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Open Internet net neutrality rules go into effect

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) most recent iteration of its Open Internet net neutrality rules went into effect today when a Washington, DC, Circuit Court on June 11 declined a petition to stay them.

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CESNET tests 400G optical transmission with Alcatel-Lucent

06/25/2015 CESNET, a national research and education network (NREN) infrastructure provider in the Czech Republic, has completed...

OFS offers MiDia FX fiber-optic microcable


Fiber-optic network connectivity supplier OFS has expanded its microcable portfolio with the MiDia FX Cable.

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

06/25/2015 Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-breaking performance wi...

Omnitron offers Carrier Ethernet NID in SFP optical transceiver

06/25/2015 Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has expanded its line of Carrier Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) with the...

Infinera adds 100GbE, SDN protocol and encryption support to Cloud Xpress family

06/23/2015 Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has expanded its Cloud Xpress portfolio with a platform that offers client-side 100 Gigabit Et...

Orange sends 38.4 Tbps over 762 km

06/23/2015 French incumbent service provider Orange has transmitted 38.4 Tbps from Lyon to Marseille and back, a distance of 762...

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

06/22/2015 According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number of rural independen...

Ciena offers virtualization switch CPE for NFV

06/22/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE:CIEN) says it now offers an Ethernet CPE platform designed to enable virtualized services in a netw...

Ekinops unveils 200G muxponder for data center interconnect

06/22/2015 Optical transport systems vendor Ekinops has introduced at 200-Gbps muxponder to address data center Interconnect (DC...

HUGO submarine cable system deploys Xtera repeater

06/22/2015 Raman-based optical transport systems vendor Xtera Communications, Inc. reports the first deployment of its next-gene...
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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We've made a few tweaks

The sharper-eyed among you may have noticed we've tweaked the website over the past couple of weeks. We've added a pair of new topic centers, moved another one, and dropped one. The two new ones are SDN/NFV and Data Center. Yes, both are long past due. The topic center titles are self-explanatory, as far as what you'll f...
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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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