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Factors driving PSM4 and silicon photonics for data center architectures

Multiple forces and trends are driving the implementation of parallel single-mode quad (PSM4) and silicon photonics (SiPh) in next-generation data center designs and architectures. PSM4 and SiPh fi...

Fiber best practices for the wireless world

Wireless networks are becoming heterogeneous. But regardless of the wireless technology used, increasing fiber penetration is required – and so are best practices for fiber installation and mainten...

Deployable fiber-optic systems for harsh industrial environments

As the use of fiber optics has increased within the industrial sector, so have the number of “deployable” systems used in applications from oil and gas exploration, drilling, and distribution to mi...

Time-domain pulse shaping for increased spectral efficiency

In the pursuit of using existing limited bandwidth resources most efficiently, we have to be aware that the complex modulated signal spread in time and that consecutive symbols may overlap, which i...

Converging network layers will expand service provider revenues

Service providers have banded together to develop network functions virtualization (NFV) standards under the auspices of ETSI to better define problems and propose long-term solutions. The Open Net...

The evolution of CCAP

The CableLabs Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) architecture leverages existing cable technologies and makes provision for new ones that will arise through natural evolution. Because of this f...

Effective troubleshooting of FCoE and iSCSI at 40G

The analyzer is a key tool for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) developers designing reliable and efficient 40G systems. Users have increasing...

The color of SDN: Photonic dimensions to software-defined networking intelligence

As carriers look beyond such initial implementations to the practical application of software-defined networking (SDN) principles in the wide area, and more specifically end-to-end, optical-based s...

Why complex modulated optical signals?

New data centers are being built across the globe, while the latest generation of CPUs introduces a new era for high-performance computing servers.

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

With copper able to support 100 Mbps, the impetus to switch to fiber may decrease.

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