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Charter goes for two with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks acquisitions

Undaunted by Comcast's experience with attempting a large-scale merger in the U.S. cable operators space, Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) has decided to double down by acquiring both Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and Bright House Networks.

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Fiber Optic Center partners with Northern Lights Cable founder for consulting services

05/28/2015 Fiber-optic technology distributor Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) has announced a partnership with Wayne M. Kachmar ...

OptoTest offers OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere for fiber testing

05/28/2015 OptoTest Corp. has announced the OP-SPHR Integrating Sphere, an aid for testing optical fibers terminated with high-d...

Sckipio, iTAS collaborate on distribution point units

05/28/2015 Sckipio Technologies, the semiconductor startup, leader in modems and iTAS Technology Corp., specialist...

European optical network spending finally showing a pulse says IHS

05/27/2015 Our long Continental optical networking nightmare in Europe may be over, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS) -- specifically...

euNetworks opens new Frankfurt to Zurich fiber network route

05/26/2015 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it has opened a new, ultra-low latency route from Fran...

Wave funds fiber network expansion

05/26/2015 West Coast gigabit fiber-optic network and broadband services company Wave says it has raised $130 million to build i...

Ikanos claims variant shows 1-Gbps performance in Japan and Korea

05/21/2015 Communications semiconductor vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says it has successfully leveraged a v...

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for NFV

05/21/2015 semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) ha...

Champion ONE offers GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers

05/21/2015 Optical module specialist Champion ONE has added GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers for fiber-to-the-premise (FTT...

Altice to buy Suddenlink; eyes TWC?

05/20/2015 Altice SA (Euronext: ATC), a multinational cable and telecommunications company based in Luxembourg, has agreed to ac...
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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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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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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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