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Researchers aim at 100 Gbits/s-plus lasers

Created August 1, 2017

A project underway at The University of New Mexico (UNM) is aimed at demonstrating that semiconductor laser devices can send data at a bandwidth speed of over 100 Gbits/s, with potential applications that could result in ten times the speed of current fibre optic networks.

The project addresses the need for faster data transfer by increasing the speed at which signals are first generated to send through a fibre optic network. It involves a multidisciplinary research team that is led by UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Marek Osiński, and includes Gennady Smolyakov, ECE Research Associate Professor, a senior collaborator on the project.



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UK housebuilder: broadband up there with running water and electricity

Created July 27, 2017

Access to ultrafast broadband is now almost as important to new home buyers as running water and electricity. So says Rob Perrins, Chief Executive of UK property developer the Berkeley Group. Perrins reckons owners expect broadband to be available from the day they move in, and believes the company would risk losing buyers if new properties didn’t offer high-speed connectivity.



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Embedded optics worth $5.5 billion by 2022

Created July 25, 2017

According to “The Embedded Optics Market: COBO and its Alternatives – 2017-2026,” a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, the market value for embedded optics could reach $5.5 billion in 2022. The report notes that the standardisation efforts of the Consortium for on-Board Optics (COBO) group could make embedded optics technology much more popular in the optical networking industry and lead to a new “post-pluggable” transceiver era.



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Elenion Technologies advances its datacom plans

Created July 25, 2017

Elenion Technologies is progressing its optical engine design for the data centre that will soon be a product. Elenion has been working with Ethernet switch chip maker, Cavium, and data centre player, Microsoft, as part of its datacom work.

The silicon photonics private company had been active for two and a half years and shipping a product before it announced itself last December. Since then Elenion has been shipping its coherent transceiver PIC – an integrated modulator-receiver assembly – first to Coriant and now other companies.



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Openreach seeks support to future-proof digital Britain

Created July 24, 2017

Openreach, Britain’s digital network business, has called for greater industry and political collaboration to build a large-scale “full fibre” broadband network to help secure the future competitiveness of the UK for decades and strengthen its position as the leading digital economy in the G20.



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Intel Xeon Scalable platform powers data centres ‘at the highest performance’

Created July 24, 2017

Intel has launched its Xeon scalable platform, said to be the “highest-performance, most versatile data centre platform ever”. The company says that digital transformation is accelerating:
“Every industry – transportation, retail, manufacturing, health care, professional services, even farming – is improving and streamlining through digital change.



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Chile’s national research and education network selects Coriant to modernise DWDM backbone

Created July 24, 2017

Coriant, a developer of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that the National Research and Education Network in Chile (REUNA), has selected the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform equipped with CloudWave Optics to modernise its nationwide DWDM backbone network.



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Global fibre optic components market analysed by Technavio

Created July 24, 2017

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global fibre optic components market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% over the forecast period – from 2016 through to 2021.

Global Fibre Optic Components Market 2017-2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.



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R&S storage delivers efficiency to Swiss service provider TPC

Created July 24, 2017

Broadcast and production service provider TPC Switzerland AG relies on the combination of the Rohde & Schwarz SpycerBox Cell storage solution and IBM’s Spectrum Scale file system solution. TPC, whose clients include the Swiss broadcaster SRG SSR, will use the solution to optimise its workflow as well as to ensure quality and reliability.



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Infinera XTS-3300 Meshponder supports 19 Tbit/s on trans-Atlantic route

Created July 24, 2017

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has completed of a subsea field trial with a major subsea network provider on a new trans-Atlantic route. The trial was conducted with the XTS-3300 meshponder and demonstrated the potential of 19 terabits per second (19T) per fibre pair, delivering the highest spectral efficiency on a major trans-Atlantic route.



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