Optical networking News
May 19, 2015
In telecom news, Verizon snaps up AOL for mobile video and advertising technology; data center interconnect shows major revenue growth.
February 25, 2015
In this news recap: VoLTE services are driving new growth in the VoIP equipment market, while Google pushes for the FCC not to regulate interconnection agreements with ISPs.
January 28, 2015
In telecom news, the Ethernet switch market is expected to reach $25 billion, while Verizon's Q4 report shows the impact of mobile carrier competition.
December 03, 2014
In telecom news, an SDN survey found service providers are increasing deployments, while AT&T denied it was putting its fiber plans on hold.
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Internet content providers like Facebook and Google are already using SDN to improve hyperscale data center connectivity. But more could be done. Continue Reading
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission. LiFi is designed to use LED light bulbs similar to those currently in use in many energy-conscious homes and offices. However, LiFi bulbs are outfitted with a chip that modulates the light imperceptibly for optical data transmission. Continue Reading
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Analyst Jeff Ogle writes that the packet optical transport market is poised for growth. Continue Reading
Matthew Pascucci discusses the potential security risks associated with fiber optic networking. Continue Reading
The past year in telecom was a lot more than ominous recession forecasts and survival tips. From BGP and MPLS to flexible service provisioning, optics and wireless broadband, telecom pros were intensely focused on next-generation networking this year from the network core to service delivery. Check out our 2008's Editor's Picks in these areas and prepare for the year ahead. Continue Reading