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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
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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 ...
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Nokia has lit the annual optical speeds-and-feeds touch-paper ahead of next week's OFC event in San Diego with the unveiling of its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) ...
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