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The Internet Society chooses Alcatel-Lucent routers for Bangkok Internet exchange

10/28/2014

1 Gbps FTTH across Ireland on tap from eircom

10/28/2014 Irish national carrier eircom Group, which had previously focused on broadband access via fiber to the cabinet (see "eircom turns on vectoring to support 100-Mbps broadband speeds"), now says it will roll out gigabit speeds via fiber to ...

Frontier adds Oregon to gigabit broadband efforts

10/28/2014 Shortly after its first gigabit broadband access deployment announcement, in North Carolina, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) says gigabit speeds are now available to residential customers in "select neighborhoods" of Beaverton, OR.

Elauwit deploys Tellabs' Optical LAN in five college campuses

10/28/2014

Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) says that campus housing service provider Elauwit Networks has expanded the deployment of Tellabs’ Optical LAN to five additional college campuses, following the deployment across eight colleges in 2013.

Anritsu intros 100G multi-protocol transport test platform

10/28/2014

Test and measurement vendor Anritsu Co. has introduced the MT1100A Network Master Flex, which it says is a cost-effective, easy-to-use, full-function multi-protocol transport tester.

G.fast field trials underway says ADTRAN

10/27/2014 ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced last week at the Broadband World Forum that its G.fast broadband access technology is in field trials with service providers in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The trials involve the ADTRAN 500G Series,...

AFL ups OSP MicroCore Cable fiber count to 432

10/27/2014 AFL says it has expanded its OSP MicroCore air-jetted fiber-optic cable portfolio with a 432 fiber-count version. The Telcordia GR-20 compliant MicroCore cable features a 12.6-mm outer diameter, which AFL asserts makes it one of the world’s smalle...

Huawei develops 100G TWDM-PON

10/27/2014 While commercial equipment for 40-Gbps time and wavelength division PON (TWDM-PON) has just been announced, Huawei says it has demonstrated 100-Gbps versions of the technology in the lab. The company says it has achieved 4x25-Gbps TWDM-PON transmi...

Zayo to provide core fiber network for UK's O2

10/27/2014

Global bandwidth services provider Zayo Group, LLC says it has been selected by UK mobile operator O2 to provide and manage a fully resilient core fiber-optic network throughout the UK.

Frontier lights gigabit fiber network in Durham

10/27/2014

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has joined the gigabit broadband party. The company says network speeds up to 1 Gbps are immediately available to business and residential customers in selected communities in Durham, NC.

BT Wholesale expands Ethernet services footprint

10/27/2014

UK operator BT has extended its Ethernet fiber-optic network footprint with the launch of three new point-of-presence (PoP) sites in data centers across the UK.

NeoPhotonics to buy EMCORE's tunable laser and optical transceiver lines

10/23/2014 NeoPhotonics (NASDAQ:NPTN) has agreed to buy the tunable laser and optical transceiver product lines of EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) for $17.5 million. The sale is part of EMCORE’s ongoing restructuring and follows the sale of the company’s space ph...

Infinera's 4Q14 guidance offers pleasant surprise

10/23/2014 Countering a wave of negative forecasts from its competitors, management at optical transport systems vendor Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) forecasted that they would continue in the year’s final quarter the growth the company has enjoyed throughou...

enet's fibredirect broadband service for Irish businesses to leverage Calix FTTP gear

10/22/2014 Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will supply its Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and P- and T-Series fiber services gateways to enet, a private company that operates and manages a nati...

Broadcom debuts end-to-end G.fast offering

10/22/2014 Communications semiconductor vendor Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has unveiled a G.fast chipset family as well as G.fast capabilities for its BCM63138 gateway system on a chip (SoC). The new chips and capabilities provide the highest density appro...

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