Cisco’s announcement yesterday that it plans to acquire optical module and components vendor Acacia Communications may herald a significant shift in the optical communications market. It also raised several questions.
Infinite Electronics, Inc. has decided to expand from its foundation as a global supplier of electronic components into optical transceivers via the purchase of independent optical module vendor Integra Optics.
Reuters reports that Huawei has reached an agreement to sell its 51% stake in submarine cable deployment and services company Huawei Marine to Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd. The news service cites a buyer’s filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Ekinops plans to pay €10 million ($11.17 million) in cash for its new assets; it will use a combination of cash on hand and debt to come up with the money, having raised €6.5 million via bank loans in the second quarter of this year.
Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) says it has reached an agreement to sell its operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to WaveDivision Capital, LLC in partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners, LLC.
A few companies will soon be under new ownership, we learned this week. Meanwhile, Lightwave says goodbye to an old friend and welcomes a new one, we finally have a new data center optical transceiver MSA (what took so long?), and service provider may finally have the tools necessary to evolve TDM networks to a packet-based approach. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has all the details in this week's Friday 5 video. Sponsored by Tempo Communications.