Thursday, January 28, 2010

Less than 10% of IPv4 Addresses Remain Unallocated, says Number Resource Organization

AMSTERDAM – The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the official representative of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that oversee the allocation of all Internet number resources, announced today that less than 10 percent of available IPv4 addresses remain unallocated. This small pool of existing IP addresses marks a critical moment in IPv4 address exhaustion, ultimately impacting the future network operations of all businesses and organizations around the globe. “This is a key.....READ MORE

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Redefining P-OTS

Packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) are moving from the metro and into the network core, and Heavy Reading believes that 2010 will be a big year for this emerging product segment. Over the past several months, we've researched the core P-OTS opportunity and published the findings in a new Heavy Reading report entitled "The Core Packet-Optical Transport Evolution."

With a host of equipment suppliers....READ MORE

Friday, January 8, 2010

Nortel: 100GE today, 100GE next year

Nortel Networks (OTC:NRTLQ) appears to have taken the lead in the 100-Gb/s long-haul optical market this week with its OME 6500 optical edge platform. But the other end of the 6500 -- the short-haul end -- won't go 100G until sometime in the back half of next year.

Nortel's 6500 includes a mix of what it calls "client-side" and "line-side" circuit packs. Traffic enters the router directly through the client-side interfaces, which......READ MORE