Posts about ICT

Once upon a time (Well, actually several different times, depending on how you keep score), there was a fiber "glut" - an excess of fiber carrying capacity. Too much unlit capacity on long-haul routes back in the late 1990s lead to a 2001 market correction among service providers and equipment manufacturers buying into a myth of an exponentially growing Internet with infinite growth potential. I don't think we'll go through another fiber building boom anytime soon, but there are a lot of bits and pieces to indicate more glass will be put to work in long-haul and short haul uses in the years to come.
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Recently I had dinner with the editor of an industry publication for enterprise networking technology. When I asked him what the hot topic for his publication was he simply said "cloud". When I look at the most recent announcements in the carrier and service provider publications, what do I see? Clouds.
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