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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...

QLogic, Broadcom demo 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet chip interoperability

01/27/2015 Data center network equipment provider QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) says it has successfully demonstrated what it asserts is the first end-to-end 25 Gigabit Ethernet to 100 Gigabit Ethernet silicon platform. The platform leverages partner Broadcom C...

Panduit HD Flex Fiber Cabling System targets data center networks

01/27/2015 Data center network cabling and connectivity vendor Panduit Corp. has unveiled the HD Flex Fiber Cabling System. The new line targets high-density requirements in high-performance data centers. The fiber-optic cable system's design enables technic...

Data center interconnect sales growth driver for fiber-optic network gear says Ovum

01/26/2015 Market research and analysis firm Ovum predicted last week that demand for optical network (ON) hardware will increase 3% each year through 2019. The slow but steady growth will see the optical transport market worth $17 billion in 2019, Ovum expe...

Infinera ends 2014 on the upswing; expects the same in 2015

01/26/2015

Optical transport systems vendor Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) ended the best year in its history with sequential and year-ago revenue gains for its fiscal fourth quarter. Company management predicted continued success in 2015.

Vodacom to deploy GPON FTTP in South Africa

01/26/2015 Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile service provider, plans to build a GPON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) network to expand its service range for the enterprise and residential markets. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will su...

Northwestern Indiana Tel sees FTTH traffic double

01/26/2015 Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. (NITCO) saw the traffic on its fiber to the home (FTTH) network double in 2014, according to the service provider's broadband access equipment vendor, ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN). The jump comes from a combinati...

Telecom Argentina deploying 100G on its fiber-optic network

01/26/2015 Telecom Argentina says it has made significant progress on the first phase of a multi-phase project to add 100-Gbps capabilities to its national fiber-optic network. The upgrade leverages new DWDM technology from Huawei that will support 40 channe...

Packet-optical transport systems demand robust through 2019 says Dell'Oro

01/22/2015 Dell'Oro Group says in a newly released forecast report on optical transport gear that the demand for packet-optical transport systems (or, as they call them, optical transport-packet systems) will lead the space to be worth $10 billion by 2019. T...

Non-operational items lead Verizon to GAAP 4Q14 loss

01/22/2015 The impact of "non-operational items" led Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) to report a GAAP loss of $0.54 per share for the final quarter of fiscal 2014. For the full year, the service provider reported a GAAP earnings per ...

Orange to fund startups via Digital Ventures investment program

01/22/2015 French telecom giant Orange says it will launch an early stage investment program aimed at supporting startups in the telecommunications and digital sectors. The new Orange Digital Ventures aims to identify and fund startups during their initial d...

LightPath Technologies closes $1.3M private placement with Pudong Science & Technology

01/22/2015 LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which supplies optical components and subsystems, says it has closed a private placement of stock with Pudong Science & Technology (Cayman) Co., Ltd. The deal is worth in excess of $1.3 million.

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