Optical components vendor Enablence Technologies is acquiring access equipment vendor Wave7 Optics for about $14 million. Components are usually pretty self-contained and rarely see the need to match themselves up with vendors of full platforms, but Enablence believes it can lower Wave7's total cost by using its own optical transceivers in Wave7's gear. Such components are some of the highest cost contributors to optical access platforms, but will owning Wave7 cause a rift between Enablence and its other components customers who presumably will not be getting the family discount?
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