Verizon wireline revenues show rare year-on-year growth

07/22/2014 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) reported that operating income and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 exhibited double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive quarter. The best revenue growth in sixth quarters benefite...

Vodafone to share fiber with Portugal Telecom


Vodafone Group says that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fiber-optic networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

Huawei's 1H14 revenues jump 19% year-on-year

07/22/2014 Chinese network equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. reports a jump in operating performance for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of the year, Huawei said it generated sales revenue of CNY135.8 billion ($21.8 billion), an in...

TE Subcom starts construction of Hibernia Express transatlantic cable


TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), says it has started to build the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

Verizon boosts FiOS upload speeds to offer symmetrical FTTH services

07/21/2014 Verizon says that it will offer symmetrical download and upload speeds to all qualifying FiOS customers. Starting today, qualifying Verizon residential customers will see their upstream rates increased to match their existing downstream speeds on ...

Romtelecom, Cisco build nationwide 100G network in Romania

07/21/2014 Romanian carrier Romtelecom, as part of an investment to modernize its national network using technology from Cisco, has lit what it claims is the first 100G link in Romania. This will be the first of multiple 100G connections across Romania as th...

Orange to sign check for Sea-Me-We 5 submarine cable system


Plans call for Sea-Me-We 5 to connect Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, and France.

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

07/21/2014 Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an uptick of 3% versus the previous year, according to the latest market research from Infonetics Research. And the outlook is bright going forward, concl...

Bell Aliant extends FTTH in Quebec

07/21/2014 Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) says it will spend approximately CAN$70 million to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to connect 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities. The build follows successful deployment of the company’s FTTH-based F...

Telefónica deploys FTTH using FastConnect from Huawei


Spanish operator Telefónica has entered into a joint development agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, including Huawei’s FastConnect system.

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/17/2014 Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to a newly released optical transport forecast report by market research Dell’Oro Group.  WDM equipment sales are expected to drive the majority of...

Coriant runs 1-Tbps superchannel over Allied Fiber's network


Optical transport systems developer Coriant GmbH says it has successfully completed a trial of 1-Tbps superchannel transmission over 1,700 km using Allied Fiber’s fiber-optic ring connecting West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, FL.

BTI Systems to enable Interxion's Cloud Connect platform

07/17/2014 BTI Systems, Inc., a provider of cloud and metro networking software and optical transport systems, says Interxion (NYSE: INXN) has selected BTI’s cloud networking offering to support its Cloud Connect platform, a new service for enterprise and se...

Funding innovation remains a challenge


Delivering the necessary innovation for optical communications applications is one thing. Paying for it is another, particularly for developers of optical components and subsystems. Are partnerships with competitors a way out?

Anritsu wins major optical fiber test equipment contract with BT


Anritsu Corp.  says it has concluded a contract with Openreach, BT’s access network division, for the supply of fiber optic test equipment to support the deployment of high-speed fiber-optic networks.

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