Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy


Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

XO Communications adds Infinera DTN-X for packet optical transport


XO Communications has extended a longstanding relationship with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) by deploying the optical transport systems vendor’s DTN-X packet optical transport platform across the United States.

Türk Telekom adds Alcatel-Lucent router to IP core network


Turkey’s Türk Telekom has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) 7950 Extensible Routing Platform (XRS) in its core IP network, the systems vendor says.

Verizon wireline revenues show rare year-on-year growth

07/22/2014 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) reported that operating income and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 exhibited double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive quarter. The best revenue growth in sixth quarters benefite...

Huawei's 1H14 revenues jump 19% year-on-year

07/22/2014 Chinese network equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. reports a jump in operating performance for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of the year, Huawei said it generated sales revenue of CNY135.8 billion ($21.8 billion), an in...

TE Subcom starts construction of Hibernia Express transatlantic cable


TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), says it has started to build the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

07/21/2014 Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an uptick of 3% versus the previous year, according to the latest market research from Infonetics Research. And the outlook is bright going forward, concl...

Telefónica deploys FTTH using FastConnect from Huawei


Spanish operator Telefónica has entered into a joint development agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, including Huawei’s FastConnect system.

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/17/2014 Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to a newly released optical transport forecast report by market research Dell’Oro Group.  WDM equipment sales are expected to drive the majority of...

Zhone, Fujitsu to build FTTH network for Kit Carson Electric

07/14/2014 Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) systems supplier Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has partnered with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., in the development of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), which will ...

tw telecom extends fiber-optic network into Richmond, VA


tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a provider of business Ethernet and networking services, says it is expanding its nationwide fiber-optic network by introducing service in Virginia's state capital of Richmond.

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN


The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking could apply to optical networks. But that hasn't stopped technology developers from offering their own takes.

Building a data-center network with optimal performance and economy


East-west flows are dominating data-center traffic, but optical circuit switching with new controller technology can deliver significant improvements in performance.

Monitoring fiber access links


Access link monitoring can bring new reliability to optical access networks, unlocking a variety of new services.

Anticipating innovation


As you probably know by now, Lightwave will host its first major live conference and exhibition July 14-16 at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Austin, TX.

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