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Alca-Lu, Ciena, Infinera score with OTN, says Infonetics

Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.

Ciena's Q1 revenue rises 18% to $534M, sees uptick in converged packet optical sales

Ciena reported that fiscal year first-quarter revenues rose 18 percent year to $533.7 million, up from $453.1 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2013.

Special access, end of PSTN no secret to wireline marketplace

Despite reports that special access is somehow a secret monopoly, today's reality is that the business market served by special access services is robustly competitive--and many Americans (including businesses) have already abandoned it.

Juniper responds to shareholder pressure with $160 million cost-cutting plan

Facing pressure from  activist shareholder Elliot Management, Juniper Networks unveiled a new integrated operating plan (IOP) that includes cutting $160 million in operating costs by the first quarter of 2015 and returning capital to shareholders over the next three years.

AT&T, Ciena deliver network visibility solution to Itron

AT&T and Ciena, one of the telco's key optical networking vendor partners, are deploying a managed network monitoring service for energy vendor Itron.

Ericsson, Kodiak bring cloud PTT service to Europe

Ericsson and Kodiak Networks are extending the availability of a cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service into Europe, after the service enjoyed strong uptake in the U.S.

Ciena advances IP optical, SDN influence through Ericsson agreement

Ciena has broadened its global reach by signing an agreement to become Ericsson's preferred partner for packet optical and software defined networking (SDN).

Network infrastructure 2014 market outlook: opportunities and threats

Changes in network usage and technology are creating opportunities and threats for network infrastructure vendors, including carrier routing and switching and optical transport systems vendors.

24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network wraps fiber build to Ciena's HQ

Regional fiber provider 24/7 Mid-Atlantic Network has put the final touches on a fiber network build into Ciena's Hanover, Md., corporate headquarters, giving the vendor a platform to test software defined networking (SDN) and agile photonics.

Dell'Oro: 100G DWDM wavelengths to drive optical transport to $15B by 2018

Ongoing sales of DWDM equipment, particularly platforms that support 100G wavelengths, will drive up total optical transport revenues to $15 billion by 2018, says Dell'Oro Group in its latest report.