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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...

Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer

Pulling the signal out of a coherent transmission isn't easy. Fortunately, technology has found the answer.

Making a power play for small cells, Wi-Fi, and HD security-camera access

Having available power is often taken for granted by network and communications engineers deploying access-network devices - until it suddenly becomes a significant issue.

Tug-of-war between insertion loss and distance in optical-fiber networks

Systems designers can use the models that standards committees have created to trade off performance and distance.

2014 FTTXcellence Award winner helps AT&T power 1 Gbps

AT&T has stepped up to the challenge of providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services with its 1-Gbps AT&T U-verse with GigaPower service. Part of the service provider's Project Veloc...

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