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Is serial 100G ready for 400 Gigabit Ethernet standardization?

The task force wrestles with whether it should focus on the present or the future.

Accelerating SDN and NFV performance

The benefits of analysis acceleration are well known. But should such appliances be virtualized?

SDN test issues a virtual certainty

The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend more flexible test instruments.

That darned copper

The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend more flexible test instruments.

The fifth dimension

Commercial applications for space-division multiplexing could arrive sooner than we think.

Impact of Big Data transport on network innovation

The Internet and data services have evolved significantly - which means a new set of requirements for transport networks.

Pressure points for 2015

An uneven 2014 is coming to an end. Here's a look at what 2015 may bring in the way of optical communications technology trends.

The next 30 years

Having marked the start of the year of our 30th anniversary with a look at how much fiber-optic communications has progressed over our three decades of existence, I think we should end the year wit...

Quality rating of coherent measurements

With digital signal processing (DSP) as an integral part of coherent receivers, we get relief from the fundamental worries about the impairing effects of dispersion. This benefit is the big plus of...

Smart transceivers reduce capex/opex of network upgrades and new deployments

A new class of pluggable transceiver modules is attracting a lot of interest these days. Module suppliers call the new set of transceivers "intelligent transceivers," "pluggable NIDs...

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