Given that the term web-scale was coined barely two years ago, it is surprising how quickly it has come to dominate the conversation in the optical networking industry. The requirements of web-scale operators like Facebook, Google and Microsoft are increasingly front and centre at events like OFC 2015, which was held in Los Angeles, California, in March.
Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement
Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances
Collaborative initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap between small- and large-scale production of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance
Optical networks are playing an increasingly important role in the distribution of precise timing signals and synchronisation with sub-microsecond accuracy. Michael Ritter explains