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Viavi’s Observer Platform addresses surging traffic and security threats ‘for next decade’

Created January 19, 2017

Viavi Solutions has launched the Observer Platform, an industry-leading solution for network performance management. As global network traffic growth continues to defy expectations, enterprises need to embrace advanced technologies, while security threats multiply. Anticipating these market trends, Viavi has redesigned the Observer Platform, including Observer GigaStor and Apex.



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XKL launches DQT10 transponder designed for optimal performance and customer control

Created January 19, 2017

XKL LLC, a provider of fibre optic networking systems, has launched its DQT10 transponder. An extension of the DQM10 family of DWDM appliances, the DQT10 multiplexes waves outside of XKL’s typical integrated 1RU form factor, thereby allowing network growth to 96 channels and augmentation of existing networks via alien wave injection.

 


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Mitsubishi ES launches Doherty amplifier for next-gen LTE base stations

Created January 19, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric US is presenting a hands-on mini lab showcasing its high-efficiency, wide-band Doherty Amplifier at Radio & Wireless Week, which runs January 16-17 in Phoenix, AZ. The company is also presenting a technical paper describing this wide-band Doherty power amplifier designed for next-generation LTE base stations, based on the latest Mitsubishi Electric GaN transistor technology.



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Diamond’s new multi-fibre connector, for fast, easy and flexible installations

Created January 17, 2017

Diamond has developed a new rugged and reliable fan-out connection based on the well-known Diamond Multi Fibber System (MFS) connector system that provides greater flexibility of temporary and fixed fibre optic installations.

The special feature of the new DiaFlex is that the fibre whips can be removed and replaced via a connector system in the divider.



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Infinera transforms subsea networks to Cloud scale with new DTN-X platforms

Created January 16, 2017

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced new platforms within its DTN-X Family to power cloud scale subsea networks. The company introduced the XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 “meshponders” for subsea networks, and upgraded its DTN-X XTC Series to 12 terabits per second (Tb/s) of non-blocking Optical Transport Network switching with a new 1.2 Tb/s subsea line card.

The solution features dynamic spectral sharing and access to real-time subsea link performance. The new tools enhance Infinera’s open and programmable subsea network architecture, enabling operators to securely monetize their subsea spectrum.



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Telia Carrier builds new route from Stockholm, Sweden, to St. Petersburg, Russia

Created January 16, 2017

Telia Carrier has established a new route stretching from Stockholm to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, and has upgraded multiple submarine cables to future proof its network, bringing lower latency and additional capacity. The new route further diversifies the wholesale carrier’s network and the upgrade enables Telia Carrier to provide 100G+ services to carriers, content and cloud providers in the Baltics, Russia and beyond.



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Harting Technology Group remains on clear path for growth

Created January 16, 2017

Regular ECOC exhibitor Harting Technology group says it “remains on a clear path for growth”, following the announcement of its 2016 trading to the end of September. Sales during the 2015/16 fiscal year rose by 3.4 % to €586 million (previous year: €567 million). Excluding negative currency effects, growth would have amounted to 3.9%, the company stated. Total sales reached a new record high. Growth at the company is thus in line with the forecast made by Harting’s Board Chairman Philip Harting at the annual press conference, at the end of 2015.



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Lumentum to exhibit at four tradeshows between January and March 2017

Created January 16, 2017

Lumentum is to exhibit at no fewer than four tradeshows worldwide over the coming three months. The company will be displaying several advanced products addressing the telecom, enterprise, data centre, and 3D sensing, as well as laser micromachining markets. The company says that by attending these shows it is demonstrating its commitment to and support for these dynamic markets.



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Corning fibre recognised with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Created January 11, 2017

Low-loss optical fibre, invented by Corning decades ago, continues to revolutionize broadcast technology in a bandwidth-hungry world.

Corning has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy award from the US National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its 1970 invention of low-loss optical fibre. The award honours breakthrough innovations that materially affected television engineering.



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Finnish scientists develop plasmonic nanolaser, promising new on-chip photonic applications

Created Janaury 10, 2017

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a “plasmonic nanolaser” that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The team led by Professor Päivi Törmä says that this achievement “opens up new prospects for on-chip coherent light sources, such as lasers, that are extremely small and ultrafast.”



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