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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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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...

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...

CTS Telecom upgrades Carrier Ethernet network with BTI Systems

04/17/2015 CTS Telecom has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet network with packet-optical transport platforms from BTI Systems, the s...

Blackboard interconnects data centers with Infinera Cloud Xpress

04/17/2015 Education technology company Blackboard is using the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in a data cent...

Ikanos Gigabit Speed Test home gateway software enables service monitoring

04/16/2015 Communications semiconductor and software vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has introduced Gigabit Sp...

Spirent Attero 100G impairment emulator aids Ethernet network, equipment design

04/16/2015 Test and measurement systems company Spirent Communications says its newly released Spirent Attero 100G impairment ge...

ADVA Optical Networking ConnectGuard tackles optical, Ethernet security

04/16/2015 ADVA Optical Networking has extended the security capabilities of its metro platforms with the introduction of its Co...

Nokia pulls trigger on Alcatel-Lucent buy

04/15/2015 Well, that didn't take long. A day after admitting they were in acquisition talks, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have anno...

ECI Telecom unveils first LightApps for transport SDN

04/14/2015 Packet-optical transport system and software developer ECI Telecom has taken the wraps off the first three applicatio...

Axiom Fiber Networks PoPs up at 325 Hudson

04/14/2015 New York metro fiber-optic network services provider Axiom Fiber Networks has established a point of presence (PoP) a...
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