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Infinera XTS-3300 selected for Hetzner online data centre business

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA AND GERMANY – Infinera and Hetzner Online have announced the deployment of the Infinera XTS-3300 to extend Hetzner Online’s data centre business into Finland. The XTS-3300 is designed to be the industry’s easiest to use, compact, high-performance subsea network solution, enabling internet content providers (ICPs) like Hetzner Online to quickly deploy low-latency subsea networks.

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Eastern Light deploys Ciena GeoMesh in Northern Europe

HANOVER, MD – Sweden’s Eastern Light, a company building a series of new, international, submarine fiber-optic cable routes in northern Europe, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh solution to help meet the fast-growing demand for long-haul dark fiber in the region. The new network will have the potential for significant capacity increases, helping to fuel the Nordic and global data center market.

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New regional director to spearhead Wave2Wave growth in Europe

LONDON, UK - 20 February 2018 - Wave2Wave Solution has appointed Duncan Ellis as director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Ellis, who is based in the UK and brings 30 years of experience to the role, will lead the company’s operations in EMEA, working alongside strategic partners in order to capitalise on the growing demand for automated optical networking solutions across the region.

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Frost & Sullivan presents VeEX with award for innovation

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA – VeEX has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Global Optical Time-domain Reflectometer (OTDR) New Product Innovation Award.

The company’s product innovation centred on the new OPX-BOXe, an ultra-compact, ‘black box’ OTDR designed to operate remotely using Fiberizer™ Mobile software or embedded web browser application. The product’s enhanced Bluetooth and WiFi connection capability, its Ethernet and USB wired remote control options, and its compatibility with iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices were among some of the unique features recognised.

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President and CEO of ATX Networks named as Charlie Vogt

AJAX, ONTARIO– ATX Networks has appointed Charlie Vogt as president and chief executive officer. The 30-year information technology and communications leader joins ATX following four successful years as president and CEO of Imagine Communications, where he transformed the company from Harris Broadcast to Imagine Communications and GatesAir, and led the media and broadcast industry’s transition to IP, software and cloud technologies. Vogt succeeds Ken Wildgoose, who led the company as its president and then CEO for the last 18 years.

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Sundbybergs Stadsnät selects Digpro for increased control of fibre network

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Digpro, has been chosen by Sundbybergs Stadsnät, a Swedish municipality’s local fibre network, to provide the geographic information system dpCom. With this solution in place, Sundbybergs Stadsnät will increase its control of the network with improved documentation.

Sweden's most populated municipality, Sundbybergs Stad, offers all its citizens a local, open fibre network via Sundbybergs Stadsnät. The company offers Internet, TV and telephony as well as most broadband services and is available to all residents in the municipality.

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TE SubCom to build Samoan cable depot to service South Pacific region

APIA, SAMOA AND EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company have announced that TE SubCom will construct a new submarine cable depot in the Port of Apia, Samoa to service and maintain more than 20 cable systems in the South Pacific region. In March of last year, TE SubCom was awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 15 cable operators in the region.

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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