MTN, Huawei conduct transport SDN, 2.4-Tbps WDM field trial


Huawei and South African service provider MTN say they have successfully completed a field trial of the network equipment manufacturer’s transport software-defined networking (SDN) technology and 2.4-Tbps WDM system capabilities.

Openreach turns to Ciena for packet networking gear


Openreach, BT’s local access network business, will deploy packet networking equipment from Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) to support expansion of the service provider’s Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) offerings.

Managed hosting provider i3D.net deploys MRV's OptiDriver

08/28/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) says has supplied its OptiDriver optical packet transport platform to i3D.net, a managed hosting provider. I3D.net will use the packet-optical transport systems to increase it...

ADTRAN targets gigabit MDU connections via FTTH, G.fast

08/28/2014 ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has continued a run of broadband technology and deployment announcements with by releasing its near-term vision for gigabit services support for multiple-dwelling units (MDUs). The company says it will support both pure-...

Active Broadband Networks offers SDN gateway for FTTH

08/28/2014 Active Broadband Networks has announced what it asserts is the first “Software-Defined Broadband Network Gateway (SD-BNG).” The platform implements software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies that the c...

AFL adds CWDM capabilities to WDM900 Lightwave Test Set


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


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


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


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


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.

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