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Optical Networks News
September 07, 2018
Juniper Networks has partnered with Ericsson to sell 5G gear and software to carriers. The Juniper-Ericsson alliance arrives as Cisco's partnership with Ericsson weakens.
July 03, 2018
Vodafone said it has finished successfully testing the open source Facebook Voyager transponder on a live network in Spain.
January 26, 2018
The undersea cable market has become increasingly competitive, as large content providers build new routes and wavelength prices drop, leaving telecom operators concerned.
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.
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An optical (photonic) network transmits information as optical rather than electronic signals: It uses light, not electrical currents, to convey data. Continue Reading
Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that puts together -- multiplexes -- data signals from different sources so they can share a single optical fiber pair while maintaining complete separation of the data streams. Continue Reading
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
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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
Operators need to reduce network Opex to maximize new services revenue, and different approaches are emerging to address the challenge. 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
Optical networking expert and ACG Research managing partner Eve Griliches breaks down the differences between content provider networks and service provider 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