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.



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. ...

Juniper Networks' CEO steps down

11/11/2014 Router vendor Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says its CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, has resigned his pos...

Project VIP capex has peaked says AT&T

11/10/2014 AT&T has said that investment in its Project VIP network enhancement program has peaked, and ...

Megaport spins off fiber infrastructure

11/03/2014 Asia-Pacific data connectivity provider Megaport Operations Pty Ltd says it is spinning-off its f...

RANOVUS adds $24 million Series B financing, readies product deliveries

10/09/2014 Start-up RANOVUS Inc., which focuses on high-speed optical transmission technology for intra- and...

euNetworks secures €70 million loan

10/06/2014 London-based fiber-optic network infrastructure provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) says...

Ikanos attracts Alcatel-Lucent as a strategic investor

09/30/2014 Broadband communications semiconductor and software supplier Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:...

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...

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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...
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Forget about the labels

Mon Nov 03 15:04:00 CST 2014
In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...


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