The promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining more and more attention as traffic growth increases the costs and complexity of network operations. This white paper explores how SDN-based solutions can transform today’s rigid transport infrastructure into a highly programmable network, one that is just as flexible, efficient and seamlessly scalable as data-center computing and storage resources. By deploying the right SDN-enabled solution, service providers can capitalize on the opportunity to migrate their multi-layer transport networks according to their individual business strategies and budgetary considerations to both increase revenue and lower costs.
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
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
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