| JULY 14-16, 2014


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

Silicon photonics, one year later

One of the bigger stories going into last year’s OFC/NFOEC was the commotion started when Je...

Reichle & De-Massari acquires India's Advanced Fiber Systems

Swiss cabling provider Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) says it has acquired Advanced Fibe...

Time Warner Cable agrees to merge with Comcast

Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger

As expected, Marlin Equity Partners has announced its intention to merge the recently acquir...

Tektronix acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs

Test and measurement specialist Tektronix, Inc. says it has bought Picosecond Pulse Labs. Te...

Finisar to buy u2t Photonics for $20 million

Optical components and subsytems vendor Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) says it will expand its...

Time Warner Cable closes DukeNet acquisition

Cable MSO Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) has closed its acquisition of fiber-optic networ...

MACOM expands 100G play with Mindspeed acquisition

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ: MTSI) is ready to make a larger ...

Digicel acquires pan-Caribbean fiber assets

Digicel Group Ltd. says it has reached an agreement with the Guadeloupe-based Loret Group an...

TeliaSonera to buy open fiber-optic network companies

Scandinavian Tier 1 operator TeliaSonera says it will expand its fiber-optic network holding...


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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 3

Sun Mar 16 22:15:00 CDT 2014
All right, so I didn't really write this on the third day of the show. But here's what happened that day. We'll start with what I teased in the pre...

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Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

Wed Apr 02 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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