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Infonetics: OTN market set for strong growth

17 July 2012
 
The Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport and switching market is forecast to grow at a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2016, outpacing the 5.5% growth of the optical equipment market (WDM, SONET/SDH). So says the latest study on the OTN equipment marketplace by Infonetics Research.


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Avago's 12x10Gbps parallel optics products move to volume production

06 July 2012
 
Avago Technologies' 120 Gbps aggregate bandwidth (12x10Gbps) MiniPod and CXP parallel optics products are now in volume production. The company first detailed the MiniPod and CXP technologies in late 2010, yet many equipment vendors are still to launch their first designs.
 


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Alcatel-Lucent launches core router family

03 July 2012
 
Alcatel-Lucent has announced its first IP core router family, complementing its existing portfolio of edge routers. The 7950 core has a system capacity of up to 32 Terabits and uses the company's 400Gbps FP3 packet-processing chipset.
 


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Cyan teams with Calient for CDC ROADM network

13 June 2012
 
Packet-optical systems developer Cyan and photonic switch vendor Calient Technologies are collaborating to build what they say is the industry’s first colorless, directionless, contentionless (CDC) reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) using 3D MEMS photonic switching.
 


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Italian strategic fund backs Metroweb €4.5B FTTH plan

13 June 2012
 
Earlier this year, the Italian infrastructure fund F2i presented a plan to the Italian government to spend €4.5 billion bringing fibre connections to 10 million people in 30 major Italian cities by 2020.  F2i holds a majority stake in Metroweb, the company that owns the FTTH network in Milan.
 


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DANTE picks Infinera’s DTN-X for European research network

13 June 2012
 
Network operator DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) has selected Infinera to supply optical transmission equipment for the GÉANT pan-European network that it operates on behalf of Europe’s national research and education communities.
 


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PMC targets the metro with OTN processors

13 June 2012
 
PMC-Sierra has announced two Optical Transport Network (OTN) processors for metro networks. Dubbed the HyPHY 20Gflex and HyPHY 10Gflex, the devices are targeted at compact "pizza box" size systems that aggregate residential, enterprise and mobile backhaul traffic, as well as packet-optical and optical transport platforms. 
 


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Optical spending shrinks: is Europe catching a cold?

12 June 2012
 
The poor economic news coming out of Europe is casting a shadow over the optical networking industry.  Market research firms Infonetics Research and Ovum both reported that the optical network hardware market had a bad quarter in Q12012.
 


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Verizon emphasizes the optical control plane and 100G

07 June 2012
 
Verizon has unveiled plans for what it calls “the network of the future”.  The operator says it will build a new optical control plane technology into its global network infrastructure and deploy 100G coherent wavelengths in its metro networks.
 


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OneChip Photonics targets the data centre

31 May 2012
 
Until now OneChip has focused on bringing its photonic integrated circuit (PIC) based passive optical network (PON) transceivers to market. But now the start-up is expanding its product range with components that could slash the cost of interfaces for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
 


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