NetComm has expanded its Distribution Point Unit (DPU) portfolio, adding new form factors in order to allow for a wider range of deployment models.
The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and Analog Photonics (AP) has released its AP SUNY Process Design Kit v2.5a (APSUNY_PDKv2.5a).
Iskratel has launched two new edge-computing solutions – including an ‘amphibian’ GPON OLT. Building on its SI3000 Lumia G16 compact GPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the company’s new dual-nature OLT can operate as a traditional integrated OLT, but also provides a disaggregated white-box solution, based on virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction (vOLTHA) principles.
Now available from Prysmian Group is the Karona Overblow System, which is designed to aid installation of high-density optical fibre cable into pre-existing sub-ducted routes that contain existing legacy cable.
MACOM showcased its first complete chipset solution for 200G and 400G CWDM optical module providers servicing cloud data centre applications, at this year’s ECOC. It is designed to enable 200G modules at under 4.5W, and 400G modules at under 9W total power consumption, with a fully analogue architecture to ensure low latency and lower cost.
ECOC 2018 was the platform from which Fujikura Europe introduced the latest addition to its fusion splicer product line, the 41S.
By working wirelessly with the new CT50 fibre cleaver, the splicer improves installation time as well as cost. Designed for FTTX, data centre, LAN and access applications, the future-proof smart splicer has active v-groove alignment and boasts innovative features in a compact and robust package. It has been upgraded from its predecessor, the 22S, and can now deliver accurate core splice loss estimation.
Huber+Suhner launched a new range of Polatis high-density latching protection switches for wireless and metro networks at ECOC 2018. The Series 6500 range adds an autonomous optical layer of 1+1, 1:1 and 2x2 bypass protection to multiple duplex services in a compact form factor.
Finisar introduced a number of new products at ECOC in Rome, including 200G and 400G transceivers such as the 400G QSFP-DD DR4, 400G QSFP-DD eLR8 (extended-reach), 200G QSFP56 FR4 and 200G QSFP56 eFR4. The company also demonstrated its first 64GBd Integrated Tunable Transmitter and Receiver Assembly (ITTRA) and a self-tuning feature for tunable DWDM modules.
EXFO has expanded its 400G ecosystem test portfolio with a new 400G test module featuring its Open Transceiver System (OTS). Revealed at ECOC in Rome, the OTS is a modular design concept that enables compatibility between current or future high-speed transceivers and EXFO’s test platforms (lab and field).
Lumentum introduced, at ECOC, a next-generation contentionless MxN Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), the TrueFlex Twin 8x24, adding to the company's portfolio of ROADM solutions.
Malfunctions or failures in optical backbone networks are the nightmare of any network operator and can result in nerve-wracking and often costly repairs. Insertion loss, return loss and the ability to withstand high power densities are decisive criteria that should be considered when selecting the suitable connector.
New from Ensemble, a division of ADVA, is an upgrade for the Ensemble suite network functions virtualisation (NFV) platform, which now features management and orchestration (MANO) capabilities, to help service providers roll out secure virtualised services at scale.
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
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
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