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25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet to reshape data center switching market says Infonetics

The IEEE has just started work on 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications and won't take up 50 Gigabit Ethernet until its 25GbE work is done. Nevertheless, Infonetics Research says the two technologies will be game changers.


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LightPath Technologies closes $1.3M private placement with Pudong Science & Technology

01/22/2015 LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which supplies optical components and subsystems, says it has closed a p...

VI Systems intros 50-Gbps module using 850-nm VCSEL

01/22/2015 Optical component and module supplier VI Systems GmbH has unveiled the V50-850M, a fiber-coupled 850-nm vertical cavi...

Are Ciena and Cisco Verizon's next metro optical systems vendors?

01/21/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) "will move to the next phase" of Verizon's next-generat...

Verizon expands 100G fiber-optic network footprint in Asia-Pacific

01/20/2015 Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network i...

Level 3 adds PoPs in Singapore

01/20/2015 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has opened a pair of new points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore. The PoPs a...

Washington State University deploys passive optical LAN with Zhone

01/20/2015 Fiber-optic broadband access equipment supplier Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Washington State Un...

365 Data Centers, TeliaSonera International Carrier partner for U.S. 100-Gbps data center connectivity

01/20/2015 Colocation services provider 365 Data Centers and TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) have announced a partnersh...

Ciena unveils, deploys new submarine network modulation format

01/19/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a pair of submarine network upgrade wins that leverage a newly available modul...
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