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GigabitNow receives investment from Benaroya Companies for U.S. FTTH development

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion, has received an equity investment in IsoFusion from Benaroya Companies.  The venture capital firm will also provide $14 million in project financing capital, which will allow GigabitNow to expand its operations. 

GigabitNow's new in-house financing capabilities will allow it to expedite its network construction financing for private communities and municipalities in the U.S. including the initial costs of network development.

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Light Brigade adds three new FTTx training partners in Middle East

TUKWILA, WA, SPARTANBURG, SC – Light Brigade, the training and education division of AFL, recently licensed three new training partners in the Middle East. Bright Wires in Saudi Arabia, Lantern Electricals Trading LLC, and Oman Fiber Optic in Oman now offer Light Brigade’s FTTx for Installers and Technicians training course.

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Atlantic Metro adds 200G capacity to DWDM network in partnership with PacketLight Networks

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – PacketLight Networks has announced a partnership with Atlantic Metro to upgrade its existing dense division wavelength multiplexing (DWDM) network routes to 200G capacity. PacketLight extended capacity using its alien wavelength solution and adding a 200G single coherent wavelength. Atlantic Metro provides cloud hosting, nationwide network connectivity, and secure data centre colocation to over 1,100 customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises, to healthcare organisations, legal firms, web start-ups, media, and retail.

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Hurricane Electric activates 100G waves with Aqua Comms subsea cable system

DUBLIN, IRELAND –  Aqua Comms, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today that Hurricane Electric has activated one 100G waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and Dublin on Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) subsea cable system. 

 

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Coriant names senior vice president of global sales enablement as Robert Shore

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has promoted Robert Shore to the role of senior vice president of global sales enablement. In his new role, Shore will lead a global team driving the company’s ongoing transformation into a software-centric and multi-sided platform solutions provider in a new era of open ecosystem innovation. His responsibilities include global sales strategy, multi-sided platform partnerships, technical sales, systems engineering, network planning and design, product marketing, brand communications, and digital and social media marketing.

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Broadband Forum elects Calix’s Bernd Hesse to board

ATHENS, GREECE – Calix has announced that Bernd Hesse, senior director of technology development, was elected to the Broadband Forum’s board of directors during its quarterly meeting in Athens, Greece. Hesse brings his extensive experience leading industry forums and creating momentum for leading-edge broadband innovations to support the Broadband Forum in its ongoing work to define and deliver ubiquitous, next-generation access technologies.

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Gigaclear selects Lite Access Technologies for West Oxfordshire full fibre broadband delivery

ABINGDON, UK – Rural broadband specialist, Gigaclear, has awarded international fibre-optic products and advanced installation methodologies, Lite Access Technologies, the contract to bring ultrafast, full fibre broadband to more than 10,000 properties to some of the most rural parts of West Oxfordshire.

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Luxtera achieves performance gains with TSMC silicon photonics platform

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Luxtera has announced that significant performance gains have been achieved in the new TSV-enabled silicon photonics platform in development at TSMC. Announced last year, Luxtera and TSMC have jointly developed a unique silicon photonics platform in TSMC’s 300mm CMOS wafer foundry. Luxtera’s new device library, leveraging TSMC’s advanced process capabilities, has demonstrated the key performance parameters needed to lead the industry in speed, power, density, cost, and SoC integration.

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Colt and PCCW Global demonstrate reduced inter-carrier settlement times with blockchain technology

LONDON, UK – Colt Technology Services and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, have collaborated with Clear, a blockchain start-up company, to demonstrate that inter-carrier settlement times can be reduced from hours to minutes by blockchain technology.

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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