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Jones/NCTI, Light Brigade extend fiber-optic training partnership

12/18/2014 Jones/NCTI, which specializes in training for service provider frontline employees, and the Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, have expanded their relationship. The two have announced that Jones/NCTI will host all nine of t...

Molex OptoConnect optical enclosures simplify fiber mapping

12/18/2014 Molex Inc. says its new OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues, using integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry. The enclosures provide a complete end-to-end optical management system that interfaces with hi...

Vitesse offers SDN/NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet IC

12/18/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) has unveiled an addition to its Serval Carrier Ethernet IC line designed to enable application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualizati...

Service provider capex to reach $346 billion in 2014 says Ovum

12/18/2014 Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, according the latest forecast from market research firm Ovum. In spite of the tough financial climate, CSPs...

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform

12/18/2014

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deployment as well as field trials to multiple customers.

Broadcom unveils 40G/50G PAM-4 physical layer chip

12/18/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has introduced what it claims is the industry's first high-speed four-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) physical layer transceivers (PHYs). The new PAM-4 PHYs enable serial transmission rates of 40/50 Gbps over...

Cisco brings data analytics to network hardware

12/17/2014

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled its data and analytics strategy and product portfolio.

Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

12/16/2014 While the market for mainstream active optical cables (AOCs) such as 4x10-Gbps QSFP+ AOCs has historically been restricted mainly to high-performance computing (HPC) applications, the use of AOCs in data center networks has begun to increase says ...

Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail deploys 100-Gbps capable packet optical network

12/16/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Transmode has deployed its EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch with the help of local partner Nera Networks in the network of Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail. Fiberail's new 100-Gbps capable fiber-...

TIM Brasil adds more 100-Gbps optical transport via Xtera

12/16/2014 TIM Brasil has deployed additional 100-Gbps optical transport equipment from Xtera Communications, Inc., the systems house says. The most recent deployment has seen TIM Brasil use the Xtera's packet-optical transport systems to upgrade long-haul f...

DOCSIS 3.1 moves closer to deployment with interoperability exercise

12/16/2014 DOCSIS 3.1, the latest version of the operating system used by cable MSOs in the U.S. and elsewhere that promises to support gigabit download speeds over hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) plant, has taken a step closer to deployment. CableLabs, the industry...

ZTE takes stake in components vendor Enablence

12/16/2014

Chinese optical systems vendor ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) has invested CAD$2.7 million ($2.3 million) in Canadian optical components and subsystems supplier Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ENA).

New 2.5G and 25G speeds will boost Ethernet switch market says Infonetics

12/16/2014 Market research firm Infonetics Research says that global Ethernet switch revenues grew 4% sequentially in third quarter 2014 (3Q14), to reach $5.6 billion, while year-over year growth stood at 5%, thanks to demand from the public and financial se...

Brocade, Ciena, and Cisco join AT&T Domain 2.0 supplier list

12/15/2014

Changes at the top for MRV Communications

12/15/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC) has made a pair of changes at the top of its management roster. Mark J. Bonney, 60, is now the company's president and CEO, while Stephen Krulik, 42, has been promoted from vice pre...

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