CenturyLink Inc. deployed Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical platform with WaveLogic coherent optical technology to modernize and upgrade its 50-metro U.S. network. The carrier says it now can offer a better range of high-speed services — including 1GE, 10GE, 100GE and equivalent wavelengths — to businesses in the United States and in select international cities. CenturyLink also is a Diamond partner in Ciena’s BizConnect partner program.

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Verizon, NYC Reach Settlement

Verizon has an agreement with New York City that settles proceedings against it after the city claimed it had failed to meet buildout terms for its Fios network under its cable franchise agreement.

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