Tektronix boosts its 100/400G capabilities with Picosecond Pulse Labs purchase

Tektronix has reached an agreement to acquire Picosecond Pulse Labs, enhancing its set of test equipment supporting 100G/400G optical research and development.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Boulder, Colo.-based Picosecond Pulse Labs offers vendors and service providers a suite of pattern generators, pulse generators and sampler modules. It recently introduced the PatternPro line that includes multi-channel 32 Gbps data generators and analyzers for 100G/400G applications.

Enhancing its 100G/400G product line makes sense for Tektronix.

According to a recent Infonetics study, 100G network ports will drive up 100G port revenue beyond the $6 billion mark by 2017. The research firm forecast that total network port spending will grow to $52 billion in 2017 due to growth network traffic and network upgrade needs.

Evidence of the 100G trend can be seen at some of the largest U.S.-based service providers, including CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ). CenturyLink connected its first enterprise customer to its 100G network in October, while Verizon lit 100G onto nearly 4,500 miles on its U.S. network.

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