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Long-haul 100G applications DWDM drive Q2 growth to $2.6B in Q2, says Dell'Oro

The WDM market is enjoying a continual growth wave, rising 10 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014 to $2.6 billion as more service providers deploy 100G in long-haul network applications.

BT hopes to lure new customers with ADSL2+ broadband promotions

BT may be upping its voice line rental prices in December, but that's not stopping it from moving to appeal to new broadband customers with two new ADSL promotions, reports ThinkBroadband.

Verizon revamps home automation push, appears to be near release of Quantum gateway

Verizon is signaling that it's ready to take another stab at the home automation market with a new service.

Telefonica taps Alcatel-Lucent for its 100G network

Telefonica is employing Alcatel-Lucent to help it build its 100G optical network serving the north-west, eastern and southern regions in Spain.

Frontier, CWA ratify new labor agreement for West Virginia employees

Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have ratified the labor agreement the two parties reached on Aug. 3 representing local employees in West Virginia.

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