Alan Weissberger Optical Networking

NSN Exits Optical Network Business; Who will be the last optical network vendor(s) standing?

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is selling its optical networking business unit to private investment firm Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with over $1bn of capital under management.  The new company intends to operate as “an industry leader in the fragmented optical networking sector.”   This  transaction is another step in the transformation of […]

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Infonetics: Carriers Making Major Push to OTN; PMC Sierra sees healthy OTN growth during next 5 years

Infonetics Research says optical network providers are making a major push to the Optical Transport Network (OTN) for metro, long haul and ultra long haul transmision.  Until now, carriers have mostly used SONET/SDH for optical transport but that seems about to change in a big way. Infonetics interviewed telcos in North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA, […]

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