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Semtech LoRa technology enables nationwide LPWAN in Canada

Created January 9, 2017

Semtech, a developer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that its award-winning LoRa devices and wireless RF technology are being deployed by Eleven-x, a software developer for wireless telecommunications, for the first carrier-grade IoT network rollout throughout Canada.



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Teraxion repurchases institutional shareholders’ equity

Created January 5, 2017

TeraXion’s management announced on December 20th, 2016, that it has repurchased the equity held by the company’s institutional shareholders. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), its investment division, BDC Capital, and RBC Royal Bank financially backed this transaction.



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Industry partners commit to NFV interoperability testing initiative

Created January 5, 2017

Optical communications giants Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Network Functions Virtualization Interoperability Testing Initiative (NFV-ITI), which is designed to help communication service providers to address the challenges related to NFV deployment and Cloud transformation within multi-vendor network environments.



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Molex invests in Excelfore, expanding scope of in-vehicle connected platforms

Created January 5, 2017

Molex, a global manufacturer of interconnect solutions, has announced a strategic global collaboration and investment in Excelfore, an innovative Silicon Valley-based provider of cloud platform and connectivity applications for intelligent transportation. Molex’s investment in a “Series A” round of funding secured a 20% minority ownership of Excelfore.



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Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1 Tbit/s in African field trial

Created December 22, 2016

Working in partnership with Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria has successfully achieved a groundbreaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.

The trial was conducted between the cities of Algiers and Ain Defla over a distance exceeding 200 km. Commercial deployment of the technology is set to allow Ooredoo Algeria to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers. This will be one of the first commercial deployments of this innovative Nokia technology, which allows service providers to maximize the performance and flexibility of optical fibre.



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SK Telecom selects Coriant 100G submarine system for undersea link

Created December 22, 2016

Coriant, a supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, has announced that SK Telecom, Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has selected a Coriant submarine solution to extend 100G connectivity to Ulleungdo Island off Korea.



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FTTH Conference 2017 receives ‘high patronage’ of French President Hollande

Created December 22, 2016

The FTTH Council Europe has announced that the FTTH Conference 2017, which will take place from 14 to 16 February 2017 in Marseille, France, has received the high patronage of Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic. The event will also be held under the patronage of the City of Marseille.



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Adva makes largest QoQ gain in global DCI market – Ovum

Created December 22, 2016

Adva Optical Networking achieved the largest quarter-over-quarter market share gain on a rolling four-quarter basis in the data center interconnect market, according to analyst Ovum’s latest global market share report. The telecommunications vendor was also named number one in both the metro ICP/CNP DCI and enterprise DCI categories.



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Telia Carrier expands availability of IP, wavelength and Ethernet services in Germany with Savecall

Created December 22, 2016

Telia Carrier has announced its new partnership with Savecall, Germany’s leading consultant and broker of ICT services with offices in Munich, Wiesbaden and Berlin. In addition to Savecall’s consulting and brokering services, this partnership allows the company to act as a reseller of Telia Carrier’s complete suite of IP, Wavelength and Ethernet services.



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Cable market in EU grows to €22.4bn amid increasing competition – analyst IHS Markit

Created December 22, 2016

The cable industry in the European Union has continued to grow amidst increasing competition from traditional and Over-The-Top (OTT) players, according to a report published by IHS Markit, a market analyst, and Cable Europe, the European cable trade association. The report presents the consolidated full year European figures for the industry during 2015.



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