NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the appointment of Vikram V. Shanbhag as managing director for Asia Pacific South. In this position, he will oversee operations, business development, sales and channel strategy, and customer support operations in the region, including India. Based in Coriant’s Gurgaon, India offices, Shanbhag will report directly to Coriant’s chief customer officer Homayoun Razavi.
Dutch internet service provider, Worldstream, has deployed the Coriant Groove G30 network disaggregation platform to enhance resilience of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength.
The market for data centre interconnect (DCI) equipment continues to expand and Coriant is enjoying its share of the action. Hurricane Electric, which claims to operate the world’s largest IPv6 backbone, has deployed the vendor's Groove G30 platform to connect data centres in Silicon Valley.
Leading Internet Service Provider in France Meets Growing Capacity Demands of B2B Customers with Flexible, Resilient, and Scalable Packet Optical Transport
As the year ends and a new one starts, it’s time to look back at some of the highlights of the last 12 months. 2017 was a great year for the optical networking industry and for Fibre Systems in particular as website traffic grew by 30 per cent. We’ve studied the statistics to see who was reading what. We then divided our top ten stories of the year into the five most-read news stories and the five most popular feature articles. Without further ado, here they are.
Top five news stories
Here are the headlines that caught our readers’ attention in 2017.
Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) Deploys Industry-Leading Disaggregation Platform to Enhance Cost-Efficient, High-Performance Internet Exchange Services
MUNICH, GERMANY – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced it has extended its long-standing network technology collaboration with Telefónica Colombia with the introduction of the Coriant Groove™ G30 muxponder platform.
Coriant announced that INEX, the Internet peering point for Ireland, has deployed the Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its backbone network, including 100G interconnect services, to optimise its network as internet exchange traffic continues to grow.
Founded in 1996, INEX serves more than 118 members from points of presence in six data centres in the Dublin region and a regional Internet exchange in Cork, which opened last year. INEX currently has more than one terabit of connected capacity and about 300 petabytes of traffic flowed over the exchange in 2016.
Optical fibers and optical communication systems are the technologies that made possible the internet revolution and the global availability of high-capacity wireless communications (LTE, 4G, etc.). This fundamental global infrastructure is the result of enormous investments realized by telecommunication operators and governments over the last several decades and leverages the great properties of optical fiber as a transmission medium: large bandwidth, low attenuation, low cost, light weight, and immunity to the electromagnetic field.
Optical networking is becoming smarter. Guesstimates and offline calculations are on their way out; to be replaced by real-time computation and machine learning applied to ‘big data’ generated by the network itself, which can be used to optimise performance in ways that weren’t possible before.
Will quantum-resistant encryption be enabled by quantum technology or mathematics? Helmut Griesser examines technologies for the post-quantum world
The increasing value of optical fibre assets in metropolitan areas is shaping the business models of companies that provide access to them, finds Andy Extance
As 2017 draws to a close, Scott Wilkinson looks ahead to what’s in store for the optical communications industry in 2018
An English city with a world-class 5G test-bed is about to make telecommunications history, reports Rebecca Pool
Since its inception in 2004, the FTTH conference and exhibition has been held annually, with each event taking place in a different European city. This year the event will be held in Valencia, Spain from 13 to 15 February 2018.