20 March 2018

Telia Carrier and Coriant have successfully completed a live field trial of technology optimised for real-time optical performance awareness and dynamic provisioning of fibre optic capacity.

The trial was conducted on a live fibre route in Telia Carrier’s backbone network between Hamburg and Prague. During the trial, 200G wavelengths were provisioned on-demand based on the accurate and real-time (DSP-independent) visibility of residual margin and OSNR on the 1,300km long haul transmission route.

20 March 2018

Xtera has transmitted 120Tb/s over a single repeatered fibre in an experiment with University College London (UCL), using a hybrid distributed-Raman/EDFA amplifier with a bandwidth of 91nm.

20 March 2018

Greek research and technology network, GRNET, has successfully completed a joint field trial involving ADVA Optical Netwoking’s FSP 3000 CloudConnect and Voyager, the Facebook-designed packet transport system.

20 March 2018

The UK government’s Spring Statement 2018 has revealed the first wave of allocated funding under its Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) scheme – which was announced within the Autumn Budget – providing more than £95 million for 13 areas across the UK.

19 March 2018

Subsea fibre optic solutions provider, Xtera is partnering with ADVA in order to develop the capacity and reach of the open networking solutions supplier’s optical transport products.  ADVA will license Xtera’s Raman technology for use in both unrepeatered and terrestrial environments.

19 March 2018

GTT Communications has continued on the acquisition trail with the purchase of Accelerated Connections (ACI), a Toronto-headquartered provider of managed networking, voice over IP (VoIP) and colocation services, serving large distributed Canadian enterprises.

19 March 2018

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the roll out of the Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which is to provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for a small or medium sized business or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.

19 March 2018

Rockley Photonics has developed what it says is the world’s first single-chip L3 routing switch to directly integrate 100G network ports using single-mode fibre, and is now demonstrating its in-package optics platform to select customers and development partners.

19 March 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Proximus S.A. have reached an agreement on a €400 million loan granted to the Belgian service provider to further roll-out and upgrade its fixed broadband infrastructure in Belgium, predominantly to help accelerate deployment of a Gigabit network of the future, bringing fibre to 85 per cent of businesses and to the centres of cities and communities in Belgium.

14 March 2018

NetQuest and HUBER+SUHNER  Polaris, revealed at the OFC conference in San Diego, a joint effort to deliver the industry’s first automated mass optical network surveillance solution combining NetQuest’s intelligent network survey and traffic intercept functions with HUBER+SUHNER Polatis’s all-optical switching technology.

13 March 2018

Lumentum Holdings and Oclaro have reached an agreement, on which the former will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of the latter. 
For each share of Oclaro stock held, The holder will be entitled to receive $5.60 in cash and 0.0636 of a share of Lumentum common stock, subject to the terms. The transaction values Oclaro at $9.99per share or approximately $1.8 billion in equity value, based on the closing price of Lumentum's stock on 9 March 2018. 

12 March 2018

Molex Ventures is making a strategic investment and collaboration between the Molex Optical Solutions Group and Elenion Technologies in order to jointly develop, manufacture and promote silicon photonic-based product solutions.



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