French Optical Communications Company Raises €8 Million

RENNES, France, October 3, 2019 (Cailabs PR) – French deep-tech company Cailabs wrapped up a new € 8 million [$8.8 million] fundraising campaign led by Supernova Invest with the participation of Definvest, the Ministry of the Armed Forces fund managed by Bpifrance ; Safran Corporate Ventures, lead investor in 2017; as well as Innovacom and Starquest Capital, its long-standing investors. With this funding, Cailabs has the necessary resources to rapidly develop its three main product lines at both an industrial and commercial level.

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DLR Researchers Set World Record in Free-space Optical Communications

Optical communications setup (Credit: DLR)
Optical communications setup (Credit: DLR)

COLOGNE, Germany (DLR PR) — Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have set a new record in data transmission using laser: 1.72 terabits per second across a distance of 10.45 kilometres, which is equivalent to the transmission of 45 DVDs per second. This means that large parts of the still under-served rural areas in Western Europe could be supplied with broadband Internet services.

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