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New Few Mode Fibre Erbium Doped Amplifier

16 December 2014
 
MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project investigating Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) to address the potential future capacity crunch within the telecommunications networks, has announced the launch of its latest product a Few Mode Fibre Erbium Doped Amplifier (FM-EDFA). The product, developed for the transmission experiments for the project, is the first of its kind to be commercially available on the market following four years focussed R&D activity.
 


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Tenfold growth in Data Centre Interconnect Market

16 December 2014
 
The growth of cloud-based services in consumer and business applications during the past five years has been spectacular. Projections are that this trajectory will continue during the next five years. By 2019 mobile network traffic is forecasted to increase tenfold. Half of this increase will be in video services, and an additional 10 percent will be in social networking applications. At the same time, business cloud computing services are expected to increase at a 40 percent average annual rate. 
 


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Guide to High-Speed Broadband Investment

16 December 2014
 
A new report “European Commission Guide to NGN Broadband Investment” has been published. The aim of the report is to be a tool for local or regional public authority in making choices about critical issues and assist in planning investments in line with relevant policy objectives and regulations.
 


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255 Terabits/s over fibre link

16 December 2014
 
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the USA, report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high 255 Terabits/s over a new type of fibre allowing 21 times more bandwidth than currently available in communication networks. This new type of fibre could be an answer to mitigating the impending optical transmission capacity crunch caused by the increasing bandwidth demand.
 


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Mellanox InfiniBand for High-Performance Supercomputer

16 December 2014
 
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, has announced that the Center for Biological and Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Risø Campus of The Technical University of Denmark  (DTU) has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution for the center’s new supercomputer, making Denmark a global leader in bioinformatics. Mellanox’s InfiniBand interconnect solution delivers the scalability, high performance and bandwidth needed for researchers around the world to share information and collaborate on the molecular analysis of people and their diseases to discover patterns and determine treatment methods.
 


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UK investing £120m in Quantum Communications Hub

9 December 2014
 
Royal Holloway, University of London, and seven other leading universities have announced the creation of a new collaboration to develop secure communication technologies for consumer, commercial and government markets.
 


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Telindus Telecom deploys Adva's encryption technology

9 December 2014
 
Adva Optical Networking has announced that Telindus Telecom, the first global alternative operator in Luxembourg, has deployed Adva’s FSP 3000 with advanced encryption technology to ensure the security of its operator network and cloud services.
 


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Pangaea Networks picks Transmode for CE2.0 upgrade in New York

9 December 2014
 
New York-based Pangaea Networks has upgraded its optical network to support the next generation of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services using Transmode's TM-Series of packet-optical transport equipment. The new network enables Pangaea Networks to provide high-capacity access for its customers in New York City and the tri-state area.
 


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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology study proposes free ‘Super Wi-Fi’

9 December 2014
 
The growing need for wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, have therefore proposed adapting certain TV transmission frequencies, due to be freed up, to extend existing Wi-Fi networks instead of using them for mobile communications.
 


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North American operators cut optical transport spend, finds Dell’Oro

5 December 2014
 
Spending on optical transport hardware by the North American operators dropped 13 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, according to market research firm Dell'Oro Group. 
 


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