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Bell Labs achieves 10G transmission over telephone wire

23 July 2014
 
Bell Labs has achieved multi-gigabit data transmission rates down a telephone wire. The demonstration promises operators a way to deploy gigabit broadband speeds without having to bring fibre all the way inside the home. 
 


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EZchip to acquire multi-core processor developer Tilera

21 July 2014

Network processor specialist EZchip Semiconductor has announced it will acquire Tilera. The deal is valued at $130 million (€96 million) in cash: $50 million (€37 million) when the deal closes, and up to $80 million (€59 million) more depending on performance targets being met. 



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Virtual network services and metro 100G on OIF agenda

3 July 2014
 
The Optical Internetworking Forum has begun work on virtual network services (VNS) that will enable telco customers to define their own networks. VNS will enable a user to define a multi-layer network (Layer 1 and Layer 2, for now) that is more flexible than existing VPNs.
 


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Ixia introduces 400 Gigabit Ethernet test platform

24 June 2014
 
The IEEE Task Force has only just started work on the 400 Gigabit Ethernet standard, but already test equipment is appearing on the market. Test and measurement vendor Ixia has unveiled what it calls a “proof-of-concept” 400-Gbps Higher Speed Ethernet test platform and Ciena has already used the equipment for a 400GbE interoperability test. 
 


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Europe broadband for all achieved, via satellite

24 June 2014
 
The European Commission says it has achieved the objective of delivering basic broadband coverage to all by 2013, and is making good progress on most targets outlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe. However, roll out of high-speed broadband is still too slow, especially in rural areas, the Commission says.
 


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Zayo Group expands in Europe with Geo acquisition

24 June 2014
 
International bandwidth provider Zayo Group has acquired London-based dark fibre provider Geo Networks in a deal worth approximately £175 million (€220 million), according to regulatory filings. 
 


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Ciena’s new 8700 platform tackles rise of Ethernet in the metro

24 June 2014
 
Ciena has launched a platform that combines high-capacity Ethernet switching with 100G coherent optical transmission. The 8700 Packetwave platform has been designed to address the significant growth in metro traffic and the shift from legacy to Ethernet services.
 


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Global optical networking market set for growth says Ovum

19 June 2014
 
The global market for optical networking equipment will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent between now and 2019, according to a forecast from market research firm Ovum. The North American market will lead the growth, with data centre deployments and demand for 100G being the main drivers. 
 


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Verizon prepares the metro for 100 Gigabit

17 June 2014
 
Verizon is readying its metro networks to carry significant amounts of 100G traffic. The operator says technological advances in 100G transmission and new packet-optical transport system (P-OTS) platforms will bring 100G to the metro in the next year or so. It has issued a request-for-proposal and plans to use P-OTS for its metro and regional networks. 
 


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Telefónica project to optimise virtualised network function placement in the network

10 June 2014
 
Telefónica, Cyan and Red Hat are working on how best to locate virtualised network functions in the network.
 


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