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Bright lights: optical infrastructure markets pass $17 billion by 2021

Created April 18, 2017

ACG Research has released its 2H 2016 worldwide optical infrastructure and optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) forecasts which run through 2021. According to the research firm, the worldwide optical infrastructure market is predicted to grow from $13.6 billion in 2016 to $17.3 billion by 2021. Purchases of optical DCI equipment are expected to grow from $1.69 billion in 2016 to $4.3 billion in 2021. Growth is predicted in all geographic regions.



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HellermannTyton completes data connectivity range, offering comprehensive network cabling

Created April 18, 2017

HellermannTyton has announced the completion of its GST Connectivity range for use on Category 6A, 6 and 5e networks. The series features compact RJ45 jacks, CAT6A UTP patch cords, modular jack panels and cable termination tools.

Leading the GST line is the component compliant CAT 6A UTP jack, featuring a performance-optimised, multi-layer PCB and contact set. Twelve colours enable IT teams to create custom identification scenarios.



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Sterlite Tech’s optical communications products qualified with Europe’s CPR

Created April 18, 2017

Sterlite Tech, an end-to-end global technology leader in smarter digital networks, is now providing high-quality optical fibre cables qualified with harmonised European EU305/2011 Construction Products Regulation (CPR). All cable products in the EU must meet the CPR qualification and carry the CE marking by July 1, 2017.



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Ekinops and OneAccess enter negotiations for combining the companies

Created April 18, 2017

Ekinops, a developer of next-generation optical network equipment, and the major shareholders of OneAccess, a supplier of network access solutions, have entered discussions for the acquisition of OneAccess by Ekinops.

The acquisition would create a leader in solutions for telecom networks with combined revenues of more than €76 million, and form what Exkinops is calling “a major player in transport solutions, Ethernet services and business routing for networks”. The companies are consulting with their respective employee representatives about the proposed plan. Their goal is to finalize negotiations once the opinions of workers are received.



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Adva cuts risk of NFV migration with One Network Edge device

Created April 18, 2017

Adva Optical Networking has launched its FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4). The device has been engineered to remove the risk of introducing virtualization and helps CSPs to easily and cost-effectively roll out NFV. The system achieves this with the inclusion of a hot-swappable, pluggable server that enables NFV rollout as and when needed.



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NUS Singapore researchers invent ultra-thin multilayer film for next-gen data management

Created April 18, 2017

A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media.



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Teraxion launches slope-matched tunable dispersion compensator

Created April 18, 2017

TeraXion, based in Quebec City, Canada, showcased at OFC 2017 its new tunable dispersion compensator, which manages chromatic dispersion simultaneously on the entire C-band. The device has been designed to enable significant cost and size reduction in 100 Gb/s PAM-4 systems for data center interconnects (DCIs) and other applications.



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Yenista Optics launches optical component test platform

Created April 18, 2017

Yenista Optics, based in Lannion, France, a manufacturer of fibre optic test and measurement equipment has developed the CTP10, a next-generation platform for the rapid testing of passive optical components such as Photonic Integrated Circuits and Wavelength Selective Switches.

The CTP10 mainframe hosts up to 10 hot-swappable modules and contains embedded software for configuring the desired test set-up. The GUI displays the graphs and analysis results simultaneously on two external screens.



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Coriant Aware™ Technology – Break Free from Optical Network Limitations

Created April 12, 2017

Limitations in your evolving 100G+ coherent optical network can increase operational cost, slow new wavelength activation times, limit reach, and prevent the network from operating at its highest possible capacity. Coriant Aware™ Technology responds to these challenges by enabling more dynamic networks that can fully leverage next-generation coherent technology. Benefits of Coriant Aware™ Technology  include faster, simpler wavelength provisioning, better reach and more capacity, higher availability, and the opportunity to monetize margin as extra capacity that can be sold to customers. With an awareness of real-time network data, Coriant Aware™ Technology offers network optimization and simplified operations designed for the hyperscale generation.



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ECI demonstrates new packet capabilities at MPLS.SDN.NFV World Congress in Paris

Created April 10, 2017

ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions, for service providers, critical infrastructures, and data centre operators, recently showcase new Neptune packet capabilities at MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress in Paris at the end of March. These capabilities are particularly important to the future evolution of metro networks, the company stated.



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