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In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Optical Networks for the Next Decade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
Optical Networking Gets the Football Pulled Away Again
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3/13/2019  |  6 comments
Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.
5G Transport, 400ZR Star at OFC19
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.
Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.
Optical on the Up: OFC 2018
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4/2/2018  |  2 comments
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.
#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
#OFC2018 Recap: 600G & Beyond
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
China Telecom Eyes 2M+ Basestations for 5G
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3/14/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese operator believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million basestations to provide its 5G coverage as it appeals to the optical community for more innovation that can help support the expected 5G and cloud traffic loads.
Lumentum Sweeps Up Oclaro in $1.8B Deal
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
It was the PIC of the bunch! Lumentum sends the OFC crowds into a frenzy with a $1.8B optical components marriage.
Infinera Shifts Up a Gear With Its Latest Optical Engine
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3/12/2018  |  1 comment
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
Nokia Pushes Optical to the Limit
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
The Shannon limit, that is, claiming its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset takes optical channels close to the maximum theoretical capacity.
ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.
EXFO's Mixed Bag: Sales Up, a New CEO, Stock Slumps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Test vendor has plenty of positives to talk about but investors were expecting better, it seems.
Ekinops Eyes $64M Takeover of OneAccess
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3/30/2017  |  2 comments
Optical equipment specialist says the deal will open up virtualization opportunities and give it access to Tier 1 service providers.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2017  |  3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?
Craig's A-List  | 
3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
With ROADMs in Place, Next Step Is Software
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Big achievements in ROADM hardware are here. Now we need software and automation to help run these newly complex networks.
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
Chinese Telco Capex to Fall 13% This Year
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Update from the country's biggest mobile operator confirms that total capex investment levels will dip this year.
China Set for Optical Rebound – Analysts
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Good news for the optical components community – there's talk that China's optical market is set for an upturn.
How Optical & Wireless Could Build the 'Internet of Skills'
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
In an OFC keynote, Professor Mischa Dohler discusses what it would take to let the Internet transmit surgery or piano-playing skills.
Nokia & Facebook Push Undersea Fiber to 32 Tbit/s
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2017  |  7 comments
As web-scale players like Facebook install their own undersea cables, Nokia Bell Labs shows a way to more than double fiber capacity.
Ciena Bags Backbone Deal at India's RJio
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive 4G operator Reliance Jio has turned to Ciena for its packet-optical backbone gear.
Infinera Adds Business Smarts to Its Instant Network Pitch
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has a lot to say about its latest 'software-defined capacity' management capabilities and plenty to say about Ciena.
ADVA Sets 600G Benchmark
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New terminal adds 50% to wavelength capacity for single rack system of 3.6 TB, all aimed at the booming DCI market.
Ciena Sets Its WaveLogic Free
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2017  |  2 comments
Vendor hands over its WaveLogic coherent tech to Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro for product development and teams with all three on 400G R&D.
Voyager Trial 'Very Cool' for Telia Carrier
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Test of white box optical solution proves open multivendor approach works but it will require internal optical networking expertise.
ON2020: Driving Innovative Optical Network Solutions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The cloud era brings new challenges and opportunities to the optical networking community.
The Cloud Descends on OFC 2017
Shades of Ray  | 
3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The annual optical fest that is OFC is about to open its doors at the LA Convention Center and, like most networking industry events, cloud cover is very evident.
Nokia Primes Its Optical Switch for DCI & Demarc
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The 1830 PSS heads into OFC with new hardware for optical demarcation and data center interconnect, taking advantage of the PSE-2 chipset.
ADVA Commercializes DCI Direct Detect
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2017  |  1 comment
New option on its ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect is direct switch-to-switch DCI, including an open optical line system and an aggregated option.
Ciena Adds Apps for Optical Network Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2017  |  2 comments
Combining Wavelength Ai, Blue Planet MCP and a handful of SDN-like applications, Ciena creates a portfolio it calls Liquid Spectrum.
Heavy Reading: SDN Bringing Capex, Opex Savings to Optical Networks
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9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.
Infinera Revs Its Optical Engine
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3/24/2016  |  6 comments
Transport equipment vendor combines advances in photonics and digital signal processing to create a subsystem capable of multi-terabit 'super-channels.' It's a big deal, says expert analyst, but it won't make its way into deployable systems for a while yet.
What Juniper Paid for BTI
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2016  |  1 comment
The deal is yet to close, but Juniper has revealed financial details of its BTI Systems acquisition.
Inphi Debuts Data Center Interconnect Gamechanger
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2016  |  12 comments
A new optical interconnect, developed for Microsoft but available to anyone, enables regional data centers to be linked almost directly switch-to-switch without the need for dedicated data center interconnect boxes.
Microsoft Drops a Data Center Interconnect Bombshell
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2016  |  15 comments
Hyperscale data center operator and optical components vendor Inphi have developed a module that replaces dedicated data center interconnect systems at 80km or less, a move that will take a chunk out of the DCI box market.
Google: Give Us Better Interconnect... Now
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3/21/2016  |  2 comments
A lead architect of Google's data center infrastructure says the industry isn't innovating anywhere near fast enough to keep up with data center demand and economics.
Ciena Builds on Verizon's Metro Specs
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2016  |  6 comments
Ciena's new metro packet-optical system has been designed to meet Verizon's requirements but will it have broader appeal? Opinions are divided.
Nokia Opens Its Optical Box of Tricks
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2016  |  1 comment
Having kept its powder dry during Alcatel-Lucent's final 12 months, the optical team at Nokia has unveiled a host of developments including potentially game-changing 200G long-haul capabilities.
Pics From OFC: Blinded by the Light
Slide Shows  | 
4/2/2015  |  3 comments
This year's Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition took place in the welcome heat of Los Angeles -- check out our pics from the show.
OFC Snapshot: Emcore
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2015  |  1 comment
On the show floor at OFC, optical tech specialist Emcore was showing off its DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities.
OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.
Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  2 comments
The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  3 comments
The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.
Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2015  |  5 comments
Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.
Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.
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