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Displaying items by tag: Optical network technology

Annual global spending on optical networking (ON) has hit US$14.2 billion after three consecutive quarters of growth, according to a new market report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Nortel may be bankrupt but it has demonstrated that it is still a technology powerhouse by announcing the first commercially available 100Gbps per wavelength optical transmission technology with Verizon as its first customer.

Monday, 19 October 2009 07:28

Aussie tech to speed fibre tenfold

An Australian-developed technology that can deliver a tenfold increase in the capacity of an optical fibre link is being commercialised.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009 12:49

Aerial cables could halve the cost of NBN: Ericsson

Attaching NBN fibre to power poles instead of putting it in underground ducts would reduce the cost of the rollout by one third to a half, according to an Ericsson guru on NBN matters.

Published in Networking
Monday, 03 August 2009 04:53

Telstra tests Nortel 40G & 100G DWDM gear

Telstra is claiming two "world records" announcing the successful completion of trials of Nortel's 40Gbps and 100Gbps dense wavelength division multiplexing technology over world record distances in its long haul fibre network, but it is already planning to use Ericsson 40Gbps DWDM gear to carry commercial services between Sydney and Melbourne; gear that Ericsson claims will be upgradeable to 100Gbps as soon as the standard is finalised.

As predicted by iTWire a year ago, Telstra has announced plans to upgrade the capacity on its Melbourne-Sydney optical fibre link by quadrupling from 10Gpbs to 40Gbps the data throughput on each optical wavelength in the fibre.

Published in Strategy
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei had a huge increase in revenues to $790 million for the first three months of this year on the back of the race to build 3G mobile networks in China.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 04 August 2008 08:32

AARNet offers 10Gbps access

AARNet has upgraded the access portion of its network to enable member institutions to gain access at 10Gbps, up from 1Gbps giving them 10Gbps links (10,000 times faster than the average Australian broadband service) to other Australian and overseas institutions, and even higher speeds are planned.

Published in Networking
Ericsson announced last week that it had won a contract to supply Deutsche Telekom with technology that will significantly increase the capacity of its optical fibre backbone network. This has big implications for Telstra.

Published in Cornered!
A development in photonic switching technology by University of Sydney scientists is being hailed as having the potential to make the Internet 60 times faster.

Southern Cross Cable network has installed technology from Nortel which has significantly increased the capacity of the US terrestrial component of its network and in all likelihood could be applied to the entire system.

Sorrento Networks, a global provider of metro optical access solutions. has acquired the assets of optical networking technology company, Redfern Broadband Networks.

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