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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/21/2019
The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?
By Robert Clark, 10/14/2019
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 10/14/2019
It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.
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By Robert Clark, 10/9/2019
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 10/8/2019
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/30/2019
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/24/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.
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By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/18/2019
Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/13/2019
Optical module specialist makes a mark with its latest product that will give parent-to-be Cisco something to smile about.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 9/11/2019
The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/27/2019
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/20/2019
Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/19/2019
Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.
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