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Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:46:30 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s Um..... Not to crash the mood, but this came out of Alcatel France, with help from Kylia.

But the U.S. half, which I'm presuming means Bell Labs, did have three other postdeadlines:

http://www.lightreading.com/bl...
hyperunner 12/5/2012 | 3:46:30 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s This is a great achievement and it shows there's still innovation coming out of Bell Labs.

great job!

hR.
trzwuip 12/5/2012 | 3:46:29 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s I didn't know there were any employees left at what is called "bell labs." Bell Labs is a great part of our history, but it is just that for now. When it comes to putting the last of the Lucent people in charge, you "can't fix stupid" as documented by Alcatel's stock since the buy and Lucent leadership. This merger was just plain old dumb!
desiEngineer 12/5/2012 | 3:46:29 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s I like this headline on the Kylia website, following the News link:

Nov 2007 : Kylia toots Ultra DWDM Mux/Demux

Looks like the French are tooting more than just their horn :-)

-desi
hyperunner 12/5/2012 | 3:46:27 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s Craig is right. This is a French team. My buddy read the paper and it seems this is very much a science experiment. They only use one signal source and "copy" it to all the other channels. I guess that makes sense if you think about it - it'd be impractical to have hundreds of separate transponder cards feeding one fiber. The space and power that would take up would be crazy.

I wouldn't be so hard on Bell Labs. They've got some smart people there and a great track record of innovation. It's just that the innovation never gets turned into anything commercially useful!

hR.
boozon 12/5/2012 | 3:46:21 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s you're right: this is a french team and it is a science experiment.
Still, it is a bloody good hero experiment!
The real question is whether this will materialise in a product (and hence dollars, hum...euros I should say) in a not too far future.
Unfortunately for them, Alcatel seems to have a big track record of hero experiments that never come out of the science books (see the optical regens for example)...
jaclermont 12/5/2012 | 3:40:41 PM
re: AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s I updated the Kylia news page.
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