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Kaiam closes $35M investment, ramps production

14 October 2014
 
Optical subsystem and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed a $35 million (€27.6 million) round of new equity investment. This nearly doubles the total investment in the company to date.
 


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Finisar demos 50G transceiver based on silicon photonics

14 October 2014
 
At the ECOC Exhibition in Cannes, France, Finisar held what it claims is the industry's first demonstration of a 50-Gbps optical interface using silicon photonics technology.
 


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Alcatel-Lucent debuts single-wavelength 200G line card

14 October 2014
 
Alcatel-Lucent says its new single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line card has already been deployed in more than 20 service provider networks.  The single-wavelength capability is an industry first at these data rates, the vendor claims.
 


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BT shows gigabit potential of G.fast in field trial

14 October 2014
 
BT says it is “greatly encouraged” by field trials which show combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to one gigabit can be delivered via a mix of copper and fibre.
 


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Metro is the new 100G battleground, says Infonetics

14 October 2014
 
Service providers expect 100G WDM to account for almost 40% of all metro wavelength deployments and 75% of the core network in 2017, according to the latest survey from Infonetics Research.


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Infinera targets metro networks with Cloud Xpress

14 October 2014
 
Optical transport vendor Infinera has unveiled Cloud Xpress, a metro-focused optical platform based on its photonic integrated circuit.
 


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Oclaro demos CFP2 module operating at 200G

14 October 2014
 
The advent of a compact, pluggable CFP2 form factor module capable of multi-rate long-distance coherent optical transmission moved a step closer with a demonstration by Oclaro at the ECOC 2014 Exhibition in Cannes, France.
 


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Terasquare unveils low-power reverse gearbox chip

7 October 2014
 
Fabless semiconductor start-up Terasquare has unveiled a chip that it claims could drastically increase port density on line cards and thus save equipment space inside data centres. 
 


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CityFiber to build Scotland's first Gigabit City

18 September 2014
 
UK infrastructure provider CityFibre Ltd. says it is joining forces with Scottish service provider Internet for Business (IFB) to bring optical fibre connections to businesses in Aberdeen, thus creating Scotland’s first Gigabit City.
 


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MODE-GAP project claims 73.7T transmission record

18 September 2014
 
European R&D project MODE-GAP says it has been officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records for achieving the highest data transmission rate over hollow-core optical fibre.
 


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