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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...

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Spec...

Surviving disasters with fast shared mesh protection

A new class of network resiliency technology, called Shared Mesh Protection, is emerging to take advantage of this architectural shift and deliver more reliable networks at lower cost.

2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

We invited technology developers to submit products for review by our independent panel of judges.

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking could apply to optical networks. But that hasn't stopped technology developers from offering their own...

Building a data-center network with optimal performance and economy

East-west flows are dominating data-center traffic, but optical circuit switching with new controller technology can deliver significant improvements in performance.

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