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Web 2.0 companies will buy a lot of optical modules says LightCounting

July 2, 2015 Market research firm LightCounting predicts in a new report that Web 2.0 companies will account for 30% of Ethernet optics and 20% of DWDM optics by 2021 in connection with mega data center deploym...

Amphenol targets FCI Asia Pte Ltd.

July 2, 2015 Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) says it has offered $1.275 billion (subject to a closing adjustment) to acquire all of the shares of interconnect firm FCI Asia Pte Ltd. of Singapore from affiliates of Ba...

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optical transport manufacturing site to Flextronics

July 2, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has transferred its optical transport equipment plant in Trieste, Italy, to Flextronics Manufacturing. Flextronics will assume responsibility f...

Pulse Electronics G.fast transformers target Broadcom G.fast chips

July 2, 2015 Electronic component supplier Pulse Electronics Corp. has unveiled a pair of G.fast functional isolation transformers for use with Broadcom's G.fast chipset (see "Broadcom debuts end-to-end G....

TE Connectivity offers building block approach to FTTH deployments

July 2, 2015 TE Connectivity used the FTTH Connect conference in Anaheim June 30 through July 1 to launch its fiber indexing architecture for fiber to the home (FTTH). The approach uses standardized building bl...

UTEL touts in-field FTTC test capabilities

July 1, 2015 UTEL, which offers test and measurement capabilities for broadband access networks (see, for example, "UTEL unveils proactive PON management system"), says it has revamped its last-mile c...

OptoTest OPL-PowerRT software measures multichannel insertion lost

July 1, 2015 Optical test and measurement technology supplier OptoTest Corp. has unveiled OPL-PowerRT, a software application to test insertion loss on multichannel fiber-optic assemblies. The software is desig...

France’s TouIX Internet exchange goes SDN with Pica8 white box switches

June 30, 2015 Pica8, Inc. French Internet exchange TouIX has implemented OpenFlow-based software-defined networking (SDN) for its exchange fabric using Pica8's network operating system and white box switches. Th...

XKL offers DarkStar DST10-10 Optical Capacity Extender

June 30, 2015 XKL LLC has expanded its line of enterprise fiber-optic network platforms with DarkStar DST Optical Networking System and the DST10-10. The plug-and-play optical transport platform increases fiber-...

Zayo Ethernet backbone moves to 100G

June 30, 2015

GlobeNet moves into Europe

June 30, 2015 GlobeNet, which previously had focused its wholesale data network services business on Latin and North America, will now offer connectivity in Europe as well. The service provider says its customer...

OpenDaylight touts Lithium open SDN software release

June 29, 2015 The OpenDaylight Project, a collective effort at the Linux Foundation that aims to advance the development and deployment of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (...

Calix offers NG-PON2 TWDM PON support

June 29, 2015 Broadband access network gear supplier Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will add NG-PON2 TWDM PON capabilities to its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms and associated optical network terminals. ...

Bell Canada targets Toronto for gigabit FTTH

June 28, 2015 Bell Canada says it will deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) and premises to residents and business in Toronto. Part of a CAN$1.14 billion fiber-optic network infrastructure upgrade, the Gigabi...

ZTE debuts new packet OTN platform

June 28, 2015

ZTE used last week's WDM & Next-Generation Optical Networking Forum Nice, France to unveil the ZXMP M721 CX66 packet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport platform.

IHS names optical network hardware leaders

June 28, 2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) are leaders among optical network hardware vendors – so says IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its new "2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network ...

Proximus tests 1-Tbps superchannel

June 25, 2015 Proximus (nee Belgacom) has successfully completed a test transmission of a 1-Tbps superchannel using technology from Huawei, the Chinese communications technology vendor says. The event was the fi...

CESNET tests 400G optical transmission with Alcatel-Lucent

June 25, 2015 CESNET, a national research and education network (NREN) infrastructure provider in the Czech Republic, has completed a trial of 400-Gbps optical transmission over its current fiber-optic network i...

OFS offers MiDia FX fiber-optic microcable

June 25, 2015

Fiber-optic network connectivity supplier OFS has expanded its microcable portfolio with the MiDia FX Cable.

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

June 25, 2015 Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-breaking performance with even better results in 2015, market research firm Ovum asserts in its newly r...

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