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Alcatel-Lucent achieves dual-carrier Terabit transmission

18th February 2013
 
Alcatel-Lucent's research arm, Bell Labs, has used high-speed electronics to enable Terabit long-haul transmission using two optical carriers only.
 


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OIF to address 400G long-haul modules and software-defined networking

13th February 2013
 
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Physical and Link Layer Working Group has started work on a module interface implementation agreement for 400-Gbps long-haul transmission. Meanwhile, the OIF's Carrier Working Group is being tasked with determining how software-defined networking (SDN) will impact the transport network.
 


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Optical transport market will grow to $13Bn in 2017

7th February 2013
 
The Dell'Oro Group forecasts that the global optical transport market will grow to $13 billion (€9.6 billion) in 2017, equating to a 10-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). 
 


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EZchip redefines the role of the network processor

23rd January 2013
 
EZchip Semiconductor has announced a class of network processor capable of performing traditional data plane processing as well as higher layer networking tasks.
 


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NeoPhotonics to acquire Lapis Semiconductor for IC expertise

23rd January 2013

NeoPhotonics, an optical components manufacturer, has agreed to acquire the semiconductor optical components business unit of Lapis Semiconductor, which develops lasers, drivers, and detectors for high speed 100G applications. Lapis Semiconductor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rohm in Japan. 
 


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Irish lead 'DISCUS' project to develop long-reach PONs

23rd January 2013
 
A three-year pan-European research project called DISCUS has been awarded €8.1 million in funding under the European Union 7th Framework Programme. The main objective of DISCUS is to produce an end-to-end network architecture based on long-reach passive optical networks (PONs) that scales economically when sustained customer bandwidths grow by three orders of magnitude or more compared to today’s rates over DSL. 
 


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NEC, Corning achieve petabit optical transmission

23rd January 2013

As the optical industry approaches the fundamental physical limits of optical transmission, researchers are exploring new ways to increase capacity by using multi-core fibre (MCF). Now NEC Corporation of America and Corning Inc. say they have set a new transmission record by sending data at 1.05 Pbps (1015 bits per second) over a novel optical fibre containing 14 cores. 
 


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Volex buys active optical cable technology from AppliedMicro

23rd January 2013
 
Interconnect specialist Volex says it has acquired active optical technology from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. for approximately $2 million (€1.5 million).


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LightCounting: Optical transceiver market to grow 50% by 2017

22nd January 2013
 
The global optical transceiver market will grow strongly over the next five year to total US $5.1 billion (€3.8 billion) in 2017, from $3.4 billion (€2.6 billion) in 2012. So claims market research company LightCounting, in its latest telecom and datacom forecast.


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Alcatel-Lucent gets optical switch technology with Capella acquisition

21st January 2013
 
Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Capella Intelligent Subsystems, the wavelength-selective switch (WSS) company. WSS subsystems are used at the heart of reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) to switch and monitor light at metro network nodes.


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