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Emtelle enhances Fispy Microduct connection system with FS:Detect

Emtelle has added FS:Detect to its product range in order to provide an integrated kit designed to pinpoint damage and deliver error-free microduct selection in fibre networks.

Developed by New Zealand-based FiComms, the FiSpy kit – which was showcased for the first time at this year’s ANGA COM conference and exhibition in Cologne – consists of two complementary hand tools.

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Panduit Net-Verse cabinets for scalability now available

Panduit has made available its new Net-Verse Cabinets with a flexible design for applications that require scalability, security and cost efficiency in on premises and colocation/cloud data centre or enterprise deployments.

Complimenting the company’s line of configurable and energy efficient Net-Access Cabinets and featuring front and rear doors with a generous 69 per cent opening for optimised airflow, the Net-Verse is designed for applications that require optimal thermal management within the latest containment environments.

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Space-saving optical splicing and distribution enclosure available from AFL

AFL has launched the LightLink 550 optical splicing and distribution enclosure (LL-550), a compact wall-mounted enclosure that builds upon the success of its larger counterpart, the LightLink 580, by providing similar patching and splicing capability but in a smaller form factor.

The LL-550 is useful for business service hand-offs, MDU distribution and connectivity, cellular backhaul and other commercial services that require weather-proof field connectivity, but may have size constraints due to crowded cabinets, telco closets or other congested mounting surfaces.

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Adolite unveils new technology to help stay ahead of data growth

Adolite launched and demonstrated at OFC 2018, its new technology to help providers keep up with accelerating data growth. The company’s patent-pending process replaces embedded fibre with polymer, which it says will deliver sophisticated, high-performance optical transceivers, active optical cable (AOC) and on-board optics (OBO) — at 100G, 400G and beyond.

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Sterlite Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit previewed at OFC 2018

Amongst its range of integrated silicon to software capabilities, Sterlite Tech brought to the recent OFC 2018 event its new Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit for telecom operators and ISPs.

The new kit is designed to minimise installation time, taking it from weeks to hours, as well as reduce the need for skilled manpower for splicing and cable slack issues for telecom operators and ISPs.

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Emtelle launches QWKconnect MDU fibre microduct system

At the FTTH Conference 2018 in Valencia, blown fibre specialist Emtelle launched a new pre-installed fibre microduct system designed to meet new indoor fire regulations.

Based on the QWKconnect pre-connectorised fibre microduct system, the new QWKconnect MDU is manufactured out of Low Fire Hazard (LFH) material, meaning it is suitable use in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).

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New circuit emulation from Cisco supports speeds to OC-192

A new and highly scalable circuit emulation product is now available from Cisco that supports speeds up to OC-192. Previously, circuit emulation equipment carried speeds up to OC-12. Verizon has implemented this equipment to carry customer traffic on part of its transport network in a move to improve customer experience and increase efficiency on its Intelligent Edge Network.

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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

Analysis and opinion
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