Zhone supplies FTTP gear for South African smart city

08/01/2014 FTTx equipment vendor Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says it has supplied its MXK 819 platform to support both GPON and Active Ethernet deployments in a smart city application in Cape Town, South Africa. Century City Connect is using the ...
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Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name


While the spin out of Agilent Technologies’ electronic measurement business isn’t expected to be completed until November, the unit began has begun using its new name, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Inphi to acquire Cortina Systems' optical transport semiconductor business


Swisscom surpasses 1 million homes connected to ultrafast broadband


Swisscom says it has connected more than a million homes and businesses in Switzerland to ultra-fast broadband – delivering download speeds of 100 Mbps or better – using a mixture of fiber-optic broadband technologies.

Ethernet switch market worth $25 billion in 2018 says Dell'Oro


According to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to approach $25 billion annually in 2018.

Windstream plans REIT to own fiber and copper networks

07/31/2014 Communications services provider Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) says it will create an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that will own its existing copper and fiber-optic network and other fixed real estate assets. The sch...
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Alcatel-Lucent targets submarine network unit IPO for 2015

07/31/2014 Alcatel-Lucent plans to spin out its submarine network equipment and services business into a separate publicly traded company. Management at the optical transport systems and router vendor hope to launch an IPO for the Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Ne...

OIF focuses 400-Gbps efforts

07/29/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has set aside a project to define a line-side 400-Gbps transponder, the group’s leadership informed analysts and press at an event held in Boston yesterday afternoon. The group will instead focus on the crea...

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

07/29/2014 By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should h...

Smart city communications node shipments to hit 55 million annually by 2020 says Navigant Research


Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3 million annually in 2014 to 54.8 million in 2020, according to a recent report from market research firm Navigant Research.

North American businesses want SDN in the data center by 2016


The majority of North American businesses (87%) intend to have software-defined networks (SDN) live in their data centers by 2016, according to a survey from market research firm Infonetics Research.

Cortina Systems, Oliver Solutions demo DPoE interoperability for 10G-EPON

07/29/2014 Cortina Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Oliver Solutions Ltd., a provider of software-defined network (SDN)/network functions virtualization (NFV) based management software for access networks, to create a chip-level interoperability demonstr...

AT&T launches U-verse with GigaPower in Dallas/Fort Worth


This summer AT&T says it will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, its symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service.

Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy


Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

ZTE, TIM Brasil establish broadband innovation center


ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) says it has signed an agreement with TIM Brasil to set up a joint laboratory and innovation center in Brazil to spearhead research into next-generation broadband technologies.

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