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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of 100G optical transport systems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/19/2017
Level 3 Communications today announced an encrypted wave service that adds encryption at the optical layer for more secure connections into the cloud and the data ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/30/2017
Transport network equipment specialist ADVA has revamped its revenue and profitability guidance for the third quarter due to "weaker than expected orders," and has ...
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Infinera's hopes of a second-half recovery grew foggier this week, as the company issued a third-quarter forecast well below analysts' expectations.
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By Simon Stanley, 7/24/2017
The widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding the development of 400G components. ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/20/2017
ADVA's stock took a hammering Thursday following its second-quarter earnings report that highlighted a year-on-year dip in revenues and some less than optimistic ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2017
Without question, coherent detection has revolutionized optical networking and ushered in the age of 100G long-haul DWDM systems -- transmitting 100Gbit/s data rates ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/3/2017
With the planned acquisition of fellow metro optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV, ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes he is doing the market, as well as his ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2017
ADVA plans to acquire US rival MRV Communications in a $69 million deal it says will strengthen its line-up of products and broaden its customer base. (See ADVA to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/30/2017
Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/13/2017
Infinera has upgraded the popular metro transport aggregation platform that it brought on board with the acquisition of Transmode two years ago by boosting the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/7/2017
Building the best team at Ciena and opening up new market opportunities means incorporating diversity of all kinds, according to its director of business development, Emmanuelle Cahane.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/1/2017
Ciena is bucking the gloom and doom trend that seems to be pervading the telecom equipment sector of late, today announcing very upbeat second-quarter results and a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Calix today is announcing a successful demonstration of channel bonding on its NG-PON2 technology to deliver 40 Gbit/s of symmetrical service on a single fiber in an ...
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