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Inphi to acquire Cortina Systems' optical transport semiconductor business

Swisscom surpasses 1 million homes connected to ultrafast broadband

Swisscom says it has connected more than a million homes and businesses in Switzerland to ultra-fast broadband – delivering download speeds of 100 Mbps or better – using a mixture of fiber-optic br...

Ethernet switch market worth $25 billion in 2018 says Dell'Oro

According to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to approach $25 billion annually in 2018.

Windstream plans REIT to own fiber and copper networks

Communications services provider Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) says it will create an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that will own its existing copper and fiber-optic n...

Alcatel-Lucent targets submarine network unit IPO for 2015

Alcatel-Lucent plans to spin out its submarine network equipment and services business into a separate publicly traded company. Management at the optical transport systems and router vendor hope to...

OIF focuses 400-Gbps efforts

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has set aside a project to define a line-side 400-Gbps transponder, the group’s leadership informed analysts and press at an event held in Boston yesterday a...

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Spec...

Smart city communications node shipments to hit 55 million annually by 2020 says Navigant Research

Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3 million annually in 2014 to 54.8 million in 2020, according to a recent report from market research firm Navi...

North American businesses want SDN in the data center by 2016

The majority of North American businesses (87%) intend to have software-defined networks (SDN) live in their data centers by 2016, according to a survey from market research firm Infonetics Research.

Cortina Systems, Oliver Solutions demo DPoE interoperability for 10G-EPON

Cortina Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Oliver Solutions Ltd., a provider of software-defined network (SDN)/network functions virtualization (NFV) based management software for access networks...

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