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ZTE touts standards compliant TWDM-PON prototype

21st November 2012

The NG-PON2 standard has yet to be finalised, but that hasn’t stopped ZTE Corp. unveiling what it claims is the world’s first standards compliant time- and wavelength-division multiplex passive optical network (TWDM-PON) prototype at Broadband World Forum 2012 (BBWF) in Amsterdam.



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European project VECTOR will design new fibre-optic connectors

21st November 2012
 
A new project being funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) aims to develop a new field-installable fibre-optic connector with performance comparable to factory pre-connectorized cables. The aim is to speed up the roll out of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks across Europe.
 


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Cisco adds 100G capabilities to core routers with nLight technology

21st November 2012
 
Cisco has announced new optical capabilities for its Cisco Routing System (CRS) family of core routers.  This includes a programmable architecture that enables flexible provisioning of optical links carrying data rates of 100Gbps and above, as well as long-haul coherent 100G optical interfaces.
 


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Cisco's CPAK set to challenge the CFP2

20th November 2012
 
In recent months Cisco Systems has been talking about its upcoming proprietary 100G optical module, dubbed CPAK. The development is expected to reduce the market opportunity for the CFP2 multi-source agreement (MSA) and has caused disquiet in the industry.
 


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Avago enters the active optical cable market

20th November 2012 
 
Avago Technologies has unveiled its first family of active optical cables. 


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Infinera adds rapid bandwidth enablement to its DTN-X platform

19th November 2012
 
Infinera is claiming an industry first with the software-enablement of 100G capacity increments. 
The company has added features to its DTN-X platform that shortens the time to add new capacity in the network from weeks, as is common today, to less than a day.
 


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Finisar demonstrates a two-slot ROADM line card

13th November 2012
 
Finisar showcased what it claims is the industry's first two-slot ROADM line card.
 


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NeoPhotonics unveils mode-coupling GPON transceiver

9th October 2012

NeoPhotonics has announced a multiport mode coupling receiver (MCR) transceiver that enables operators to boost the efficiency of their fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks by connecting up to four times as many homes to each existing OLT slot in a central office.
 


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MODE-GAP project presents progress at ECOC

9th October 2012
 
Team members of MODE-GAP, an European collaborative R&D project that is part of the EU 7th Framework Programme on next-generation internet infrastructure, presented no fewer than three post-deadline papers at the ECOC 2012 conference in Amsterdam.
 


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ZTE boasts new 400G transmission record

9th October 2012
 
ZTE claims to have set a new world record for 400G high-speed optical transmission based on single-carrier DWDM. The Chinese vendor presented a paper about its work at ECOC in Amsterdam.
 


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