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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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Telia Carrier launches new Internet backbone PoP in Berlin

Created April 10, 2017

Telia Carrier has added a new point-of-presence (PoP) to its network, providing agile connectivity services for what it described as the “booming economic sector” in Berlin, Germany.

The new data centre, Carrier-Colo, owned by IPB, is one of the most connected facilities in the region providing connectivity and other IP services to international, national and regional start-ups, carriers, cloud and content providers. Located between Frankfurt, Germany and Warsaw, Poland, the new PoP builds upon Telia Carrier’s recently added, low latency, DWDM route, the Frankfurt – Warsaw Express, to meet increased demand in the German capital.



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Exfo appoints Philippe Morin as new CEO transition; Lamonde becomes Executive Chairman

Created April 10, 2017

Exfo, the network test systems developer, has announced that Germain Lamonde, the company’s founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, has appointed Philippe Morin as the company’s new CEO, effective April 1, 2017.



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BICS gets in the Groove

Created April 10, 2017

Global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services BICS is deploying the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network. The Coriant solution is designed to enable BICS to cost-efficiently meet the growing demand for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metropolitan area markets, including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille.



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