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Cisco And Lumos Announce Successful 100G Network Tech Test

Cisco and Lumos have just announced a successfully technology test of Cisco's 100 Gigabit (100G) coherent DWDM solution.

Lumos, a fibre service provider, notes that the success reflects its ability to meet growing customer demand for high-capacity bandwidth on its 10G fibre plant, by utilising 100G line cards in its Cisco ONS 15454 platforms.

Lumos serves a range of carrier, business and residential customers over its dense fibre network, with data, voice and IP services. Lumos Networks also serves users over a 5,800 mile fibre network in Virginia, West Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky.

President of Lumos Networks, Michael Moneymaker (yes that IS his real name) stated: "Lumos Networks has completed a successful validation of Cisco's 100 Gigabit coherent DWDM technology across our footprint. This milestone proves that our network is ready to support extremely high-speed services.

"Demand for data services is exploding and we'll be there to meet the needs of our customers for next-generation bandwidth and enhanced capabilities. These types of network enhancements allow our customers to meet their business objectives and foster economic development in our Mid-Atlantic region."

Bill Gartner, VP and general manager of Cisco's Optical Transport Business Unit, added: "Cisco's 100G DWDM technology delivers industry-leading performance and port density, which makes it possible to implement 100G technology in multiple existing networks. We are very pleased to be working closely with Lumos to help enable its customers to meet their long-term networking and business objectives."