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HiLight Semiconductor receives Innovate UK grant for £1m CMOS laser driver project

HiLight Semiconductor has successfully applied for a second grant from Innovate UK – the operating name of the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency. The grant has been awarded for a £1m project that is intended to lead to the development of a new directly-modulated laser driver.

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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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