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AT&T to FCC: You've got our FTTH plans all wrong

AT&T has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the Commission (and just about everyone else) misinterpreted comments from AT&T President and CEO Randall Stephenson regarding the service provider's unwillingness to roll out high-speed broadband services due to Net Neutrality concerns.


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Changes at the top for MRV Communications

12/15/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC) has made a pair of changes at the top of its manage...

CenturyLink takes on Big Data with Cognilytics acquisition

12/15/2014 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of predictive analytics and Big Data servi...

China Unicom taps Coriant for 100G backbone upgrade

12/15/2014 Optical transport vendor Coriant GmbH has notched another win with China Unicom to expand the operator's 100G backbon...

Comcast Business extends fiber to Salt Lake City's California Avenue

12/15/2014 Comcast Business, the business services unit of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), says its full portfol...

Ciena believes diversification will lead to growth

12/12/2014 As previously reported, the revelation of an unanticipated loss in its fiscal fourth quarter originally sent Ciena's ...

Broadcom adds carrier features to SDN platform

12/11/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has released version 2.0 of its next-generation OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA...

MODE-GAP unveils first few-mode fiber amplifier

12/11/2014 MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project investigating space-division multiplexing (SDM) to increase the ...

Industry veterans back Silicon Catalyst semiconductor startup incubator

12/11/2014

Silicon Catalyst has launched what the group says is the industry's first incubator for semiconductor startups.

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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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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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