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Data center interconnect sales growth driver for fiber-optic network gear says Ovum

01/26/2015 Market research and analysis firm Ovum predicted last week that demand for optical network (ON) hardware will increase 3% each year through 2019. The slow but steady growth will see the optical transport market worth $17 billion in 2019, Ovum expe...

Infinera ends 2014 on the upswing; expects the same in 2015


Optical transport systems vendor Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) ended the best year in its history with sequential and year-ago revenue gains for its fiscal fourth quarter. Company management predicted continued success in 2015.

Vodacom to deploy GPON FTTP in South Africa

01/26/2015 Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile service provider, plans to build a GPON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) network to expand its service range for the enterprise and residential markets. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will su...

Northwestern Indiana Tel sees FTTH traffic double

01/26/2015 Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. (NITCO) saw the traffic on its fiber to the home (FTTH) network double in 2014, according to the service provider's broadband access equipment vendor, ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN). The jump comes from a combinati...

Telecom Argentina deploying 100G on its fiber-optic network

01/26/2015 Telecom Argentina says it has made significant progress on the first phase of a multi-phase project to add 100-Gbps capabilities to its national fiber-optic network. The upgrade leverages new DWDM technology from Huawei that will support 40 channe...

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

01/22/2015 The impact of "non-operational items" led Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) to report a GAAP loss of $0.54 per share for the final quarter of fiscal 2014. For the full year, the service provider reported a GAAP earnings per ...

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...

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