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Spanish FTTH eats into DSL

Created June 26, 2017

According to the latest figures from Spanish regulator, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), the total national FTTH market surpassed 5.4 million lines by the end of April 2017. CNMC reports that some 105,885 FTTH lines were added in April. Fibre expansión was achieved at the expense of DSL, with that technology shrinking by 90,454 lines in April. Of the DSL losses, 43,835 lines were operated by Movistar and 46,619 lines by the other operators.



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ProLabs to present high density CWDM transceivers

Created June 20, 2017

The increasing requirement for new services to be deployed in a prompt, flexible and cost effective manner has driven the need for a new approach in fibre optic services and compatible optical networking solutions provider, ProLabs, provide an extensive range of high-quality products including optical and copper transceivers, direct attach cables (DAC), active optical cables (AOC) and media converters.



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Keysight Technologies selected by Qualcomm for 5G Test Solutions

Created June 20, 2017

Keysight Technologies has announced a collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., to enable the realisation of 5G technologies. Keysight offers a comprehensive suite of design and test tools to support chipset development for next-generation cellular devices.

Keysight’s new 5G network emulation solutions portfolio, supported by the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, will enable Qualcomm to validate the chipset technology and the higher-layer protocols needed for 5G. Keysight’s scalable solutions support sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave, which will provide Qualcomm Technologies insights into the performance of its ICs and overcome potential challenges that may arise in 5G trials.



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OFS launches InvisiLight Façade fibre solution

Created June 20, 2017

OFS, a manufacturer of innovative fibre optic products, has launched the InvisiLight Façade solution for low-rise buildings or garden-style dwelling units.

The InvisiLight portfolio complements the Drop Cable Solution for residential homes, MDU Solution for building hallways and the ILU Solution for indoor living units. OFS says the range is well integrated with the SlimBox-branded portfolio of terminals and enclosures.



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KIT and EPFL achieve optical communication at ‘record’ high speed

Created June 20, 2017

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have set a new record for optical data transmission: As reported in Nature, the team exploits optical solitons circulating in silicon nitride microresonators to generate broadband optical frequency combs. Two such superimposed frequency combs enable massive parallel data transmission on 179 wavelength channels at a data rate of more than 50 terabits per second. (DOI: 10.1038/nature22387).



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Yokogawa launches new DL350 ScopeCorder

Created June 20, 2017

The Yokogawa DL350 ScopeCorder is a comprehensive, fully portable measuring instrument for capturing, displaying, recording and analysing a variety of electrical and physical parameters in industry sectors including automotive, electronics, energy, transport and mechatronics.



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Optoscribe closes £1.8 million Series B investment round

Created June 20, 2017

Optoscribe, a developer of glass-based integrated photonics components, has closed a series B investment round of $2.3 million (£1.8 million) in line with its expansion and product supply plans.

The funding was led by Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, and also supported by its other existing investors, Par Equity, Scottish Investment Bank and the Optoscribe management team.



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Anritsu enhances field-portable Network Master Pro with 100G CFP4, QSFP28, SFP28 support

Created June 19, 2017

Anritsu has introduced a 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester that supports interface rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI.

 



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Infinera launches its next-generation low-power metro products

Created June 16, 2017

The latest XTM II products are eight times denser in terms of transmission capacity while setting a new power-consumption low of 20W-27W per 100 gigabits, depending on the operating temperature. Infinera claims its nearest metro equipment competitor achieves 47W per 100 gigabits.

The power-efficient design is achieved using a distributed switch architecture instead of a central switch fabric and using the CFP2-DCO pluggable module with its low-power coherent DSP.



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Gamm-bud announce the Blue Dragon Jet Budget

Created June 15, 2017

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Gamm-bud has announced the launch of its new micro cable blowing machine, the Blue Dragon Jet Budget. This Blue Dragon is designed to blow micro cables, with a diameter ranging from 0.5 to 8.0mm, into ducts from 5 to 16 mm, with a blowing distance up to 700m and speed up to 60m/min.



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