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Quality rating of coherent measurements

11/21/2014 With digital signal processing (DSP) as an integral part of coherent receivers, we get relief from the fundamental worries about the impairing effects of dispersion. This benefit is the big plus of the coherent concept. However, other distorting i...

Windstream trimming headcount


Service provider Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) says it plans to eliminate 350 positions by December 1. Almost half of these positions, about 120, will disappear via a voluntary buyout initiative.

Comcast Business plans fiber-optic network expansion in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

11/20/2014 Comcast Business, the business services arm of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), says it expects to offer its complete suite of Ethernet services in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in early 2015, with some elements potentially available bef...

OIF looks to solidify Transport SDN APIs

11/20/2014 Having demonstrated the potential of several application programming interfaces (APIs) for transport software-defined networks (SDNs) alongside the Open Networking Foundation (ONF; see "OIF and ONF enjoy joint Transport SDN demonstration succ...

MACOM to add laser technology via BinOptics acquisition

11/20/2014 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM) has agreed to acquire InP laser developer BinOptics Corp. for $230 million in cash. MACOM expects to close the deal during its first fiscal quarter of 2015 (which ends January 2, 2...

ECI Telecom unveils SmartLight SDN framework


Systems vendor ECI Telecom Ltd. has launched SmartLight, ECI's framework for deploying software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Sumitomo Electric launches 10G-EPON line cards

11/20/2014 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has released 10G symmetrical EPON line cards for use with its FSU7100 series of optical line terminals (OLT). The FCM7133 line cards support 10X the bandwidth of the current 1G line cards to service the growing n...

Metro WDM takes a hit in North America says Dell'Oro Group


Demand for optical transport equipment in North American declined 13% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014, according to a newly published report by market research firm Dell'Oro Group.

CALIENT unveils SDN optical topology controller


Optical switch vendor CALIENT Technologies, Inc. has announced a new software controller developed to facilitate dynamic reconfiguration of the optical network layer in cloud data center facilities via software-defined networking (SDN).

Koch to buy Oplink, pair it with Molex, as trade activity raises eyebrows

11/19/2014 Koch Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement through which its Koch Optics Inc. wholly owned subsidiary will acquire optical module and subsystems vendor Oplink Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPLK) for $445 million. Meanwhile, reports have surface...

JDSU dismisses investor demand to sell CCOP

11/18/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) quickly countered an open letter from Sandell Asset Management Corp. that called for Sandell's fellow JDSU shareholders to reject JDSU's slate of board candidates at their upcoming annual meeting as a sign of supp...

Fujitsu unveils FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet services platform

11/18/2014 Fujitsu Network Communications has introduced the FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet Access and aggregation systems. The FLASHWAVE 5300 series facilitates migration by carriers or enterprises to an Ethernet-optimized infrastructure, while preserving the perf...

3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics


The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 billion in 3Q14, down 10% sequentially and 5% year-over-year, according to the latest report from market research firm Infonetics Research.

Calix supports gigabit fiber network in Jackson, Wyoming

11/18/2014 Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says Silver Star Communications has selected E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Services Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs) as well as the Calix 844G GigaCenter for its Gigabiz initiative in Jackson, ...

Research networks light up 100G North Atlantic ring

11/18/2014 Internet2, NORDUnet, CANARIE, and SURFnet, four research and education (R&E) network organizations from both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, say they have completed a collaborative 100-Gbps fiber-optic network, called ANA-200G, that spans t...

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