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Alcatel-Lucent moves its IP edge router functions onto servers

25 November 2014
 
Alcatel-Lucent has re-architected its edge IP router functions to run on Intel x86 instruction-set servers. Moving the edge router functions onto standard servers promises to reduce the time it takes operators to launch services. Operators can also trial services quickly and then scale them according to demand, the company claims. 
 


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STMicro makes PSM4 its first silicon photonics product

25 November 2014
 
STMicroelectronics has revealed that its first silicon photonics product will be the 100-Gbps PSM4 optical engine. The 500m-reach PSM4 multi-source agreement (MSA) is a singlemode design that uses four parallel fibres in each direction. 
 


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NBASE-T Alliance pitches 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet

14 November 2014
 
Cisco, Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx have formed the NBASE-T Alliance, to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet technology over twisted-pair copper cable for enterprise network infrastructure.
 


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Researchers claim 255T record over seven-core fibre

14 November 2014
 
Seven cores are better than one, according to researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the US. The researchers report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission 255 Tbps over a new type of optical fibre containing seven cores through which light can travel. 
 


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Ireland, the next gigabit broadband battleground?

14 November 2014
 
The European Commission has given the green light to the €450 million joint venture between Vodafone and Irish power utility company ESB to roll out fibre-to-the-home with speeds up to 1 Gbps.
 


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Alcatel-Lucent takes PON to new wavelengths

14 November 2014
 
At Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Alcatel-Lucent launched what it claims is the industry’s first TWDM-PON (time- and wavelength-division multiplexed passive optical network) system.
 


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Huawei touts 100G TWDM-PON prototype

14 November 2014
 
Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies is trying to steal a march on its optical access infrastructure rivals.
 


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Internet2 virtualises its national research network

14 November 2014
 
The Internet2 community, which includes research and education institutions across the United States, has launched a network virtualisation capability on its national backbone network, enabled by software defined networking (SDN).
 


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Huber+Subner acquires Cube Optics

11 November 2014
 
Swiss connectivity specialist Huber+Suhner has acquired the German optical components and subsystems vendor Cube Optics AG.
 


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NeoPhotonics to acquire Emcore's tunable laser products

5 November 2014
 
NeoPhotonics will become the industry's main supplier of narrow line-width tunable lasers using an external cavity design with the acquisition of Emcore's tunable laser and optical transceiver assets.
 


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