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m2fx partners with Innogulf to expand into Oman and United Arab Emirates

20 March 2015
 
New distribution agreement brings innovative pushable fibre to fast-growing markets.
 


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Yenista releases new Optical Test Platform

20 March 2015
 
Lannion, France - Yenista Optics an established manufacturer of fiber optic test and measurement equipment has updated its popular OSICS optical test and measurement platform.  The new model provides compatibility with existing OSICS modules whilst providing a modern front panel interface together with USB and GPIB control.


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Mellanox and Ranovous Propose WDM Specifications to the Open Compute Project

20 March 2015
 
OpenOpticsMSA (Multi-Source Agreement ) specifications provide a roadmap for streaming terabits of data over a single strand of fibre in data centre fabrics.
 


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Demonstrating light and sound interaction in nanoscale area

20 March 2015
 
Scientists from Ghent University and imec have demonstrated interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale waveguide opening the possibility of making optical delay lines. Their findings elucidate the physics of light-matter coupling at these scales – and pave the way for enhanced signal processing on mass-producible silicon photonic chips.
 


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Huawei launches industry’s first high throughput router for ‘optimized ultra-HD video’

18 March 2015
 
Huawei has announced the release of the industry's first high throughput router (HTR) aimed at providing users with an unprecedented ultra-HD video experience. The HTR could sense congestion status in real-time, intelligently predict available bandwidth, automatically adjust network throughput, and provide differentiated service acceleration.
 


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Imec demonstrates compact wavelength-division multiplexing CMOS silicon photonics transceiver

18 March 2015
 
At the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference, nanoelectronics research center imec, in collaboration with Tyndall National Institute, the universities of Leuven and Ghent, demonstrated a 4x20Gbit/s wavelength division multiplexing hybrid CMOS silicon photonics transceiver. The developers said it will “pave the way to cost-effective, high-density single-mode optical fiber links”.
 


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Polatis SDN-Enabled Optical Switches Selected to Power Bristol Smart City Network

17 March 2015
 
Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical matrix switches, has been selected as the provider of optical switching for the Bristol is Open initiative. Bristol is Open is an open, scalable and programmable smart city digital infrastructure in Bristol, UK, that will link people and machines with new services, technologies and applications. 
 


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Spin laser: rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

17 March 2015
 
Engineers at Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum, Germany, have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms. To this end, the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum-mechanical variable, i.e. the spin. 
 


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TDC deploys oscilloquartz synchronization technology in Danish network

13 March 2015
 
Oscilloquartz, an Adva Optical Networking company, has announced that TDC has deployed its timing and synchronization technology across its national Danish network. TDC will be using Oscilloquartz's technology to ensure its national core network can meet stringent accuracy demands in the delivery of frequency, phase and time-of-day information.
 


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CenturyLink achieves terabit speeds in central Florida field trial

13 March 2015
 
CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the US, has successfully delivered superchannel transmission speeds of 1Tbit/s on a portion of its fiber network in central Florida.  CenturyLink conducted the live field test in February its existing network using Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform equipped with WaveLogic 3 16QAM-based coherent optics and Flexible Grid photonic layer.
 


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