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CommScope consummates TE Connectivity Broadband Network Solutions buy

August 31, 2015 CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) says it has closed the acquisition of TE Connectivity's (NYSE: TEL) Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) business in an all-cash deal worth approximately...

Ocean Networks, Alcatel-Lucent plan SAPL Caribbean Express submarine network

August 31, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says Ocean Networks, Inc. has tasked its Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) subsidiary to construct an extension of the South America Pacific Link...

ECI lands LightAPPS SDN applications deal with Sweden's Trafikverket

August 31, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor ECI has made the first announcement of a customer for elements of its LightAPPS family of software defined networking (SDN) applications. Trafikverket, the Swedish ...

Ciena's Morin moving to EXFO as COO

August 28, 2015 Philippe Morin, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations for Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), will leave the company October 31, 2015 to join EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF). The test and...

RAD adds GPON, VDSL2 support to Carrier Ethernet demarcation

August 27, 2015 Communications equipment vendor RAD says it has added support of GPON and VDSL2 (including bonding/vectoring) to its Layer 2/Layer 3 demarcation devices and ETX-2 and ETX-2i routers. The new module...

Tom Donovan new president and CEO of Panduit

August 27, 2015 Cabling and connectivity provider Panduit Corp. has named Tom Donovan president and CEO. He steps in for Gerald W. Caveney, "who will focus on other business opportunities," the company s...

Ciena boosts 5430 Packet-Optical Platform switch capacity to 15 Tbps

August 27, 2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a series of upgrades to its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Salient among them is an increase to the system's hybrid packet/Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching ...

GigOptix fills acquisitions war chest

August 27, 2015 Communications semiconductor and optical subsystem vendor GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) says it has closed a public offering of 9,218,000 newly issued shares of common stock at a price to the publ...

MACOM intros GPON transimpedance amplifier

August 27, 2015 Communications silicon provider M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ:MTSI) has unveiled the M02027, a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON optical network terminals (ONTs). It also m...

BT connects first G.fast trial customers

August 25, 2015

BT says that it has made the first customer connections of its G.fast field trial via its Openreach arm. The trial is being conducted in Huntingdon, a market town in Cambridgeshire.

Aligned Data Centers to offer consumption-based pricing

August 25, 2015 Aligned Data Centers a division of Aligned Energy, says it will offer consumption-based pricing to customers of its data center services. Target customers include enterprises, service providers, an...

Windstream picks Zayo for data center connectivity in New York

August 25, 2015 zColo, the data center and colocation business of Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO), says it will provide colocation services in the New York metro market to Windstream. The data center connectivity contract...

ISP Webpass offers fiber-optic network service in San Francisco

August 25, 2015 ISP Webpass, Inc. says it will complement its wireless-based residential and business services in San Francisco with services via fiber-optic network infrastructure. The fiber-optic network, which ...

Verizon taps Mesosphere for data center service orchestration

August 24, 2015

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it will use Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) for data center service orchestration later this year.

Verizon plans NG-PON2 first office deployments early in 2016

August 24, 2015 In light of a successful field trial of NG-PON2 technology, Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) may have first office deployments as soon as early next year. The deployments will target business services de...

Birch Communications adds 14 states to broadband service area

August 24, 2015 Birch Communications, Inc., which provides communications, network, and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise, and wholesale businesses, says it has expanded its BirchNet Broadband Interne...

Infinera details resolution of AJC submarine cable network outage

August 24, 2015 Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) asserts its Time-based Instant Bandwidth technology helped Australia Japan Cable (AJC) recover from a recent network outage. The outage resulted from a network path failure f...

ADTRAN signals support of multivendor FTTH networks

August 24, 2015 ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) has made it easier for its fiber-optic broadband access equipment to be paired with elements of competitors' portfolios. The systems house has announced the availabilit...

Lumentum's Lowe sees opportunities -- and potential acquisitions

August 21, 2015 Lumentum spun out of JDSU August 1 with $137 million in cash, no debt, and expectations for revenue growth, according to Alan Lowe, the company's president and CEO. And in the face of past speculat...

FTTH growing in Latin America but DSL to remain dominant: Pyramid Research

August 20, 2015 Pyramid Research expects the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) connections to reach 5.1 million by the end of the year. This is part of an overall trend that will ...

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