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Infinera appoints James Laufman as General Counsel

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced it has appointed James Laufman as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as of October 20, 2014.

Mr Laufman most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel of Marvell Semiconductor, which he joined in 2008. Prior to that, Mr Laufman served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Integrated Device Technology, from 1999 to 2008.

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MACOM Names Thomas Hwang Senior Vice President of Global Sales

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, ('MACOM'), a supplier of high performance analog semiconductors for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications, has announced that Thomas Hwang has agreed to join the company as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.  Mr. Hwang spent the last 10-plus years at Hittite Microwave Corporation in a variety of positions including VP of Sales, and helped grow that company’s annual revenues from $30 million to $274 million prior to its acquisition by Analog Devices, earlier this year.

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Infinera appoints Stuart Elby

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced the formation of a cloud networks group, to lead the group Infinera has hired Stuart Elby, to serve as the senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.

‘I am delighted to join the Infinera team,’ said Elby. ‘As cloud services continue to grow, the importance of optimising solutions for the cloud network market becomes a high growth opportunity and I am looking forward to leading this team at Infinera.’

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Future-proof or face disgruntlement, says Utel

An independent research and development company for telecommunications systems is warning operators and service providers to future-proof their fibre and copper network upgrades or face increasing numbers of disgruntled customers.

Despite fibre to the home, building or cabinet becoming more and more widespread for many networks across Europe and the rest of the world, for most it is still not possible to monitor status in real time. For most operators managing copper networks, it is also impossible to have reliable visibility all of the way into the customer premises.

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Carillion telent joint venture supplier for BT Broadband Delivery UK

A Carillion telent (60:40) joint venture has been appointed as a preferred supplier by BT to support the delivery of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to 33 local authority regions potentially worth up to £500 million.

Carillion telent will work with BT on the BDUK Programme for the next three and a half years.

The BDUK programme will deliver further improvements to the UK's broadband network, with particular emphasis on making super-fast broadband available to rural communities.

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Tektronix has announced the acquisition of Picosecond Pulse Labs

Tektronix, a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has announced the acquisition of Picosecond Pulse Labs.

The move is intended to strengthen the Tektronix portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support 100G/400G optical data communications research and development. 

Picosecond Pulse Labs offers products that include ultra-high-speed pattern generators. The company recently introduced the PatternPro line that includes multi-channel 32 Gbps data generators and analysers for 100G/400G applications.

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IBM to acquire Aspera

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Aspera.

Licensed to clients and partners either in the Cloud or on premise, Aspera's high-speed transfer technology aims to reduces transmission of large files or data sets. The company says it overcomes inherent bottlenecks in broadband wide area networks that slow the transfer of large files, such as high-definition video or scientific research files, over long distances.

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

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Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang