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16 September 2016

Dr Marc Bohn gives a systems vendor’s perspective on the emergence of silicon photonics based components in coherent metro and long-haul optical networks

16 September 2016

Scaling the capacity delivered by optical systems is becoming increasingly difficult, even as data traffic continues to grow exponentially. Pauline Rigby investigates new techniques that could postpone the inevitable ‘capacity crunch’

16 September 2016

Pauline Rigby speaks to Xilinx about the burgeoning opportunities for programmable devices in data centre and cloud computing markets

08 June 2016

In less than a decade, everything could be connected to the Internet of Things. What impact will this have on the businesses of optical transport vendors, wonders Rebecca Pool

07 June 2016

Has silicon photonics passed a critical threshold – the tipping point – after which the technology’s spread and influence become pervasive? Roy Rubenstein investigates

07 June 2016

Silicon technology has powered rapid advances in coherent optical communication. Now silicon’s progress is set to slow, but that’s just one of many concerns the industry is preparing to overcome, finds Andy Extance

17 March 2016

The shift to cloud computing is placing great scrutiny on the security of data as it travels through the network. Jonathan Homa explains how optical systems vendors can help businesses to protect their data

 

17 March 2016

The merger mania on the European cable scene is creating powerful companies with the scale to challenge traditional telecom operators. James Hayes reports

17 March 2016

Warehouse-scale data centres are stretching the limits of current networking technologies. Dr Ioannis Tomkos describes how advanced optics can remove performance bottlenecks to enable the data centres of the future

17 March 2016

ProLabs wants to be as well known for optical modules as Kingston Technology is for memory chips, writes Pauline Rigby

17 March 2016

As technology cycles accelerate, how will optical components and module vendors continue to fund advanced research and development? Pauline Rigby investigates

17 March 2016

The European Commission has put optical networks at the core of its research programmes for 5G networks. Pauline Rigby reports

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang