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Will quantum optic network come true soon?

Scientists have moved quantum optic networks a step closer to reality. The ability to precisely control the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale could help such a network transmit larger amounts of data more quickly and securely than an electrical network. A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne […]

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Market for Optics Returns to Growth After a Slow Start of the Year

Sales of optical components and modules dropped sharply in the first few months of 2017 because of very low demand for these products in China. The situation in China remains uncertain, but the market for optical transceivers managed to return to growth in the second quarter of 2017, as shown in the figure below. Sales […]

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25G PON Technologies and Calls for Unified Next-generation PON Standards HUAWEI

[Shenzhen, China, April 18, 2017] At the fourteenth Huawei Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen recently, a Huawei speaker gave an presentation about the key symmetric 25G PON technologies that binding multiple wavelengths to deliver N × 25 Gbit/s bandwidths over a single fiber. Huawei called on the industry partners to jointly push for unifed next-generation […]

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Lime Green OM5 New color by R&M

MILPITAS, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When people set out to ignite business revolutions, the last thing on their mind is MPO polarity management. However, R&M’s OM5 fiber solution, set for introduction at this year’s Data Center World, Los Angeles, will spark a revolution in simplifying network infrastructure. With internal data center traffic expected […]

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Mobile industry targets intermediary 5G standard in 2019

Leading mobile operators and equipment vendors have announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of 5G, proposing an intermediary standard to allow large-scale deployments already in 2019. A work plan will be unveiled at a meeting in early March. Under the current schedule, the 5G New Radio specifications from 3GPP are not expected to be ready […]

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SK Broadband provides record 52.5Gbps fiber speeds

SK Telecom’s broadband subsidiary has upgraded its cutting-edge fiber broadband network to be capable of providing aggregate speeds of up to 52.5Gbps. SK Broadband is adopting multi-dwelling units from HFR and next-generation PON technology from Nokia to allow it to aggregate different technologies on existing fiber. These include TWDM-PON, with 40Gbps symmetrical, XGS-PON, with 10Gbps […]

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Huawei Marine to deploy SeaX-1 subsea cable

Huawei Marine Networks has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks to deploy SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1), a subsea cable system linking Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The submarine system is being targeted for completion by the end of 2017. The 250km undersea fibre-optic cable comprises of high-speed, large capacity, 24-fibre pair of undersea fibre-optic cables that […]

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TIA standard for wideband multimode fiber, WBMMF, approved

At its June 2016 meeting, the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) TR-42.12 Optical Fibers and Cables Subcommittee approved the standard ANSI/TIA-492AAAE, which specifies wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF). The specification completed the entire TIA standard-development process in under two years; TR-42 accepted the project request for the standard in October 2014. An article authored by Cindy Montstream, […]

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Google Launches Submarine Cable Between Japan and U.S.

Google and an association of telecom providers have announced that the FASTER broadband cable system that links Japan and the United States is now complete. The system is the fastest of its kind and stretches nearly 9,000 km across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, starting in Oregon and ending in two landing spots in […]

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FCC Comments Urge Allocation of Spectrum Above 24 GHz for 5G And More

As evidenced by comments to the FCC’s inquiry on the use of spectrum above 24 GHz, there’s a lot of interest in this spectrum from just about every segment of the communications industry—except from broadcast and public safety/land mobile representatives. Originally it was thought this spectrum would not be suitable to reach indoor devices. If […]