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OpenDaylight touts Lithium open SDN software release

June 29, 2015 The OpenDaylight Project, a collective effort at the Linux Foundation that aims to advance the development and deployment of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (...

Calix offers NG-PON2 TWDM PON support

June 29, 2015 Broadband access network gear supplier Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will add NG-PON2 TWDM PON capabilities to its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms and associated optical network terminals. ...

Bell Canada targets Toronto for gigabit FTTH

June 28, 2015 Bell Canada says it will deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) and premises to residents and business in Toronto. Part of a CAN$1.14 billion fiber-optic network infrastructure upgrade, the Gigabi...

ZTE debuts new packet OTN platform

June 28, 2015

ZTE used last week's WDM & Next-Generation Optical Networking Forum Nice, France to unveil the ZXMP M721 CX66 packet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport platform.

IHS names optical network hardware leaders

June 28, 2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) are leaders among optical network hardware vendors – so says IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its new "2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network ...

Proximus tests 1-Tbps superchannel

June 25, 2015 Proximus (nee Belgacom) has successfully completed a test transmission of a 1-Tbps superchannel using technology from Huawei, the Chinese communications technology vendor says. The event was the fi...

CESNET tests 400G optical transmission with Alcatel-Lucent

June 25, 2015 CESNET, a national research and education network (NREN) infrastructure provider in the Czech Republic, has completed a trial of 400-Gbps optical transmission over its current fiber-optic network i...

OFS offers MiDia FX fiber-optic microcable

June 25, 2015

Fiber-optic network connectivity supplier OFS has expanded its microcable portfolio with the MiDia FX Cable.

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

June 25, 2015 Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-breaking performance with even better results in 2015, market research firm Ovum asserts in its newly r...

Omnitron offers Carrier Ethernet NID in SFP optical transceiver

June 25, 2015 Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has expanded its line of Carrier Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) with the iConverter SFP-NID, which packs gigabit NID capabilities into an SFP optical tr...

Infinera adds 100GbE, SDN protocol and encryption support to Cloud Xpress family

June 23, 2015 Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has expanded its Cloud Xpress portfolio with a platform that offers client-side 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE). It also has added common software-defined networking (SDN) prot...

Orange sends 38.4 Tbps over 762 km

June 23, 2015 French incumbent service provider Orange has transmitted 38.4 Tbps from Lyon to Marseille and back, a distance of 762 km (472 miles). The optical transmission, conducted as part of the European CEL...

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

June 22, 2015 According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number of rural independent telecom providers are using fiber to the home (FTTH) to deliver broadband serv...

Ciena offers virtualization switch CPE for NFV

June 22, 2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE:CIEN) says it now offers an Ethernet CPE platform designed to enable virtualized services in a network functions virtualization (NFV) context. The 3938vi Service Virtualization Sw...

Ekinops unveils 200G muxponder for data center interconnect

June 22, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor Ekinops has introduced at 200-Gbps muxponder to address data center Interconnect (DCI) requirements. The system requires less than 130 W per 200-Gbps optical transm...

HUGO submarine cable system deploys Xtera repeater

June 22, 2015 Raman-based optical transport systems vendor Xtera Communications, Inc. reports the first deployment of its next-generation Raman-based undersea cable repeater. The repeater deployment in the High ...

CALIENT touts SDN-enabled optical circuit switching

June 22, 2015 Optical switch vendor CALIENT Technologies, Inc. used last week's Optinet China Conference in Beijing to unveil its vision for optical circuit switching in software-defined network (SDN) infrastruc...

G.fast residential gateway on tap from Alcatel-Lucent

June 21, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has unveiled a G.fast residential gateway designed for plug-and-play installation by the customer. The 7368 ISAM CPE also will support reverse powering...

Sweden's Stadsnatsforeningen chooses TransPacket systems for wavelength services

June 21, 2015 Stadsnätsföreningen, an alliance of nearly 200 fiber-optic network service providers in Sweden, will deploy TransPacket's FUSION virtual wavelength technology to support the delivery of wavelength ...

ECI to unveil core network OTN/packet switches

June 19, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor ECI says it plans to use Next Generation Optical Networking Event in Nice, France, to introduce the Apollo OPT 9900 series of Optical Transport Network (OTN) and pa...

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