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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. ...
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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 ...
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