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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Telefonica chooses Alcatel-Lucent for Spanish 100G fiber-optic network

09/02/2014 Telefonica has selected the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Pari...
SEA-US submarine cable network

Global consortium to build SEA-US undersea cable system

09/02/2014 A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies has agreed to cooperate in the construc...

FirstLight Fiber to acquire G4 Communications

09/02/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based service provider operating fiber-optic networks in Upstate N...

MTN, Huawei conduct transport SDN, 2.4-Tbps WDM field trial

08/28/2014 Huawei and South African service provider MTN say they have successfully completed a field trial ...

Openreach turns to Ciena for packet networking gear

08/28/2014 Openreach, BT’s local access network business, will deploy packet networking equipment from Ciena...

Managed hosting provider i3D.net deploys MRV's OptiDriver

08/28/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) says has supplied its Opt...

WDM sales set record in 2Q14 says Dell'Oro

08/26/2014 Led by the long-haul segment, sales of WDM gear set a revenue record of $2.6 billion, according t...

OIF, ONF offer Transport SDN demo details

08/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have released de...

Russia's Akado Telecom upgrades backbone with Infinera DTN-X

08/25/2014 Russian cable MSO Akado Telecom, the trademark of KOMKOR, OJSC, has upgraded its Moscow fiber-opt...

Comcast Business expands New York fiber-optic network

08/25/2014 Comcast Business has expanded the footprint of its fiber-optic network in New York. The business ...

Comcast climbs on Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

08/25/2014 Cable MSO Comcast has risen two spots, to sixth, on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Etherne...

SDN market worth $8 billion by 2018 says IDC

08/21/2014 International Data Corp. (IDC) is the latest market research firm to predict the size of the soft...

Telefonica, Brocade benchmark NFV deployment and performance

08/21/2014 Service provider Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) say they have combined to crea...

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 ...

Corenet uses ECI Telecom packet-optical transport gear for data center connectivity

08/19/2014 Finnish ICT-based service provider Corenet Oy has deployed the Apollo packet-optical transport sy...

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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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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07/02/2014
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Overcoming the alphabet soup of form factors with 100G QSFP28

08/06/2014
When the IEEE finished the first 100G standard for Ethernet networks, the transceiver industry launched an alphabet soup of form factors. The CFP emerged first, "C" for 100, and FP for "Form factor, Pluggable." Like the early versions of 10G transceivers, the CFP was huge. When compared to the mo...

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