At this year's OFC 2017 show, FierceTelecom tracked five key trends that we think will shape the optical industry in 2017 and beyond.

As AT&T looks to meet its ambitious FTTP build out goals, the service provider wants to improve its network installation processes.

Verizon wants to service both business and residential customers on a common FTTP network infrastructure.

At least one analyst firm believes that Cogent may well stay above the M&A fray.

AT&T said it successfully tested a 400 Gbps Ethernet (400GbE) connection using live traffic on the carrier’s network between New York and Washington, D.C.

Telia Carrier feels that its participation in the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) with Facebook will help a multivendor, open optical network to be a reality.

According to local reports, Google Fiber has canceled some of its planned buildouts in its Kansas City market.

Infinera is providing carriers automated software-defined capacity for rapid network service activation.

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