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.

Zhone, Fujitsu to build FTTH network for Kit Carson Electric

07/14/2014 Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) systems supplier Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has partnered with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., in the development of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), which will ...

tw telecom extends fiber-optic network into Richmond, VA


tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a provider of business Ethernet and networking services, says it is expanding its nationwide fiber-optic network by introducing service in Virginia's state capital of Richmond.

Allied Fiber signs 20-year interconnection deal with GlobeNet

07/14/2014 Colocation and dark fiber provider Allied Fiber, which is in the midst of a nationwide fiber-optic network build, says it has signed a 20-year agreement with GlobeNet, a submarine network operator and wholesale provider of Latin American data netw...

Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit opens


The event opens with a pair of pre-conference workshops in the afternoon. Meanwhile, exhibitors busily construct their booths while Alice Cooper breakfasts prior to tee time.

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