Optical fibers and optical communication systems are the technologies that made possible the internet revolution and the global availability of high-capacity wireless communications (LTE, 4G, etc.). This fundamental global infrastructure is the result of enormous investments realized by telecommunication operators and governments over the last several decades and leverages the great properties of optical fiber as a transmission medium: large bandwidth, low attenuation, low cost, light weight, and immunity to the electromagnetic field.
The insatiable global demand for data and computing resources is driving an ever-accelerating proliferation of cloud data center infrastructure.
HellermannTyton has designed a range of outlets, distribution boxes, customer connection points and connectorised wall boxes that, combined with the fibre splice closures, provides full end-to-end FTTH solutions for new developments and existing buildings. Depending on the size of the building, be it a large or small multi dwelling unit (MDU) or a single dwelling unit (SDU), this range of products offers a number of options in fibre connectivity and distribution.
MACOM has enabled over a million 100G modules going into data center and enterprise applications. This number is beyond even the largest projections reported by market analysts to date, and includes leadership positions in long reach and short reach laser and VCSEL drivers, CDRs and TIAs. We believe this is just the beginning of a ramp that will see demand for 100G connectivity within data centers triple over the next four years.
This white paper explores strategies to address the challenge of providing the highest level of network availability at the optimal cost for each service.
CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance
Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017