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Verizon confirms Ciena, Cisco to supply U.S. 100-Gbps metro network gear

Verizon today confirmed previous reports from the financial community that it will build its next-generation 100-Gbps metro fiber-optic network infrastructure with platforms from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO).

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Cisco offers Verizon metro optical network deal insight

03/30/2015 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Vice President of Optical Systems (OPSY) and Transceivers Group Bill Gartner offered some insigh...

Coriant, Chunghwa Telecom trial transport SDN

03/30/2015 Optical transport systems vendor Coriant says it has successfully performed a lab trial of transport software-defined...

AT&T launches 1-Gbps FTTH in Cupertino

03/30/2015 AT&T says it has launched its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in Cupertino, CA. In addition to fas...

Google Fiber targets Salt Lake City

03/30/2015 Google Fiber says it will make Salt Lake City its next 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) market. The company didn't say...

TSIC nears metro optical transport vendor selection

03/26/2015 Sources at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) say the company could conclude its next-generation metro optical ...

Skorpios states case for silicon photonics at OFC

03/25/2015 Silicon photonics focused startup Skorpios Technologies, Inc. is using OFC 2015 to demonstrate its progress in levera...

MACOM demos linear EML driver for 400G

03/25/2015 At OFC 2015, communications semiconductor vendor M/A-COM Technlogy Solutions Inc. (MACOM) is highlighting its MAOM-00...

Infinera hints at upcoming metro aggregation platforms with new PIC introductions

03/24/2015 Infinera has laid the groundwork for an upcoming announcement of its long-awaited metro aggregation platform – or, as...

Consortium for On-Board Optics targets specs for higher data center faceplate density

03/24/2015 Having decided that even pluggable modules are too big, a consortium has formed to create specifications for on-board...

Oclaro demos 28-Gbps SFP optical transceiver for 32GFC, 25GbE

03/24/2015 Optical components and subsystem specialist Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is showing off at OFC in Los Angeles what the...
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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2015 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

I don't know if it's a fully coordinated effort or merely coincidence, but I've met with several companies so far (Finisar, OFS, and Avago among them, with CommScope joining the list on Thursday) who want you all to know that multimode fiber isn't dead yet. Sure, Microsoft, Facebook, and other data center operators are toutin...
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by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...
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