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Finisar shows off CFP4 optical transceiver at ECOC

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has made a demonstration of a 100GBase-SR4 CFP4 optical transceiver the centerpiece of its stand at the 2013 European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) here this week in London. The SR4 uses the company’s 25-Gbps vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) to transmit an aggregate 100 Gbps up to 100 m via four channels of 25G each. The optical...

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Acacia Communications offers coherent 100G metro CFP optical transceiver

Having been first to market with a transponder for coherent 100G long-haul applications (see “Acacia Communications details 100-Gbps coherent optical module”), Acacia Communications will repeat that achievement in the metro with a pluggable 100G coherent CFP transceiver. The AC-100 CFP optical transceiver leverages the company’s in-house DSP and integration expertise to meet the demand...

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Coherent Solutions, Teledyne LeCroy pair for new optical modulation analyzer offerings

Test and measurement equipment vendors Coherent Solutions and Teledyne LeCroy say they will use the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in London September 23-25 to unveil a portfolio of optical modulation analyzers (OMAs). The systems will leverage Coherent Solutions’ IQScope technology paired with Teledyne LeCroy’s LabMaster 10 Zi real-time oscilloscopes. The two...

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Vodafone New Zealand adds 100G via Ciena

Vodafone New Zealand has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network linking Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) has supplied the necessary line cards, which include its WaveLogic 3 technology, for installation into Vodafone’s existing Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms. The two parties believe the network’s 1500 km, which...

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TE Subcom to supply system for APX-West cable system

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, and SubPartners Pty Ltd. have signed a system supply contract for the APX-West submarine fiber-optic cable system from Perth, Australia, to Singapore. The APX-West cable will deliver low-latency, diverse capacity between the two countries. APX-West will be a four-fiber-pair system that uses the latest ultra-long haul design to deliver much needed...

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Farice upgrades FARICE-1 submarine network with Ciena GeoMesh

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says that Farice, a provider of international capacity from Iceland to mainland Europe, has deployed Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport technology to upgrade its FARICE-1 submarine fiber-optic cable system connecting Iceland and Scotland. This deployment builds on an earlier agreement between the two companies to enhance Farice’s submarine cable system...

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