More 100 Gbit/s success for Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) and a cable rumpus in Belgium are at the front of today's European news queue.
RoEduNet, Romania's National Research and Education Network (NREN), has deployed Ciena's coherent 100 Gbit/s optical gear -- namely, its ActivFlex 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and Common Photonic Layer platform -- for Eastern Europe's first live 100 Gigabit Ethernet network. (See Romanian Net Uses Ciena 100G.)
Belgian service provider Telenet is to appeal against a regulatory ruling that will force the country's cable network operators to open up their systems to competitors, reports Reuters. Cable operators around the rest of Europe won't be happy with the precedent set by Belgium's regulator, which has been criticized previously by the European Commission and pressure group Cable Europe for its plans.