optical

Nokia celebrates slowing decline

Q1 2017 was all about steadying the ship for Nokia and it speaks volumes about its competitive environment that a slower decline in revenues is viewed as a win.

Nokia and DT get a Terabit better at optical

Gigabit society – HA! We laugh at your feeble gigabit aspirations, inferred Nokia, DT and the University of Munich after demonstrating 1 Terabit-per-second transmission rates over fibre.

Ofcom increases scrutiny of BT with dark fibre proposal

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has stepped up its efforts to reduce BT’s dominance of the UK fixed line market by announcing proposals that would oblige BT to open up its so called ‘dark fibre’ for use by competitors.

Ciena in $400m Cyan acquisition to grow virtualization portfolio

Optical network infrastructure specialist Ciena has announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Cyan Inc, a rival optical provider and software platform specialist. The terms of the agreement see an approximate $400 million value slapped on Cyan.

Pacnet virtualizes optical layer, adds bandwidth self-service

Pan-Asian operator Pacnet has announced its work with optical infrastructure vendor Infinera to bring network virtualization technologies into the optical layer, utilising software defined networking capabilities. The introduction of SDN into Layer 1 is intended to afford customers requiring high-capacity to access high bandwidth availability on a self-service basis.

NEC looks to drive smart cities using SDN in Bristol

NEC has announced that it’s signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the smart cities pilot scheme “Bristol Is Open”, to provide an array of enabling technology for the project including its SDN offering.

Data demand driving global optics market

The global optical components market is experiencing an upward swing as global internet traffic continues to increase, prompting network operators to deploy high speed optical technologies to keep up with demand.

Fibre to the Home on the up says Ovum report

Optical fibre technology is finally starting to make significant inroads into the broadband space worldwide, at the expense of DSL, according to a market report by telecoms analyst house Ovum.

MegaFon taps Huawei for 40Gb backbone network

Russian operator MegaFon has selected Chinese vendor Huawei to construct backbone nodes for a 40Gb IP/MPLS network in Russia’s largest cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Alcatel-Lucent loss widens in third quarter

Joint venture infrastructure firm Alcatel-Lucent said Friday that net loss for the third quarter of 2009 widened to €182m, compared to a loss of €40m in the same period in 2008.

NSN, Juniper eye up IP-Optical partnership

Kit vendor Nokia Siemens Networks and security and infrastructure firm Juniper Networks cosied up even closer on Tuesday, pooling their respective resources in optical and IP networking.

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