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Light Brigade expands fiber-optic training offerings in Canada

10/01/2014 Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic training sessions in Canada to 13 next year. The sessions will include several of the company’s more popular courses, including "Fiber Optics 1-2-3,...

Windstream 100G expansion enters second phase


Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) says it has begun the second phase of its roll out of 100-Gbps coherent transmission technology on its long-haul express fiber-optic network.

Ikanos attracts Alcatel-Lucent as a strategic investor

09/30/2014 Broadband communications semiconductor and software supplier Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has announced a new $16.25 million round of funding that includes both Tallwood Venture Capital, the company’s largest existing investor, as we...

Lightel adds Wi-Fi to fiber inspection probe


Lightel Technologies Inc. has introduced the DI-1000-WIFI, a wireless extension to its DI-1000 family of digital microscope fiber inspection probes.

CDFP MSA releases v2.0 specifications for 400G modules


The CDFP multi-source agreement (MSA) has released specifications for CDFP 2.0 interoperable hot-pluggable optical modules.

GVTC switches on gigabit Internet in San Antonio area


GVTC Communications says that residential and business customers in the San Antonio area now have access to 1-Gbps broadband access network speeds and claims it is among the first to deliver gigabit speeds across such a vast region.

Xtera reports Raman-assisted 150x100G transmission of 410 km unrepeatered

09/29/2014 High-speed optical transport systems vendor Xtera Communications, Inc. reported last week at ECOC in Cannes, France, the transmission of 15 Tbps in the form of 15 wavelengths of 100G apiece across two types of fiber. Using an advanced fiber from C...

Telefónica signs broad R&D agreement with Huawei

09/29/2014 Spanish incumbent Telefónica has deepened its relationship with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The pair have signed an agreement to develop areas of common interest that could lead to "the transformation of the digital e...

BT says trials prove gigabit potential of technology


BT has completed field trials to show that "ultrafast" broadband – with combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps – can be delivered via a mix of copper and fiber-optic cable.

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue toward software and will lower margins for all Ethernet switch vendors. That’s the conclusion of the second quarter 2014 (2Q14) Data Center Network Equip...

Alcatel-Lucent unveils single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line card

09/24/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says 20 service providers have deployed a new a single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line for its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform. The line card is an industry first, the company asserts.

Huawei completes 400G OTN trial with China Mobile

09/24/2014 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and China Mobile report that they have carried out successful tests on what they claim is the first 400G optical transport network (OTN) deployment in China. The Chinese vendors say the trial will help bring the commerc...

NeoPhotonics unveils dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 module

09/24/2014 Components and subsystems manufacturer NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) has released low-power, dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 transceivers for telecom and datacom applications as well as the high-performance laser and driver to go inside such modules.

Polatis unveils port-reconfigurable all-optical switch


All-optical switch developer Polatis Ltd. has unveiled a 192-port completely reconfigurable optical switch that provides non-blocking connectivity between any pair of fiber ports with typically just 1 dB of path loss.

Finisar demos next-gen ROADM components at ECOC 2014

09/24/2014 At ECOC 2014, Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) demonstrated several new products for high-speed optical networking applications, including a low-profile dual wavelength-selective switch (WSS) and high-resolution optical channel monitor (OCM) that enab...

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