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GVTC switches on gigabit Internet in San Antonio area


GVTC Communications says that residential and business customers in the San Antonio area now have access to 1-Gbps broadband access network speeds and claims it is among the first to deliver gigabit speeds across such a vast region.

Xtera reports Raman-assisted 150x100G transmission of 410 km unrepeatered

09/29/2014 High-speed optical transport systems vendor Xtera Communications, Inc. reported last week at ECOC in Cannes, France, the transmission of 15 Tbps in the form of 15 wavelengths of 100G apiece across two types of fiber. Using an advanced fiber from C...

Telefónica signs broad R&D agreement with Huawei

09/29/2014 Spanish incumbent Telefónica has deepened its relationship with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The pair have signed an agreement to develop areas of common interest that could lead to "the transformation of the digital e...

BT says trials prove gigabit potential of technology


BT has completed field trials to show that "ultrafast" broadband – with combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps – can be delivered via a mix of copper and fiber-optic cable.

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue toward software and will lower margins for all Ethernet switch vendors. That’s the conclusion of the second quarter 2014 (2Q14) Data Center Network Equip...

Alcatel-Lucent unveils single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line card

09/24/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says 20 service providers have deployed a new a single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line for its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform. The line card is an industry first, the company asserts.

Huawei completes 400G OTN trial with China Mobile

09/24/2014 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and China Mobile report that they have carried out successful tests on what they claim is the first 400G optical transport network (OTN) deployment in China. The Chinese vendors say the trial will help bring the commerc...

NeoPhotonics unveils dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 module

09/24/2014 Components and subsystems manufacturer NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) has released low-power, dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 transceivers for telecom and datacom applications as well as the high-performance laser and driver to go inside such modules.

Polatis unveils port-reconfigurable all-optical switch


All-optical switch developer Polatis Ltd. has unveiled a 192-port completely reconfigurable optical switch that provides non-blocking connectivity between any pair of fiber ports with typically just 1 dB of path loss.

Finisar demos next-gen ROADM components at ECOC 2014

09/24/2014 At ECOC 2014, Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) demonstrated several new products for high-speed optical networking applications, including a low-profile dual wavelength-selective switch (WSS) and high-resolution optical channel monitor (OCM) that enab...

Fujitsu unveils 100G coherent CFP for metro networks

09/24/2014 Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd. (FOC) says it has successfully developed a 100G coherent CFP coherent optical transceiver that supports the up to 1,000-km transmission distance needed in metro network applications. This product will be released in...

Tektronix demos 70-GHz oscilloscope prototype at ECOC 2014

09/24/2014 Test and measurement specialist Tektronix is demonstrating at ECOC 2014 in Cannes, France, a prototype real-time 70-GHz oscilloscope based on its patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology. The prototype scope offers the potential to...

Delaire USA offers fiber-optic test links for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceivers

09/24/2014 Delaire USA says its 8800 Family of Fiber Optic Test Links simplifies 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet testing in both field and lab/production applications. The system is designed to provide a test link for each of the 40GbE and 100Gb...

Munich Instruments offers C-BERT for 4x25G optical transceiver, component testing

09/24/2014 Test and measurement systems developer Munich Instruments is showing off the C-BERT MI-PE2810–4 quad 25 to 29 Gbps Bit-Error-Ratio tester (BERT) at ECOC 2014 in Cannes, France. The family of three instruments features a built in reference clock, P...

Yokogawa unveils AQ7280 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer line

09/24/2014 Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corp. has expanded its optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) roster with the AQ7280 series. The nine models in the series cover various applications and wavelengths for test requirements in fiber-optic cable ...

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