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Packet-optical transport systems demand robust through 2019 says Dell'Oro

01/22/2015 Dell'Oro Group says in a newly released forecast report on optical transport gear that the demand for packet-optical transport systems (or, as they call them, optical transport-packet systems) will lead the space to be worth $10 billion by 2019. T...

Non-operational items lead Verizon to GAAP 4Q14 loss


Orange to fund startups via Digital Ventures investment program

01/22/2015 French telecom giant Orange says it will launch an early stage investment program aimed at supporting startups in the telecommunications and digital sectors. The new Orange Digital Ventures aims to identify and fund startups during their initial d...

LightPath Technologies closes $1.3M private placement with Pudong Science & Technology

01/22/2015 LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which supplies optical components and subsystems, says it has closed a private placement of stock with Pudong Science & Technology (Cayman) Co., Ltd. The deal is worth in excess of $1.3 million.

VI Systems intros 50-Gbps module using 850-nm VCSEL

01/22/2015 Optical component and module supplier VI Systems GmbH has unveiled the V50-850M, a fiber-coupled 850-nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) transmitter module that supports data rates of up to 50 Gbps. The company foresees the optical m...

Are Ciena and Cisco Verizon's next metro optical systems vendors?

01/21/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) "will move to the next phase" of Verizon's next-generation metro optical systems supply competition, according to a note issued January 20 by Simon Leopold and Victor Chiu of financial ...

Verizon expands 100G fiber-optic network footprint in Asia-Pacific


Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The global service provider already has such capabilities in Europe and the U.S.

25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet to reshape data center switching market says Infonetics


The IEEE has just started work on 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications and won't take up 50 Gigabit Ethernet until its 25GbE work is done. Nevertheless, Infonetics Research says the two technologies will be game changers.

Level 3 adds PoPs in Singapore


Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has opened a pair of new points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore. The PoPs are collocated within Equinix SG1 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent and Global Switch 2 Tai Seng Avenue.

Washington State University deploys passive optical LAN with Zhone

01/20/2015 Fiber-optic broadband access equipment supplier Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Washington State University (WSU) has deployed the company's FiberLAN passlive optical LAN gear. The deployment, conducted in partnership with Leidos...

365 Data Centers, TeliaSonera International Carrier partner for U.S. 100-Gbps data center connectivity


Colocation services provider 365 Data Centers and TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) have announced a partnership through which customers in six Tier 2 U.S. cities can enjoy connectivity with data rates as high as 100 Gbps.

Ciena unveils, deploys new submarine network modulation format

01/19/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a pair of submarine network upgrade wins that leverage a newly available modulation format. Both the Trans Pacific Express (TPE) and Japan-U.S. Cable Network undersea cable systems have embarked on upgrade pr...

Tata Communications invests in Seabras-1 submarine network capacity


Tata Communications and submarine network operator Seaborn Networks say Tata will buy "significant" capacity on Seaborn's Seabras-1 submarine network.

Netrality Properties to offer meet me rooms with no monthly cross-connect charges

01/16/2015 Real estate development firm Amerimar Enterprises, Inc. and Allied Fiber CEO and founder Hunter Newby have combined to launch Netrality Properties. The new venture will leverage carrier hotels that Amerimar has acquired over the last several years...

Hibernia Networks upgrades terrestrial fiber-optic networks in Northeast US

01/16/2015 Hibernia Networks, perhaps best known for offering transatlantic fiber-optic network services, says it has completed an upgrade of its U.S. terrestrial footprint that includes six new long-haul fiber routes in the Northeast United States. The new ...

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