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Luxtera raises $21.7M in funding as its scales production

8 March 2012

 
Luxtera has raised US$21.7 million (€16.5 million) in its latest round of funding. The startup says it will use the C round finance to fund design-win opportunities and promote the market adoption of silicon photonics.
 


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Cisco shows off coherent 100G over 3000km

2 March 2012
 
Cisco Systems reports that it has successfully tested its single-carrier coherent 100G DWDM technology over a distance of 3,000 km without using Raman amplification or dispersion compensation. This distance is 50% further than any non-Raman alternative product on the market today, the company claims.
 


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Ekinops introduces novel 20G transponder

22 February 2012
 
Ekinops has launched a dual-10Gbps line-card transponder. The card is designed to further reduce the cost of 10Gbps optical transport, claims the French equipment maker.


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Infonetics: Optical network equipment market up 8% in 4Q11

21 February 2012
 
Worldwide spending on optical equipment, including WDM and SONET/SDH, increased 8% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the previous quarter, reaching $3.6 billion, according to the latest Optical Network Hardware report by market research firm Infonetics Research.
 


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Europe (still) needs to speed up on FTTH

21 February 2012
 
The annual publication of the European FTTH Rankings – a league table of nations where more than 1% of households subscribe to fibre connections – shows that deployment and adoption of FTTH are growing, but not as fast as policy makers or the industry would like.
 


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Inphi and Neophotonics partner on 100G optical modules

21 February 2012
 
High-speed semiconductor company Inphi has partnered with optical module vendor NeoPhotonics on development of 100G next-generation optics.  The applications being targeted include high-density data centre and cloud computing applications as well as 100G optical transport.
 


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Genexis expands with acquisition of PacketFront CPE business

21 February 2012
 
Dutch-based customer premises equipment (CPE) specialist Genexis has been busy in the last few weeks.  On 1 February, it acquired PacketFront’s CPE business unit for an undisclosed sum.
 


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Tellabs looks to mobile backhaul and packet optical

21 February 2012
 
Optical vendor Tellabs has started a restructuring process that will see it reorganise its operations around mobile backhaul and packet-optical transport. The company plans to cut 530 jobs and consolidate R&D sites as it aims to save $100 million in operating costs.
 


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Oclaro samples 20 Gigabit VCSELs

07 February 2012
 
Oclaro has sampled a 20Gbps vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). The device is aimed at next-generation optical interconnects for consumer markets. The VCSEL is also suitable for datacom applications such as 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel.
 


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Huawei boosts photonic integration know-how with CIP acquisition

27 January 2012
 
Huawei has acquired UK photonic integration specialist, the Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP), from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition of what was once BT's fibre-optics group, gains the Chinese system vendor a wealth of optical component expertise as well as participation in several leading European Union R&D projects.
 


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