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OIF and ONF enjoy joint Transport SDN demonstration success

While the demonstration uncovered 18 issues that need to be addressed, participants successfully showed how SDN could be used to support "cloud bursting" bandwidth-on-demand requirements in a multi-layer, multi-vendor, multi-carrier environment.

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Google joins another submarine network project

10/14/2014 Google will partner with Algar Telecom (Brazil), Angola Cables (Angola), and Antel (Uruguay) to build a submarine cab...

Coriant offers SDN suite

10/14/2014 Optical transport and router systems vendor Coriant has unveiled the Coriant Transcend SDN Solution, which it says cr...

AT&T completes gigabit upgrade for Austin customers

10/14/2014 AT&T says it has transitioned all U-verse with GigaPower customers to gigabit speeds and has doubled the reach of...

NEC introduces pay-as-you-grow SDN pricing model

10/14/2014 NEC Corp. of America (NEC) has launched Version 6 of its ProgrammableFlow software-defined networking (SDN) networkin...

NetScout to merge with Danaher's communications test business

10/14/2014 Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) says it has signed a definitive agreement with NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) to mer...

Europe India Gateway submarine network reports 100G deployment progress

10/13/2014 The 16-member consortium behind the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable systems reports the completion of the ...

DANTE and TERENA become GÉANT Association

10/13/2014 European research and education network powerhouses the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association ...

Alcatel-Lucent builds 100G network for MTN Nigeria

10/13/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it is helping MTN Nigeria, a subsidiary of Dubai-based MTN Group, ...
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Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer

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

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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&am...

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

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Evolving Metro/Access Networks

The demands placed on metro and access networks have created new requirements that must be accommodated. These articles will help network planners create a winning strategy that will keep their networks ahead of the game.




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ECOC 2014 Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

The third and final day of the exhibition has come and gone – except, perhaps, for those literally lost souls who have not yet found their way to an exit. ECOC always has a rather bizarre floor plan, but this year they should have just brought in hedges and a minotaur. Here’s a whirlwind tour of what I ran across today and s...
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Life after 100G

It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...

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