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Google Fiber to bring FTTH to four southeastern cities, looks at five more

Google Fiber has announced that it plans to expand into four markets in the southeastern U.S. The company says it will build out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in a total of 18 cities within the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham metro areas.


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Panduit HD Flex Fiber Cabling System targets data center networks

01/27/2015 Data center network cabling and connectivity vendor Panduit Corp. has unveiled the HD Flex Fiber Cabling System. The ...

Data center interconnect sales growth driver for fiber-optic network gear says Ovum

01/26/2015 Market research and analysis firm Ovum predicted last week that demand for optical network (ON) hardware will increas...

Infinera ends 2014 on the upswing; expects the same in 2015

01/26/2015 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) ended the best year in its history with sequential and...

Vodacom to deploy GPON FTTP in South Africa

01/26/2015 Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile service provider, plans to build a GPON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) net...

Northwestern Indiana Tel sees FTTH traffic double

01/26/2015 Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. (NITCO) saw the traffic on its fiber to the home (FTTH) network double in 2014, ac...

Telecom Argentina deploying 100G on its fiber-optic network

01/26/2015 Telecom Argentina says it has made significant progress on the first phase of a multi-phase project to add 100-Gbps c...

Packet-optical transport systems demand robust through 2019 says Dell'Oro

01/22/2015 Dell'Oro Group says in a newly released forecast report on optical transport gear that the demand for packet-optical ...

Non-operational items lead Verizon to GAAP 4Q14 loss

01/22/2015 The impact of "non-operational items" led Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) to report a GAAP l...
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Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

10/23/2014
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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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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