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Nexans Data Center Solutions Named Winner in 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program

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Nexans Data Center Solutions Named Winner in 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program 

San Diego, USA, March 21, 2018 – Nexans Data Center Solutions, a global provider of data center infrastructure services and solutions, announced today that it was recognized as a winner in the 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program. They were awarded during a reception celebrating finalists and winners on Wednesday March 14, 2018 during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in San Diego, California.

ENSPACE by Nexans Data Center Solutions, a winner in the “Data Center Fiber, Cable, Enclosures and Accessories” category.

Brooke Ford Accepts Lightwave Innovation Award

Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of third-party judges. Judges include industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists. In the 2018 edition, Nexans Data Center Solutions was chosen as a winner in the “Data Center Fiber, Cable, Enclosures and Accessories” category for its ENSPACE product range.

“The goal of ENSPACE is to help our customers solve problems, whether it is by saving space, reducing the amount of passive cabling, or just generally making life easier for staff in the data centers,” says Mike Connaughton, Market Segment Manager for Nexans Data Center Solutions. “But over the longer term, we are helping them meet a broader goal – to ensure that they are ready for the future with a standardized, scalable solution they can count on.”

ENSPACE gives new meaning to creative use of space. This ultra-high density panel enables scalability without compromising operation, and facilitates a variety of termination techniques to provide multiple opportunities for material and installation cost savings. Field termination, LC-trunks, and MPO-trunks are available options with matching modules.

About The 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its fourth year of recognizing and celebrating the industry’s most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives at Ciena, Intel, Lumentum, LightCounting Market Research, and Adva were among the third-party judges for the Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate the outstanding winners,” said Lightwave Group Publisher Christine Shaw. “The 2018 program was competitive, and the top scoring companies exemplify innovation in the optical networking industry.”

The Innovation Reviews are judged based on the following criteria:

·               Originality

·               Innovation

·               Positive impact on the customer

·               How well it addresses a new or existing requirement

·               Novelty of approach

·               Cost-effectiveness

About Nexans Data Center Solutions

Nexans Data Center Solutions (NDS) is committed to supporting hyperscale and cloud data center operators in scaling up capacity when and where needed as well as providing advice for overcoming any physical-layer-related network challenges and industrializing new concepts and approaches. With four competence centers worldwide and two world- class R&D labs, NDS is partnering with its customers to develop innovative approaches that can be implemented worldwide and which aim at improving both technical performance and ROI for its customers.

For more information, visit www.nexans.com/datacenters

About Nexans

As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, e­mobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others).

Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable,  the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few.

Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please visit: www.nexans.com

About Lightwave

For more than 30 years, Lightwave (www.lightwaveonline.com) has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About PennWell Corporation

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and marketing services company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:   Oil & gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater, lasers and  optoelectronics, fiber-optics, cabling, broadband, aerospace electronics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental.  PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 50 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Hong Kong, China.  For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com.


Mike Connaughton
Tel: 919-577-2313