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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.



Windstream trimming headcount

11/20/2014 Service provider Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) says it plans to eliminate 350 positions by December 1. ...

MACOM to add laser technology via BinOptics acquisition

11/20/2014 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM) has agreed to acquire InP lase...

Metro WDM takes a hit in North America says Dell'Oro Group

11/20/2014 Demand for optical transport equipment in North American declined 13% year-over-year in the third...

Koch to buy Oplink, pair it with Molex, as trade activity raises eyebrows

11/19/2014 Koch Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement through which its Koch Optics Inc. wholly owned su...

JDSU dismisses investor demand to sell CCOP

11/18/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) quickly countered an open letter from Sandell Asset Management ...

3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics

11/18/2014 The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 bil...

100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver market set for growth says Infonetics

11/17/2014 Globally, 10G, 40G, and 100G optical transceiver revenues totaled $1.9 billion in 2013, up 18% fr...

FCC wants AT&T GigaPower FTTH details

11/17/2014 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and AT&T took turns applying pressure to each oth...

Juniper Networks' CEO steps down

11/11/2014 Router vendor Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says its CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, has resigned his pos...

Project VIP capex has peaked says AT&T

11/10/2014 AT&T has said that investment in its Project VIP network enhancement program has peaked, and ...

North America data center market is world's largest says TCL report

11/10/2014 The North American data center market is the largest in the world, according to a new report from...
Infonetics Research carrier SDN and NFV market size breakdown

Carrier SDN and NFV market worth $11B by 2018 says Infonetics

11/06/2014 Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) exemplify the teleco...

BCE takes Bell Aliant private

11/04/2014 BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises, says it has completed the p...

Megaport spins off fiber infrastructure

11/03/2014 Asia-Pacific data connectivity provider Megaport Operations Pty Ltd says it is spinning-off its f...

Level 3 closes tw telecom acquisition

11/03/2014 Global carrier Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has completed its acquisition of tw tele...

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2014 Annual Technology Forecast

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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

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
Jim Theodoras

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Forget about the labels

In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...


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