Switches and Routers

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Industrial Gigabit Switches from D-Link designed for smart city, factory automation and industry 4.0 applications

The latest ruggedised, high-performance switches from D-Link have been announced as the DIS-100G, DIS-300G and DIS-700G Series switches. They have been designed to support the rising demand for smart city applications, industrial automation and the growing adoption of Industry 4.0 techniques, with simplicity of installation and low maintenance requirements.

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ADVA brings secure zero touch provisioning to network edge device range

ADVA’s FSP 150 ProNID range of network edge devices now features zero touch provisioning.

By removing the need for manual intervention in the provisioning, testing and activation of demarcation equipment, the company says it is dramatically simplifying how communications service providers configure the network edge.

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Keysight’s Ixia launches next generation network bypass switch with two management ports

Keysight Technologies’ Ixia Solutions Group has launched the iBypass DUO next generation bypass switch. Providing two management ports, the iBypass DUO offers 10G and 1G support, allowing network security teams to switch inline security tools in and out of network without bringing down the network or creating a point of failure.

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New Calient optical circuit switch developed in response to demand for growing device counts

Calient Technologies launched, at the recent OFC 2018 event, its Edge|640, a new optical circuit switch with 640 fibre-optic cross connections – up to twice the capacity of the company's existing S320 OCS.

The Edge|640 was developed for data centre, telecommunication and test laboratory applications in response to growing device counts and the need – due to network virtualisation – for increased connectivity. Key applications include wireless network radio-to-baseband units; test lab automation shared test resources and data centre GPU, FPGA and storage compute clusters.

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Ciena enhances edge access and aggregation portfolio

Ciena is expanding its packet networking portfolio with three new edge access and aggregation products and more capacity for its 8700 Packetwave edge aggregation platform. These new capabilities address 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet service delivery and aggregation to support new web-scale applications, like IoT, next-generation mobile and business Ethernet.

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Huawei launches 4T router line card for the cloud backbone era

At Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled what it believes to be the industry's first 4T router line card – that’s four terabits – delivering the industry's highest density 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface interconnection.

The line cards will boost the capacity of Huawei's NetEngine9000 series core router (NE9000), which currently supports 80Tb/s in a single chassis (and petabit capacity in a multi-chassis configuration), expandable in the future to 160Tb/s in a single chassis.

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Calient and Spirent team for all-optical test lab automation

Optical switch specialist Calient announced that Spirent Communications has completed integration of its S Series optical circuit switch with Spirent’s Velocity test bed orchestration software.

Spirent has developed a software driver that allows Velocity to control Calient’s S320 and S160 optical circuit switches to provide Layer-1 optical topology reconfiguration in network equipment test labs. This allows network test laboratories to build a fully automated “fibre-once” laboratory infrastructure.

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Alcatel-Lucent introduces 7750 SR-e series of IP edge routers

Alcatel-Lucent plans to introduce a new series of IP routers that will give service providers and enterprises an economically optimised platform for smaller locations in large-scale IP networks, or as a full-service router for smaller networks.

The new 7750 SR-e service router will expand Alcatel-Lucent’s highly successful 7750 Service Router (SR) family, extending the benefits of service routing further into the network to give service providers and enterprises IP routing technology scaled to their needs at different network locations.

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OptiSwitch 9244

MRV Communications has announced that its OptiSwitch 9244 10GE pre-aggregation platform is the latest solution in the OptiSwitch portfolio to be compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 specifications.

The OptiSwitch 9244 platform features a compact, high-density and low-power design that empowers service providers to streamline the delivery and management of mobile, wholesale and business Ethernet services, the company says.

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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

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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

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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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

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