ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.
Ribbon’s Apollo series innovative optical transport technology delivers the flexible grid differentiators and expanded sales and marketing channels necessary to seriously disrupt the optical transport competitive landscape. Watch out, Ciena.
Ciena reports robust Q3 2019 results, highlighting what they perceive as a competitive edge against Huawei, one of its key rivals. While perhaps somewhat self-serving, this perspective has resonance due to the mounting geopolitical pressure to exclude Huawei from strategic operator 5G-IoT build-outs and using the company’s AI engines.