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FEATURE

Learn from experience

Unbeknown to most people, the erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA) is a superhero that keeps the world talking and communicating. But almost three decades after its invention, it is struggling to do the job alone.

NEWS

Xtera partners with Fortress Solutions for subsea cable systems repair

LONDON, UK – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces a partnership with Fortress Solutions, a leading provider of telecom equipment repair, to enhance the longevity of its cable systems.  As an ISO 9001, TL 9000, ISO 14001 and R2-certified equipment repair service provider, Fortress Solutions will enable Xtera to reduce the turnaround time on legacy equipment and provide a high level of service for its customers.

PRODUCT

Xtera launches flex-rate channel card for 100G/100G+

Xtera Communications has launched its new flex-rate card, a next-generation coherent 100G/100G+ channel card to meet today’s and tomorrow’s ever-growing bandwidth demands.

The new card combines high transmission performance with multiple levels of flexibility in optical networking, including selectable wavelength to operate on either fixed or flexible optical grid and programmable signal protocols on the client side, and programmable modulation format (QPSK, 8QAM, or 16QAM), optical channel rate and spectral efficiency on the line side.

Feature

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

Feature

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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