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Yokogawa launches higher-performance successor to AQ6315A

Created March 2, 2017

The new AQ6374 is the successor to the Yokogawa and ANDO-branded AQ6315A wideband optical spectrum analyser and includes diffraction grating-based monochromator technology, an enhanced user interface and an air purging feature.

Yokogawa have enhanced the control technologies originally developed for the AQ6370 series, with the AQ6374 model now achieving measurement speeds up to 40 times that achieved by the AQ6315A. The ability to sample 100001 points of data, 100 times as much as the AQ6315A, enables high resolution measurement over a broad wavelength range, while data-transfer rates during remote control via Ethernet are up to 100 times faster.



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Board-level optical interconnect sales will generate $5.6 bn by 2022

Created March 2, 2017

Market analyst CIR forecasts that sales of board-level optical interconnects will reach $5.6 billion by 2022, up from $696 m in 2017. Its report “Opportunities in Board-Level Optical Interconnects: Optics-Enabled Circuit Boards, Optical Engines and Optical Backplanes”, the analyst says much of the growth will come from an entirely new class of MSA-compliant optical boards that will provide massive backbone capacity for routers and switches compared to today’s conventional electrical backplanes and motherboards.



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Indonesian operator beefs up optical backbone

Created March 2, 2017

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) has deployed Coriant’s coherent optical transport and universal switching technology as part of a nationwide upgrade to its fibre-based backbone network. The network modernisation initiative is designed to improve the performance and increase the capacity of Telkom’s terrestrial and subsea optical transport infrastructure to meet growing demand for high-bandwidth mobile and fixed line services and applications



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Keysight Technologies works with Huawei on Phase II of China 5G R&D trial

Created March 2, 2017

Keysight Technologies has begun working with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on phase II of the China 5G Technology R&D Trial. Using its UXA N9040B signal analyser and 89601B VSA signal analysis software, Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei’s 5G prototype base station. The tests cover numerology, frame structure, and new waveform in the 5G new radio – 5G NR – protocol.



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Transceiver noise is major limit to maximising optical communication capacity

Created March 2, 2017

Why do lab results often fail to live up to simulations when determining the capacity of optical fibre? That is the question UNLOC researcher, Dr Lidia Galdino (from UCL’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, London) asked. She was surprised to discover that the devices used to transmit and receive optical signals – the transceivers – are more important than was previously thought, she concluded.



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EANTC takes part in first ETSI NFV interoperability plugtest

Created March 2, 2017

EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Centre) participated in ETSI’s first Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) interoperability Plugtests, between January 23 and February 3, 2017. The validation focused on ETSI NFV Release 2 end-to-end capabilities including management of descriptors and software images, life cycle management of network services and virtual network functions.



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EGIDE 100G to 400G Packages

Created March 1, 2017

EGIDE have introduce a new series of packages dedicated to 100Gb/s and 400Gb/s applications. The family of TOSA and ROSA products are compliant with OIF and CFP standards. RF performance of the ceramic transitions is above 40 GHz and ideal for current 100G use, 



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Spanish FTTH broadband wagon rolls on

Created March 1, 2017

According to the latest figures from national telecoms regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), FTTH continues to drive broadband expansion in Spain. In 2016 1.8 million FTTH lines were added, while DSL technology registered a loss of 1.3 million lines over the course of the year.



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Diamond to showcase high-power connectors

Created February 27, 2017

Optical power densities close to or above damage safety levels can create serious concerns at every fibre interface, in every optical system.  Diamond, a leading supplier of high precision fibre optic components and equipment, provide specifically tailored solutions that offer robust and reliable optical connections for standard single and multi-mode fibres, as well as specialty fibre types like polarization maintaining fibres.



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IDT to acquire GigPeak for $3.08 per share valuing deal at $250 million

Created February 27, 2017

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and GigPeak have signed an agreement for IDT to acquire GigPeak for a total cash consideration of $3.08 per share, valuing the deal at approximately $250 million. The acquisition of GigPeak will provide IDT with a highly regarded optical interconnect product and technology business that is complementary to IDT’s leadership position in real-time interconnect products.



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