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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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Swisscom reports G.fast field test

05/04/2015 Swisscom reports it completed a field test of G.fast technology with existing customers. The successful trial, conduc...

AFL expands in Australia with AFC Group buy

05/04/2015 AFL says it will expand its operations in Australia and across the Pacific with the acquisition AFC, a manufacturer, ...

Joytel Communications signs with Allied Fiber for dark fiber, colocation services

05/01/2015 Florida-based ISP Joytel Communications has signed a long-term agreement with Allied Fiber for dark fiber and neutral...

Alcatel-Lucent signs on to build Orval submarine network

05/01/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has signed a turnkey agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Po...

CommScope to unveil 10G EPON OLT at INTX

04/30/2015 CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) plans to use next week's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago to show off a new 10...

Crown Castle to buy Quanta Fiber Networks/Sunesys

04/30/2015 Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI), which provides infrastructure services to wireless operators, plans to e...

MACOM shipping coherent CFP2 ACO modulator drivers

04/30/2015 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) it has begun production shipments of two modulator drivers aimed ...

Midcontinent Communications upgrades fiber network for broadband service

04/30/2015 Independent telco Midcontinent Communications has upgraded its fiber network with the DTN-X packet-optical transport ...

Verizon announces major SDN transmission technology partners

04/28/2015 Verizon has begun to release details of its plans to employ software-defined networking (SDN) principles in its infra...

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 ...
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