ON Semiconductor and Quantenna Signs Acquisition Agreement

ON Semiconductor Corporation and Quantenna Communications, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement according to which the ON Semiconductor would acquire Quantenna for $24.50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition consideration represents equity value of approximately $1.07 billion and an enterprise value of approximately…

Planar Lightwave Circuit Splitters Market Forecast

Aptos, CA (USA) – March 25, 2019  — ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market and technology consultancy, today announced the report release of their 10-year market forecast of the global consumption of Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) splitters used in Fiber Optic Communication Networks. According to the…

Acacia and Lumentum Demonstrate 200G Interoperability

Enables interoperable 200G transmission beyond 1,000 km Acacia Communications and Lumentum jointly announced that they have successfully demonstrated interoperability between their respective CFP2-DCO modules operating at 200G. The modules, based on Acacia’s Meru DSP ASIC, demonstrated 200G transmission over an amplified link with greater than…

Infinera Introduces a New Metro Packet-Optical Platform

Infinera, the provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of metro packet-optical solutions with the introduction of the Infinera 7100 PSX-3S platform. The compact, high-density 1 rack unit (1RU) 7100 PSX-3S platform enables cost-effective access and aggregation of diverse metro…

Hargray to Acquire Alabama Assets of USA Communications

Hargray Communications announced that it has reached into an agreement to acquire the Alabama assets of USA Communications, an incumbent cable provider serving Pell City, Alabama and surrounding areas. The transaction, expected to close early 2019, will add additional residential and commercial customers to Hargray’s…

iBwave Introduces a New Way to Accelerate FTTH Network Deployments

FiberPass™, a new solution from iBwave, is being used by some of the largest network operators in North America to deploy FTTH networks inside commercial and residential buildings, enabling faster and more reliable service to businesses and residents. Introducing FiberPass – iBwave’s newest solution helping…

Telus to Continue Deployment of PureFibre Broadband in Quebec

TELUS announces that it has been granted $31 million by the federal government’s Connect to Innovate program and the Quebec government’s Québec branché program to continue deploying its PureFibre broadband network in Quebec. This amount is in addition to the $13.7 million that TELUS has already committed to investing in its incumbent territory. By 2021,TELUS will have invested over $300 million in its fibre-optic network.

BICSI Releases ICT Cabling Installation Program in the United States

BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, releases the latest update to its ICT Cabling Installation Program.

The goal of the Program is to produce highly competent cabling installers, providing a career path consisting of four progressive courses and credentialing exams. This approach allows students to begin with basic fundamentals and build upon that knowledge.

Telus to Bring Fiber Optic Broadband to Surrey Residents and Businesses

TELUS is investing $250 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Surrey directly to its fibre optic network. Planning is currently underway, and construction work will begin in the coming weeks. TELUS anticipates connecting all homes and businesses before the end of 2018.

TE Subcom and Ciena Agree to Co-operate on Open Submarine Cable Solutions

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in submarine network technology, and Ciena, a leading network strategy and technology company, have agreed to an alliance that furthers the advancement of open submarine cable networking solutions. Customers seeking a single point of contact for both wet plant and dry plant will have the option to combine TE SubCom’s advanced wet plant designs and marine installation with Ciena’s industry-leading 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic™ coherent optics, to create a powerful and flexible next-generation undersea cable system.