Huntingdon, UK - Comtec Group has completed the acquisition of Cablelines Pronet, the branded structured cabling division of A&GP Trading, for an undisclosed amount.
Altice Europe subsidiary Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement with three investment funds to sell a minority equity stake of 49.99 per cent in its French fibre optic business, SFR FTTH, for a total cash consideration of €1.8 billion based on a €3.6 billion equity value.
Cosemi Technologies has acquired South Korea-based optical connectivity provider for long-reach optical interconnect applications, Optella.
A private equity firm that specialises in investments within the communications sector has announced that it has acquired Nebraskan provider, Great Plains Communications.
Dasan Zhone Solutions (DZS) has agreed to acquire Keymile in a strategic move to expand its portfolio of broadband access solutions, including optical fibre and copper access technologies, Ethernet switching, and passive optical LAN.
GTT Communications has acquired Access Point, a North Carolina-based service provider, in order to enhance the global cloud networking provider’s presence in markets including retail, manufacturing and energy, whilst providing upsell opportunities.
Infinera has successfully completed of a series of submarine field trials over MAREA, a 6,600km submarine cable between Virginia Beach, Virginia and Bilbao, Spain. The trials used the company’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) advanced coherent technology to help achieve new records for trans-Atlantic real-time spectral efficiency.
Molex has acquired of the business of wavelength selective switching (WSS) manufacturer, Nistica in a move to integrate high-port count WSS capability into its optical transport portfolio to help drive the growth of communications networks.
An affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management has entered into an agreement with TE Connectivity which will see Cerberus acquire TE's Subsea Communications business, SubCom.
Ciena Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DonRiver, with the aim of bringing new capabilities to the networking systems, services, and software firm’s Blue Planet software and services portfolio.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang