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August 25, 2006
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SPECIAL THEMED ISSUE: SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE
The right side of the Atlantic has been active recently, as these recent announcements illustrate.
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Global Crossing bids on Fibernet
Global Crossing announced today that its subsidiary, GC Acquisitions UK Ltd. has made a cash offer to acquire all of the issued and to-be-issued shares of Fibernet Group Plc.
Finland's TeliaSonera launches fiber-based broadband services
TeliaSonera Finland (Search for TeliaSonera) has launched new high-speed broadband services based on optical fiber, now available to housing companies and their residents in the Greater Helsinki area and in Tampere.
Norkring places new order with Net Insight
Norkring, owned by Telenor AS, with nationwide transmission networks for television and radio, has placed a new order with Net Insight under the frame agreement signed in May.
European Union funds photonic firewall project
EU funding of 2 million Euros has been announced for a three-year project to develop a reconfigurable photonic "firewall on a chip." Called WISDOM, (WIrespeed Security Domains Using Optical Monitoring), the new system will aim to provide a tool to implement security checks and algorithms directly at high-speed optical data communication rates.
Advanced Photonix inks European OEM deal
Advanced Photonix has begun volume shipments of its 10-Gbit/sec avalanche photodiode (APD) high-speed optical receivers (HSORs) to a major European system OEM.
Vertilas to debut singlemode 1310-/1550-nm VCSEL for 10-Gbit/sec applications
At the European Conference on Optical Communication, to be held in Cannes from September 24-28, 2006, VERTILAS will present its newest long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL).
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