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WDM sales set record in 2Q14 says Dell'Oro

08/26/2014 Led by the long-haul segment, sales of WDM gear set a revenue record of $2.6 billion, according t...
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Operators will move key functions to virtual routers, add 100GbE says Infonetics

08/26/2014 Operators plan to move a multitude of functions from physical routers to software or virtual rout...

Valdor expands into Mexico with joint venture

08/26/2014 Valdor Technology International Inc. (TSX-V: VTI) (OTC: VTIFF) reports that it has signed a lette...

Comcast climbs on Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

08/25/2014 Cable MSO Comcast has risen two spots, to sixth, on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Etherne...

40/100 Gigabit Ethernet interest sparks healthy North American MPO connector growth says ElectroniCast Consultants

08/25/2014 Use of "multi-fiber push on" (MPO) fiber-optic connectors in North America should grow ...

SDN market worth $8 billion by 2018 says IDC

08/21/2014 International Data Corp. (IDC) is the latest market research firm to predict the size of the soft...

Broadband binge drives 2Q14 aggregation equipment sales past $2 billion says Infonetics

08/21/2014 Interest in GPON and VDSL2 vectoring and gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) in North America pushed...

Wireline to drive 70% of telecom gear sales growth through 2018 says Dell'Oro

08/19/2014 The emphasis carriers globally are placing on wireless services will benefit wireline equipment s...

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 ...

Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber

08/18/2014 Middle-market buyout and growth equity investor Ridgemont Equity Partners says it has agreed to a...
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Optical hardware spending increases 27% in 2Q14 says Infonetics

08/18/2014 Spending on optical network hardware grew 27% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, coming ...

Optical components market to grow 8% in 2014 says Ovum

08/14/2014 The global optical components (OC) market posted revenues of $6.8 billion in 2013, up 3% from the...

Yenista opens new office in California

08/14/2014 French test and measurement equipment manufacturer Yenista Optics SA has opened a sales support a...

Proximion becomes part of Hexatronic Scandanavia

08/14/2014 Proximion AB, which specializes in dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) and other products base...

Vyve Broadband tucks in Oklahoma acquisitions

08/07/2014 Vyve Broadband says it recently completed "tuck-in" acquisitions of certain assets of R...

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Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

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

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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...

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

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

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