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AFL adds CWDM capabilities to WDM900 Lightwave Test Set

08/26/2014

AFL says it has added CWDM test capabilities to its WDM900 Lightwave Test Set. The test and measurement instrument now offers both CWDM and DWDM test capability from a single port.

WDM sales set record in 2Q14 says Dell'Oro

08/26/2014

Led by the long-haul segment, sales of WDM gear set a revenue record of $2.6 billion, according to a new quarterly report from Dell’Oro Group. The market research firm says the figure represented a spike of 10% versus the year-ago quarter.

OIF, ONF offer Transport SDN demo details

08/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have released details of their previously announced Transport software-defined networking (SDN) test and demonstration. That includes the names of the carrier partici...
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Operators will move key functions to virtual routers, add 100GbE says Infonetics

08/26/2014 Operators plan to move a multitude of functions from physical routers to software or virtual routers, according to the latest operator survey from market research firm Infonetics Research. Meanwhile, adoption of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) is ab...

Valdor expands into Mexico with joint venture

08/26/2014

Valdor Technology International Inc. (TSX-V: VTI) (OTC: VTIFF) reports that it has signed a letter of intent for a joint venture with Inteligencia e Infraestructura En America S.A.

AFL launches FOCIS Flex fiber-optic connector inspection system

08/26/2014 AFL has expanded its fiber-optic connector inspection product line by launching FOCIS Flex – a self-contained, tether-free, compact, and handheld optical connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, cent...

Russia's Akado Telecom upgrades backbone with Infinera DTN-X

08/25/2014 Russian cable MSO Akado Telecom, the trademark of KOMKOR, OJSC, has upgraded its Moscow fiber-optic network backbone with Infinera’s (NASDAQ: INFN) DTN-X packet-optical transport platform, the two parties announced. The upgrade will add 100-Gbps c...

Pelican Bay, FL, opts for ADTRAN FTTH equipment

08/25/2014

Pelican Bay, FL, has chosen ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to supply equipment to support construction of a gigabit fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, the systems provider says.

Comcast Business expands New York fiber-optic network

08/25/2014 Comcast Business has expanded the footprint of its fiber-optic network in New York. The business services unit of the cable MSO now can offer its Ethernet services to 10 additional communities in New York’s Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester counti...

Comcast climbs on Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

08/25/2014

Cable MSO Comcast has risen two spots, to sixth, on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard. The market research and consultant firm released its mid-year tally of Carrier Ethernet service providers last week.

40/100 Gigabit Ethernet interest sparks healthy North American MPO connector growth says ElectroniCast Consultants

08/25/2014 Use of "multi-fiber push on" (MPO) fiber-optic connectors in North America should grow 49.8% annually through 2018, according to a new report from ElectroniCast Consultants. The market research and consultant firm says that deployments o...

Cincinnati Bell joins gigabit FTTH ranks

08/21/2014

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) says it will launch gigabit services under its Fioptics brand to consumer customers on September 8. The residential services offering follows the introduction of similar services to business earlier this year.

ADTRAN unveils micro optical network terminals for gigabit FTTH

08/21/2014

SDN market worth $8 billion by 2018 says IDC

08/21/2014 International Data Corp. (IDC) is the latest market research firm to predict the size of the software-defined networking (SDN) market. According to the company’s new forecast, the worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider ...

Telefonica, Brocade benchmark NFV deployment and performance

08/21/2014 Service provider Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) say they have combined to create benchmarks for the deployment and performance of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) enablers. The benchmarks, that the partners assert will sig...

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