Acacia Communications Introduces 1.2 Tbps Coherent Module

Acacia Communications, a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products had introduced AC1200 Coherent Module, based on its Pico digital signal processor (DSP) ASIC. These coherent modules are used for DCI, Metro, and Long-Haul Applications. Acacia’s AC1200 supports transmission speeds of up to 1.2 Tbps in a footprint which is 40% less than the size of a 5” x 7” module supporting 400 Gbps today. AC1200 modules utilize two wavelengths handling up to 600 Gbps. Founded by prominent industry experts, Acacia Communications Inc. provides advanced solutions to the optical…

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Sydney Trains Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform

Sydney Trains is upgrading its network with Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to improve public services across its transportation system with a faster, low latency and reliable data network. The deployment will support critical passenger safety measures that ensure trains operate at safe distances. Sydney Trains operates quick, frequent and reliable trains in the greater Sydney suburban area. Sydney Trains also operates and maintains the metropolitan rail network and provide maintenance services to NSW Trains. By investing in both 100G transport and Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching solutions, Sydney Trains fulfills…

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Rollable Ribbons will Change Fiber Optic Cable Design Concepts

Rollable Ribbon technology has been introduced by Japanese fiber optic cable manufacturers since the past five years that had started revolutionize the cable design concepts. High fiber count and high density cables are now available in the market, thanks to the technological advantages offered by the intermittently bonded ribbons. Intermittently bonded ribbons offer the advantages of mass fusion splicing and at the same time high fiber packing density since they can be bundled like loose fibers. Since the fibers are intermittently bonded using matrix material, they do not have a…

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Italian Open Fiber Plans investment of 6.5 Billion Euros in FTTH

The Italian broadband network provider Open Fiber has revealed its plans to invest 6.5 billion Euros in a bid to expand its network roll out rapidly in the country. The Open Fiber wholesale-only venture of Italian utility Enel and state lender CDP is set to invest around EUR 6.5 billion and create some 15,000 jobs as part of its plans to build fiber-to-the-home networks in 250 major cities and roll out broadband cables in digital divide areas all over the country. The CEO of Open Fiber Tommaso Pompei was revealing his…

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Newport Telephone Plans Second Phase of Broadband Program in New York

The Newport Telephone has announced its plans to invest in the second phase of broadband program in New York. The company will make more than $11.6 million in investments in Fiber to the Home deployments in its existing service territory. The second phase will cover areas of nine townships and is estimated to stretch around 450 kilometers. As part of Phase 2 of the New York Broadband Program, Newport Telephone will install fiber optic cables directly to homes and businesses in portions of Hamilton, and Oneida counties. Fiber to the…

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