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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/6/2017
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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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