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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Lumentum gave the crowds at this annual optical love-fest something to get excited about Monday with the news that it is acquiring ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/9/2018
You gotta hand it to CableLabs. The non-profit cable R&D organization is not about to rest on its laurels. Nor is it willing to forego a single shred of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/6/2018
Nokia has lit the annual optical speeds-and-feeds touch-paper ahead of next week's OFC event in San Diego with the unveiling of its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/13/2017
Intel Capital is among a number of investors pumping $7 million of Series A venture capital into Austin, Texas-based GenXComm, a startup developing a chip for analog ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
Optical equipment maker Corning is to splash $900 million in cash on a takeover of 3M's communications market business as part of an acquisition strategy aimed at ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2017
"In our opinion, Finisar needs to buy Oclaro," writes analyst Mike Genovese, calling the hypothetical deal a "make-or-break proposition" for Finisar.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/24/2017
Successful homegrown Indian telecom vendors are hard to come by. That makes Bengaluru-based Tejas Networks something of an anomaly. Started way back in 2000, Tejas is ...
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