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3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics

The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 billion in 3Q14, down 10% sequentially and 5% year-over-year, according to the latest report from market research firm Infonetics Research.

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ECI Telcom adds three NPT platforms under SmartLight SDN umbrella

11/24/2014 ECI Telecom last week introduced three new platforms in its MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 NPT series. The new ad...

Multilane offers CFP4 test development kit

11/24/2014 Hi-speed test and measurement equipment provider Multilane SAL has added a new range of products for testing 100G opt...

Telefonica trials multivendor Transport SDN

11/24/2014 Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), which has publicized several trials and demonstrations of transport software-defined netwo...

BT enables superfast broadband on Isles of Scilly

11/24/2014 UK operator BT reports that an ambitious project to bring superfast broadband to a remote community has just been com...

Indonesia's PGASCOM taps Coriant for submarine network capacity upgrade

11/24/2014 Coriant GmbH says that Indonesian fiber-optic network operator PGASCOM has chosen the Coriant hiT 7300 multi-haul tra...

Windstream trimming headcount

11/20/2014 Service provider Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) says it plans to eliminate 350 positions by December 1. Almost half of these...

Comcast Business plans fiber-optic network expansion in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

11/20/2014 Comcast Business, the business services arm of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), says it expects to off...

OIF looks to solidify Transport SDN APIs

11/20/2014 Having demonstrated the potential of several application programming interfaces (APIs) for transport software-defined...
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by Stephen Hardy
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Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
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Forget about the labels

Mon Nov 03 15:04:00 CST 2014
In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...

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