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China's adoption of 100 Gigabit fuelled WDM equipment market growth in 2014

27 February 2015
 
The global WDM equipment market grew 7 percent in 2014, to reach almost US $9.5 billion (€ 8.4 billion), according to market research firm Dell'Oro Group. The transition from 40 gigabit to 100 gigabit wavelengths undertaken by the main three Chinese operators helped double 100 gigabit global shipments. As a result, 100 gigabit sales accounted for nearly half of the total WDM revenues in 2014.
 


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BT to start G.fast pilot trials in the summer

20 February 2015
 
BT has given its firmest backing yet to the G.fast standard, saying it could deploy the broadband technology across the UK in the coming decade. BT CEO, Gavin Patterson, said the company plans to use the technology to deliver up to 500-Mbps data rates to homes and small businesses, and has G.fast pilot schemes planned for the summer. 
 


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Infinera introduces modulation schemes to enhance operators' optical transmission options

18 February 2015
 
Infinera has tested modulation formats that expand the capacity-reach performance options available for operators' long-haul optical transmissions. 
 


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Fujikura Europe launches 21S advanced FTTH splicer for single fibre

10 February 2015
 
Fujikura Europe has launched the 21S, a new advanced FTTH splicer for single fibre, which the company claims is the world’s smallest and lightest active V-groove model. The high-end splicer, has been developed for applications in FTTX, Data Centre, LAN, and Access Network, features a moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment to deliver improved splicing performance and consistent splicing results.
 


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Positive market forecasts for both OTDRs and fusion splicers

10 February 2015
 
Market analyst ElectroniCast Consultants has released an extensive study of the worldwide market for handheld  optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) and multiple-test units based on OTDR modules. OTDRs are fiber optic test instruments used as a troubleshooting device to find faults in optical fiber links.
 


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Graphene enables electrical control of energy flow from light emitters

6 February 2015
 
First signatures of graphene plasmons at telecommunication wavelengths revealed in a study supported by Europe’s Graphene Flagship.
 


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Alcatel-Lucent wins substantial South African Vodacom GPON deal

6 February 2015
 
South African operator plans to cover 250,000 premises in major city centres within three years.
 


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Telekom Malaysia Deploys synchronization suite across national core network

6 February 2015
 
New timing and phase synchronization technology prepares carrier for “major expansion”.
 


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COMLINK deploys first 100G services with Transmode

3 February 2015
 
Packet optical networking solutions developer Transmode, announced in January that US regional carrier COMLINK has started deploying 100G Managed services using Transmode’s TM-Series platform. The first application for the new service was to provide high capacity connectivity for a large service provider customer and uses Transmode’s Metro/Regional 100G solution running over COMLINK’s existing fiber network and existing optical infrastructure. 
 


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UTEL and Elcon to present new network solutions at FTTH 2015

3 February 2015
 
The latest developments in UTEL’s Fast Light technology, which the company says will help progress initiatives such as the Smart Home and Internet of Things, will be presented to attendees at this year’s Fibre To The Home Conference, taking place in Warsaw, Poland, between 10-12 February.
 


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