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RAD adds GPON, VDSL2 support to Carrier Ethernet demarcation

August 27, 2015 Communications equipment vendor RAD says it has added support of GPON and VDSL2 (including bonding/vectoring) to its Layer 2/Layer 3 demarcation devices and ETX-2 and ETX-2i routers. The new module...

Tom Donovan new president and CEO of Panduit

August 27, 2015 Cabling and connectivity provider Panduit Corp. has named Tom Donovan president and CEO. He steps in for Gerald W. Caveney, "who will focus on other business opportunities," the company s...

Ciena boosts 5430 Packet-Optical Platform switch capacity to 15 Tbps

August 27, 2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a series of upgrades to its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Salient among them is an increase to the system's hybrid packet/Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching ...

GigOptix fills acquisitions war chest

August 27, 2015 Communications semiconductor and optical subsystem vendor GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) says it has closed a public offering of 9,218,000 newly issued shares of common stock at a price to the publ...

MACOM intros GPON transimpedance amplifier

August 27, 2015 Communications silicon provider M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ:MTSI) has unveiled the M02027, a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON optical network terminals (ONTs). It also m...

BT connects first G.fast trial customers

August 25, 2015

BT says that it has made the first customer connections of its G.fast field trial via its Openreach arm. The trial is being conducted in Huntingdon, a market town in Cambridgeshire.

Aligned Data Centers to offer consumption-based pricing

August 25, 2015 Aligned Data Centers a division of Aligned Energy, says it will offer consumption-based pricing to customers of its data center services. Target customers include enterprises, service providers, an...

Windstream picks Zayo for data center connectivity in New York

August 25, 2015 zColo, the data center and colocation business of Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO), says it will provide colocation services in the New York metro market to Windstream. The data center connectivity contract...

ISP Webpass offers fiber-optic network service in San Francisco

August 25, 2015 ISP Webpass, Inc. says it will complement its wireless-based residential and business services in San Francisco with services via fiber-optic network infrastructure. The fiber-optic network, which ...

Verizon taps Mesosphere for data center service orchestration

August 24, 2015

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it will use Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) for data center service orchestration later this year.

Verizon plans NG-PON2 first office deployments early in 2016

August 24, 2015 In light of a successful field trial of NG-PON2 technology, Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) may have first office deployments as soon as early next year. The deployments will target business services de...

Birch Communications adds 14 states to broadband service area

August 24, 2015 Birch Communications, Inc., which provides communications, network, and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise, and wholesale businesses, says it has expanded its BirchNet Broadband Interne...

Infinera details resolution of AJC submarine cable network outage

August 24, 2015 Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) asserts its Time-based Instant Bandwidth technology helped Australia Japan Cable (AJC) recover from a recent network outage. The outage resulted from a network path failure f...

ADTRAN signals support of multivendor FTTH networks

August 24, 2015 ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) has made it easier for its fiber-optic broadband access equipment to be paired with elements of competitors' portfolios. The systems house has announced the availabilit...

Lumentum's Lowe sees opportunities -- and potential acquisitions

August 21, 2015 Lumentum spun out of JDSU August 1 with $137 million in cash, no debt, and expectations for revenue growth, according to Alan Lowe, the company's president and CEO. And in the face of past speculat...

FTTH growing in Latin America but DSL to remain dominant: Pyramid Research

August 20, 2015 Pyramid Research expects the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) connections to reach 5.1 million by the end of the year. This is part of an overall trend that will ...

Researchers tout Mach-Zehnder interferometer meshes as optical device building blocks

August 20, 2015 Writing in the Optical Society of America's Optica journal, researchers at Stanford say they have found a way to use Mach-Zehnder interferometers in a mesh configuration to build a variety of optic...

OIF issues 400G whitepaper, releases implementation agreements

August 20, 2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has released a whitepaper on line-side 400-Gbps optical transmission technology and requirements that promises to shape its specification work in this area. ...

Carrier SDN a $5.7 billion market by 2019: IHS

August 19, 2015 Market research firm IHS (NYSE: IHS) says that service providers globally will increase their spending on software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware, and services from $103 million in 201...

ADTRAN service orchestration aims for gigabit FTTH service deployment efficiency

August 19, 2015 ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) has announced service orchestration capabilities via what it calls "Captive Portal" that, in combination with a new line of gigabit Wi-Fi optical network termi...

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