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By Jeff Harris, VP Solutions Marketing, Ixia, 8/10/2017
High-speed Ethernet is a moving target. While 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) is still rolling out, 400GE is already nipping at its heels. In fact, IEEE802.3bs-compliant, ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/4/2017
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ADVA plans to acquire US rival MRV Communications in a $69 million deal it says will strengthen its line-up of products and broaden its customer base. (See ADVA to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/29/2017
I visited Colt's headquarters in London to catch up with a quartet of execs about developments at the progressive network operator.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/19/2017
Continuing to expand the market reach of merchant switching chips, Arista today announced upgrades to its 7500R universal spine switches.
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
Integrated Device Technology is acquiring GigPeak for approximately $250 million in cash, buying itself a position in the optical interconnect business.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/31/2017
Fluke Networks has introduced what appears to be the first available field tester certified for testing new Cat 8 cabling.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/30/2017
The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium declared its recent plugfest a success after the vast majority of devices -- many operating at 25G and roughly half again at 50G -- ...
By Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 1/27/2017
If you're bullish on the cloud, the fourth-quarter earnings report from Juniper Networks, released Thursday, will have looked promising. And if your primary focus is ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/26/2017
Ixia is proclaiming a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology first, with the test system specialist claiming to have aggregated eight 56 Gbit/s channels using PAM-4 ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/20/2016
NeoPhotonics said it is selling its Access and Low Speed transceiver product lines to APAT Optoelectronics Components Co., in a deal that involves several ...
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