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America-Europe Connect submarine network construction begins

April 27, 2015 Aqua Comms Ltd., which owns and operates the CeltixConnect submarine cable system that crosses the Irish Sea, has launched a larger effort with the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) undersea cable...

All eyes on Charter in wake of Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger failure

April 27, 2015 Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is wasting little time in reengaging in acquisition talks with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) in the wake of the latter's failed acquisition by Comcast Corp. (N...

Liberty Global chooses Transmode for European metro 100G networks

April 27, 2015 International cable network operator Liberty Global is using the TM-Series platform from Transmode to support 100-Gbps capabilities in its European metro and regional networks, the systems house sa...

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities taps Infinera for terabit R&E fiber-optic network enhancement

April 27, 2015 Open access transport service provider Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. (MBC) had deployed the DTN-X packet optical transport platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), the two parties say. MBC...

Troy Cable offers gigabit Internet via FTTH

April 27, 2015

ARRIS to buy Pace, acquire FTTH line

April 23, 2015 Broadband access network technology supplier ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) has agreed to acquire UK-based Pace plc (LSE: PIC) for $2.1 billion (£1.4 billion) in cash and stock. While Pace is bes...

Deck stacks against Comcast/Time Warner Cable approval

April 23, 2015 It begins to appear that the adage "all good things come to those who wait" will fail to apply to Comcast and Time Warner Cable, who have been waiting since early last year to receive fed...

JDSU reveals Viavi, Lumentum executive rosters

April 22, 2015 JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has established microsites for the two companies that will result from its planned split in the third quarter of this year (see "JDSU to split in two"). The sites, amo...

Zayo to connect Peak Hosting U.S., European data centers

April 21, 2015 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it has won a three-year agreement to supply Peak Hosting with fiber-optic network connectivity between the operations-as-a -service company's five data ce...

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave offers eight-fiber QSFP-40G-SR4 MPO splice-on connectors

April 21, 2015 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave says its Lynx2 CustomFit MPOQ8 Splice-On Connector is the first available for eight-fiber QSFP-40G–SR4 MPO applications. The company expects to see the connector used in...

Japan Internet Exchange chooses Infinera Cloud Xpress for data center interconnect

April 21, 2015 Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) has deployed Infinera's (NASDAQ:INFN) Cloud Xpress for data center interconnectivity within metro Tokyo, according to the packet-optical transport systems v...

EdgeConneX Richmond data center connects with SummitIG dark fiber

April 21, 2015 Hosting services provider EdgeConneX says it has reached an agreement to have fiber-optic network services provider SummitIG provide dark fiber connectivity to EdgeConneX new Richmond Edge Data Cen...

The obstacles before Microsoft's Open Line System

April 20, 2015 Microsoft wants an Open Line System optical transport platform closely tailored to the company's data center interconnectivity needs.  There's a lot of interest in meeting that need, but that ...

Gigabit FTTH comes to La Crosse, WI, via CenturyLink

April 20, 2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is marketing 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to residences and small businesses in La Crosse, WI. La Crosse is the second market in Wisconsin to receive the symm...

Alcatel-Lucent launches ONT with gigabit Wi-Fi, improved service activation

April 20, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) portfolio with a new optical network terminal (ONT) that supports gigabit Wi-Fi, as well as an online service ...

Comcast to bring 2-Gbps FTTH to California

April 20, 2015 Comcast says it will bring its 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service to 12 markets in California. It also announced a new 250-Mbps Internet service in the state as well as data rate upgrades for Performance a...

Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network

April 17, 2015 Telefónica Germany will use the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series and 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM) in an IP/MPLS-based upgrade of its mobile backhaul network, according to the systems supp...

Orange targets nine cities for full FTTH by 2016

April 17, 2015 French incumbent carrier Orange says it will invest in 3 billion euros of the 4.5 billion euros set aside for fiber-optic network deployments in France to extend its fiber to the home (FTTH) footpr...

CTS Telecom upgrades Carrier Ethernet network with BTI Systems

April 17, 2015 CTS Telecom has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet network with packet-optical transport platforms from BTI Systems, the systems house says. The Michigan-based service provider had been using PON systems.

Blackboard interconnects data centers with Infinera Cloud Xpress

April 17, 2015

Education technology company Blackboard is using the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in a data center interconnectivity application.

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