CST Global

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CST Global signs £10M deal with large systems supplier

BLANTYRE, SCOTLAND – Sivers IMA Holdings AB confirms that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CST Global, UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry, has signed a Master Purchase Agreement (MPA) with a large, North American-based, global provider of network systems. CST Global is to supply opto-electronic devices, essential for the deployment of next-generation, cloud, data-centre and Hyperscale data centre applications.

According to Cisco® Global Cloud Index, Hyperscale data centres will grow from 259 in number at the end of 2015 to 485 by 2020.

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CST Global leads £1.1M project to slash cost of FTTP lasers

Semiconductor foundry CST Global is leading a UK government-funded project that could substantially reduce the cost of manufacturing high-speed laser diodes for next-generation fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks.

The market for passive optical networks (PON) is expanding rapidly as consumers upgrade their broadband connections to higher speeds. Indeed, this summer, CST Global said it had shipped more than 25 million lasers into PON markets worldwide. To meet the insatiable demand for bandwidth, the next generation of PON lasers will need to be both higher speed and lower cost.

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Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

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Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

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Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

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ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.