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The obstacles before Microsoft's Open Line System

Microsoft wants an Open Line System optical transport platform closely tailored to the company's data center interconnectivity needs.  There's a lot of interest in meeting that need, but that doesn't mean Microsoft and other Web 2.0 companies will get what they want anytime soon. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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Maine Fiber, F6 Networks interconnect New Brunswick's Fibre Centre

04/28/2015 U.S. fiber-optic network services provider Maine Fiber Company and Canadian counterpart F6 Networks have combined to ...

DE-CIX New York adds PoP with CoreSite

04/28/2015 Internet exchange DE-CIX New York has established a new point of presence (PoP) within the New York campus of data ce...

CenturyLink IT managed services now available in Australia

04/28/2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced its intention to offer its array of managed hybrid IT services to regiona...

Lightower Fiber Networks, Fibertech Networks seek merger

04/28/2015 Fiber-optic network services providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks have announced their plans to ...

America-Europe Connect submarine network construction begins

04/27/2015 Aqua Comms Ltd., which owns and operates the CeltixConnect submarine cable system that crosses the Irish Sea, has lau...

All eyes on Charter in wake of Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger failure

04/27/2015 Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is wasting little time in reengaging in acquisition talks with Time Warner Cabl...

Liberty Global chooses Transmode for European metro 100G networks

04/27/2015 International cable network operator Liberty Global is using the TM-Series platform from Transmode to support 100-Gbp...

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities taps Infinera for terabit R&E fiber-optic network enhancement

04/27/2015 Open access transport service provider Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. (MBC) had deployed the DTN-X packet o...

Troy Cable offers gigabit Internet via FTTH


ARRIS to buy Pace, acquire FTTH line

04/23/2015 Broadband access network technology supplier ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) has agreed to acquire UK-based Pace plc...
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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We've made a few tweaks

Mon Apr 13 14:00:00 CDT 2015
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...
Chris Janz

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

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
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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