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OIF focuses 400-Gbps efforts

07/29/2014 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 afternoon. The group will instead focus on the crea...

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

07/29/2014 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. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should h...

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

07/29/2014

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 Navigant Research.

North American businesses want SDN in the data center by 2016

07/29/2014

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

07/29/2014 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, to create a chip-level interoperability demonstr...

AT&T launches U-verse with GigaPower in Dallas/Fort Worth

07/28/2014

This summer AT&T says it will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, its symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service.

Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy

07/28/2014

Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

ZTE, TIM Brasil establish broadband innovation center

07/28/2014

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) says it has signed an agreement with TIM Brasil to set up a joint laboratory and innovation center in Brazil to spearhead research into next-generation broadband technologies.

DASAN Networks lands FTTH contract with Viettel in Vietnam

07/28/2014 Viettel, the largest telecom operator in Vietnam, has selected South Korean network equipment provider DASAN Networks to supply the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure that Viettel will use to provide high-speed Internet throug...

FCC blesses Frontier buy of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business

07/28/2014 Frontier Communications’ (NASDAQ:FTR) planned acquisition of AT&T's local wireline, broadband, and video operations in Connecticut has crossed another regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the deal. The...

Anritsu MT1000A Network Master Pro offers all-around optical transport test capabilities

07/24/2014

Test and measurement instrument provider Anritsu says the MT1000A Network Master Pro offers field test engineers an all-in-one optical network field test instrument for converged telecom networks.

Light Brigade offers 'High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems' training DVD

07/24/2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, has added “High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems” to its library of menu-based staff training DVDs. As its title implies, the DVD covers the trends and techniques behind the current improvement of spe...

VI Systems patents 40-Gbps VCSEL

07/24/2014 Optical components specialist VI Systems GmbH says it has received a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. patent application from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which means it now has a U.S. patent that covers the material composition of ...

IEEE launches 25 Gigabit Ethernet Study Group

07/23/2014 Having had a proposal for 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications fail to reach a vote this past March due to a perceived lack of interest, the IEEE now has decided that 25 Gigabit Ethernet might be worth pursuing after all. The organization has a...

XO Communications adds Infinera DTN-X for packet optical transport

07/23/2014

XO Communications has extended a longstanding relationship with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) by deploying the optical transport systems vendor’s DTN-X packet optical transport platform across the United States.

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