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IBM to pay $1.5 billion to get rid of its semiconductor business

10/20/2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this morning that it wants so badly to divest its underperforming Microelectronics business that it will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES $1.5 billion over three years to take over the assets. The deal calls for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to acq...
Broadbandtrends gigabit broadband deployment drivers

Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire Broadbandtrends survey says


Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for such speeds, according to the market research firm’s 2014 "Global Service Provider Survey – Gigabit Broadband Services."

euNetworks moves into Switzerland with Fibre Lac expansion

10/20/2014 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) has expanded its footprint into Switzerland with the acquisition of Vevey-based Fibre Lac S.A. Fibrelac operates approximately 360 km of dark fiber network infrastr...

XG-PON deployment by Telefónica supports 1-Gbps FTTH

10/17/2014 Spanish service provider Telefónica has chosen Huawei to supply 10-Gbps capable XG-PON equipment to support provision of symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home home (FTTH) services. The operator expects to use the new equipment to launch the 1-Gbps ...

Dual micro integrable tunable laser touted by EMCORE

10/16/2014 Optical component and module vendor EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) used last month’s ECOC event in Cannes, France to launch a dual micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA) for coherent transmission applications. The device is sampling and shoul...

First customer connected by Telekom Austria's A1 as part of trial

10/16/2014 A1, the domestic service provider subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group, says it connected the first customer in the world to a link. The connection formed part of a demonstration conducted with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and N...

Multi-wavelength multimode fiber subject of TIA standards query

10/16/2014 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for the creation of a multi-wavelength multimode fiber specification. The new multimode fiber type would a...

Pacnet deploys BTI Systems 7800 Series for data center connectivity

10/15/2014 Asia-Pacific network services provider Pacnet has chosen BTI Systems’ 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms for deployment in Hong Kong and Tokyo to support metro data center interconnect. The systems will support both 10 Gigabit Etherne...

Atlanta, Chicago next up for 1-Gbps GigaPower service says AT&T


AT&T says it plans to roll out its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in the Chicago and Atlanta areas. Other Georgia communities also will receive the service.

Fiber Optic Center offers AngstromLap ULTIMAS Final Polish Lapping Film

10/15/2014 Fiber Optic Center Inc. has extended the AngstromLap line of polishing films with the ULTIMAS High-Performance Final Film. The ULTIMAS film is designed to provide excellent polishing performance on high-end polishing machines while using only wate...

ASSIA offers Optical Network Expresse for PON infrastructure

10/14/2014 ASSIA, Inc. has extended its DSL Expresse network management and optimization platform capabilities into the optical realm. The new Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse) platform promises a range of network optimization, customer service assistan...

Google joins another submarine network project

10/14/2014 Google will partner with Algar Telecom (Brazil), Angola Cables (Angola), and Antel (Uruguay) to build a submarine cable system that will connect Santos and Fortaleza in Brazil with Boca Raton, FL, via the undersea cable deployment expertise of TE ...

Coriant offers SDN suite

10/14/2014 Optical transport and router systems vendor Coriant has unveiled the Coriant Transcend SDN Solution, which it says creates a programming environment that can leverage open interfaces and software-defined networking (SDN) concepts that will enable ...

AT&T completes gigabit upgrade for Austin customers


AT&T says it has transitioned all U-verse with GigaPower customers to gigabit speeds and has doubled the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Austin, TX, and surrounding communities in a recently completed expansion.

NEC introduces pay-as-you-grow SDN pricing model


NEC Corp. of America (NEC) has launched Version 6 of its ProgrammableFlow software-defined networking (SDN) networking suite. At the same time, it has overhauled the pricing structure and added new features for campus networks.

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