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NeoPhotonics to buy EMCORE's tunable laser and optical transceiver lines

10/23/2014 NeoPhotonics (NASDAQ:NPTN) has agreed to buy the tunable laser and optical transceiver product lines of EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) for $17.5 million. The sale is part of EMCORE’s ongoing restructuring and follows the sale of the company’s space ph...

Infinera's 4Q14 guidance offers pleasant surprise

10/23/2014 Countering a wave of negative forecasts from its competitors, management at optical transport systems vendor Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) forecasted that they would continue in the year’s final quarter the growth the company has enjoyed throughou...

enet's fibredirect broadband service for Irish businesses to leverage Calix FTTP gear

10/22/2014 Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will supply its Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and P- and T-Series fiber services gateways to enet, a private company that operates and manages a nati...

Broadcom debuts end-to-end G.fast offering

10/22/2014 Communications semiconductor vendor Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has unveiled a G.fast chipset family as well as G.fast capabilities for its BCM63138 gateway system on a chip (SoC). The new chips and capabilities provide the highest density appro...

G.fast ONT available early next year says Alcatel-Lucent

10/22/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will make a G.fast optical network terminal (ONT) available in the first quarter of 2015 (about the same time its newly announced TWDM-PON capability will hit the market; see "Alcatel-Luce...

Verizon signals flat capex for 2015

10/22/2014 As communications technology vendors look for an increase in carrier capital expenditures (capex) in 2015, it appears their gaze should be directed elsewhere than Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ). The service provider’s chief financi...

Chunghwa Telecom buys more packet optical transport systems from UTStarcom

10/21/2014

UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) says that Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) has expanded a contract awarded in 2013 for packet optical transport systems. The new systems will support enhancement of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile backhaul network.

OE Solutions, Aim Valley intro new Smart SFP optical transceivers

10/21/2014 OE Solutions and AimValley have expanded their line of Smart SFP optical transceivers with the, TPoP (Transparent PDH over Packet) and CSoP (Channelized SONET/SDH over Packet) optical modules. The transceivers are part of the Smart SFP Network Mig...

Alcatel-Lucent unveils TWDM-PON

10/21/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will offer a line card and complementary optical network terminal (ONT) for its 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager FX platform that will support time and wavelength division multiplexed P...

Next Century Cities collaborate to promote gigabit broadband

10/20/2014 Thirty-two cities have launched a collaborative effort to promote deployment and use of gigabit-level broadband access networks. The Next Century Cities initiative launched October 20 at a kickoff ceremony in Santa Monica, CA, aims to promote the ...

Macrocell mobile backhaul market growth slowing says Infonetics

10/20/2014 With operators increasingly turning their focus to small cell deployments, the market growth for macrocell mobile backhaul equipment has begun to slow, according to the latest report from Infonetics Research. The market research firm reveals in it...

IBM to pay $1.5 billion to get rid of its semiconductor business

10/20/2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this morning that it wants so badly to divest its underperforming Microelectronics business that it will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES $1.5 billion over three years to take over the assets. The deal calls for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to acq...
Broadbandtrends gigabit broadband deployment drivers

Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire survey says

10/20/2014

Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for such speeds, according to the market research firm’s 2014 "Global Service Provider Survey – Gigabit Broadband Services."

euNetworks moves into Switzerland with Fibre Lac expansion

10/20/2014 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) has expanded its footprint into Switzerland with the acquisition of Vevey-based Fibre Lac S.A. Fibrelac operates approximately 360 km of dark fiber network infrastr...

XG-PON deployment by Telefónica supports 1-Gbps FTTH

10/17/2014 Spanish service provider Telefónica has chosen Huawei to supply 10-Gbps capable XG-PON equipment to support provision of symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home home (FTTH) services. The operator expects to use the new equipment to launch the 1-Gbps ...

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