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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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JDSU reveals Viavi, Lumentum executive rosters

04/22/2015 JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has established microsites for the two companies that will result from its planned split in the t...

Zayo to connect Peak Hosting U.S., European data centers

04/21/2015 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it has won a three-year agreement to supply Peak Hosting with fiber-optic ...

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave offers eight-fiber QSFP-40G-SR4 MPO splice-on connectors

04/21/2015 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave says its Lynx2 CustomFit MPOQ8 Splice-On Connector is the first available for eight-fiber...

Japan Internet Exchange chooses Infinera Cloud Xpress for data center interconnect

04/21/2015 Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) has deployed Infinera's (NASDAQ:INFN) Cloud Xpress for data center interconn...

EdgeConneX Richmond data center connects with SummitIG dark fiber

04/21/2015 Hosting services provider EdgeConneX says it has reached an agreement to have fiber-optic network services provider S...

Gigabit FTTH comes to La Crosse, WI, via CenturyLink

04/20/2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is marketing 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to residences and small businesses i...

Alcatel-Lucent launches ONT with gigabit Wi-Fi, improved service activation

04/20/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) portfolio with a new optical n...

Comcast to bring 2-Gbps FTTH to California

04/20/2015 Comcast says it will bring its 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service to 12 markets in California. It also announced a new 250-Mb...

Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network

04/17/2015 Telefónica Germany will use the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series and 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM) in an IP/...

Orange targets nine cities for full FTTH by 2016

04/17/2015 French incumbent carrier Orange says it will invest in 3 billion euros of the 4.5 billion euros set aside for fiber-o...
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