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Web 2.0 companies will buy a lot of optical modules says LightCounting

07/02/2015 Market research firm LightCounting predicts in a new report that Web 2.0 companies will account f...

Amphenol targets FCI Asia Pte Ltd.

07/02/2015 Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) says it has offered $1.275 billion (subject to a closing adjustment) to...

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optical transport manufacturing site to Flextronics

07/02/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has transferred its optical transport equip...

IHS names optical network hardware leaders

06/28/2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) are leaders among optical netw...

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

06/25/2015 Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-bre...

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

06/22/2015 According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number...

JDSU reveals Lumentum, Viavi boards of directors

06/18/2015 Working steadily toward this fall's expected division into two new companies, JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)...

Bare metal switch sales grow strongly in first quarter 2015 says IHS

06/16/2015 Sales of bare metal switches, otherwise known as "white box" switches, grew 11% year-ov...

2015 broadband equipment sales start strong but may not finish that way

06/10/2015 First quarter sales of DSL, PON, and point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband a...

Eurofiber to buy Belgium’s B-Telecom

06/08/2015 Fiber-optic network and data center services provider Eurofiber has agreed to acquire Belgium net...

Ciena exceeds revenue expectations in second quarter

06/05/2015 After missing revenue estimates in its fiscal first quarter, Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) atoned by b...

Cisco announces new executive roster

06/04/2015 Three days after promising a flatter organizational structure while bidding goodbye to a pair of ...

Intel agrees to buy Altera for $16.7 billion

06/01/2015 A few days after a bigger fish in Broadcom went to Avago (see "Avago to buy Broadcom"),...

Carriers cooling on packet-optical transport?

05/29/2015 A survey conducted by IHS (NYSE: IHS) indicates that carriers' ardor for packet-optical transport...

Avago to buy Broadcom

05/28/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has agreed to buy communications semiconductor comp...

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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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

Tue Jun 30 09:15:00 CDT 2015
The FTTH Connect conference (nee the FTTH Council Americas' FTTH Conference) is in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center. So is a high school girls volleyball tournament. At both events, we find: Bump Roland Montagne of IDATE, who does a lot of the FTTH Council Europe's market research work, reported that FTTH activity...
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by Chris Janz
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Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 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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