5G Wireless network

Microsoft Plans Acquisition of Affirmed Networks

Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire Affirmed Networks to deliver new opportunities for a global 5G ecosystem. With Affirmed Networks in the team, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.

Furukawa Releases New Pump Source for Forward Raman Amplifiers

Japan-based Furukawa Electric has developed a new Pump Source FRSi4XX Series for Forward Raman Amplifiers. The Pump Source, as the company reveals in a press release, achieves Higher Speeds and Long-Distance Transmission.

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BT in Talks with Computacenter to sell its Domestic Operations in France

BT and Computacenter today announce that they have entered exclusive negotiations on the acquisition of BT’s domestic operations in France by Computacenter. The transaction is subject to consultations with works councils over a minimum period of two months. This process will adhere to any additional French Government guidance issued as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It will then be subject to regulatory approval, with completion expected to take place by the end of 2020.

Optical fiber cable under the sea showing sea creatures nearby

Transatlantic Dunant Cable Lands in France

Orange has proceeded to land Google’s transatlantic Dunant cable in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, in the Vendée region of France, first and terrestrial stage of the laying of this cable on 13th March 2020.

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Ciena and Arista Conducts Interoperability of 400GbE Solution

An interoperability test of the telecom industry’s most dense and spectrally-efficient 400GbE transport solution with the high-density native 400GbE router has been accomplished by the equipment solutions provider Ciena and the software solution provider Arista. The test lays the groundwork for ubiquitous high-bandwidth connectivity in global networks.

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BRUSA Submarine Cable Achieves 160 Tbps Using WaveLogic 5 From Ciena

BRUSA submarine cable achieves record network performance accomplishing 550 Gbps channel speeds across 10,200 kilometers. This corresponds to a total transmission capacity of 160 Terabits per second.