate SONET
        layer

    —  Future protected wavelength services up to 50ms plus full
        bit-transparency

    —  10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN PHY

In addition, Infinera is licensing key Corvis intellectual property including Raman amplification. Infinera also will take over manufacturing and maintenance support for Broadwing’s CorWave network with members of the Corvis engineering, manufacturing, and support team becoming Infinera employees. Read the rest of this entry »


Telarus Inc launches VARnetwork

June 10, 2006

varnetwork var networkTelarus Inc. has launched varnetwork.com to help their customers not only with bandwidth and voice service but to bring the added value of VAR partnerships.

If you are looking for network equipment , phone systems or a network engineer this is the place to go.

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