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Startup Rockley Photonics adds to Pasadena team

09/02/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics has added three new executives to its engineering and product development team at its facilities in Pasadena, CA. The company, the latest venture from Bookham Technology founder Andrew Rickman, plans to leverage silicon p...

TDS Telecom completes BendBroadband acquisition

09/02/2014

Telefonica chooses Alcatel-Lucent for Spanish 100G fiber-optic network

09/02/2014 Telefonica has selected the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as the cornerstone of a 100-Gbps upgrade to the carrier’s fiber-optic network throughout the northwest, eastern, and southern portion...
SEA-US submarine cable network

Global consortium to build SEA-US undersea cable system

09/02/2014 A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies has agreed to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the United States. NEC Corp. has been announced as the sy...

FirstLight Fiber to acquire G4 Communications

09/02/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based service provider operating fiber-optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, reports that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the as...

Telenet plans gigabit upgrade to Belgian cable network

09/02/2014

Belgian cable operator Telenet says it plans to invest €500 million over five years to upgrade its hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network to gigabit speeds for all citizens in Flanders.

Fibercore buys Acreo spin-out Fibertronix

09/02/2014

Fibercore Ltd., the UK-based developer of specialty optical fiber, says it has acquired Fibertronix AB, a Swedish maker of specialty fiber for harsh environments.

MTN, Huawei conduct transport SDN, 2.4-Tbps WDM field trial

08/28/2014

Huawei and South African service provider MTN say they have successfully completed a field trial of the network equipment manufacturer’s transport software-defined networking (SDN) technology and 2.4-Tbps WDM system capabilities.

Openreach turns to Ciena for packet networking gear

08/28/2014

Openreach, BT’s local access network business, will deploy packet networking equipment from Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) to support expansion of the service provider’s Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) offerings.

Managed hosting provider i3D.net deploys MRV's OptiDriver

08/28/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) says has supplied its OptiDriver optical packet transport platform to i3D.net, a managed hosting provider. I3D.net will use the packet-optical transport systems to increase it...

ADTRAN targets gigabit MDU connections via FTTH, G.fast

08/28/2014 ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has continued a run of broadband technology and deployment announcements with by releasing its near-term vision for gigabit services support for multiple-dwelling units (MDUs). The company says it will support both pure-...

Active Broadband Networks offers SDN gateway for FTTH

08/28/2014 Active Broadband Networks has announced what it asserts is the first “Software-Defined Broadband Network Gateway (SD-BNG).” The platform implements software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies that the c...

AFL adds CWDM capabilities to WDM900 Lightwave Test Set

08/26/2014

AFL says it has added CWDM test capabilities to its WDM900 Lightwave Test Set. The test and measurement instrument now offers both CWDM and DWDM test capability from a single port.

WDM sales set record in 2Q14 says Dell'Oro

08/26/2014

Led by the long-haul segment, sales of WDM gear set a revenue record of $2.6 billion, according to a new quarterly report from Dell’Oro Group. The market research firm says the figure represented a spike of 10% versus the year-ago quarter.

OIF, ONF offer Transport SDN demo details

08/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have released details of their previously announced Transport software-defined networking (SDN) test and demonstration. That includes the names of the carrier partici...

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