Lumentum Holdings Inc. is launching an optical SDN-enabled whitebox platform for data center and metro/edge DWDM transport applications. The products consist of configurable rack-mountable optical whiteboxes with modules for terminal amplifiers, line amplifiers, mux/demuxes, and ROADMs. As outlined in a previous blog, Ethernet white box sales for the data centers have been making steady progress. […]
Earlier today, Cisco Systems announced additions to its Network Convergence System (NCS) 4000 family. The modifications in its optical transport portfolio address service providers’ challenges of migrating large volumes of profitable time-division multiplexing (TDM) services to an IP/MPLS infrastructure. Cisco is hoping that Verizon will place a large portion of their next-gen metro network expansion […]
Ciena Corp. has expanded its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform family with the new 6500 T-Series. The updated platform increases density and scalability compared with the existing 6500. The new systems will supply as much as a 10x improvement in port density compared with the current generation of 6500. A single chassis will be able to scale […]
Nokia introduced an expansion of its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) portfolio, quadrupling optical fiber capacity to more than 70 terabits per second to address surging network data traffic demand. Centered around the Photonic Service Engine version 2 (PSE-2) from Nokia Bell Labs, the enhanced 1830 PSS family doubles wavelength capacities and wavelengths per fiber, […]
As you have probably heard by now, the US Department of Commerce has announced export restrictions that will eliminate ZTE’s access to U.S. technology for use in its communications equipment. The restrictions are the result of accusations that ZTE has sold communications equipment including U.S.-sourced technology that is banned from export to them. In a […]
Ciena Corporation announced Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Financial Results. For the fiscal first quarter 2016, Ciena reported revenue of $573.1 million as compared to $529.2 million for the fiscal first quarter 2015. Ciena’s adjusted (non-GAAP) net income for the fiscal first quarter 2016 was $25.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, which compares to […]
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