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FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

02/26/2015 As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's latest strategy for imposing Net Neutrality safeguards on broadband service provision. But the details of the st...

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

02/26/2015 Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposals, FCC commissioners first voted 3-2 in favor of petitions from EPB in Chattanooga, TN, and the City of Wilson, NC, to strike down ...

Senko offers power, fiber support with IP-ONE hybrid connector


Senko Advanced Component has unveiled the IP-ONE, a hybrid connector designed to provide simultaneous power and optical connectivity to remote equipment in harsh environmental applications.

Avago to buy Emulex for $606 million plus debt

02/26/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (NYSE:ELX). Avago will pay $8.00 per share for the Costa Mesa, CA, based network connectivity, monitoring, and management company, a total of approxima...

OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC


The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on 56-Gbps electrical interfaces and the group's work on CFP2 coherent optical transceivers.

Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'

02/25/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale" network trends with the announcement of two new versions of its WaveLogic coherent processor, a new metro-friendly flexible photonic architecture, ...

pocketBERT offers pB100A quad 28G PRBS generator and checker, BER calculator


Test and measurement instrument developer pocketBERT has extended its range of miniature instruments with the pB100A, a fully integrated quad 25.78125-, 27.95-, and 28.05-Gbps PRBS generator and checker and BER calculator unit.

Greenlee offers 180XL visual fault locator

02/25/2015 Greenlee/A Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) has introduced the 180XL Visual Fault Locator for fast and effective visual fault locating in fiber-optic cables. The company asserts the handheld instrument can help visually locate macrobends, poor splices,...

RETN upgrades pan-European fiber-optic network with Infinera DTN-X

02/24/2015 Europe-based international network service provider RETN has installed Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport system on its 30,000-km pan-European network. The deployment will enable RETN to support 100-Gbps transmission via the DTN-X's 500-Gbp...

ZyXEL offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMB networks

02/24/2015 Networking product vendor ZyXEL Communications now offers 12- and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches for use by small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The switches are designed to be affordable, low port density and high performance. They include the XS192...

Swisscom fibers data center via Datwyler


Swiss cabling and connectivity supplier Datwyler says that Swisscom used fiber-optic cable from the "Datwyler Data Centre Solution" portfolio in its recently opened data center in the Bern-Wankdorf Business Park.

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

02/24/2015 Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition to show off a 10 Gigabit Ethernet version of its offering. The in-house development is designed to ensure that very high bandwidt...

Transition Networks offers fiber-to-fiber repeater for 10G backbone fiber-optic networks

02/23/2015 Transition Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), has unveiled the ION 4110 protocol-independent fiber-to-fiber repeater. The any-rate to same-rate unit supports data rates from 1 Gbps to 11.5 G...

CenturyLink tests a terabit over fiber


CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has partnered with Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to deploy 1-Tbps optical transmission signals via superchannel on part of its central Florida fiber-optic network. The trial took place earlier this month.

NBN Co taps ARRIS for HFC portion of Australian broadband network


NBN Co, the group tasked with overseeing deployment of Australia's National Broadband Network, has selected ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) for the hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) portions of the project.

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