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Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

09/15/2014 The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announced a joint request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development and provision of gigabit broadband networks. They’ve also invited other state communi...

MoSys offers LineSpeed low-power 100G full-duplex retimer IC for SFF modules, line cards

09/15/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) has debuted the MSH110 LineSpeed 100G Low Power Retimer. The company has aimed the full-duplex quad retimer integrated circuit (IC) at small form factor optical transceivers as well as 100...

Ikanos, Sumitomo Electric team for Japanese broadband

09/15/2014 Communications IC developer Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says that it will supply its access and gateway chipsets, including the Fusiv gateway processor, to Sumitomo Electric to support broadband service deployment in Japan.

Kentucky muni network goes gigabit with Calix FTTP gear

09/15/2014 Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has provided its Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) to EPB SmartNet, a municipally owned fiber to the...

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities

09/15/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the independent communications and commercial optical products (CCOP) company it plans to spin out by the third quarter of 2015 will be debt free and adeq...

ZTE to build FTTx network for Entel in Bolivia

09/15/2014 ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) says it is the exclusive winner for the tender from Bolivian operator Entel S.A. to build the first large-scale fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) network in the country. Covering all four of the nation’s regions, the new ...

Hawaiki Cable picks Hawaiian Telcom to provide landing station

09/15/2014 Hawaiki Cable Ltd., the New Zealand owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Hawaiian Telcom Services Co., Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM), as its landing part...

Integra Networks transitions to IntegraOptics

09/11/2014 Optical transceiver and related technology vendor Integra Networks has rebranded as IntegraOptics. "Our new corporate name reflects the brand changes we have undergone in recent years," CEO David J. Prescott said. "'IntegraOptics' m...
Keysight Technologies M8195A arbitrary waveform generator

Keysight Technologies offers 65-GSa/s, 20-GHz arbitrary waveform generator

09/11/2014 Keysight Technologies, Inc., which is the soon-to-be independent electronic test and measurement business of Agilent Technologies (see "Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name") has unveiled the M8195A arbitrary w...

CWDM4 MSA releases initial specifications for 4x25G 100 Gigabit Ethernet transceivers

09/11/2014

The CWDM4 MSA consortium, one of several groups launched this year to create 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) optical transceivers for data center links up to 2 km, has released Revision 1.0 of its specifications.

Microsemi to snap up Centellax

09/11/2014 Semiconductor supplier Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) says it has reached an agreement to acquire optoelectronic component and subsystem developer Centellax. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and neither was the expected date of the transactio...

TeraXion unveils packaged InP IQ modulator at ECOC 2014

09/11/2014

Optoelectronic components and modules supplier TeraXion Inc. has introduced its first-generation indium-phosphide (InP) dual-polarization IQ optical modulator for 100G and 400G long-haul and metro networks.

FirstLight Fiber, Maine Fiber bring high-speed IP services to Maine

09/11/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, says it has joined forces with Maine Fiber Company (MFC) to provide next-generation IP services to business customers in traditionally underserved areas i...

BinOptics launches 25G CWDM lasers for 100G interconnection

09/11/2014

BinOptics Corp. has announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths (1270, 1290, 1310, and 1330 nm), which combine to be suitable for 100G in data center networks through course wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM).

JDSU to split in two

09/10/2014 JDSU announced after trading closed September 10 its intention to split its optical components and test and measurement businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move would save approximately $50 million in combined expenses and allow the...

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