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NPL research demonstrates how submarine fibre cables could be used to detect earthquakes

The undersea cables used for communications could be used to detect underwater earthquakes according to scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM, Italy), who have developed a new method of using the cables as ‘acoustic sensors.’

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Chorus chooses Nokia for new trial under ‘One Open Access Network Infrastructure’ vision

New Zealand service provider, Chorus has collaborated with Nokia on an open access network infrastructure designed to help fulfil on-demand service for optical services.

Based on emerging MEF Layer 1 standards, the Nokia wavelength service was selected to aid Chorus with the delivery of fully instrumented, standards-based optical services to existing customers, whilst facilitating new channels to market.

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Latin America gets into the Groove with InterNexa and Coriant

Latin American connectivity infrastructure and ICT solutions provider InterNexa, has teamed up with Coriant to successfully complete an open optical transport field trial featuring disaggregated 100G and 200G transmission over third-party optical infrastructure.

InterNexa operates a ring-based optical backbone infrastructure that supports IP and wholesale transport services throughout South America, with more than 49,000 kilometres of optical fibre interconnecting Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

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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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NetQuest, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis partner to deliver optical surveillance techniques for cybersecurity

NetQuest and HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, 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.
 

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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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