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Tom Donovan new president and CEO of Panduit

08/27/2015 Cabling and connectivity provider Panduit Corp. has named Tom Donovan president and CEO. He steps...

GigOptix fills acquisitions war chest

08/27/2015 Communications semiconductor and optical subsystem vendor GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) says it ...

Lumentum's Lowe sees opportunities -- and potential acquisitions

08/21/2015 Lumentum spun out of JDSU August 1 with $137 million in cash, no debt, and expectations for reven...

FTTH growing in Latin America but DSL to remain dominant: Pyramid Research

08/20/2015 Pyramid Research expects the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) ...

Carrier SDN a $5.7 billion market by 2019: IHS

08/19/2015 Market research firm IHS (NYSE: IHS) says that service providers globally will increase their spe...

Integra to acquire opticAccess for West Coast fiber-optic network

08/18/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Integra says it has agreed to buy opticAccess, LLC, which o...

Optical network system spending increases sequentially in second quarter 2015: IHS

08/17/2015 Sales of optical network systems in the second quarter of 2015 grew 22% sequentially, but were es...

AT&T expects big things after acquisitions

08/17/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) says it expects big things from its most recent acquisitions. The company ...

Lightower completes Fibertech Networks merger

08/17/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Lightower Fiber Networks announced last week that it has cl...

President and CEO Waechter departs Viavi

08/13/2015 Well, that didn't take long. Apparently off for a new challenge after overseeing the split of JDS...

IHS forecasts huge growth for 100G optical ports

08/13/2015 Coherent 100G port shipments for metro regional optical networks grew a whopping 145% last year a...

Google cooks Alphabet soup

08/11/2015 In a surprise move, Google has created a parent holding company called Alphabet. Google will beco...

MRV agrees to sell Tecnonet SpA

08/11/2015 MRV Communications entered into an agreement to sell Rome-based network integration subsidiary Te...

Asia-Pacific FTTH subscribers up 35% study shows

08/10/2015 Figures released by IDATE and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific show that the number of fiber to the ...

Qualcomm to buy Ikanos for home gateway play

08/06/2015 Wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) plans to dip its toe into copper-based ...

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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

06/30/2015
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...
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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