Ethernet & SDN Expo will focus on how the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and emerging carrier software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) technologies will accelerate the ability of operators to develop and deliver more scalable, dynamic, and customized services and applications more rapidly, over much more efficient networks. It is co-locating with Interop New York.
As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance
Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand