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Nokia pulls trigger on Alcatel-Lucent buy

04/15/2015 Well, that didn't take long. A day after admitting they were in acquisition talks, Nokia and Alca...

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

04/14/2015 Nokia has confirmed that it is in what it called "advanced discussions" to acquire Alca...

Gigabit broadband drive a boon for CPE vendors in 2014

04/13/2015 Sparked in part by the increasing interest in gigabit broadband, sales of broadband customer prem...

Infinera looks to metro with Transmode buy

04/09/2015 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has decided to accelerate its entry into...

IIX acquires IX Reach to expand interconnection footprint

04/07/2015 IIX Inc., which describes itself as a global software-defined interconnection company, says it ha...

Fiber cable now reaches 42.5% of U.S. commercial buildings: Vertical Systems Group

04/07/2015 The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with direct access to fiber-optic networks rose to 42...

Comcast launches investment company

04/06/2015 Comcast Corp. has launched a new company that will invest and operate domestic and international ...

Fujitsu targets 5 billion yen for new venture funding

04/01/2015 Fujitsu has created a new corporate venture fund armed with 5 billion yen to invest in ICT techno...

Charter to buy Bright House Networks

03/31/2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and its subsidiary, CCH I, LLC (which currently bill ...

Microsemi to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

03/19/2015 Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) will continue its expansion via M&A with the acquisition of Vi...

Lightower acquires Chicago’s ColocationZone

03/13/2015 Fiber-optic network service provider Lightower Fiber Networks has beefed up its presence in Chica...

Gigabit broadband services on roadmap for 40% of operators says Infonetics survey

03/10/2015 As many as 40% of the respondents to an Infonetics Research study indicate they plan to offer 1-G...

iPhotonix buys Netsocket NFV assets, launches optical access platform

03/10/2015 Fiber to the home (FTTH) technology developer iPhotonix has acquired the network functions virtua...

Finisar back on revenue fast track in 3Q15

03/06/2015 After seeing its string of quarterly revenue gains broken in the fiscal second quarter, Finisar C...

Ciena misses first quarter 2015 revenue target

03/05/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) reported $529.2 million in revenue for its fiscal first quarter ended Ja...

Business Featured Articles

Pressure points for 2015

An uneven 2014 is coming to an end. Here's a look at what 2015 may bring in the way of optical co...

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking co...

The most important story of the last 30 years

Lightwave has covered a lot of stories in its history. But one story rises above the rest as the ...

2014 Annual Technology Forecast

It's not that we can't wait for 2013 to end, but here's a look at what optical communications tec...

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...
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Editorial Guides

Optical Access Strategies for MSOs

Even with ongoing work on advances such as DOCSIS 3.1, fiber will become even more critical for cable operators as bandwidth demands grow. These articles highlight potential future pathways.

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The Future of High-Speed Equipment Design

Blogs

Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We've made a few tweaks

04/13/2015
The sharper-eyed among you may have noticed we've tweaked the website over the past couple of weeks. We've added a pair of new topic centers, moved another one, and dropped one. The two new ones are SDN/NFV and Data Center. Yes, both are long past due. The topic center titles are self-explanatory, as far as what you'll find i...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

01/23/2015
The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...

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