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Aggressive growth forecast for passive markets

Created May 5, 2017

Two new market research reports are predicting vibrant growth in the global passive optical equipment markets.

In its ‘Passive Optical LAN Market Research Report: Global Forecast to 2022’, Market Research Future (MRFR) reckons the worldwide passive optical LAN market could be worth $50 billion by 2022.  That market will be majorly driven by considerations such as large investments made by governments to improve infrastructures.



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Gamma deploys Infinera’s XTM series for UK dark fibre aggregation network

Created May 2, 2017

Infinera, a provider of intelligent transport networks, and Gamma, a technology-based provider of communication services to the UK business market, have announced Gamma’s deployment of the Infinera XTM Series for Gamma’s UK dark fibre aggregation network. This marks the completion of the first phase of Gamma’s nationwide buildout in London.



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Keysight Technologies completes acquisition of Ixia

Created May 2, 2017

Electronic measurement company Keysight Technologies has completed its acquisition of Ixia, a provider of testing, visibility, and security solutions for physical and virtual networks. The aggregate transaction consideration totalled approximately $1.6 billion, including transaction and financing fees and expenses and net of cash on hand at Ixia at the closing, with Ixia shareholders receiving $19.65 per share in cash.



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Industry leaders launch Fibre Optic Sensing Association

Created May 2, 2017

The Fibre Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), headquartered in Washington, DC, the USA’s first trade association dedicated to fibre optic sensing, was launched this month (April 2017) with the aims of educating industry, government and the public on the benefits of fibre-optics-based technologies.



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OFC 2017: Hengtong Cable Group and Inland Energy announce US collaboration

Created April 28, 2017

The formation of Hengtong USA, LLC, an US-based optical cable sales and technical support company, was announced at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles (OFC) 2017, based on a collaboration between Hengtong Cable Group of China and Inland Energy of California.



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ECOC 2017 announces final call for papers

Created April 28, 2017

The ECOC 2017 exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden, has already surpassed the 2016 exhibition in size among strong industry confidence, and ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg promises to be a success. The conference organisers are requesting any further interested parties and potential speakers to submit papers and register for the conference as soon as possible.



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Australian broadband operator ponders nextgen PON

Created April 24, 2017

Australia’s National Broadband Network (nbn) has partnered with Nokia to trial new NG-PON2 fibre technology as a means of delivering symmetrical speeds of 10 Gbits/s to its Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) end-user buildings. This is ten times faster than the current nbn top FTTP speeds of 1 Gbits/s.

In tandem with technologies such as G.fast or XG.FAST, a future deployment of NG-PON2 could also benefit end-users connected to retail services over nbn’s Fibre To The Basement (FTTB) and Fibre To The Curb (FTTC) networks. Additionally, it could provide extra capacity in the fibre that supports nbn’s HFC and fixed wireless networks.



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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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