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Ciena powers trial of 300 Gbps transmission via coherent optical modulation

Ciena's WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset was a key component of a successful trial to transmit 300 Gbps capacity using coherent optical modulation. The trial results were announced at this week's TNC16 Networking Conference.

Google Fiber takes another step toward Portland, Oregon service with fiber hut approval

Google Fiber is slowly making progress toward setting up service in Portland, Oregon, with the latest development being city approval for the company's first "fiber hut."

Kovacs: D.C. Circuit's net neutrality ruling poses danger to edge providers

Not surprisingly, initial reactions to the opinion of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholding the FCC's Open Internet Order have focused on its effect on fixed and mobile broadband internet access providers. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the threat this decision poses to edge providers.

AT&T and Loudoun County, Virginia, residents tangle over network building placement

AT&T has found itself defending against claims from Loudoun County, Virginia residents over claims that the telco's planned building extension is going to be a new data center.

Barefoot Networks raises $130M, builds P4-enabled platform to address carrier, enterprise SDN migrations

Barefoot Networks, an emerging SDN vendor, emerged out of stealth mode with over $130 million in funding to speed the vendor's market entry.

Lightower expands NYC fiber presence, shortens path around Manhattan from New Jersey

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its New York City fiber presence by adding fiber facilities that will serve hundreds of new carrier and business locations.

Google Fiber eyes Dallas as its next FTTH destination

Google Fiber is looking at Dallas as the next destination for its 1 Gbps FTTH service journey, laying a challenge to AT&T's established FTTH network.

Cisco maintains dominant revenue share in data center Ethernet switch market, says research group

As service providers expand their cloud service footprints, sales of the 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches for data centers jumped 40 percent year-over-year.

AT&T enhances 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband reach in 10 markets including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles

AT&T isn't letting up on its 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that it will expand the service in over 10 markets across its wireline footprint.

Zayo spinoff Onvoy acquires ANPI, deepens rural market voice network capabilities

Onvoy, a voice-centric service provider, is acquiring ANPI in a deal that will enhance its ability to address rural ILECs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lightpath lights 8K business locations with fiber as regulators vote on Altice-Cablevision tie up

Lightpath, the business services arm of Cablevision, now reaches 8,000 business locations in its New York footprint, according to a FierceCable report.

Net neutrality rules upheld by D.C. Circuit, setting Supreme Court showdown with telcos

The D.C. Circuit court upheld the FCC's net neutrality rules 2-1, a decision that will usher in challenges from incumbent telcos like AT&T and Verizon at the Supreme Court.

FTS Fiber breaks ground on 110-mile fiber network, sets foundation for 1 Gbps in rural Maryland

FTS Fiber, a dark fiber supplier providing carrier-class network infrastructure in both rural areas and other major U.S. markets, has begun building a 110-mile fiber network in Kent County, Maryland.

CenturyLink acquires ElasticBox, enhances hybrid IT service capabilities

CenturyLink has acquired ElasticBox, a multi-cloud application management service provider, in a move that will deepen the telco's multi-cloud and hybrid IT service capabilities.

Verizon's Silliman on creating regulatory balance for special access, privacy, net neutrality

Whether it is special access, net neutrality, the recent labor strike, or shedding wireline assets to Frontier, Craig Silliman, EVP of Public Policy and General Counsel of Verizon, has a full plate. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, caught up with Silliman during the TIA 2016 trade show in Dallas to talk about the pressing policy issues Verizon is dealing with today.

AT&T says 30 billion malicious scans pass its IP network daily

AT&T says that it faces security threats on a full-time basis as the telco sees "around 30 billion malicious scans" on its IP network on a daily basis.

Frontier says consumers don't want broadband power backup service

Frontier Communications isn't seeing its customer base ask for backup power for their wireline broadband connections to access their OTT VoIP provider to make emergency calls.

For Hawaiian Telcom, small cell backhaul is an emerging opportunity

Hawaiian Telcom's wireless operator customers see small cells as a way to expand coverage and capacity on the Hawaiian Islands, a trend that the telco can address with its growing fiber network.

Fiber-based broadband raises MDU rental values by 8 percent, says FTTH Council

The availability of fiber-based broadband services has emerged as a key amenity for apartment complex and condominium associations that are trying to attract new tenants.

Huawei, Nokia, ZTE tops in PON revenue as broadband access market jumps 13 percent

Telco and cable operators' moves to enhance their higher speed broadband offerings is creating a healthy environment for PON and DOCSIS 3.1 vendors, pushing up the broadband access market 13 percent year-over-year in the first quarter.