LigTel Gets Permission to Deploy Fiber Cables in Shipshewana

LigTel Communications has received clearance from Shipshewana town board members for the fiber optic project. The project designed to bring high-speed, fiber optic broadband services to Shipshewana would start once the weather conditions become favorable for the deployment. The local media reported that the Shipshewana town board members had voted unanimously to approve the permit needed to install fiber optic…

LG U+ Builds Backbone Network in South Korea

South Korea’s LG U+ will establish a ROADM backbone network to strengthen the competitiveness of its business and has selected Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme and WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solutions. LG U+’s newly constructed and dedicated nationwide ROADM backbone network will satisfy the needs of customers and preemptively respond to increased traffic following the introduction of the remote era. Sung-Cheol…

Cisco and Acacia Amends Merger Agreement

Cisco and Acacia Communications have amended the definitive merger agreement under which Cisco previously agreed to acquire Acacia. Under the terms of the amended agreement, Cisco would acquire Acacia for $115 per share in cash, or for approximately $4.5 billion on a fully diluted basis, net of cash and marketable securities. Cisco and Acacia expect to complete the acquisition by…

TekSavvy Selects Ciena Optical Solutions

Canada’s TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has selected Ciena’s optical solutions to power its long haul fiber optic network that connects Toronto and Windsor. TekSavvy, which is the largest independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Canada owns 600 kilometers of optical fiber cable network ring that includes 18 new and existing PoPs in major markets throughout Southeastern Ontario. Ciena’s optical solutions will…