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Pennsylvania’s Kinber upgrades backbone with 100G from Ekinops

HARRISBURG, PA – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community networking organization, has vastly increased its capacity and service capability over its statewide PennREN backbone infrastructure using optical networking equipment from Ekinops.

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Microlease to distribute Sycatus optical test instruments in Europe

HARROW, UK – Microlease, world leader in test equipment sourcing, has added a new manufacturer to its distribution product portfolio: SYCATUS, specialists in noise and delay measurement in optical transmission components and systems. Under the agreement Microlease will sell SYCATUS optical test solutions throughout Europe.

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Three Swedish towns coordinate fibre network build with Digpro

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Digpro, the major innovator in the field of Geographic IT and Network Lifecycle Management, has been selected to provide the three Swedish neighbouring municipalities Dorotea, Åsele and Vilhelmina with the geographic information system dpCom for their fiber networks. With one system installed the three neighbouring municipalities can interact and learn from each other.

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FibreCo selects ADVA FSP3000 for South African network

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced that it has been selected as the technology partner of FibreCo Telecommunications, enabling the fiber network operator to roll out high-bandwidth services across South Africa. FibreCo, one of the country's leading communication service providers, will harness ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 metro and long-haul technology to offer tailor-made connectivity services to its business, government and carrier customers.

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CST Global signs £10M deal with large systems supplier

BLANTYRE, SCOTLAND – Sivers IMA Holdings AB confirms that its wholly-owned subsidiary, CST Global, UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry, has signed a Master Purchase Agreement (MPA) with a large, North American-based, global provider of network systems. CST Global is to supply opto-electronic devices, essential for the deployment of next-generation, cloud, data-centre and Hyperscale data centre applications.

According to Cisco® Global Cloud Index, Hyperscale data centres will grow from 259 in number at the end of 2015 to 485 by 2020.

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GTC offers even better FTTH deal for UK homebuilders

BURY ST EDMUNDS, U.K. – A simplified rebate system and the inclusion of smaller developments from 40* plots upwards: the exclusive package agreed with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), provides members with GTC's reliable, high-speed UltraStream300 Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) on new-build sites at discounted rates. This new deal benefits housebuilders by widening the range of developments qualifying for the scheme and by further reducing the cost of installing the latest high-speed fibre for their customers.

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Global Marine Group expands operations in Northumberland

CHELMSFORD, U.K. -- The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, announced today that it has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland. Blyth, a modern, well-specified port, has emerged as a major support base for UK offshore energy projects.

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OIF updates micro intradyne coherent receiver IA for 400G applications and beyond

FREMONT, CA -- Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members recently approved important updates to the Micro Intradyne Coherent Receiver implementation agreement. The IA introduces three classes of receivers, distinguished by their RF frequency response, to support Flex Coherent DWDM transmission to 400G and beyond.

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Macquarie Telecom launches SD-WAN service in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) today launched its first-of-its-kind SD-WAN service to provide Australian business with new technology enabling intelligent network services, control and visibility.

“It’s the most exciting development in the market since the dawn of 3G. Just as businesses are turning to the cloud to support the new application-focused culture, it’s only natural that networks follow,” said Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom.

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ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.

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