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DukeNet Communications Drives 100G Capability Throughout its Southeastern Footprint

by david.nunes

DukeNet Communications Drives 100G Capability

Throughout its Southeastern Footprint

CHARLOTTE, N.C. May 13, 2013. DukeNet Communications, a leading regional fiber provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for enterprise, data center and carrier businesses in the Southeast, announces today that it has upgraded its core network, enabling it to deliver 100G wavelengths across its service area. The network enhancement provides 100G-capable coherent Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, enabling deployment of 40G and 100G solutions for its carrier and enterprise customers without the need to replace existing fiber infrastructure.

Bandwidth consumption continues to rise, as evidenced by the most recent Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast Data centers, content delivery networks and large and small enterprises alike demand high-capacity, reliable bandwidth services that deliver on the promise of advanced communications. Wireless network operators are reacting swiftly to deliver more capacity, driving more demand to the fiber backhaul networks that support them. Fiber-optic network providers such as DukeNet are responding by integrating higher network capacity to deliver scalable networks that efficiently aggregate traffic and can handle today‚s bandwidth-intensive applications.

“Upgrading our legacy infrastructure to allow for 100G connections across key routes in our footprint is critical to our ability to continue meeting our customers‚ growing demand for high-bandwidth services in an efficient manner”, comments Tony Cockerham, DukeNet Communications Chief Operating Officer.

“Our customer base is experiencing heavy demands on the network”, adds Michael Prendergast, senior vice president for Sales and Marketing at DukeNet.

“This upgrade proactively positions us to respond in a way that underscores our ŒNext Gen Next Door‚ philosophy. Whether it‚s an upgrade to an existing 10G or a new 40G or 100G service, the DukeNet network is ready to meet our customer demands right away.”

DukeNet‚s 100G upgrade reaffirms the company‚s mission to provide increasing levels of service and value throughout its market footprint. The Cisco ONS 15454-powered solution provides 40/100Gbps capabilities across DukeNet‚s Tier 1 footprint in the Carolinas, as well its Tier 2 and 3 markets throughout the Southeast.

“The growth of IP traffic driven by video, mobile and cloud applications requires network operators to ensure their infrastructure is ready for the growth in Internet-enabled devices, services and applications”, said Bill Gartner, vice president and general manager, High End Routing and Optical, Cisco. “We continue to enable new ways for our service provider customers to simplify the deployment of 100G services over existing fiber. It‚s rewarding to see DukeNet leveraging our solutions to meet its own customer demand for greater bandwidth and services.”

About DukeNet Communications

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., DukeNet is a leading regional fiber network provider offering advanced data and high-capacity bandwidth services to enterprise, data center, government and carrier customers. Primarily serving the southeastern United States, DukeNet controls an 8,000 route mile fiber-optic network capable of delivering 100 Gbps services, enabling cloud computing and high-bandwidth applications for enterprise business. More information about DukeNet is available at www.dukenet.com. Follow us on Twitter @DukeNetComm.

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