Despite being a slow year overall for optical network sales and revenue, the OTN transport and switching equipment market grew 8 percent in 2012, to $7.3 billion. Infonetics forecasts that the OTN equipment market will exceed $13 billion in 2017.
Telus has employed Fujitsu as its vendor of choice to implement 100G on its intercity regional networks to meet the ongoing demands from their consumer and business customers.
It appears that the combination of the two cable equipment powerhouses, formed when Google sold off the Motorola business late last year in a deal expected to be completed by the middle of this year, is cutting into Cisco's market share.
VDSL2 networks took another step forward as ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent and 13 other vendors met at the UNH InterOperability Laboratory in Durham, N.H. to conduct interoperability testing of the ITU-T G.vector standard.
A report from Bloomberg citing "people with knowledge of the matter" says that Ericsson is in negotiations with Microsoft to buy its Mediaroom IPTV software business, a transaction that could be announced in just a few weeks.
Cisco is furthering its ongoing software capability acquisition spree, announcing a deal to acquire SolveDirect, a provider of cloud-delivered service management integration software and services.
GPON equipment sales for Fiber to the Home networks were an anomaly in Q4 2012, one that was arguably a weak quarter for last mile wireline access gear.
Oracle made another move to bolster its telecom equipment portfolio, reaching a deal Monday to acquire Tekelec for an undisclosed sum.
As expected, the need to wear silly looking glasses is enough to turn consumers off of 3DTV, said Bob Zitter, HBO's executive vice president and CTO (at least for another week or so). More alarmingly, Zitter also dismissed prospects for a more evolutionary television change: 4K, or UltraHD.
Pieter Poll, SVP of national and international network planning, engineering and construction for CenturyLink, is leading a major change for the telco as it expands its 100G optical capabilities. Senior Editor Sean Buckley spoke with Poll about the telco's 100G journey.