Lightwave Direct Newsletter | August 8, 2011

Opnext hits low end of Q1 revenue guidance, calls for flat Q2
Continuing a theme begun with Oclaro’s assessment of the optical communications market, Opnext management said that, looking forward, inventory corrections were less of a concern than fitful carrier deployment plans.   Read More
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ABRY Partners, Berkshire Partners buy Telx Group
Telx operates 15 network-neutral interconnection facilities spread across the United States. It boasts more than 900 customers with approximately 34,000 interconnections, according to GI, which acquired the firm in 2006.   Read More
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PAETEC exceeds 200 Mbps via Ethernet-over-Copper
PAETEC says it can upgrade the transmission speed if the customer, which PAETEC identified as “a prominent web marketing company,” requires.   Read More
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Titan Photonics touts technology for 100-Gigabit Ethernet on HFC networks
Titan says its SR Technology leverages “frequency-division Ethernet multiplexing,” which is based on RF mixed-signal technology and delivered via a low-cost SoC.   Read More
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As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, broadband connectivity is now being deployed in remote areas where service was not provided in the past. With this expansion carriers face new challenges when installing and maintaining quality access services over existing and new fiber-based network connectivity. This presentation identifies recent trends in broadband connectivity in the fiber-based access market as well as challenges in installation and maintenance and offers practical and timely solutions. Sponsored by Anritsu.
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10X10 MSA releases 10-km, 40-km specs for 100-Gbps optical transceiver modules
The 10-km reach specification, aimed primarily at campus applications, leverages the 2-km specifications to ensure backward compatibility and interoperability with the existing shorter-reach module. The metro-focused 40-km specification leverages existing 10-Gbps DWDM network specifications, MSA members assert.   Read More
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Infonetics: Next-gen FTTH costs must drop before carriers will deploy
Trials and deployments of 10G EPON, XG-PON1, and WDM-PON will be slow in coming, according to market research firm Infonetics Research.   Read More
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Oclaro: Inventory correction over, but revenue slump continues in 4Q11
Oclaro Inc. Chairman, President, and CEO Alain Couder told participants in the company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 conference call that the inventory correction in optical components and subsystems is over. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean an immediate market rebound, as Oclaro’s fourth quarter 2011 results illustrated.   Read More
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SEACOM demos 100-Gbps via Infinera 500-Gbps PIC
In the first demonstration of its 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) says it has supplied the technology SEACOM is using in private demonstration of 100-Gbps terrestrial transmission. The pan-African submarine network developer is running five wavelengths of 100-Gbps each looped between SEACOM’s Mtunzini cable landing station in KwaZulu Natal and the Teraco data center in Johannesburg.   Read More
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