The European stars in this sector show particular strengths in semiconductors, particularly high-speed opto-electronic and all-optical regeneration components as well as active fibers. These component firms are feeding equipment vendors, allowing them to design the transmission systems of tomorrow.

ADVA Optical Networking
Public company based in Munich, Germany
Chief Strategy Officer: Brian Protiva
What it does: Wave division multiplexing, a low-cost way of boosting transmission capacity of existing fiber facilities
Why it is hot: Big...

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