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Shark threat to submarine networks a bunch of jawing says ICPC

Sharks undoubtedly pose a threat to fish, humans, and other creatures who flail about in the water. But, despite what you may see on YouTube, they aren't much of a menace to submarine network cables, according to the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC).

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Furukawa Electric, OFS offer FITEL NINJA Fusion Splicer for FTTH networks

07/06/2015 Furukawa Electric and OFS used last week's FTTH Connect conference in Anaheim to unveil the FITEL NINJA NJ001 handhel...

redIT targets data center interconnectivity with Coriant 7100 Nano deployment

07/06/2015 redIT, a KIO Networks Group company that operates in the United States and Mexico, has deployed the 7100 Nano Packet ...

ACE submarine cable connects Benin and Canary Islands

07/06/2015 The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable has added landing stations in Benin and the Canary islands, accordin...

Web 2.0 companies will buy a lot of optical modules says LightCounting

07/02/2015 Market research firm LightCounting predicts in a new report that Web 2.0 companies will account for 30% of Ethernet o...

Amphenol targets FCI Asia Pte Ltd.

07/02/2015 Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) says it has offered $1.275 billion (subject to a closing adjustment) to acquire all of the ...

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optical transport manufacturing site to Flextronics

07/02/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has transferred its optical transport equipment plant in Triest...

Pulse Electronics transformers target Broadcom chips

07/02/2015 Electronic component supplier Pulse Electronics Corp. has unveiled a pair of functional isolation transformers...

TE Connectivity offers building block approach to FTTH deployments

07/02/2015 TE Connectivity used the FTTH Connect conference in Anaheim June 30 through July 1 to launch its fiber indexing archi...

UTEL touts in-field FTTC test capabilities

07/01/2015 UTEL, which offers test and measurement capabilities for broadband access networks (see, for example, "UTEL unve...

OptoTest OPL-PowerRT software measures multichannel insertion lost

07/01/2015 Optical test and measurement technology supplier OptoTest Corp. has unveiled OPL-PowerRT, a software application to t...
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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

Tue Jun 30 09:15:00 CDT 2015
The FTTH Connect conference (nee the FTTH Council Americas' FTTH Conference) is in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center. So is a high school girls volleyball tournament. At both events, we find: Bump Roland Montagne of IDATE, who does a lot of the FTTH Council Europe's market research work, reported that FTTH act...
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by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

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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