Posts about OLS

Posted by Jörg-Peter Elbers on October 02, 2019
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It’s been a busy few months for our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™. Following a series of 600Gbit/s trials showing how the solution addresses the growing bandwidth needs of metro DCI networks, TeraFlex succeeded in a unique ultra-long-haul demo. 300Gbit/s of data was transported over a 6,800km fiber link representative of a cost-optimized submarine cable ...

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Posted by Arthur Cole on September 12, 2019
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Networking has long relied on proprietary architecture, particularly on the transport layer. The thinking behind this is that while single-vendor solutions tend to be more expensive, they are also more reliable and easier to manage than a collection of interoperable boxes.

But this attitude is quickly coming to an end as new technologies and new data networking requirements fuel demand for open and disaggregated solutions ...
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Posted by Gerlinde Bedö on June 06, 2019
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It’s no surprise to see disaggregated optical networks being widely adopted by data center providers.  It’s an approach that fulfils their needs perfectly. Disaggregation triggers innovation, increases flexibility to mix and match best-of-breed networking components, avoids implementation lock-in and integrates into open source and commercial orchestration. What’s more, it accommodates the different lifecycles of various networking components. Line terminals, for example, usually follow a much shorter innovation cycle than optical line systems ...

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Keeping mobile networks on track is no easy task as they evolve from 2G to 3G to LTE and finally 5G. Each mobile radio innovation comes with additional requirements for the underlying transport network, resulting in new interface cards or replacement of transport network devices. This constant change creates pain for the network design teams and service teams, not to mention significant cost. A new approach for transport network evolution is overdue ...
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