NETWORK DESIGN

Fiber-optic network design focuses on support of increasing bandwidth requirements in carrier and enterprise fiber-optic networks. From fiber optic cable to DWDM, ROADM, and packet optical transport platforms, fiber-optic network design technology continues to find a home in mobile backhaul, cloud services, data center, and other high-speed network applications.

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Infinera Cloud Xpress

Infinera tackles metro on two fronts

09/18/2014 Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require...

Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer

09/18/2014 Pulling the signal out of a coherent transmission isn't easy. Fortunately, technology has found t...

AT&T touts SDN-based business services

09/18/2014 In a move that it says "will dramatically transform the way businesses provision network ser...

Coriant upgrades 6350 Switch Node multiservice transport platform

09/18/2014 Optical transport systems provider Coriant has unveiled what it terms “a significant capacity upg...

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

09/17/2014 Telefonica, which appears to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the optimal applicatio...

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

09/17/2014 Thailand broadband service provider Interlink Telecom is deploying the 1830 Photonic Service Swit...

OIF, ONF reveal vendor participants in SDN interoperability demo

09/17/2014 Having already revealed the carrier roster for their ongoing software-defined networking (SDN) in...

Hawaiki Cable picks Hawaiian Telcom to provide landing station

09/15/2014 Hawaiki Cable Ltd., the New Zealand owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, ha...

FirstLight Fiber, Maine Fiber bring high-speed IP services to Maine

09/11/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, says...

Cyan upgrades Z-Series platforms, adds SDN APIs to Blue Planet

09/09/2014 Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) has announced a series of enhancements for its Z-Series packet-optical transpor...

DANTE, Infinera team on single-PIC terabit superchannel test

09/09/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and European research and education netw...

Fujitsu, NTT, NEC send 400G across 10,000 km

09/08/2014 Fujitsu Ltd, NTT Corp., and NEC Corp. say they have made a significant step towards commercializa...

Battelle to test quantum key distribution on Ohio fiber-optic network

09/08/2014 Battelle Memorial Institute, which has operated the first commercial quantum key distribution (QK...

Microsoft buys capacity on Seabras-1 submarine cable

09/08/2014 Seaborn Networks reports that it has reached an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to supply fiber-op...

Superior Essex launches DAS hybrid cable

09/04/2014 Superior Essex Inc. had unveiled an indoor plenum fiber and copper hybrid cable for distributed a...

NETWORK DESIGN Featured Articles

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 muni...

Surviving disasters with fast shared mesh protection

A new class of network resiliency technology, called Shared Mesh Protection, is emerging to take ...

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking co...

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100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.

 

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We feel pretty

07/02/2014
So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
Jim Theodoras

by Earl Kennedy
Alcatel-Lucent

Life after 100G

09/05/2014
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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