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Infinera tackles metro on two fronts

Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require different approaches, Infinera has announced a pair of metro initiatives. The company will offer ne...

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.

AT&T touts SDN-based business services

In a move that it says "will dramatically transform the way businesses provision network services," AT&T (NYSE:T) is introducing customer-enabled on-demand service capabilities throug...

Coriant upgrades 6350 Switch Node multiservice transport platform

Optical transport systems provider Coriant has unveiled what it terms “a significant capacity upgrade” for its 6350 Switch Node. The multiservice transport platform now features a 4X greater switch...

Telefonica links with Cisco for SDN/NFV in converged IP/optical networks

Telefonica, which appears to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the optimal application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network, ha...

Thailand’s Interlink Telecom expands optical transport network with Alcatel-Lucent

Thailand broadband service provider Interlink Telecom is deploying the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) in a major network build out, the system...

Anritsu upgrades MP1800A analyzer for terabit transmission

Test and measurement equipment developer Anritsu Co. has added a 32-channel synchronization function for 32-Gbps data signals to its popular MP1800A signal quality analyzer.

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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