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TU/e, CREOL researchers reach 255 Tbps over multi-core fiber

10/30/2014 Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida (CREOL) report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of 255 Tbps over mu...

Internet2 launches virtual internet network architecture

10/30/2014 The Internet2 community has unveiled what it calls "a fundamental advance in network architecture": adding a virtualized network capability that lets research and education (R&E) organizations define their own private programmable ne...

Cox extends gigabit rollout to Virginia


Cable MSO Cox Communications says it is bringing gigabit Internet service to its residential customers in Virginia.

JDSU 1Q15 revenues beat guidance

10/30/2014 Optical components/subsystems and test and measurement vendor JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) reported revenues of $433.6 million for its fiscal first quarter 2015, ended September 27, 2014. The amount exceeded the company’s guidance of $405 to $425 million, ...

Alcatel-Lucent lands IP core router deals with CenturyLink, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile

10/30/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) said it has earned significant wins in the U.S. and China for its 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) core router. In the U.S., CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) revealed it has deployed the 7950 XRS in its IP ...

Smart transceivers reduce capex/opex of network upgrades and new deployments

10/30/2014 A new class of pluggable transceiver modules is attracting a lot of interest these days. Module suppliers call the new set of transceivers "intelligent transceivers," "pluggable NIDs," "smart SFPs," or other eye-catch...

The Internet Society chooses Alcatel-Lucent routers for Bangkok Internet exchange


1 Gbps FTTH across Ireland on tap from eircom

10/28/2014 Irish national carrier eircom Group, which had previously focused on broadband access via fiber to the cabinet (see "eircom turns on vectoring to support 100-Mbps broadband speeds"), now says it will roll out gigabit speeds via fiber to ...

Frontier adds Oregon to gigabit broadband efforts

10/28/2014 Shortly after its first gigabit broadband access deployment announcement, in North Carolina, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) says gigabit speeds are now available to residential customers in "select neighborhoods" of Beaverton, OR.

Elauwit deploys Tellabs' Optical LAN in five college campuses


Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) says that campus housing service provider Elauwit Networks has expanded the deployment of Tellabs’ Optical LAN to five additional college campuses, following the deployment across eight colleges in 2013.

Anritsu intros 100G multi-protocol transport test platform


Test and measurement vendor Anritsu Co. has introduced the MT1100A Network Master Flex, which it says is a cost-effective, easy-to-use, full-function multi-protocol transport tester. field trials underway says ADTRAN

10/27/2014 ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced last week at the Broadband World Forum that its broadband access technology is in field trials with service providers in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The trials involve the ADTRAN 500G Series,...

AFL ups OSP MicroCore Cable fiber count to 432

10/27/2014 AFL says it has expanded its OSP MicroCore air-jetted fiber-optic cable portfolio with a 432 fiber-count version. The Telcordia GR-20 compliant MicroCore cable features a 12.6-mm outer diameter, which AFL asserts makes it one of the world’s smalle...

Huawei develops 100G TWDM-PON

10/27/2014 While commercial equipment for 40-Gbps time and wavelength division PON (TWDM-PON) has just been announced, Huawei says it has demonstrated 100-Gbps versions of the technology in the lab. The company says it has achieved 4x25-Gbps TWDM-PON transmi...

Zayo to provide core fiber network for UK's O2


Global bandwidth services provider Zayo Group, LLC says it has been selected by UK mobile operator O2 to provide and manage a fully resilient core fiber-optic network throughout the UK.

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