The improvements include:
Whether this is enough to help Sycamore catch up with Ciena remains to be seen. Ciena now has 29 customers for is CoreDirector switch, while Sycamore has eight for its SN3000 and SN16000. Mind you, Sycamore was late to the party, and at least three of its customers are monster carriers -- Bell South, NTT Corp., and Vodafone Group PLC.
Vodafone, one of the biggest mobile telephone operators in the world, is particularly interesting, in that it’s rolling out a switched optical network, even though nearly all of its traffic is voice at present.
— Peter Heywood, Founding Editor, Light Reading
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