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800G network launched in Vienna

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the international wholesale unit of Deutsche Telekom, has turned up its European 800G network, connecting its data centres in Vienna.

Making a deep impact

Keely Portway looks at the latest developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends shaping the market

Small wonder

A new implementation agreement for low-power consumption will see small modules push technological barriers, finds Andy Extance

The smart money

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic right now, with the potential to help improve efficiency both across the network, and from a cost perspective. Kailem Anderson vice president for software and services at Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, speaks to Fibre Systems about the role of AI in operator networks

BT chooses Ciena’s DCI platform to help increase capacity

To support growing traffic demands of 5G and FTTP, BT has chosen to deploy Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform to increase the capacity connecting its data centres to the UK’s main internet peering nodes.

BT’s has plans to deploy 5G in 16 cities in 2019, while forecasting residential broadband growth to remain at roughly 40 per cent annually. This means that significant new capacity is required in all areas of the network, and particularly on the main core links carrying this traffic.

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