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Imec adds graphene to its silicon photonics toolkit to demonstrate a 10 Gigabit modulator

28 January 2015
 
Imec has demonstrated a graphene-based optical modulator working at up to 10 Gigabit. The Belgium nano-electronics centre is investigating graphene - carbon atoms linked in a 2D sheet - as part of its silicon photonics research programme investigating next-generation optical interconnect. 
 


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Huawei teams with imec for silicon photonics research

January 28 2015
 
Huawei has joined imec, the Belgium nano-electronics research centre, to develop optical interconnect using silicon photonics technology. The strategic agreement follows Huawei's 2013 acquisition of former imec silicon photonics spin-off, Caliopa.
 


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Ciena platform enables network functions for service providers and enterprises

7 January 2015
 
Ciena, working with partners, has developed a product for service providers to offer network functions that enterprises can select and configure with the click of a button. Dubbed Agility Matrix, the product enables enterprises to choose their IT and connectivity services using software running on servers. It also promises to benefit service providers' revenues, enabling more adventurous service offerings due to the flexibility and business models the virtual network functions (vNFs) enable. Currently, managed services require specialist equipment and on-site engineering visits for their set-up and management. 
 


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Ciena reports improved Q4 2014 and year-end financial results

7 January 2015
 
Delivers 10% annual revenue growth and 6.5% adjusted operating margin for the year. Ciena, the network specialist, has announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2014. For the fiscal fourth quarter 2014, the company reported revenue of $591.0m ($583.4m for Q4 2013). For the fiscal year 2014, Ciena reported revenue of $2.3bn ($2.1bn for 2013).
 


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Slovak Telekom is second optical comms market to go ‘all-IP’

7 January 2015
 
Slovak Telekom, which is majority-owned by Germany's Telekom, has successfully transferred its entire customer base to an Internet Protocol-based network. The company is the second Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to switch to “All-IP” in the past year, following Makedonski Telekom in Macedonia in February 2014. More than 35 percent of DT’s customer base in Europe is now using the IP network.
 


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Innovative manufacturing to take IT beyond the electronic age

7 January 2015
 
A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with a new generation of photonic microchips.
 


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Southampton, University scientists reveal breakthrough in fibre communications

7 January 2015
 
Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed what they are calling “a breakthrough” in optical fibre communications.
 


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New harsh environment fibre optic connectors

6 January 2015
 
The new Q-ODC-12 remote radio interface family from Huber+Suhner sets a new benchmark for outdoor environments.
 


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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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