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Cincinnati Bell joins gigabit FTTH ranks

08/21/2014

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) says it will launch gigabit services under its Fioptics brand to consumer customers on September 8. The residential services offering follows the introduction of similar services to business earlier this year.

ADTRAN unveils micro optical network terminals for gigabit FTTH

08/21/2014

SDN market worth $8 billion by 2018 says IDC

08/21/2014 International Data Corp. (IDC) is the latest market research firm to predict the size of the software-defined networking (SDN) market. According to the company’s new forecast, the worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider ...

Telefonica, Brocade benchmark NFV deployment and performance

08/21/2014 Service provider Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) say they have combined to create benchmarks for the deployment and performance of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) enablers. The benchmarks, that the partners assert will sig...

Broadband binge drives 2Q14 aggregation equipment sales past $2 billion says Infonetics

08/21/2014 Interest in GPON and VDSL2 vectoring and gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) in North America pushed worldwide sales of broadband aggregation equipment to $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to Infonetics Research. The market resear...

Wireline to drive 70% of telecom gear sales growth through 2018 says Dell'Oro

08/19/2014

The emphasis carriers globally are placing on wireless services will benefit wireline equipment spending through 2018, according to recently published reports by Dell'Oro Group.  

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 million that it plans to spend over the next 12 months to extend its fiber-optic network infrastructure, cloud services capabilities, and data centers...

Corenet uses ECI Telecom packet-optical transport gear for data center connectivity

08/19/2014

Finnish ICT-based service provider Corenet Oy has deployed the Apollo packet-optical transport system from ECI Telecom to provide enterprise customers with data center connectivity, according to the optical transport systems vendor.

Huawei, Rostelecom collaborate on FTTH distribution boxes

08/19/2014 Huawei says it has collaborated with Russian service provider Rostelecom to develop floor distribution boxes (FDBs) for use in Rostelecom’s flexible fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments. The FDBs will help improve the efficiency of the operator’s ...

Canby Telcom chooses ADTRAN for gigabit FTTH

08/19/2014 Canby Telcom has selected equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to support the roll out of gigabit services via fiber to the home (FTTH) in the town of Canby, OR. In addition to providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services to local resi...

Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber

08/18/2014 Middle-market buyout and growth equity investor Ridgemont Equity Partners says it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in New Jersey-based dark fiber service provider Cross River Fiber. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ridgemont expects ...

Ericsson/Ciena venture succeeds with Telstra

08/18/2014 The collaboration between Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has borne its first fruits, a deal with Australian national incumbent carrier Telstra. Ericsson has announced that it will continue to supply optical transport equipment and s...
Infonetics Research regional optical communications network hardware sales

Optical hardware spending increases 27% in 2Q14 says Infonetics

08/18/2014 Spending on optical network hardware grew 27% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, coming in at $3.3 billion, according to Infonetics Research. Web 2.0 services providers buttressed North American sales, while Huawei and ZTE benefited from ...

C Spire chooses ADTRAN for Mississippi gigabit network

08/18/2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says its fiber-optic broadband platform has been chosen by C Spire for the carrier’s gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) program in Mississippi.

Ixia expands 100GbE test support via additional optical transceiver interfaces

08/18/2014

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) has added new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) transceiver interfaces to its Xcellon-Multis and Xcellon-Lava portfolio of test and measurement products.

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