Posts about Optical Transport

Media and broadcast companies are preparing for the introduction of ultra-high resolution video signals in their contribution networks. This is not such an easy task as the transport of native HD signals is very demanding on bandwidth. While HD-SDI (High-Definition Serial Digital Interface) and 3G-SDI are satisfied with 1.5 and 3 Gbit/s respectively, emerging ultra-high density interfaces such as UHDTV 4k and 8k (Ultra-High Definition TV) demand connection capacity of several tens of Gbit/s.
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So, in the drive to wring even the tiniest inkling of latency from your trading network, you’ve painstakingly identified the shortest routes between trading venues, information feeds and co-location facilities. Cognizant that eliminating a mile of physical fiber on these routes translates into a 16-microsecond savings in roundtrip latency (and that the difference between winning and losing deals in contemporary electronic trading is measured in much smaller increments), you’ve mapped routes that bypass as many detours under roads and up and down manholes as possible.
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