Posts about OTN

Communications networks have always been critical to energy companies, but the emergence of distributed power generation and active sensors has made them even more important. It’s now essential that the communication network delivers secure and resilient connectivity, synchronization, and central control. It’s the underlying convergence layer enabling secure, real-time access for people and processes to any information at any time ...

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Posted by Arthur Cole on June 17, 2020
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Increased data traffic on optical transport links took a jump over the past month due in part to the increase in teleworking around the globe and of course the increased consumption of streaming video content. While this is expected to ease somewhat as the pandemic recedes, it won’t happen overnight, and most experts think we will see a permanent increase in the number of people working from home ...

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Posted by Michael Ritter on March 27, 2019
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“Fiber optics are elementary for 5G.” That’s a statement made in many blogs and articles over the past twelve months. Seen as a key enabling technology for successful initial 5G rollouts, major upgrades to optical network infrastructure have been widely predicted, fueling the optical transport network market in the near term ...
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Disaggregation and breaking up of monolithic systems are supposed to bring flexibility, deliver access to inexpensive products and prevent vendor lock-in. This is why network disaggregation is high on the agenda of cloud and network service providers and why openness as the key catalyst is gaining a lot of interest. 

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Every time Ethernet increases by a factor of ten, or Fibre Channel accelerates by a factor of four, analysts carefully probe the pricing factors involved in determining the slope of user acceptance. The arrival of 10G Ethernet was slowed significantly by the price of some semiconductor logic components, and by the price of implementation in line cards. At other times, the shifting price differentials in multimode vs. single-mode fiber, or pricing of different laser types (VCSEL, DFB, Fabry-Perot) has been named as a key factor in determining how quickly fiber networks scale to a new speed grade, whether in LAN, SAN, MAN, or WAN.
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