Optical networking News
July 12, 2017
Belgium-based research institute IMEC has developed a platform that uses silicon photonics in high-speed optical links to support the growing bandwidth needs of cloud datacentres. According to ...
February 03, 2017
How does the UK fund a full fibre infrastructure if BT is unable and/or unwilling to pay the price?
February 26, 2016
In the world of SDN, Layers 2 and 3 tend to take all the glory. But Fiber Mountain's Glass Core architecture puts the focus on the physical layer for the first time.
February 23, 2016
The competition is on for 5G wireless dominance at Mobile World Congress as carriers beef up their fiber networks a la Verizon's XO deal, and AT&T rolls out landline texting.
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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
Application security expert Michael Cobb explains how quantum key distribution works, and whether it is a viable method of improving the security of smartphones and tablets. Continue Reading
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
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Due to changes in network infrastructure, running traffic over virtual wires could emerge from a combination of technologies, including SDN, NFV, virtualization and cloud. 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