Optical networking News
November 01, 2013
University researchers worked with IBM and Adva Optical Networks to create SDN optical networks by converting OpenFlow control commands into SNMP.
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Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
An optical (photonic) network is a communications network in which information is transmitted as optical or infrared radiation transmission (IR) signals. Optical transmission has several other advantages over electrical transmission, including shorter data-transmission delay times. Continue Reading
An erbium amplifier, also called optical amplifier or an erbium-doped fiber amplifier or EDFA, is an optical or IR repeater that amplifies a modulated laser beam directly, without opto-electronic and electro-optical conversion. Continue Reading
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Fiber-optic networks aren't hack-proof: A savvy attacker can crack them with ease. 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