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Data centres represent significant opportunity for UK photonics firms

Created December 8, 2016

The UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network has published a report outlining the ways in which UK companies could take full advantage of the burgeoning global data centre market. The report, “The Big UK Data Equipment Opportunity”, highlights UK capabilities and key players within this important growth area, with a focus specifically on the financial sector.



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European project developing integrated silicon photonics process

Created December 7, 2016

Several companies and research institutes are developing a silicon photonics process that combines on-chip electronics and lasers.

Dubbed Dimension (Directly Modulated Lasers on Silicon), the silicon photonics project is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project’s goal is to develop manufacturing processes that will enable the integration of photonics, including the laser, and electronics on one chip.



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Keysight showing 5G, 802.11ad design and test solutions at IEEE Globecom 2016

Created December 5, 2016

Keysight Technologies is this week demonstrating a wide range of first-to-market design, test and characterization solutions at IEEE Globecom 2016, which takes place in Washington D.C., between December 4th – 7th.



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UK’s Ofcom instructs BT and Openreach to separate – Ovum

Created December 5, 2016

On November 29, 2016, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom announced that it is proceeding with a formal notification to require the legal separation of Openreach from BT.

This next step is in keeping with the proposals made in July 2016 in the event Ofcom was not able to secure a voluntary agreement with BT on the necessary reforms. This next stage involves a notification to the European Commission to require the changes to increase Openreach’s independence.



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Silicon photonics ready for take-off towards ‘multibillion-dollar’ market

Created December 5, 2016

Datacenters with few other emerging applications will become a multibillion-dollar market for silicon photonics by 2025, according to market analyst company Yole Développement. The principal reasons for this expected boost for silicon technologies are that transporting increasing levels of data with existing technologies will soon reach its limit and photons will continue replacing step-by-step electrons throughout networks.



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High-performance OTDR module for remote fibre test systems

Created November 29, 2016

Today’s regulatory regime has made it more important than ever for telecom carriers to proactively monitor and maintain their fibre networks. In particular, the huge penalties specified in service level agreements and quality of service commitments give carriers financial incentives to invest in maintaining fibre networks.

Now, Yokogawa Europe has launched a high-performance optical time-domain reflectometer module – the AQ7277B – which is designed for use with remote fibre-test systems (RFTS). An RFTS is designed to improve the efficiency of operation and maintenance of fibre lines at a cable termination station by constantly monitoring individual fibres. The system indicates a failure location on an “electronic map” and automatically alerts maintenance staff.



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IBS scientists in Korea develop optical components to manipulate light

Created November 29, 2016

Korea’s Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, located within the country’s Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has developed three key components of a new type of optical circuit, with implications for speeding up optical communications. These devices are said to “combine the advantages of photonics and electronics on the same platform”.



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186 Communications deploys Adva’s FSP 3000 across north east US

Created November 29, 2016

Adva Optical Networking has announced that New England-based fiber solutions provider 186 Communications has deployed the Adva’s FSP 3000 throughout the Northeast United States. The new network architecture expands 186 Communications’ fibre backbone meaning that it can rapidly respond to the demands of broadband providers and enterprise customers.



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Huawei showcases 5G and LTE dual connectivity in live demo with 4K video

Created November 29, 2016

At the 2016 Global MBBF (Mobile Broadband Forum), Huawei demonstrated a 5G and LTE Dual Connectivity live demo with a 4K video on-demand service. The demo was based on Cloud RAN architecture with a 21Gbps single user peak throughput achieved.

Huawei said this Cloud RAN-based 5G and LTE Dual Connectivity makes possible the fast deployment of 5G NR (“new radio”) over existing LTE networks, and serves as a milestone for efforts towards an initial 5G launch.



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Telefónica addresses huge growth in video traffic with IP-MPLS network

Created November 25, 2016

Telefónica is testing a 200-gigabit optical mesh network in Barcelona, adding to its existing optical mesh deployment across Madrid. Both mesh networks are part of the optical infrastructure that underpins the operator’s nationwide IP-MPLS network that is under construction.

The operator embarked on the new network to support the growth in video-on-demand and over-the-top streaming services. “In one year we are getting the same



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