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14 August 2018

Spirent Communications has revealed what it says is the world’s first 8-port 1U-high rack mountable solution for testing 400/200/100/50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The pX3 400G appliance is designed to validate the forwarding performance and quality of service of ultra-high-scale, next-generation-enabled, multi-terabit routers and switches, all contained in a single rack space.

03 August 2018

AFL has expanded its range of ground tactical fibre optics products for fast deployment with the Sidewinder Rapid Cable Deployment System.

The Sidewinder reel system is made from a high impact grade polymer that is also lightweight and easy to handle. The removable handle enables fast sidewinding action so that cable rigging can be accomplished rapidly, helping to ease the deployment of tactical fibre optic cables by reducing handling and set up time for portable deployment and retrieval in field conditions.

02 August 2018

Prysmian Group recently rolled out two enhancements to its line of FlexRibbon products. This new line, which feature MassLink with FlexRibbon technology, is designed to support large-scale data centres operated by major companies worldwide.

13 July 2018

The latest ruggedised, high-performance switches from D-Link have been announced as the DIS-100G, DIS-300G and DIS-700G Series switches. They have been designed to support the rising demand for smart city applications, industrial automation and the growing adoption of Industry 4.0 techniques, with simplicity of installation and low maintenance requirements.

11 July 2018

Coriant has introduced the Network Operating System (NOS), a disaggregated IP/MPLS software product for evolving carrier, enterprise, and cloud networks.

11 July 2018

Sticklers has launched two new kits aimed at helping technicians who service fibre to the antenna (FTTA) and fibre to the home (FTTH) ensure that fibre is clean.

04 July 2018

Kaiam Corporation’s enhanced series of 100G ‘CWDM4+’ transceivers is now available. The company says that the transceivers offer higher performance than the CWDM4 standard and are optimised as well as tested for added reliability.

04 July 2018

Coriant has introduced the Coriant Vibe X90 Programmable Packet Platform – the first in its Vibe series of carrier-class white boxes – designed to enable cost-efficient service aggregation from access to the core.

Described as a ‘key enabler’ of Coriant’s Hyperscale Carrier Architecture, the Vibe series will be able to provide the foundation for a disaggregated open networking solution or be added to a COTS white box-based disaggregated networking solution to enable/enhance specific network applications.

27 June 2018

This week, at the NGON & DCI 2018 event in Nice, France, Acacia Communications announced general availability of their new high-speed coherent optical modules for ‘ZR’ applications. The new CFP and CFP2 pluggable modules are designed to meet the growing need for capacity in network access and edge applications.

The ZR specification supports the unamplified transmission over distances greater than 40km, typically out to 80km and sometimes beyond over singlemode fibre - to address demands for growing capacity in network access, edge, and enterprise campus applications.

18 June 2018

Sterlite Tech launched four new products spanning fronthaul and fibre to the home (FTTH) network technologies at this year’s ANGA COM in Cologne, with the unveiling of the Airblown Micro cable; Micro cable - 4mm; Micro Bullet Series Cable; and the Riser Cable.

18 June 2018

ATX Networks has launched GigaWave, a next-generation digital optical gateway platform that is designed to allow cable operators to expand the capacity of fibre access links between head ends/hubs and outside plant facilities in a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ model.

18 June 2018

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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