Fiber optic company announcement, executive appointments & facility expansion: Lightwave Online


What a fiber optic company does behind the scenes is often as important as a new product announcement. Here you’ll find fiber optic company announcements of partnerships, personnel changes, facility expansion (and contraction), and more. You’ll also find comment on such fiber optic company events.



Orange to fund startups via Digital Ventures investment program

01/22/2015 French telecom giant Orange says it will launch an early stage investment program aimed at suppor...

LightPath Technologies closes $1.3M private placement with Pudong Science & Technology

01/22/2015 LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which supplies optical components and subsystems, sa...

Netrality Properties to offer meet me rooms with no monthly cross-connect charges

01/16/2015 Real estate development firm Amerimar Enterprises, Inc. and Allied Fiber CEO and founder Hunter N...

AFL adds to patent portfolio

01/15/2015 AFL says it recently has been awarded four new patents. They cover technologies related to the co...

Integra adds Electric Lightwave, Integra Business fiber network units

01/13/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Integra has announced the creation of a pair of new busines...

ADVA Optical Networking names Nikos Theodosopoulos chairman of Supervisory Board

01/12/2015 Optical transport systems vendor ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) has made Nikos Theodosopoulos...

Fiber Optic Center names Kathleen Skelton director of strategic marketing

01/08/2015 Fiber-optic components, equipment, and supplies distributor Fiber Optic Center, Inc. (FOC) has hi...

ZTE takes stake in components vendor Enablence

12/16/2014 Chinese optical systems vendor ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) has invested CAD$2.7 million (...

Changes at the top for MRV Communications

12/15/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC) has made a pair of changes at t...

Ciena believes diversification will lead to growth

12/12/2014 As previously reported, the revelation of an unanticipated loss in its fiscal fourth quarter orig...

Industry veterans back Silicon Catalyst semiconductor startup incubator

12/11/2014 Silicon Catalyst has launched what the group says is the industry's first incubator for semicondu... chip vendor Sckipio Technologies closes Series B funding

12/08/2014 Sckipio Technologies, a startup focused on provision of modem chipsets, celebrated the rec...

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optics R&D to Italy's SM Optics

12/02/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has agreed to transfer its research and development...

Has BT shut down its DSL management system?

11/26/2014 DSL and fiber-optic network management software company ASSIA asserts that BT has shut down the d...

Windstream trimming headcount

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

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
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...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 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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