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TOP PRODUCTS IN 2020 From lasers to cables, 2020 saw a plethora of new products and here, we list just a few. They are not listed in any particular order, but we think each product will, in its own way, have a significant impact on some aspect of the optical communications industry in the coming year and beyond.

Corning prepares for 5G with new connectivity solution

speed their deployments, and stay ahead of demands for high-speed connectivity. Corning says the terminals can be deployed in the ground, on a pole or facade, or on a strand, saving operators up to £450 per terminal location by shrinking handhole and pedestal size, reusing existing infrastructure, reducing pole-attachment fees and streamlining permitting. Operators can deploy terminals for any type

and related applications – network operators must deploy more fibre in space- constrained environments. That need will accelerate with 5G deployments. Corning engineers designed Evolv solutions to meet those needs: Pushlok hardened connectors are half the size of existing offerings, connecting to terminals that are up to four times smaller. The smaller size allows operators to lower their costs,

Corning’s range of 5G-ready terminals and connectors are miniaturised to accommodate more

of fibre-to-the-premises network with minimal visual impact, which can speed approval time by local and municipal governments. In addition, Pushlok Technology enables one-handed drop installation, with tactile and audible feedback. Lightweight Evolv terminals streamline aerial and façade routing and improve utilisation of congested conduits and handholes.

fibre connections in smaller spaces. Using

Corning’s Evolv™ Hardened Connectivity Solutions with Pushlok™ Technology are designed to simplify fibre deployment for all types of carrier networks. Corning says that as connectivity requirements continue to grow – with video streaming, remote work, e-commerce

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LUMENISITY’S Hollow-Core Fibre For 10G DWDM Over 10Km

Fujitsu debuts Open ROADM network design and planning tool

Lumenisity’s® CoreSmart™ hollow-core cable is designed for DWDM operation over links in excess of 10km. It uses a unique nested anti-resonant node-less fibre (NANF™) patented technology. The cable is robustly single-moded, which provides continuous uninterrupted simultaneous single mode transmission at 1310nm, as well as over the full C and L bands and beyond. The company says the advanced NANF technology offers the promise of realising loss values at, or better than, conventional solid silica core fibres. Designed to be backward compatible with existing networks and systems equipment, Lumensity says it can be spliced directly in the field by accredited installers with commercially available

Fujitsu Network Communications’ multi- vendor network design and planning tool for Open ROADM networks is an industry first. The FUJITSU Network Virtuora® PD, an SDN- based application which optimises and simplifies planning, design, and testing of optical networks that conform to Open ROADM specifications. The company says that as service providers strive for greater accuracy, cost efficiency and scalability — particularly with regard to critical communications infrastructure that is now more important than ever — they need advanced tools that ensure interoperability and peak

performance. Virtuora PD enables closed-loop multi- vendor network design and deployment with capacity planning; and a unified view of planned and deployed networks. Virtuora PD accesses a set of common network characteristics from multiple vendors’ equipment to align with service provider business

splicers, using Lumenisity’s hollow-core to conventional fibre adapter technology. Due to the cable design and field splice technology, the product has been proven to meet carrier grade telecommunication error rate requirements with resilience, even with 10 concatenated segments. Further evaluation for much higher data rates will be done going forward.

processes. As a result, service providers can speed up the overall

process of network design and deployment; reduce errors with zero touch provisioning; and drive out operational inefficiencies with tightly integrated

Operations Support Systems (OSS) tools.

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