Lightwave Direct Newsletter | February 13, 2012

P&TLuxembourg picks Alcatel-Lucent for ultra-fast broadband
The new fiber-based technology will provide high-bandwidth, low latency, secure, and reliable services to the financial and business sector, European Parliament, and other regulatory bodies.   Read More
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ZTE: We own the 10G EPON market
ZTE Corp. says that as of the end of the third quarter of 2011, if you own 10G EPON equipment, you bought it from them. The company says that as of that quarter, it enjoyed a 100% share of the 10G EPON market.   Read More
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NSF, Vixar target 40-100 Gbps VCSEL
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Vixar a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to demonstrate the feasibility of a composite resonator VCSEL (CRVCL) that can support a 40- to 100-Gbps serial data transmission rate.   Read More
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UNH-IOL to provide GPON interoperability and conformance testing via TraceSpan GPON Xpert analyzer
The new test environment will enable UNH-IOL to expand its activities to include GPON testing, including among others interoperability testing according the BBF WT-255 test plan.   Read More
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AFL unveils quad OTDR, high-density cable at BICSI Winter Conference
AFL will launch the NOYES M210 QUAD OTDR, which is a new "inspection-ready" hand-held OTDR, as well as an improved high-density, sub-unitized MicroCore data center cable.   Read More
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GigOptix samples 100G coherent optical modulator
GigOptix says it has begun sampling the LX8240, a 100G dual-polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DP-QPSK) Mach-Zehnder modulator.   Read More
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Last Week's Top Stories
Google ready to roll out Kansas City FTTH network
Not quite a year after announcing that Kansas City, KS, would host its first fiber to the home (FTTH) test bed, Google has announced that it is ready to begin installing fiber. The company announced the milestone yesterday on its Google Fiber Blog.   Read More
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ETRI tests DP-QPSK alternative for 100-Gbps metro networks
The patent-pending modulation format, called dual-carrier differential quadrature phase-shift keying (DC-DQPSK) requires neither a DSP ASIC nor polarization tracking, ETRI asserts.   Read More
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Dell’Oro: Optical transport sales near $19 billion by 2016
Led by the DWDM transport niche, sales of optical transport equipment will approach $19 billion by 2016, according to the new Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report from Dell’Oro Group. DWDM sales will increase at a 10% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period to hit $12 billion, according to the market research firm.   Read More
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ADVA pushes GMPLS for packet-optical transport
By Pauline Rigby -- The new functionality, which is available on ADVA’s FSP300 DWDM platform, will enable operators to unite packet networks with optical transport technology, the company claims. The UNI enables client equipment, in this case IP/MPLS routers, to request services from the optical transport layer and have those requests filled automatically without need for manual intervention.   Read More
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