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JDSU reveals names for post-split companies

02/27/2015 For those of you wondering which arm of JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) would retain the family name once the company bisects in the third quarter of this year, the answer is: neither. In a registration statement on Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchan...

FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

02/26/2015 As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's latest strategy for imposing Net Neutrality safeguards on broadband service provision. But the details of the st...

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

02/26/2015 Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposals, FCC commissioners first voted 3-2 in favor of petitions from EPB in Chattanooga, TN, and the City of Wilson, NC, to strike down ...

Senko offers power, fiber support with IP-ONE hybrid connector

02/26/2015

Senko Advanced Component has unveiled the IP-ONE, a hybrid connector designed to provide simultaneous power and optical connectivity to remote equipment in harsh environmental applications.

Avago to buy Emulex for $606 million plus debt

02/26/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (NYSE:ELX). Avago will pay $8.00 per share for the Costa Mesa, CA, based network connectivity, monitoring, and management company, a total of approxima...

OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

02/26/2015

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on 56-Gbps electrical interfaces and the group's work on CFP2 coherent optical transceivers.

Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'

02/25/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale" network trends with the announcement of two new versions of its WaveLogic coherent processor, a new metro-friendly flexible photonic architecture, ...

pocketBERT offers pB100A quad 28G PRBS generator and checker, BER calculator

02/25/2015

Test and measurement instrument developer pocketBERT has extended its range of miniature instruments with the pB100A, a fully integrated quad 25.78125-, 27.95-, and 28.05-Gbps PRBS generator and checker and BER calculator unit.

Greenlee offers 180XL visual fault locator

02/25/2015 Greenlee/A Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) has introduced the 180XL Visual Fault Locator for fast and effective visual fault locating in fiber-optic cables. The company asserts the handheld instrument can help visually locate macrobends, poor splices,...

RETN upgrades pan-European fiber-optic network with Infinera DTN-X

02/24/2015 Europe-based international network service provider RETN has installed Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport system on its 30,000-km pan-European network. The deployment will enable RETN to support 100-Gbps transmission via the DTN-X's 500-Gbp...

ZyXEL offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMB networks

02/24/2015 Networking product vendor ZyXEL Communications now offers 12- and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches for use by small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The switches are designed to be affordable, low port density and high performance. They include the XS192...

Swisscom fibers data center via Datwyler

02/24/2015

Swiss cabling and connectivity supplier Datwyler says that Swisscom used fiber-optic cable from the "Datwyler Data Centre Solution" portfolio in its recently opened data center in the Bern-Wankdorf Business Park.

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

02/24/2015 Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition to show off a 10 Gigabit Ethernet version of its offering. The in-house development is designed to ensure that very high bandwidt...

Transition Networks offers fiber-to-fiber repeater for 10G backbone fiber-optic networks

02/23/2015 Transition Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), has unveiled the ION 4110 protocol-independent fiber-to-fiber repeater. The any-rate to same-rate unit supports data rates from 1 Gbps to 11.5 G...

CenturyLink tests a terabit over fiber

02/23/2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has partnered with Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to deploy 1-Tbps optical transmission signals via superchannel on part of its central Florida fiber-optic network. The trial took place earlier this month.

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