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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...

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

03/03/2015 The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation e...

Frontier to change CEOs

03/03/2015 Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:FTR) has announced that current president and COO Daniel J....

Web 2.0 companies likely shape optical network market says LightCounting

03/03/2015 While spending by traditional communications carriers still dominates the fiber-optic network tec...

NXP, Freescale to merge

03/02/2015 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) have agreed ...

JDSU reveals names for post-split companies

02/27/2015 For those of you wondering which arm of JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) would retain the family name once the...

Avago to buy Emulex for $606 million plus debt

02/26/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (...

Ciena, Infinera, ZTE 2014 optical systems winners says Infonetics

02/23/2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and ZTE posted significant revenue gains in 2014 durin...

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

02/17/2015 Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual confer...

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

OFC 2015 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

03/25/2015
I don't know if it's a fully coordinated effort or merely coincidence, but I've met with several companies so far (Finisar, OFS, and Avago among them, with CommScope joining the list on Thursday) who want you all to know that multimode fiber isn't dead yet. Sure, Microsoft, Facebook, and other data center operators are toutin...
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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