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Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network

April 17, 2015 Telefónica Germany will use the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series and 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM) in an IP/MPLS-based upgrade of its mobile backhaul network, according to the systems supp...

Orange targets nine cities for full FTTH by 2016

April 17, 2015 French incumbent carrier Orange says it will invest in 3 billion euros of the 4.5 billion euros set aside for fiber-optic network deployments in France to extend its fiber to the home (FTTH) footpr...

CTS Telecom upgrades Carrier Ethernet network with BTI Systems

April 17, 2015 CTS Telecom has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet network with packet-optical transport platforms from BTI Systems, the systems house says. The Michigan-based service provider had been using PON systems.

Blackboard interconnects data centers with Infinera Cloud Xpress

April 17, 2015

Education technology company Blackboard is using the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in a data center interconnectivity application.

Ikanos Gigabit Speed Test home gateway software enables service monitoring

April 16, 2015 Communications semiconductor and software vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has introduced Gigabit Speed Test embedded software for broadband home gateways. The software monitors da...

Spirent Attero 100G impairment emulator aids Ethernet network, equipment design

April 16, 2015 Test and measurement systems company Spirent Communications says its newly released Spirent Attero 100G impairment generator can emulate propagation, routing, switching and buffering delays in 100 ...

ADVA Optical Networking ConnectGuard tackles optical, Ethernet security

April 16, 2015 ADVA Optical Networking has extended the security capabilities of its metro platforms with the introduction of its ConnectGuard offering. The line comprises a pair of offerings, one for optical lay...

Nokia pulls trigger on Alcatel-Lucent buy

April 15, 2015 Well, that didn't take long. A day after admitting they were in acquisition talks, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they have reached a deal for Nokia to purchase its French competitor in an...

ECI Telecom unveils first LightApps for transport SDN

April 14, 2015 Packet-optical transport system and software developer ECI Telecom has taken the wraps off the first three applications within its LightApps suite. The applications are designed to enhance the perf...

Axiom Fiber Networks PoPs up at 325 Hudson

April 14, 2015 New York metro fiber-optic network services provider Axiom Fiber Networks has established a point of presence (PoP) at the 325 Hudson carrier hotel and Meet Me Room provider in New York City. The f...

Alpheus Communications to spread fiber network footprint in Texas

April 14, 2015

Fiber-optic network services provider Alpheus Communications says it will begin the second phase of its planned fiber-optic network extension in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, TX.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

April 14, 2015 Nokia has confirmed that it is in what it called "advanced discussions" to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. While emphasizing that the discussions may fail to bear fruit, the Finnish wireless tech...

CALIENT LightConnect Fabric Manager enables virtualization of data center pods

April 13, 2015 CALIENT Technologies, Inc. has found another data center application for its optical switches. Through the use of the company's LightConnect Fabric Manager interconnect orchestration software, data...

INDATEL selects Cyan for 100G upgrade

April 13, 2015 INDATEL, a collaboration among wholesale carriers targeting rural and metro America, will use Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTP) and the Blue Planet software-defined networking (SD...

Zayo jumps into video transport

April 13, 2015

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) has announced it will enter the video transport market. The company has created a dedicated product team for its new Live Video service.

Global Capacity adds MPLS VPN to service mix

April 13, 2015 Connectivity service provider Global Capacity says it can now offer Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) service over its One Marketplace backbone. The company says it...

Level 3 connects Vyvx video fiber-optic network to additional sports venues

April 13, 2015 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) says it has connected its s Vyvx video broadcast network to another 29 U.S. professional sports venues. The additions bring the total number of professiona...

Gigabit broadband drive a boon for CPE vendors in 2014

April 13, 2015 Sparked in part by the increasing interest in gigabit broadband, sales of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) grew 9% in 2014, to $10.5 billion, according to a new report from Infonetics Re...

Indiana Fiber Network chooses Ciena to support broadband expansion project

April 13, 2015 Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), a collaboration among 20 independent telephone companies, has tapped Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to supply converged packet optical transport systems and other packet trans...

Infinera looks to metro with Transmode buy

April 9, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has decided to accelerate its entry into the metro networks space via acquisition. The company has announced a plan to acquire Swedish metro...

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