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Windstream adds 100G to regional metro networks with Cyan

12/22/2014

Windstream has launched an upgrade of its metro and regional fiber-optic networks to 100 Gbps using equipment from Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), the optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform vendor says.

BT plans fiber to the basement trial in London

12/22/2014

BT says it plans to try out a new fiber to the basement technique in a pair of buildings within the City of London beginning in January 2015. The carrier says it developed and funded the technology under test itself.

Submarine network connection to Cork targeted by Hibernia

12/22/2014 Fiber-optic network services supplier Hibernia Networks says it plans to land its Express submarine cable network in Cork, Ireland via a new landing station in the summer of 2015. Hibernia asserts it is the only transatlantic undersea cable provid...

Verizon running 200G between Boston and New York

12/18/2014 Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reports a first office application (FOA) of a 200-Gbps optical wavelength between Boston and New York. The service provider is using coherent transmission technology from Ciena Corp. (NYSE:CIEN) for the fiber-optic network link.

Jones/NCTI, Light Brigade extend fiber-optic training partnership

12/18/2014 Jones/NCTI, which specializes in training for service provider frontline employees, and the Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, have expanded their relationship. The two have announced that Jones/NCTI will host all nine of t...

Molex OptoConnect optical enclosures simplify fiber mapping

12/18/2014 Molex Inc. says its new OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues, using integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry. The enclosures provide a complete end-to-end optical management system that interfaces with hi...

Vitesse offers SDN/NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet IC

12/18/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) has unveiled an addition to its Serval Carrier Ethernet IC line designed to enable application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualizati...

Service provider capex to reach $346 billion in 2014 says Ovum

12/18/2014 Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, according the latest forecast from market research firm Ovum. In spite of the tough financial climate, CSPs...

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform

12/18/2014

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deployment as well as field trials to multiple customers.

Broadcom unveils 40G/50G PAM-4 physical layer chip

12/18/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has introduced what it claims is the industry's first high-speed four-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) physical layer transceivers (PHYs). The new PAM-4 PHYs enable serial transmission rates of 40/50 Gbps over...

Cisco brings data analytics to network hardware

12/17/2014

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled its data and analytics strategy and product portfolio.

Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

12/16/2014 While the market for mainstream active optical cables (AOCs) such as 4x10-Gbps QSFP+ AOCs has historically been restricted mainly to high-performance computing (HPC) applications, the use of AOCs in data center networks has begun to increase says ...

Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail deploys 100-Gbps capable packet optical network

12/16/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Transmode has deployed its EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch with the help of local partner Nera Networks in the network of Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail. Fiberail's new 100-Gbps capable fiber-...

TIM Brasil adds more 100-Gbps optical transport via Xtera

12/16/2014 TIM Brasil has deployed additional 100-Gbps optical transport equipment from Xtera Communications, Inc., the systems house says. The most recent deployment has seen TIM Brasil use the Xtera's packet-optical transport systems to upgrade long-haul f...

DOCSIS 3.1 moves closer to deployment with interoperability exercise

12/16/2014 DOCSIS 3.1, the latest version of the operating system used by cable MSOs in the U.S. and elsewhere that promises to support gigabit download speeds over hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) plant, has taken a step closer to deployment. CableLabs, the industry...

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