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Superchannel ROADM the goal for European research project

15th January 2013
 
Flexible switching of high-capacity traffic carried over superchannel wavelengths is the goal of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project.


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Accelink buys Ignis Photonyx as it prepares to merge with WTD

11th December 2012
 
Accelink Technologies has acquired the Danish planar lightwave circuit (PLC) company, Ignis Photonyx A/S.
 


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Transmode adds a mix of technologies for next-generation packet transport

11th December 2012
 
Transmode is enhancing its packet transport offerings as operators look for greater traffic and service efficiencies in the metro. 
 


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ECI Telecom's Native Packet Transport targets the metro

11th December 2012
 
ECI Telecom has announced a new family of packet transport platforms for the metro. The Native Packet Transport (NPT) platforms aims to reduce the cost of operating packet networks while supporting traditional TDM traffic.
 


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Oclaro sells thin-film filter business to Photop

10th December 2012
 
Once a staple item on the WDM equipment manufacturer’s shopping list, thin-film filters (TFFs) will be superseded by integrated technologies in next-generation optical equipment.  Perhaps that explains why Oclaro has decided to get out of the TFF business.
 


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BT hooks up first customer to XG-PON connection

10th December 2012
 
UK incumbent BT has set up a demonstration of 10Gbps broadband at an engineering firm in Cornwall. Electronic component manufacturer Arcol got a broadband speed boost from 1.5Mbps to 330Mbps when it subscribed to BT’s FTTP service. It was then selected by BT to try out the 10Gbps connection.
 


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Dell Oro: WDM market to reach record revenues for 2012

10th December 2012
 
A new report by Dell’Oro Group says the total WDM market, comprising both metro and long-haul applications, is forecast to reach $8 billion for the full year 2012 – exceeding the telecom high point of 2000 for the first time.
 


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Nokia Siemens exits optical hardware business

10th December 2012

Nokia Siemens Networks has decided that optical networking isn’t central to its strategy after all.  The troubled company has reached an agreement to sell its optical business to Marlin Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum.
 


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Point Topic: Europe halfway to Digital Heaven?

29th November 2012
 
One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home by 2020. A new study by Point Topic shows that Europe is now halfway towards achieving that aim.
 


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400G emerges as the next logical step for Ethernet

21st November 2012

The optical industry loves a good debate about standards!  The current generation of Ethernet standards was controversial, being the first where two standards – 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet – were developed simultaneously.  The same debate about what the next generation of Ethernet should look like is now in full swing.



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