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FCC raises broadband definition to 25 Mbps

01/30/2015 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 along party lines to increase the data rates within its definition of broadband to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. The FCC announced the decision as it released a Broadband Pro...

Vodafone trials 400G with Alcatel-Lucent

01/29/2015 Vodafone Spain has tested 400-Gbps coherent transmission technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) over a 400-km link between Madrid and Zaragoza, the two companies have announced. The optical transmission used existing fiber-o...

Is serial 100G ready for 400 Gigabit Ethernet standardization?


The task force wrestles with whether it should focus on the present or the future.

Accelerating SDN and NFV performance


The benefits of analysis acceleration are well known. But should such appliances be virtualized?

SDN test issues a virtual certainty


The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend more flexible test instruments.

That darned copper


The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend more flexible test instruments.

AT&T confirms smaller 2015 capex

01/29/2015 As expected, management at AT&T (NYSE:T) said on January 27 during its review of fiscal fourth quarter and full-year results that they expect to spend about $18 billion for capital expenditures (capex) in 2015. If the forecast holds, the total...

Telefonica signs dark fiber agreement with Allied Fiber

01/29/2015 Telefonica Global Solutions has signed a 20-year agreement for dark fiber with Allied Fiber. The agreement calls for Allied Fiber to provide neutral colocation and interconnection services, and represents a major win for the fiber-optic network se...

3SAE expands fiber splicing, glass processing offerings

01/29/2015 3SAE Technologies, which specializes in fiber-optic preparation tools and glass processing equipment, says it has expanded its custom and standard fiber splicing and glass processing services. The company says it now has a proprietary splicing ser...

Google Fiber to bring FTTH to four southeastern cities, looks at five more

01/29/2015 Google Fiber has announced that it plans to expand into four markets in the southeastern U.S. The company says it will build out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in a total of 18 cities within the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-...

CommScope pulls trigger on TE Connectivity Broadband Network Solutions buy

01/28/2015 Confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal, TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) says it has reached an agreement to sell its Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) business unit to CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) for $3.0 billion. The unit comprises TE's tel...

Keysight adds adjustable integrated ISI features to J-BERT

01/28/2015 Test and measurement instrument specialist Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has added adjustable and integrated intersymbol interference (ISI) capabilities to the J-BERT M8020A BERT system. The integrated feature streamlines test setup by ...

CommScope to buy TE Connectivity's Network Solutions unit: WSJ

01/27/2015 The Wall Street Journal reported late January 26 that CommScope is on the verge of buying the Network Solutions business unit of TE Connectivity for approximately $3 billion. Neither company has confirmed the story, although TE Connectivity is sch...

Zayo dark fiber connects Mahwah sites

01/27/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it has finished construction of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Data Center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd. in Mahwah, NJ, and 755 Seca...

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