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.



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Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name

08/01/2014 While the spin out of Agilent Technologies’ electronic measurement business isn’t expected to be ...

Inphi to acquire Cortina Systems' optical transport semiconductor business


Ethernet switch market worth $25 billion in 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/31/2014 According to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market ...

Windstream plans REIT to own fiber and copper networks

07/31/2014 Communications services provider Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) says it will create an independent, pub...
Alcatel-Lucent cable ship in oil and gas deployment

Alcatel-Lucent targets submarine network unit IPO for 2015

07/31/2014 Alcatel-Lucent plans to spin out its submarine network equipment and services business into a sep...

Smart city communications node shipments to hit 55 million annually by 2020 says Navigant Research

07/29/2014 Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3 million a...

North American businesses want SDN in the data center by 2016

07/29/2014 The majority of North American businesses (87%) intend to have software-defined networks (SDN) li...

FCC blesses Frontier buy of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business

07/28/2014 Frontier Communications’ (NASDAQ:FTR) planned acquisition of AT&T's local wireline, broadband...

Verizon wireline revenues show rare year-on-year growth

07/22/2014 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) reported that operating income and earnings per sh...

Huawei's 1H14 revenues jump 19% year-on-year

07/22/2014 Chinese network equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. reports a jump in operating performa...

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

07/21/2014 Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an u...

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/17/2014 Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to...

Funding innovation remains a challenge

07/17/2014 Delivering the necessary innovation for optical communications applications is one thing. Paying ...

North American enterprise network spending focuses on the cloud says Infonetics survey

07/08/2014 Respondents to a recent survey of North American enterprise network operators indicate that suppo...

Telecom wholesale services revenue to hit $142 billion in 2019 says Ovum

07/07/2014 Despite price drops among commodity wholesale services, overall wholesale service revenues are ex...

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With the coming of the era of “Big Data,” we are faced with the latest in a long line of buzzwords. Big Data refers to the mining of huge data sets to gather new insights and trends that have never before been identifiable by other means. In the past, scientists did deep dives into dusty records in musty basements,...


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