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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.



White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue tow...

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing

09/23/2014 Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 m...

EMCORE seeks new CEO

09/22/2014 Following the divestiture of its space photovoltaics business and the overall refocusing of the c...

Gray area around white boxes?

09/17/2014 Systems vendors across the optical communications spectrum have made significant progress toward ...

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities

09/15/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the ...

Integra Networks transitions to IntegraOptics

09/11/2014 Optical transceiver and related technology vendor Integra Networks has rebranded as IntegraOptics...

Microsemi to snap up Centellax

09/11/2014 Semiconductor supplier Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) says it has reached an agreement to acquire...

JDSU to split in two

09/10/2014 JDSU announced after trading closed September 10 its intention to split its optical components an...

VDSL, GPON spark 2Q14 access gear shipment growth says Dell'Oro

09/10/2014 Shipments of broadband access equipment, including PON, DSL, and equipment for cable MSO networks...

No seasonal rebound in enterprise router sales says Infonetics

09/09/2014 Worldwide enterprise router revenue totaled $867 million in the second quarter 2014 (2Q14), just ...

Finisar buys gratings provider LightSmyth Technologies

09/05/2014 While discussing Finisar’s first quarter 2015 performance and lukewarm second quarter expectation...

Finisar predicts revenue growth run to end this quarter

09/05/2014 Management at optical component and subsystem supplier Finisar Corp. yesterday announced the firs...

Ciena has fiscal 3Q14 good news, 4Q14 not so good news

09/04/2014 Optical transport systems and Ethernet switch vendor Ciena Corp. (NYSE:CIEN) reported good news f...

Startup Rockley Photonics adds to Pasadena team

09/02/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics has added three new executives to its engineering and product developme...

TDS Telecom completes BendBroadband acquisition


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Interview with Andre Kriger -- FTTXcellence Award winner fibers Brazil

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Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

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



Editorial Guides

100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

Wed Sep 24 15:04:00 CDT 2014
The third and final day of the exhibition has come and gone – except, perhaps, for those literally lost souls who have not yet found their way to an exit. ECOC always has a rather bizarre floor plan, but this year they should have just brought in hedges and a minotaur. Here’s a whirlwind tour of what I ran across today and s...
Jim Theodoras

by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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