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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

09/18/2014

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

09/18/2014

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

09/18/2014

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...

Anritsu upgrades MP1800A analyzer for terabit transmission

09/17/2014

Test and measurement equipment developer Anritsu Co. has added a 32-channel synchronization function for 32-Gbps data signals to its popular MP1800A signal quality analyzer.

2014 FTTXcellence Award winner helps AT&T power 1 Gbps

09/17/2014 AT&T has stepped up to the challenge of providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services with its 1-Gbps AT&T U-verse with GigaPower service. Part of the service provider's Project Velocity IP (VIP) effort, the brownfield fiber to the h...

Gray area around white boxes?

09/17/2014

Systems vendors across the optical communications spectrum have made significant progress toward transport software-defined networking (SDN).

OIF, ONF reveal vendor participants in SDN interoperability demo

09/17/2014 Having already revealed the carrier roster for their ongoing software-defined networking (SDN) interoperability exercise, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have now released the names of the systems h...

Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

09/15/2014 The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announced a joint request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development and provision of gigabit broadband networks. They’ve also invited other state communi...

MoSys offers LineSpeed low-power 100G full-duplex retimer IC for SFF modules, line cards

09/15/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) has debuted the MSH110 LineSpeed 100G Low Power Retimer. The company has aimed the full-duplex quad retimer integrated circuit (IC) at small form factor optical transceivers as well as 100...

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