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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of 100G optical transport systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Lumentum gave the crowds at this annual optical love-fest something to get excited about Monday with the news that it is acquiring ...
By Helen Xenos, Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 3/9/2018
We've grown to accept 100G, and even 200G, as the norm on the network these days. It's catered to our insatiable demand for video, enabled the rise of cloud, and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/8/2018
Could it be the time of year? With the annual optical love-fest that is OFC just around the corner, speculation has been swirling through the transport system sector ...
By Simon Stanley, 3/8/2018
400G is now supported on systems from many companies, providing an attractive alternative to using multiple 100G interfaces where higher throughput is required. 400G ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/7/2018
Did your company do something special during the past year? Is it the best in its business? Are you worthy of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/27/2018
GTT has won the battle to acquire cloud-savvy European network operator Interoute with a €1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) cash deal that is set to close within the next ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/26/2018
Being deployed by Verizon, one of the biggest and most influential network operators in the world, is a massive coup for network controller startup Sedona Systems and ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/23/2018
Verizon has deployed software from transport network management startup Sedona Systems to help it gain visibility into, and manage, its extensive optical and IP ...
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