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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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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...

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...

JDSU to split in two

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

Startup Rockley Photonics adds to Pasadena team

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

Valdor expands into Mexico with joint venture

08/26/2014 Valdor Technology International Inc. (TSX-V: VTI) (OTC: VTIFF) reports that it has signed a lette...

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 ...

Yenista opens new office in California

08/14/2014 French test and measurement equipment manufacturer Yenista Optics SA has opened a sales support a...

Infinera hires Verizon's Elby for new cloud networks group

08/05/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has hired Stuart Elby, most recently vic...
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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 ...

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...

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...

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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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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.

 

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC 2014 Reporter’s Notebook: Day 1

September 22, 2014
The weather is warm and attendees are eyeing enviously the beachgoers they must pass as they enter the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on the first day of the 2014 European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC). Show organizers hope that the conference and the activities on the show floor will at least temporarily distra...
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by Earl Kennedy
Alcatel-Lucent

Life after 100G

09/05/2014
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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