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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.

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Funding innovation remains a challenge

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

Zayo files S-1 for IPO

07/03/2014 The company said in the filing that it could attempt to raise as much as $100 million via the IPO...

2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

06/20/2014 This year marks the start of the Lightwave Innovation Awards, an optical communications technolog...

Enablence Technologies adds funding, subtracts board member

06/19/2014 Optical components and subsystems vendor Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ENA) says it ha...

Lightwave Innovation Awards scores announced

06/16/2014 Lightwave has announced the results of its inaugural Lightwave Innovation Awards program. The tec...

ZTE's new strategy targets mobile, cloud, and Big Data

06/10/2014 At the company’s Global Analysts Conference in Shanghai this week, ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000...

CityFibre raises £30M, buys Coventry metro network

06/05/2014 UK infrastructure provider CityFibre Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Coventry’s 140-km metr...

AT&T updates trends, guidance ahead of 2Q14 report

06/03/2014 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reports the results of the second quarter of 2014 on July 23. But the Tier...

Ming He new head of Huawei U.S. operations

05/22/2014 Huawei has named Ming He country general manager of U.S. operations. Based in Plano, TX, He will ...

Rockley Photonics looks to leverage silicon photonics at the systems level

05/06/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics will leverage silicon photonics to create systems-level products, co-fo...

GigOptix says silicon photonics order imminent for joint venture

05/02/2014 In a press statement announcing his company’s first quarter numbers, GigOptix Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG...

Colin Doherty new president and CEO of optical packet transport vendor BTI Systems

04/08/2014 Optical transport systems and cloud networking vendor BTI Systems has named Colin Doherty its new...

Bookham founder resurfaces at Rockley Photonics

04/08/2014 Dr. Andrew Rickman, who previously founded Bookham Technology in the UK – now Oclaro, Inc. (NASDA...

Padtec invests in ClariPhy, partners for coherent systems development

03/27/2014 Padtec S.A., a Brazilian optical transport systems vendor, and communications system on a chip (S...

UTStarcom inks partnership with DASAN Networks at OFC 2014

03/19/2014 UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) says it reached an agreement last week at OFC 2014 in San Francisco with...

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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...

Bubble-era ambition in a post-bubble world

Here's something we haven't seen since those good old bubble days: A plan for a nationwide U.S. n...

More than one route to packet optical transport, says ADVA's Protiva

By Stephen Hardy -- While several competitors develop and market integrated packet optical transp...

Why private equity likes fiber

Huawei sources: FTTH efforts drive greater GPON interest in China

Huawei sources say that growing interest in fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments by major Chinese...

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by Stephen Hardy
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We feel pretty

Wed Jul 02 15:30:00 CDT 2014
So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
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by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

Optical networks and the era of Big Data

Thu Jun 05 16:00:00 CDT 2014
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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