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Indonesian operator beefs up optical backbone

Created March 2, 2017

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) has deployed Coriant’s coherent optical transport and universal switching technology as part of a nationwide upgrade to its fibre-based backbone network. The network modernisation initiative is designed to improve the performance and increase the capacity of Telkom’s terrestrial and subsea optical transport infrastructure to meet growing demand for high-bandwidth mobile and fixed line services and applications



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Keysight Technologies works with Huawei on Phase II of China 5G R&D trial

Created March 2, 2017

Keysight Technologies has begun working with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on phase II of the China 5G Technology R&D Trial. Using its UXA N9040B signal analyser and 89601B VSA signal analysis software, Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei’s 5G prototype base station. The tests cover numerology, frame structure, and new waveform in the 5G new radio – 5G NR – protocol.



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Transceiver noise is major limit to maximising optical communication capacity

Created March 2, 2017

Why do lab results often fail to live up to simulations when determining the capacity of optical fibre? That is the question UNLOC researcher, Dr Lidia Galdino (from UCL’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, London) asked. She was surprised to discover that the devices used to transmit and receive optical signals – the transceivers – are more important than was previously thought, she concluded.



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EANTC takes part in first ETSI NFV interoperability plugtest

Created March 2, 2017

EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Centre) participated in ETSI’s first Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) interoperability Plugtests, between January 23 and February 3, 2017. The validation focused on ETSI NFV Release 2 end-to-end capabilities including management of descriptors and software images, life cycle management of network services and virtual network functions.



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EGIDE 100G to 400G Packages

Created March 1, 2017

EGIDE have introduce a new series of packages dedicated to 100Gb/s and 400Gb/s applications. The family of TOSA and ROSA products are compliant with OIF and CFP standards. RF performance of the ceramic transitions is above 40 GHz and ideal for current 100G use, 



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Spanish FTTH broadband wagon rolls on

Created March 1, 2017

According to the latest figures from national telecoms regulator, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), FTTH continues to drive broadband expansion in Spain. In 2016 1.8 million FTTH lines were added, while DSL technology registered a loss of 1.3 million lines over the course of the year.



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Diamond to showcase high-power connectors

Created February 27, 2017

Optical power densities close to or above damage safety levels can create serious concerns at every fibre interface, in every optical system.  Diamond, a leading supplier of high precision fibre optic components and equipment, provide specifically tailored solutions that offer robust and reliable optical connections for standard single and multi-mode fibres, as well as specialty fibre types like polarization maintaining fibres.



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IDT to acquire GigPeak for $3.08 per share valuing deal at $250 million

Created February 27, 2017

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and GigPeak have signed an agreement for IDT to acquire GigPeak for a total cash consideration of $3.08 per share, valuing the deal at approximately $250 million. The acquisition of GigPeak will provide IDT with a highly regarded optical interconnect product and technology business that is complementary to IDT’s leadership position in real-time interconnect products.



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Webscale Cloud provider selects Zayo for metro dark fibre network in Chicago

Created February 27, 2017

A global webscale Cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings (“Zayo”) for metro dark fibre in Chicago. The project will connect six data centre locations with 20 diverse segments totaling 280 strands across all segments, with up to 26 strands per segment. The solution is built on Zayo’s dense metro network in Chicago, with more than 90 percent of the solution leveraging in-place network.



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Spirent announces first 200G Ethernet tester to meet bandwidth demand

Created February 27, 2017

Spirent Communications, a developer of optical test and measurement systems, has announced the world’s first 200G Ethernet Test System. This additional Ethernet speed is enabled by new 50G electrical interfaces, which allow the deployment of cost-effective 50G links from high performance servers to a new generation of switches and routers. Within these devices, 50G interfaces can easily be combined to build higher speed connections to other systems within the data centre or out to the cloud.



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