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FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's latest strategy for imposing Net Neutrality safeguards on broadband service provision. But the details of the strategy remain a mystery, as the FCC doesn't expect to release the plan immediately.

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Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'

02/25/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale" network trends wi...

pocketBERT offers pB100A quad 28G PRBS generator and checker, BER calculator

02/25/2015 Test and measurement instrument developer pocketBERT has extended its range of miniature instruments with the pB100A,...

Greenlee offers 180XL visual fault locator

02/25/2015 Greenlee/A Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) has introduced the 180XL Visual Fault Locator for fast and effective visual fa...

RETN upgrades pan-European fiber-optic network with Infinera DTN-X

02/24/2015 Europe-based international network service provider RETN has installed Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport syst...

ZyXEL offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMB networks

02/24/2015 Networking product vendor ZyXEL Communications now offers 12- and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches for use by small to mid...

Swisscom fibers data center via Datwyler

02/24/2015 Swiss cabling and connectivity supplier Datwyler says that Swisscom used fiber-optic cable from the "Datwyler Da...

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

02/24/2015 Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition...

Transition Networks offers fiber-to-fiber repeater for 10G backbone fiber-optic networks

02/23/2015 Transition Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), has unveiled t...
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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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

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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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