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Verizon confirms Ciena, Cisco to supply U.S. 100-Gbps metro network gear

Verizon today confirmed previous reports from the financial community that it will build its next-generation 100-Gbps metro fiber-optic network infrastructure with platforms from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO).

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Acacia Communications offers 400-Gbps coherent transceiver module

03/23/2015 Coherent optical module vendor Acacia Communications, having been first to market with a coherent transponder based o...

Chuan Wei to build Cambodia's first 100G fiber-optic network

03/23/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will supply the equipment necessary for Chuan Wei to deploy the...

Applied Optoelectronics offers 100-Gbps optical transceiver line

03/23/2015 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) will highlight a new range of data center 100-Gbps optical transceivers a...

CoAdna second-generation optical virtual switch platform targets data centers

03/23/2015 Optical subsystem vendor CoAdna Photonics, Inc. has unveiled a Gen-2 Optical Virtual Switching (OvS) platform. Aimed ...

ColorChip unveils QSFP28 optical transceiver for CWDM4/CLR4 applications

03/23/2015 Optical transceiver supplier ColorChip Ltd. has announced a 4x25G QSFP28 optical module that meets both the CLR4 spec...

OE Solutions offers CSC LambdaRich optical transceivers

03/23/2015 Optical module developer OE Solutions will use OFC in Los Angeles March 23-26 to highlight its new CSC LambdaRich opt...

Micro-integrated coherent receiver from NeoPhotonics targets pluggable modules, line cards

03/23/2015 NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) has extended its line of modules and components for 100G and 400G coherent transmissi...

Fujitsu offers CFP2-ACO coherent optical transceiver

03/19/2015 Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd. (FOC) has jumped in line for what should be a parade of CFP2 Analog Coherent Optics (...
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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2015 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

I don't know if it's a fully coordinated effort or merely coincidence, but I've met with several companies so far (Finisar, OFS, and Avago among them, with CommScope joining the list on Thursday) who want you all to know that multimode fiber isn't dead yet. Sure, Microsoft, Facebook, and other data center operators are toutin...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

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

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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