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Vodafone Spain completes live trial using TIP’s Voyager ‘white box’ platform

Vodafone has successfully completed a live network trial in Spain as part of its work with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), using the Voyager optical ‘white box.’

The goal of the live trial was to showcase the future of applying a disaggregated model to optical networks and to provide more flexibility to handle the real time dynamics using Voyager, combined with a software-defined network (SDN) controller.

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New ADVA software delivers virtualised encryption solution

Now available from ADVA is the ConnectGuard cloud software, which is designed to deliver virtualised encryption in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Based on the company’s Ensemble Connector, ConnectGuard cloud features military-grade encryption and zero touch provisioning capabilities to allow customers to roll out secure cloud connectivity to thousands of endpoints within minutes.  The company says that ConnectGuard Cloud has been specifically engineered for this task.

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ADVA brings secure zero touch provisioning to network edge device range

ADVA’s FSP 150 ProNID range of network edge devices now features zero touch provisioning.

By removing the need for manual intervention in the provisioning, testing and activation of demarcation equipment, the company says it is dramatically simplifying how communications service providers configure the network edge.

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Verbund selects ADVA FSP 3000 to enhance Austrian backbone network

European hydropower energy producer, Verbund has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 with the aim of enhancing and future-proofing its backbone network. The vendor’s optical transport technology was chosen to help boost the capacity of Verbund’s national infrastructure to 10Gb/s and enable 100Gb/s connectivity between its data centres, in order to help provide Austria's electricity through entirely renewable sources.

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Ensemble open technology a ‘key component’ for Fujitsu managed networks solution

LONDON, UK – Ensemble, a division of ADVA, announced today that Fujitsu is using the Ensemble Orchestrator and Connector as a key component of its EMEIA managed network services offering. Fujitsu is leveraging Ensemble's network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology to deliver its Virtual Edge solution to business customers across multiple countries. Virtual Edge will be hosted at the customer premises on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) white box servers.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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