IEEE launches 25 Gigabit Ethernet Study Group

07/23/2014 Having had a proposal for 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications fail to reach a vote this past March due to a perceived lack of interest, the IEEE now has decided that 25 Gigabit Ethernet might be worth pursuing after all. The organization has a...

XO Communications adds Infinera DTN-X for packet optical transport


XO Communications has extended a longstanding relationship with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) by deploying the optical transport systems vendor’s DTN-X packet optical transport platform across the United States.

Türk Telekom adds Alcatel-Lucent router to IP core network


Turkey’s Türk Telekom has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) 7950 Extensible Routing Platform (XRS) in its core IP network, the systems vendor says.

Verizon wireline revenues show rare year-on-year growth

07/22/2014 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) reported that operating income and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 exhibited double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive quarter. The best revenue growth in sixth quarters benefite...

Vodafone to share fiber with Portugal Telecom


Vodafone Group says that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fiber-optic networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

Huawei's 1H14 revenues jump 19% year-on-year

07/22/2014 Chinese network equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. reports a jump in operating performance for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of the year, Huawei said it generated sales revenue of CNY135.8 billion ($21.8 billion), an in...

TE Subcom starts construction of Hibernia Express transatlantic cable


TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), says it has started to build the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

Verizon boosts FiOS upload speeds to offer symmetrical FTTH services

07/21/2014 Verizon says that it will offer symmetrical download and upload speeds to all qualifying FiOS customers. Starting today, qualifying Verizon residential customers will see their upstream rates increased to match their existing downstream speeds on ...

Romtelecom, Cisco build nationwide 100G network in Romania

07/21/2014 Romanian carrier Romtelecom, as part of an investment to modernize its national network using technology from Cisco, has lit what it claims is the first 100G link in Romania. This will be the first of multiple 100G connections across Romania as th...

Orange to sign check for Sea-Me-We 5 submarine cable system


Plans call for Sea-Me-We 5 to connect Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, and France.

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

07/21/2014 Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an uptick of 3% versus the previous year, according to the latest market research from Infonetics Research. And the outlook is bright going forward, concl...

Bell Aliant extends FTTH in Quebec

07/21/2014 Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) says it will spend approximately CAN$70 million to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to connect 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities. The build follows successful deployment of the company’s FTTH-based F...

Telefónica deploys FTTH using FastConnect from Huawei


Spanish operator Telefónica has entered into a joint development agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, including Huawei’s FastConnect system.

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/17/2014 Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to a newly released optical transport forecast report by market research Dell’Oro Group.  WDM equipment sales are expected to drive the majority of...

Coriant runs 1-Tbps superchannel over Allied Fiber's network


Optical transport systems developer Coriant GmbH says it has successfully completed a trial of 1-Tbps superchannel transmission over 1,700 km using Allied Fiber’s fiber-optic ring connecting West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, FL.

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