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Equinix skirts around threat of rising energy costs to continued growth in data center market

Rising energy costs, labor cost inflation, supply chain challenges and a competitive M&A environment were among the financial landmines that Equinix avoided to have a successful quarter.

Arelion completes southwest route of cross-country fiber network

The southwest expansion completes the previous deployments that stretched eastward from Dallas, Texas, via Nashville, Tennessee, to Ashburn, Virginia.

OFC 2022: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin coherently talks about pluggables

As OFC 2022 wraps up, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin weighs in on IP-over-DWDM and why it's really working this time. We also discuss market components upstart EFFECT Photonics and its noteworthy deal with Viasat.

OFC 2022: Cignal AI's Andrew Schmitt on what's hot in optical

Andrew Schmitt, founder and directing analyst at Cignal AI, helps us wrap up a few key topics from OFC 2022 and talks about what he's looking forward to in the optical networking space.

PMC CEO David Somo: MEMs the word

Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (PMC) President and CEO David Somo took a moment to talk about his company's optical components and which end markets are hot right now.

Infinera's Rob Shore: Optical engine revving at OFC

Rob Shore, Infinera's SVP of marketing, discusses three announcements covering Infinera's most recent technology and market moves in optical transport, pluggable optics and a partnership that will unlock private networking and edge computing deployments for a major US service provider.

Verizon, AT&T lag behind Lumen on Wavelength Services Leaderboard

While wavelength technology is about 20 years old, it's experiencing a 'rebirth because of the demand for very high speeds,' said Vertical Systems Group's Rick Malone.

Telia Carrier CEO: Pushing for global expansion

Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.

India's STL sees 5G, open RAN as fiber growth factors

Corning competitor STL said increased bandwidth usage, European expansion and more 5G network buildups will keep it growing in 2021.

Corning anticipates more 5G-fueled fiber growth ahead

Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'

Cisco recounts recent tech advances, previews a post-pandemic pitch

As the Cisco Live event kicks off today, the networking giant looks beyond the lockdowns and urges service providers to build the network they're going to need when the world gets moving again.

News bites: II-VI sees quick gains from Finisar buy

Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment, Coherent is choosing between multi-billion dollar suitors, an Alaskan region gets some fiber-based broadband and Sling has a V-Day deal.

Acacia reports revenue, profit growth as it scraps with Cisco

The components vendor said its business is growing thanks to bandwidth demands and it stands by its desire to call off its pending acquisition by Cisco.

Telia Carrier leans on pluggable optics for a simpler network

The wholesale carrier said it will use routing platforms that support 400G pluggable optics to build a faster, more manageable network.

Ciena's opex flex

Looking ahead to 2021, Ciena's CEO talks about its 800G systems, network automation and webscale supplier status as the company looks beyond the pandemic.

Ciena, Cisco could acquire NeoPhotonics – analysts

'We see a very high likelihood of NeoPhotonics being acquired by a larger optical component supplier or even by Ciena or Cisco,' wrote the financial analysts at MKM Partners.

Podcast: Cogent's Dave Schaeffer on building a better backbone

Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.

DoD awards $600M to AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, others, for 5G testing

The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'

Eurobites: Cellnex, Everynet combine on IoT network rollouts

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three ponders masts sale; TIM, Ardian finalize terms of Inwit deal; MTN Zambia bolsters backbone with ZTE.

COVID-19 slowing network operator capex, warns Ciena

Ciena, which counts AT&T and Verizon as top customers, warned of a pandemic-released slowdown in service provider spending. But some analysts aren't worried.

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