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Ciena has joined the pre-OFC optical news rush with a metro packet-optical system that comes ready made with a badge of honor: It already has a Tier 1 customer in the ...
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Having kept its powder dry during the past year or so, the optical transport team at Nokia today unveiled a host of developments that should make for some interesting ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 3/16/2016
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