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Spectral efficiency matters

Gemma Church evaluates why spectral efficiency is an important but often overlooked performance criterion

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Poet partners with Adva on 4x100G

Adva will use Poet’s multi-engine transmit and receive chips in a pluggable solution that offers the functionality of four independent 100Gb/s interfaces in a single QSFP-DD housing

Maximizing spectral efficiency with optical engine and line system innovations

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The three factors that determine spectral efficiency

For many fibre applications, spectral efficiency is a key performance criterion. This white paper focuses on why spectral efficiency matters, how the relationship between wavelength capacity-reach and spectral efficiency has changed, and the three key factors determining spectral efficiency.

OFC 2022: tech launches and news

The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exhibition took place from 6-10 March. Here is a roundup of just some of the technology and product announcements, demonstrations and industry news from the event.

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EU Chips Act to combat semiconductor shortages

The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, when it comes to semiconductor technologies and applications.

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When the chips are down

Keely Portway looks at what the current semiconductor shortage could mean for telecoms in 2022

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