Mergers and acquisitions are an important tool for fiber optic company executives. They can be used to expand product portfolios, gain market share, remove a competitor, or pay off investors. In the larger scheme, industry consolidation through M&A and other means remains a Wall Street recommendation.


Mergers & Aquisitions NEWS & PRODUCTS

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

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

Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber

08/18/2014 Middle-market buyout and growth equity investor Ridgemont Equity Partners says it has agreed to a...

Proximion becomes part of Hexatronic Scandanavia

08/14/2014 Proximion AB, which specializes in dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) and other products base...

Vyve Broadband tucks in Oklahoma acquisitions

08/07/2014 Vyve Broadband says it recently completed "tuck-in" acquisitions of certain assets of R...
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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

07/31/2014 Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI), a provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductors, and Cortina Syst...

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...

Zayo Group completes Neo Telecoms acquisition

07/07/2014 Bandwidth and infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC, reports that it has completed its purchase...

UPC Cablecom acquires cable network in Geneva

07/03/2014 Switzerland’s largest cable operator, UPC Cablecom, says it has taken over the Télé-Pregny-Chambé...

VeEX closes Agizer, Optixsoft acquisitions

07/02/2014 Test and measurement specialist VeEX Inc. has closed two acquisitions of companies in Eastern Eur...

Zayo's zColo takes over AtlantaNAP data center

07/02/2014 Zayo Group LLC’s colocation division, zColo, has acquired Colo Facilities Atlanta (AtlantaNAP), a...

EZchip to add multi-core processors via Tilera acquisition

07/01/2014 Network processor pioneer EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) plans to expand its product por...

Cisco to buy orchestration platform supplier Tail-f Systems

06/17/2014 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) says it plans to purchase Tail-f Systems, a privately held Swedish company t...

Level 3 offers $7.3 billion for tw telecom

06/16/2014 Network services provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has reached an agreement to p...

Private equity firm acquires Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa Telecomunicaciones

06/12/2014 British private equity firm Cinven has agreed a deal to acquire the telecommunications operations...



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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.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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 Arlon Martin
Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

Overcoming the alphabet soup of form factors with 100G QSFP28

Wed Aug 06 16:00:00 CDT 2014
When the IEEE finished the first 100G standard for Ethernet networks, the transceiver industry launched an alphabet soup of form factors. The CFP emerged first, "C" for 100, and FP for "Form factor, Pluggable." Like the early versions of 10G transceivers, the CFP was huge. When compared to the mo...


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