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A fiber optic company faces the same demands for profitability and market share as other firms. Fiber optic company executives must keep track of technology and market trends. Delivering value to shareholders may require expanding through mergers and acquisitions. Keeping track of competitors is a continual process.



Verizon signals flat capex for 2015

10/22/2014 As communications technology vendors look for an increase in carrier capital expenditures (capex)...

Macrocell mobile backhaul market growth slowing says Infonetics

10/20/2014 With operators increasingly turning their focus to small cell deployments, the market growth for ...

IBM to pay $1.5 billion to get rid of its semiconductor business

10/20/2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this morning that it wants so badly to divest its underperforming Micro...
Broadbandtrends gigabit broadband deployment drivers

Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire survey says

10/20/2014 Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for s...

euNetworks moves into Switzerland with Fibre Lac expansion

10/20/2014 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) has expanded i...

NetScout to merge with Danaher's communications test business

10/14/2014 Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) says it has signed a definitive agreement with NetScout Systems, Inc. (...

RANOVUS adds $24 million Series B financing, readies product deliveries

10/09/2014 Start-up RANOVUS Inc., which focuses on high-speed optical transmission technology for intra- and...
Analysys Mason estimate of $33 billion spent by/on behalf of content and application providers

Content and application providers create $33B/year infrastructure spend

10/06/2014 Market research and consultancy firm Analysys Mason estimates that content and application provid...

100G focus moves to the metro says Infonetics

10/06/2014 Carriers expect 100G WDM to account for almost 40% of all metro wavelength deployments and 75% of...

euNetworks secures €70 million loan

10/06/2014 London-based fiber-optic network infrastructure provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) says...

EQT buys Spanish cable operator IslaLink

10/06/2014 The EQT Infrastructure II Fund has agreed to acquire a majority share in IslaLink Submarine Cable...

Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise business to China Huaxin

10/02/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has closed a deal with China Huaxin Post &a...

Ikanos attracts Alcatel-Lucent as a strategic investor

09/30/2014 Broadband communications semiconductor and software supplier Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:...

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue tow...

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing

09/23/2014 Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 m...

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Interview with Andre Kriger -- FTTXcellence Award winner fibers Brazil

With both the World Cup and Olympics coming to Brazil, the country's service providers are furiou...

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

With copper able to support 100 Mbps, the impetus to switch to fiber may decrease.



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Evolving Metro/Access Networks

The demands placed on metro and access networks have created new requirements that must be accommodated. These articles will help network planners create a winning strategy that will keep their networks ahead of the game.




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC 2014 Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

The third and final day of the exhibition has come and gone – except, perhaps, for those literally lost souls who have not yet found their way to an exit. ECOC always has a rather bizarre floor plan, but this year they should have just brought in hedges and a minotaur. Here’s a whirlwind tour of what I ran across today and s...
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Life after 100G

It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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