Oclaro shows off coherent CFP2 at 200 Gbps

09/23/2014 With an eye towards a wider range of applications, Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is demonstrating the coherent CFP2 optical transceiver it introduced at OFC this past March at a data rate of 200 Gbps. The company has paired its optical module with t...

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing

09/23/2014 Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 million round of new equity investment. The company will use the new wealth to fund volume manufacturing of products based on its hybrid photonic integ...

PSM4 MSA releases Version 2.0 of 500-m 100 Gigabit Ethernet specifications


The PSM4 MSA (Parallel Single-Mode 4-Lane Multi-Source Agreement) consortium has used the 2014 ECOC event in Cannes, France as a backdrop to release Version 2.0 of the group’s alternative 100 Gigabit Ethernet specifications.

NEL sampling second-generation 20-nm coherent DSP

09/22/2014 NTT Electronics (NEL) says that its long-awaited follow-on to the merchant DSP ASIC used widely in the first generation of coherent transceivers has reached the sampling stage. The NLD0640, a co-development with Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) (see ...

ClariPhy 200G coherent DSP chip reaches production

09/22/2014 Communications IC supplier ClariPhy has solidified its lead in second-generation merchant DSP devices by announcing that its LightSpeed-II CL20010 coherent system-on-a-chip (SoC) has reached production. The device, which ClariPhy announced at OFC ...

EMCORE seeks new CEO

09/22/2014 Following the divestiture of its space photovoltaics business and the overall refocusing of the company, EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) says it’s now in the market for a new chief executive officer. EMCORE’s current president and CEO, Dr. Hong Q. Hou,...

Acacia Communications shipping coherent CFP

09/21/2014 Following up on its announcement of the industry’s first coherent CFP optical transceiver at OFC this past March, Acacia Communications says the optical module is now shipping. As was the case with its OIF MSA transceiver, the Telcordia-qualified ...
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Infinera tackles metro on two fronts

09/18/2014 Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require different approaches, Infinera has announced a pair of metro initiatives. The company will offer new metro-aggregation capabilities for the DTN-X in ...

Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer


Pulling the signal out of a coherent transmission isn't easy. Fortunately, technology has found the answer.

Making a power play for small cells, Wi-Fi, and HD security-camera access


Having available power is often taken for granted by network and communications engineers deploying access-network devices - until it suddenly becomes a significant issue.

Tug-of-war between insertion loss and distance in optical-fiber networks


Systems designers can use the models that standards committees have created to trade off performance and distance.

AT&T touts SDN-based business services

09/18/2014 In a move that it says "will dramatically transform the way businesses provision network services," AT&T (NYSE:T) is introducing customer-enabled on-demand service capabilities through which companies will be able to order, add, or c...

Coriant upgrades 6350 Switch Node multiservice transport platform

09/18/2014 Optical transport systems provider Coriant has unveiled what it terms “a significant capacity upgrade” for its 6350 Switch Node. The multiservice transport platform now features a 4X greater switch matrix (400 Gbps high order/80 Gbps low order) an...

Telefonica links with Cisco for SDN/NFV in converged IP/optical networks

09/17/2014 Telefonica, which appears to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the optimal application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network, has added Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to its roster of coll...

Thailand’s Interlink Telecom expands optical transport network with Alcatel-Lucent

09/17/2014 Thailand broadband service provider Interlink Telecom is deploying the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) in a major network build out, the systems house says. The fiber-optic network, deployed al...

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