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Optical Networks News
November 18, 2016
Following the presidential election, Republican leaders suggest the FCC take a pause in voting on any new FCC regulations. Plus, Facebook turns its attention to telecom.
August 24, 2015
Fiber Mountain says its optical switch dramatically outperforms standard SDN switches in data center latency, while ScienceLogic will support Cisco's ACI.
July 17, 2015
This week, experts discuss software-defined WANs as an alternative to traditional wide area networks. And one startup is looking to make data centers more efficient.
July 01, 2015
A fiber optic cable advance could give networks the ability to transmit more data over longer distances at lower costs, and a Google startup will reinvent old phone booths as Wi-Fi hot spots.
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Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber. Continue Reading
Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength. Continue Reading
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SDN's use as virtual wire to provide network transport could get the technology out of the data center to underlay SD-WAN better than Ethernet or IP and benefit optical networks. Continue Reading
NFV and SDN work at different layers of new network infrastructure designs. And together, they can drive change in creating virtual devices and flexible network connections. Continue Reading
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Due to changes in network infrastructure, running traffic over virtual wires could emerge from a combination of technologies, including SDN, NFV, virtualization and cloud. Continue Reading
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ACG Research managing partner Eve Griliches details the benefits and costs for service providers considering deploying more agile and flexible optical networks. Continue Reading
ACG Research managing partner Eve Griliches discusses whether optical transport network (OTN) technology represents a small step or a sea change for service providers. Continue Reading
Optical networking expert and ACG Research managing partner Eve Griliches breaks down the differences between content provider networks and service provider networks. Continue Reading