Optical Transmission Equipment

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Polatis unveils 6000n all-optical protection services switch

All-optical switch specialist Polatis has launched the Polatis 6000n Protection Services Switch (PSS) for protection against fibre layer network failure. The PSS is designed to be a compact and cost-effective alternative to the 1+1 protection switch modules used in multiservice provisioning platforms to create redundant network paths for wavelength and dark fibre services.

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XKL unveils DarkStar DST10-10 optical capacity extender

The latest product from XKL LLC, a provider of enterprise fibre-optic networking systems, extends existing network elements creating new capacity on full or near-capacity core fibre-optic networks.

A progression of the company’s DarkStar optical networking suite, the DST10-10 is a plug-and-play device that adds to existing Layer 1 transport networks and boosts bandwidth by pressing unused WDM channels into service, significantly increasing network capacity.

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Infinera adds 100 Gigabit Ethernet to Cloud Xpress family

Optical systems vendor Infinera has expanded its Cloud Xpress family of metro cloud platforms, designed to address the needs of cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers, large enterprises and other large-scale data centre operators. This release adds a new Cloud Xpress platform with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) client services in the same compact form factor along with enhanced functionality.

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ECI Telecom unveils Apollo OPT 9900 Series for core networks

The Apollo 9900 series from ECI Telecom is the densest, most energy efficient, hybrid OTN/packet switch on the market today, the company claims.

ECI will introduce the Apollo OPT 9900 series, the newest addition to its Apollo optical product line, at the WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking event in Nice, France, 22-25 June, at booth #11.  

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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