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…

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…

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.

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.

UPN Provides Custom Connectivity Solutions for ICS

Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, is pleased to announce a recent partnership with Iowa-based Internet, TV, and technology solutions provider, ICS. UPN will provide ICS with multiple high-speed EIA connections as well as a custom dark fiber solution.

Winstream Expands Fiber Network in Nashville

Expansion is part of Windstream’s multi-city campaign to connect even more data centers & commercial buildings to company’s national backbone  Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Nashville area. Windstream’s expansion…

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Richmond

Windstream,  a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Richmond area. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects even more local data centers…