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Chunghwa Telecom buys more packet optical transport systems from UTStarcom

10/21/2014

UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) says that Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) has expanded a contract awarded in 2013 for packet optical transport systems. The new systems will support enhancement of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile backhaul network.

OE Solutions, Aim Valley intro new Smart SFP optical transceivers

10/21/2014 OE Solutions and AimValley have expanded their line of Smart SFP optical transceivers with the, TPoP (Transparent PDH over Packet) and CSoP (Channelized SONET/SDH over Packet) optical modules. The transceivers are part of the Smart SFP Network Mig...

Alcatel-Lucent unveils TWDM-PON

10/21/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will offer a line card and complementary optical network terminal (ONT) for its 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager FX platform that will support time and wavelength division multiplexed P...

Next Century Cities collaborate to promote gigabit broadband

10/20/2014 Thirty-two cities have launched a collaborative effort to promote deployment and use of gigabit-level broadband access networks. The Next Century Cities initiative launched October 20 at a kickoff ceremony in Santa Monica, CA, aims to promote the ...

Macrocell mobile backhaul market growth slowing says Infonetics

10/20/2014 With operators increasingly turning their focus to small cell deployments, the market growth for macrocell mobile backhaul equipment has begun to slow, according to the latest report from Infonetics Research. The market research firm reveals in it...

IBM to pay $1.5 billion to get rid of its semiconductor business

10/20/2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this morning that it wants so badly to divest its underperforming Microelectronics business that it will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES $1.5 billion over three years to take over the assets. The deal calls for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to acq...
Broadbandtrends gigabit broadband deployment drivers

Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire survey says

10/20/2014

Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for such speeds, according to the market research firm’s 2014 "Global Service Provider Survey – Gigabit Broadband Services."

euNetworks moves into Switzerland with Fibre Lac expansion

10/20/2014 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) has expanded its footprint into Switzerland with the acquisition of Vevey-based Fibre Lac S.A. Fibrelac operates approximately 360 km of dark fiber network infrastr...

XG-PON deployment by Telefónica supports 1-Gbps FTTH

10/17/2014 Spanish service provider Telefónica has chosen Huawei to supply 10-Gbps capable XG-PON equipment to support provision of symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home home (FTTH) services. The operator expects to use the new equipment to launch the 1-Gbps ...

Dual micro integrable tunable laser touted by EMCORE

10/16/2014 Optical component and module vendor EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) used last month’s ECOC event in Cannes, France to launch a dual micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA) for coherent transmission applications. The device is sampling and shoul...

First G.fast customer connected by Telekom Austria's A1 as part of trial

10/16/2014 A1, the domestic service provider subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group, says it connected the first customer in the world to a G.fast link. The connection formed part of a G.fast demonstration conducted with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and N...

Multi-wavelength multimode fiber subject of TIA standards query

10/16/2014 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for the creation of a multi-wavelength multimode fiber specification. The new multimode fiber type would a...

Pacnet deploys BTI Systems 7800 Series for data center connectivity

10/15/2014 Asia-Pacific network services provider Pacnet has chosen BTI Systems’ 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms for deployment in Hong Kong and Tokyo to support metro data center interconnect. The systems will support both 10 Gigabit Etherne...

Atlanta, Chicago next up for 1-Gbps GigaPower service says AT&T

10/15/2014

AT&T says it plans to roll out its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in the Chicago and Atlanta areas. Other Georgia communities also will receive the service.

Fiber Optic Center offers AngstromLap ULTIMAS Final Polish Lapping Film

10/15/2014 Fiber Optic Center Inc. has extended the AngstromLap line of polishing films with the ULTIMAS High-Performance Final Film. The ULTIMAS film is designed to provide excellent polishing performance on high-end polishing machines while using only wate...

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