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Verizon boosts FiOS upload speeds to offer symmetrical FTTH services

Verizon says that it will offer symmetrical download and upload speeds to all qualifying FiOS customers. Starting today, qualifying Verizon residential customers will see their upstream rates incre...

Romtelecom, Cisco build nationwide 100G network in Romania

Romanian carrier Romtelecom, as part of an investment to modernize its national network using technology from Cisco, has lit what it claims is the first 100G link in Romania. This will be the first...

Orange to sign check for Sea-Me-We 5 submarine cable system

Plans call for Sea-Me-We 5 to connect Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt...

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an uptick of 3% versus the previous year, according to the latest market research from Infonetics Resear...

Bell Aliant extends FTTH in Quebec

Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) says it will spend approximately CAN$70 million to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to connect 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities. The build follows s...

Telefónica deploys FTTH using FastConnect from Huawei

Spanish operator Telefónica has entered into a joint development agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, including Huawei’s FastConnect system.

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to a newly released optical transport forecast report by market research Dell’Oro Group.  WDM equ...

Coriant runs 1-Tbps superchannel over Allied Fiber's network

Optical transport systems developer Coriant GmbH says it has successfully completed a trial of 1-Tbps superchannel transmission over 1,700 km using Allied Fiber’s fiber-optic ring connecting West P...

BTI Systems to enable Interxion's Cloud Connect platform

BTI Systems, Inc., a provider of cloud and metro networking software and optical transport systems, says Interxion (NYSE: INXN) has selected BTI’s cloud networking offering to support its Cloud Con...

Funding innovation remains a challenge

Delivering the necessary innovation for optical communications applications is one thing. Paying for it is another, particularly for developers of optical components and subsystems. Are partnership...

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