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euNetworks opens new Frankfurt to Zurich fiber network route

May 26, 2015 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it has opened a new, ultra-low latency route from Frankfurt to Zurich. The new route, which euNetworks expects to pair with its London...

Wave funds fiber network expansion

May 26, 2015 West Coast gigabit fiber-optic network and broadband services company Wave says it has raised $130 million to build its fiber network footprint. The company raised the funds via a corporate bond sa...

Charter goes for two with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks acquisitions

May 26, 2015 Undaunted by Comcast's experience with attempting a large-scale merger in the U.S. cable operators space, Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) has decided to double down by acquiring both Ti...

Ikanos claims G.fast variant shows 1-Gbps performance in Japan and Korea

May 21, 2015 Communications semiconductor vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says it has successfully leveraged a variant of G.fast to support data rates beyond 1 Gbps over 100 m in in OEM lab tr...

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

May 21, 2015 G.fast semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) hardware as well as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtua...

Champion ONE offers GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers

May 21, 2015

Optical module specialist Champion ONE has added GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers for fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) applications to its Passport line of universal transceivers.

Altice to buy Suddenlink; eyes TWC?

May 20, 2015 Altice SA (Euronext: ATC), a multinational cable and telecommunications company based in Luxembourg, has agreed to acquire 70% of privately held U.S. cable operator Suddenlink for $9.1 billion. Mea...

Alcatel-Lucent offers SDN approach to IP and optical network provision, optimization

May 20, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) may have given hope to those who believe software-defined networking (SDN) will finally bring about efficient IP and optical layer convergence. The com...

Ciena Waveserver targets data center interconnect

May 20, 2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has unveiled a purpose-built optical transport platform for data center interconnect applications that company sources asserted provides greater capacity, density, and flexibilit...

Keysight offers PCI Express Gen3 Exerciser

May 20, 2015 Test and measurement equipment specialist Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has unveiled the U4305B PCI Express protocol exerciser for PCIe Gen3 systems development applications. The U4305B ...

Nuage Networks, Arista partner for open cloud IT networks

May 19, 2015 Nuage Networks, the software-defined networking (SDN) venture of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), and switch vendor Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET) say they will collaborate to prom...

Colt upgrades European Supercore fiber network with Infinera DTN-X

May 19, 2015 Optical transport systems house Infinera says it is supplying its DTN-X packet-optical transport platform to Colt Technology Services. Colt is using the gear to upgrade its pan-European long-haul n...

Charter, Bright House still walking down the merger aisle

May 18, 2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and the parent company of acquisition target Bright House Networks say a merger remains in their plans, despite the foundering of the Comcast/Time Warner...

OIF finishes Transport SDN Framework document

May 18, 2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has published "Framework for Transport SDN: Components and APIs," a whitepaper that describes how software-defined networking (SDN) could be applie...

CenturyLink goes hydro-electric for Washington data center

May 18, 2015 With finding a suitable power source becoming a major issue when constructing data centers, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it has opened a data center in Moses Lake, WA, that uses hydro-electri...

CenturyLink adds PON-based 1-Gbps business services in five states

May 18, 2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers its PON-based symmetrical 1-Gbps small and medium business (SMB) services in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The addition...

UK regulator Ofcom wants BT to offer dark fiber

May 18, 2015 Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulatory authority, proposed May 15 that BT offer competitors access to its fiber-optic network infrastructure in areas outside of central London. If approved, th...

ECI adds 400G blade to Apollo packet-optical transport platform

May 18, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor ECI Telecom has unveiled support for 400-Gbps optical transmission in its Apollo line of packet-optical transport systems. The new capabilities come I the form of a...

AT&T launches 1-Gbps U-Verse with GigaPower FTTH service in Nashville area

May 18, 2015 AT&T has added Nashville, TN, to the list of communities in which it supplies its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Residents in parts of Clarksville, Leb...

Hibernia adds Zayo to Express submarine network customer list

May 15, 2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Hibernia Networks says that Zayo Group has signed up to augment its transatlantic bandwidth resources with 100G connectivity via the Hibernia Express submarine...

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