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FTTH Conference 2017 receives ‘high patronage’ of French President Hollande

Created December 22, 2016

The FTTH Council Europe has announced that the FTTH Conference 2017, which will take place from 14 to 16 February 2017 in Marseille, France, has received the high patronage of Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic. The event will also be held under the patronage of the City of Marseille.



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Adva makes largest QoQ gain in global DCI market – Ovum

Created December 22, 2016

Adva Optical Networking achieved the largest quarter-over-quarter market share gain on a rolling four-quarter basis in the data center interconnect market, according to analyst Ovum’s latest global market share report. The telecommunications vendor was also named number one in both the metro ICP/CNP DCI and enterprise DCI categories.



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Telia Carrier expands availability of IP, wavelength and Ethernet services in Germany with Savecall

Created December 22, 2016

Telia Carrier has announced its new partnership with Savecall, Germany’s leading consultant and broker of ICT services with offices in Munich, Wiesbaden and Berlin. In addition to Savecall’s consulting and brokering services, this partnership allows the company to act as a reseller of Telia Carrier’s complete suite of IP, Wavelength and Ethernet services.



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Cable market in EU grows to €22.4bn amid increasing competition – analyst IHS Markit

Created December 22, 2016

The cable industry in the European Union has continued to grow amidst increasing competition from traditional and Over-The-Top (OTT) players, according to a report published by IHS Markit, a market analyst, and Cable Europe, the European cable trade association. The report presents the consolidated full year European figures for the industry during 2015.



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Ciena reports improved quarter and full-year 2016 results

Created December 22, 2016

Ciena, the network specialist, has announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2016. For the fiscal fourth quarter 2016, Ciena reported revenue of $716.2 million as compared to $692.0 million for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015. For fiscal year 2016, Ciena reported revenue of $2.6 billion, as compared to $2.4 billion for fiscal year 2015.



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FTTH Council Europe welcomes €500m Connecting Europe Broadband Fund

Created December 14, 2016

A new broadband fund of at least €500 million has been announced this week (December 12th) to contribute towards delivering an inclusive “Gigabit Society for Europe“ and prevent a new Gigabit-divide happening across the continent from the outset.



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MEF releases Third Generation Network and Services white paper with industry standards groups

Created December 14, 2016

MEF (formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum), the industry association aiming for agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, has released a new white paper, in conjunction with various communications industry groups, which describes an industry vision for the evolution and transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them.



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Ciena announces its most sophisticated coherent DSP-ASIC yet

Created December 12, 2016

Ciena’s latest coherent DSP-ASIC, the WaveLogic Ai, follows on from the company’s WaveLogic 3 family of coherent chips that was first announced in 2012. The WaveLogic Ai silicon will be used in Ciena’s systems from the second quarter of 2017.

The WaveLogic Ai chipset includes such features as real-time network monitoring that makes network measurement data available every 10ms. The data can be fed through application programming interfaces to analytics software whose output will be used by operators to adapt their networks.



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Mini ‘nano-roundabout’ helps keep optical traffic on the right path

Created December 9, 2016

As with vehicular road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule and route is required. A new method has now been developed at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria (“TU Wien”) to provide such a rule for light signals. For this purpose two glass fibers were coupled at their intersection point to an optical resonator, in which the light circulates and behaves like cars on a roundabout.



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Madrid university to research theoretical bases of future wireless communications

Created December 9, 2016

A University Carlos III, Madrid (UC3M) scientist, Tobias Koch, has received an ERC Starting Grant to establish the theoretical and mathematical bases that will enable faster and more efficient wireless communications in the future.

The research project to be carried out by Koch will be within the UC3M Signal Theory and Communications Department, under the name LOLITA (Information Theory for Low-Latency Wireless Communications).



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