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Infinera launches new partner program delivering end-to-end intelligent transport networks

SUNNYVALE, CA – Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, launched a new partner program to simplify bringing innovative optical networking technology to end-users facing growing bandwidth demands. The new Infinera Partner Program offers channel partners an application-optimized portfolio spanning access, metro, long-haul, data center interconnect (DCI) and subsea networks while improving our partners’ ability to build and grow their business.

EXFO expands its NFV Ecosystems Integration initiative by partnering with NEC/Netcracker

Companies collaborate to offer service providers sophisticated service assurance solutions for smarter networks

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ : EXFO, TSX : EXF) announced today it is joining forces with NEC/Netcracker SDN/NFV Solutions in order to help communications service providers (CSPs) access the full benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN).

Hamamatsu to construct new building to expand production of infrared detectors and emitters

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced the construction of a new building no. 3 at its Miyakoda Factory to increase manufacturing capacity of compound semiconductor devices. This expansion is being done in anticipation of growing demand for detectors and emitters in various applications that utilize infrared light.

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held on the site of the new building on 12th October 2016. Construction is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.

Onecom expands CityFibre partnership to three further city networks

LONDON - Leading unified communications provider Onecom has today signed three new launch partner agreements with CityFibre committing a minimum of 300 business connections on three of CityFibre’s existing metro networks - Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham.

The deal enables Onecom to take full advantage of CityFibre’s extensive national network and brings into commercial production the Nottingham and Leicester assets acquired by CityFibre in January 2016.

Light Brigade executive receives IPC’s Distinguished Committee Service Award

TUKWILA, WA & SPARTANBURG, SC – Light Brigade, a leading training and education company, announces that the IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, has recognized Larry Johnson, director and founder of Light Brigade, Inc. with a Distinguished Committee Service award for his contributions to the development of the standard IPC-D-640, Design and Critical Process Requirements for Optical Fiber, Optical Cable and Hybrid Wiring Harness Assemblies.

Ericsson appoints Ulf Ewaldsson as head of strategy and technology

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- Ulf Ewaldsson is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology at Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Ewaldsson brings to this position more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development and customer relationships.

Rima Qureshi was appointed Head of Region North America July 1, 2016, and has since held dual roles. In addition to her role as Head of Region North America, Rima Qureshi will continue to drive the strategic partnership with Cisco.

Northampton joins the ranks of UK Gigabit Cities

CityFibre announces partnership with dbfb to bring ultra-fast internet to Northampton’s businesses

LONDON & NORTHAMPTON, UK – CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of digital infrastructure, has today announced that Northampton will become the UK’s next Gigabit City. CityFibre is making its 45km state of the art pure fibre network available to Northampton’s business community by means of a partnership with dbfb, a long-standing Northampton-based business internet service provider.

II-VI receives award for excellence in service and responsiveness by Cisco

PITTSBURGH – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for optical networks today announced that it has received the 2016 Excellence in Service and Responsiveness award from Cisco®.

This prestigious award recognizes II-VI Incorporated for exemplary performance in teamwork, communication, and responsiveness to Cisco's business directives.  The distinction was awarded during Cisco's 25th Annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held September 8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

Nokia accelerates operators' move to multi-vendor cloud networks with new dedicated facility and services

  • Nokia opens Global Cloud Design Center in the UK dedicated to leveraging IT and telco multi-vendor cloud capabilities
  • New Prime Integration Service draws on expertise for design and deployment of tailored multi-vendor cloud networks
  • Launch of 'cloud wise care services' to provide software validation and testing and comprehensive cloud monitoring services using Nokia's global expertise
  • Transformation Consulting Framework extended to support operators' evolution to 5G and IoT


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