DWDM

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Vodafone Spain completes live trial using TIP’s Voyager ‘white box’ platform

Vodafone has successfully completed a live network trial in Spain as part of its work with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), using the Voyager optical ‘white box.’

The goal of the live trial was to showcase the future of applying a disaggregated model to optical networks and to provide more flexibility to handle the real time dynamics using Voyager, combined with a software-defined network (SDN) controller.

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Dell'Oro Group: 142 per cent revenue rise for WDM systems ‘the start of a good thing’

The market for disaggregated WDM systems is growing, according to a recent report by market information firm, Dell'Oro Group.

The Optical Transport Quarterly Report covers manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed including 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s).  It tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, optical packet platforms, and data centre interconnect (metro and long haul). 

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Atlantic Metro adds 200G capacity to DWDM network in partnership with PacketLight Networks

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – PacketLight Networks has announced a partnership with Atlantic Metro to upgrade its existing dense division wavelength multiplexing (DWDM) network routes to 200G capacity. PacketLight extended capacity using its alien wavelength solution and adding a 200G single coherent wavelength. Atlantic Metro provides cloud hosting, nationwide network connectivity, and secure data centre colocation to over 1,100 customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises, to healthcare organisations, legal firms, web start-ups, media, and retail.

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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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