Ciena has introduced WaveRouter, a new platform architecture optimally designed for the converged metro network.

These tools are designed to support fibre deployments and network operations in FTTH and RAN mobile networks, and data centres.

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We take a look at the submarine communications networks market, and some of the optical components, transmission equipment, test and measurement tools and other products available.

Deploying fiber optic cables and devices for subsea communications applications requires a significant investment, which is why accurately simulating these fiber links for certification and performance testing is absolutely critical. The Fiber Lab 3200 from M2 Optics provides the most efficient solution for exactly replicating long-distance subsea spans, offering all brands of G.654 optical fibers and custom continuous lengths up to 320km per 6RU chassis. Ensure performance by designing your own Fiber Lab 3200 testing or demonstration setup today.

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A look at the market for optical transport equipment, including the vendors of some of the latest hardware products and solutions.

Photo ICs for optical link are designed as data links in POF Communications for short-distance high-speed digital applications. Hamamatsu offers transmitter/receiver photo ICs for POF communications that support a wide variety of transmission speeds ideal for factory automation, electronics and home entertainment. The lightweight transmitter photo IC combines a red LED, with a peak emission wavelength of 650 nm and a drive IC.

The latest launches are designed to aid digital transformation in labs and networks with test solutions for 800G, automated photonics, FTTx, and remote fibre testing & monitoring

The ICE7 optical engine benefits operators by driving down cost, space, and power per bit, while supporting symbol rates of up to 148GBd

Optical time delays, also known as fiber delay lines, are critical in today's advanced fiber optic communications networks for latency-driven applications. Helping to solve signal timing, equalization, and syncing challenges, the Fiber Lab portfolio from M2 Optics offers customized high-precision delays in an array of efficient portable and rack-mount formats.

User benefits include:

New from Huber+Suhner Polatis is the Polatis 576 all-optical circuit switch.