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Charter to buy Bright House Networks

March 31, 2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and its subsidiary, CCH I, LLC (which currently bill themselves as the "New Charter") and Bright House Networks have decided to soothe the head...

Zayo rolls out metro 100G wavelengths in Europe

March 31, 2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it now has line-side 100-Gbps capability in its London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris metro networks. The enhancem...

CDFP Rev. 3.0 for 400-Gbps optical modules now available

March 31, 2015 The CDFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) last week released Rev. 3.0 of its specifications for a 400 Gbps (16 x 25 Gbps) pluggable optical transceiver. The updated specifications include coverage of a...

TI Sparkle DE-CIX establish neutral Internet exchange in Palermo

March 31, 2015 TI Sparkle, the international services business within Telecom Italia Group, will partner with Internet exchange provider, DE-CIX to create an Internet exchange (IX) in "Sicily Hub," TI S...

Facebook chooses Infinera for European long-haul fiber-optic network

March 31, 2015 Optical transport systems specialist Infinera says that it is supplying its DTN-X packet-optical transport system to Facebook for the long-haul fiber-optic network that connects the Web 2.0 company...

ECOC 2014 Reporter’s Notebook: Day 1

Verizon to deploy new Alcatel-Lucent wavelength routing technology

March 30, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says that Verizon will deploy a new optical wavelength routing technology on its U.S. ultra-long-haul network. Combined with the use of electrical swit...

Cisco offers Verizon metro optical network deal insight

March 30, 2015 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Vice President of Optical Systems (OPSY) and Transceivers Group Bill Gartner offered some insights into the role the company will play in Verizon's next-generation U.S. metro f...

Coriant, Chunghwa Telecom trial transport SDN

March 30, 2015 Optical transport systems vendor Coriant says it has successfully performed a lab trial of transport software-defined networking (SDN) with Taiwan operator Chunghwa Telecom. The trial focused on us...

AT&T launches 1-Gbps FTTH in Cupertino

March 30, 2015 AT&T says it has launched its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in Cupertino, CA. In addition to faster broadband via the fiber to the home (FTTH) service, customers also will rece...

Google Fiber targets Salt Lake City

March 30, 2015 Google Fiber says it will make Salt Lake City its next 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) market. The company didn't say when it will begin deploying its fiber-optic network infrastructure in the city...

TSIC nears metro optical transport vendor selection

March 26, 2015 Sources at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) say the company could conclude its next-generation metro optical transport supplier selection as early as next week. While stressing that a final...

Skorpios states case for silicon photonics at OFC

March 25, 2015 Silicon photonics focused startup Skorpios Technologies, Inc. is using OFC 2015 to demonstrate its progress in leveraging its Skorpios Template Assisted Bonding (STAB) process to create both system...

MACOM demos linear EML driver for 400G

March 25, 2015 At OFC 2015, communications semiconductor vendor M/A-COM Technlogy Solutions Inc. (MACOM) is highlighting its MAOM-003115 linear EML driver, which the company says has been used to demonstrate 400-...

Verizon confirms Ciena, Cisco to supply U.S. 100-Gbps metro network gear

March 24, 2015 Verizon today confirmed previous reports from the financial community that it will build its next-generation 100-Gbps metro fiber-optic network infrastructure with platforms from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN)...

Infinera hints at upcoming metro aggregation platforms with new PIC introductions

March 24, 2015 Infinera has laid the groundwork for an upcoming announcement of its long-awaited metro aggregation platform – or, as it now appears, platforms – with the announcement that it has developed a pair ...

Consortium for On-Board Optics targets specs for higher data center faceplate density

March 24, 2015 Having decided that even pluggable modules are too big, a consortium has formed to create specifications for on-board optics to increase the faceplate density of data center switches. The aptly nam...

Oclaro demos 28-Gbps SFP optical transceiver for 32GFC, 25GbE

March 24, 2015 Optical components and subsystem specialist Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is showing off at OFC in Los Angeles what the company asserts is the first SFP28-LR optical transceiver that can transmit 28 ...

Acacia Communications offers 400-Gbps coherent transceiver module

March 23, 2015 Coherent optical module vendor Acacia Communications, having been first to market with a coherent transponder based on the OIF MSA as well as the initial provider of coherent CFP transceivers, appe...

Chuan Wei to build Cambodia's first 100G fiber-optic network

March 23, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will supply the equipment necessary for Chuan Wei to deploy the first 100-Gbps fiber-optic network in Cambodia.

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