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Compass Networks unveils SDN Forwarding Platform

03/04/2015 Router company Compass Networks (the recently renamed Compass-EOS) has used Mobile World Congress this week to unveil what it considers a new class of software-defined network (SDN) friendly system for transporting network flows. The SDNFP800 SDN ...

Google Fiber launches business services in Provo

03/04/2015 Google Fiber has added Provo, UT, to the list of markets in which it will offer its 1-Gbps broadband access network service available to small businesses. The company says it also will expand its small business service footprint in its original ma...

ETA schedules fiber-to-the-antenna training March 16-17, 2015

03/04/2015

ETA International says it will host fiber to the antenna (FTTA) training March 16 and 17 at ETA International's Education Forum 2015, co-located with International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, NV.

TIA licenses CNet Training for standards courseware

03/04/2015 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) says it has licensed CNet Training to develop courseware incorporating 25 TIA standards, including the ANSI/TIA-942, ANSI/TIA 568, and ANSI/TIA 569 series. CNet Training is an international network...

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

03/03/2015 The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation equipment in 2014, according to Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). With GPON equipment leading the way, global spending on broadban...

Frontier to change CEOs

03/03/2015 Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:FTR) has announced that current president and COO Daniel J. McCarthy, a member of the board of directors, will become president and CEO of the company April 3, 2015. He will succeed Maggie Wilderotter, who was...

AEPONYX to launch C-Band 10G WDM-PON at OFC 2015

03/03/2015 Montreal-based WDM-PON specialist AEPONYX inc. says it will take the wraps off of what it asserts is the first standards-based 10-Gbps 40-channel WDM-PON offering at OFC 2015. The single-fiber system is designed to operate on the C-Band 50-GHz ITU...

Web 2.0 companies likely shape optical network market says LightCounting

03/03/2015 While spending by traditional communications carriers still dominates the fiber-optic network technology market, market research firm LightCounting predicts that Web 2.0 companies will become a significant market driver over the next five years. I...

XKL touts DarkStar DWDM appliance success

03/02/2015 XKL LLC, which focuses on optical transport systems for enterprise and data center interconnect applications, says that its recently unveiled 1RU DarkStar DWDM appliances have gained significant traction. The company has offered fiber-optic commun...

NXP, Freescale to merge

03/02/2015 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) have agreed to merge, with the former buying the latter for approximately $11.8 billion in stock and cash. With the assumption of Freescale's debt included, the t...

FTTXcellence Award nominations open for 2015

03/02/2015 Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award recognizes individuals from North America and Latin America who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the deployment of optical a...

JDSU reveals names for post-split companies

02/27/2015 For those of you wondering which arm of JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) would retain the family name once the company bisects in the third quarter of this year, the answer is: neither. In a registration statement on Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchan...

FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

02/26/2015 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 st...

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

02/26/2015 Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposals, FCC commissioners first voted 3-2 in favor of petitions from EPB in Chattanooga, TN, and the City of Wilson, NC, to strike down ...

Senko offers power, fiber support with IP-ONE hybrid connector

02/26/2015

Senko Advanced Component has unveiled the IP-ONE, a hybrid connector designed to provide simultaneous power and optical connectivity to remote equipment in harsh environmental applications.

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