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    Nice.......

    "The new XO long-haul network initially delivers 100 Gbits/sec of capacity and sets the stage for a ten-fold capacity increase up to 400 Gbits/sec between any two cities on the network. The increased capacity enables XO to deliver 10-Gbit/sec high-speed transport services to meet the increased bandwidth needs of businesses and wholesale customers. In addition, the deployment of digital optical technology enables XO to provision or upgrade customer circuits in a matter of hours versus days."

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    yeah it will probably help XO bring their bandwidth prices down and become more competitive. But considering our bad experience with them and the bad rep. they have I`d be hesitant to buy from them again even if they were $10/meg....unless it was month to month
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    Quote Originally Posted by bummer6666
    yeah it will probably help XO bring their bandwidth prices down and become more competitive. But considering our bad experience with them and the bad rep. they have I`d be hesitant to buy from them again even if they were $10/meg....unless it was month to month

    exactly.

    how does this address their sever lack of peering. I guess now they move a lot of packets rapidly around their own network.
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    Timing is everything.....

    We we have just opened up an operation at an XO data center this week, great timing and welcomed news .
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    This is hardly significant; the year is 2006 not 2001.

    In 2001 we had DWDM systems capable of 160x10gbit wavelengths, four times the "400 gigabit" capacity mentioned in the article (blog post?), running over single dark fibers. They were obviously being a bit conservative. As for the "hours, not days" claim, this is of little significance as well. A human being can provision channels on a DWDM MUX the same way that an automated system can. What they didn't smack you in the face with is that most longhaul carriers (Cogent, L3, et al.) are still using DWDM that requires human intervention onsite to roll optical channels and provision new ones, whereas the Infinera system can do it in seconds automatically. As you can imagine, it's not as cheap as static DWDM either.

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    Actually, they're using Infinera stuff: http://www.infinera.com/news/2006-03-20.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by timdorr
    Actually, they're using Infinera stuff
    I understand. That should be evident to anyone who read the original URL.

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    XO needs to upgrade their customer service. Not charging for cabinets that haven't had power for seven months would be an excellent feature as well.

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