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Viavi Solutions, Lumentum begin life as JDSU is no more

August 3, 2015 JDSU officially split into Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE) August 1. Their respective stocks will begin trading August 4. The split ends JDSU's reign as one o...

Ciena closes Cyan acquisition, begins integration

August 3, 2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has completed its acquisition of fellow packet-optical transport system and software-defined networking (SDN) platform supplier Cyan, Inc. (see "Ciena to buy C...

Combes to depart Alcatel-Lucent September 1

August 3, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) CEO Michel Combes will step down September 1, 2015, as part of the transition towards the company's acquisition by Nokia (see "Nokia pulls trigger...

TE Subcom, Nistica partner on submarine network wavelength-selective switches

August 3, 2015 TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, has paired with wavelength-selective switch (WSS) specialists Nistica, a Fujikura subsidiary, to jointly develop WSS modules for submarine networks. The m...

Cable operators to increase fiber cable, optical node use: IHS

July 30, 2015 Cable operators will continue to drive fiber deeper in to their networks, which means good news for suppliers of fiber cable and optical nodes, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). For example, the market...

DoD awards integrated photonics manufacturing program to New York team

July 30, 2015 The U.S. Department of Defense has chosen a team led by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) to oversee a five-year, $610 million program to create an integrated p...

ASSIA, BT bury DSL patent litigation hatchet

July 29, 2015 DSL and fiber-optic network management software company ASSIA and British Telecommunications (BT) have called a cease fire in their international patent war. The companies, at odds over whether BT ...

VeEX UX400 platform offers 600-Gbps throughput

July 29, 2015 VeEX Inc. says it has increased the throughput of its UX400 100G test platform to 600 Gbps. The test and measurement system targets 100 Gigabit Ethernet and OTU4 test applications within data cente...

GL adds PacketBroker Ethernet tap to PacketExpert Ethernet/IP tester

July 29, 2015 Test and measurement specialists GL Communications Inc. says it has upgraded PacketExpert quad-port Ethernet/IP tester with a non-intrusive wire-speed Ethernet tap called PacketBroker. The new feat...

Keysight adds PAM-4 support to M8000 Series BERTs

July 29, 2015 Test and measurement instrument developer Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has added support for PAM-4 modulation and built-in error counters on the M8000 Series line of bit error rate test...

Liverage offers BERT for 40-Gbps QSFP+ optical transceivers

July 29, 2015

Taiwan's Liverage now offers the iBERT 1000 40-Gbps QSFP+ Checker, a bit error rate tester (BERT) that features a pair of 40-Gbps QSFP+ optical transceiver interfaces.

Colo Atl dark fiber strand count exceeds 6000

July 28, 2015 Network-neutral colocation, data center, and interconnection services provider Colo Atl, says its customers have installed more than 6,000 dark fiber strands within its 55 Marietta Street facility ...

Big Four cloud services providers control over half the market

July 28, 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM, and Google control 54% of the cloud services market, according to new second quarter 2015 research from Synergy Research Group. Their average year-on-year...

Colocation price variations significant says TeleGeography

July 28, 2015 Those with the necessary flexibility should shop for colocation space, based on a recent report from TeleGeography's Colocation Pricing Service. Baseline colocation prices – or prices per unit of p...

CenturyLink expands data centers in six markets

July 28, 2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) reported last week that it has completed data center expansion projects in Boston, London, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The Tier 1 carri...

Cisco dominates IHS router and switch vendor poll

July 28, 2015 Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) maintained its Number 1 ranking in several categories in the 2015 edition of the IHS Infonetics Router and Switch Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey. The company ...

AT&T closes DirecTV acquisition

July 27, 2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced July 24 that it had closed its acquisition of satellite television provider DirecTV after receiving formal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval. AT&...

CyrusOne adds 100G data center interconnectivity via BTI Systems

July 27, 2015 Colocation services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has added 100-Gbps data center interconnectivity to is Northern Virginia footprint via optical transport equipment from BTI Systems, the technol...

euNetworks rolls out 200G DWDM with Ciena

July 27, 2015 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it has upgraded portions of its DWDM network to support 200-Gbps wavelengths. The deployment, the first in Europe according to euNetwo...

Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone tout TWDM-PON field trial

July 24, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vodafone have partnered on a field trial of the systems house's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) fiber-o...

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