Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.
Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.
Verizon is moving ahead with plans to incorporate 100G optical technology into its U.S. metro network, naming Ciena and Cisco as its packet optical network system (P-OTS) suppliers.
Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.
CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.
Driven by a doubling of 100G wavelength shipments in 2014, the total WDM market grew 7 percent in 2014, reaching nearly $9.5 billion, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report.
Cisco and SK Telecom are the latest companies to take part in the Open Networking Lab's initiative to develop an open operating system for service providers employing software-defined networking (SDN).
Ciena is laying off 55 employees, mainly in its distribution and product engineering departments as it outsources some of these functions.
Hibernia Networks is now ready to offer its growing base of enterprise and carrier customers service on six new long haul fiber routes located in the Northeast region of the United States.
Verizon has implemented what it says is the first office application (FOA) of Ciena's 200G technology over about 200 miles on its long-haul production network between Boston and New York.