This year’s NGON and DCI Europe conference in Nice saw the launch of Wave2Wave Solution's new Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering, which has been developed to help operators more efficiently automate the physical layer.
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.
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) took to the podium at this year’s NGON and DCI Europe conference in Nice to reveal the results of its 2018 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) multi-vendor interoperability demonstration.
Telenor Group is replacing its legacy optical backbone network across Norway and Sweden and has selected Nokia as sole supplier for the work. The upgrade will involve replacing its current optical core network, which connects major centres across Norway and Sweden. It is designed to provide a much-needed increase in bandwidth capacity throughout the countries.
The SoftFIRE project consortium is calling for applications to its challenge on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), Software Defined Network (SDN), and 5G technologies. The call goes out to all technologists, visionaries, and practitioners involved in these fields.
Helen Xenos explains how telcos can unlock the full potential of their existing fibre connections, allowing them to offer bursts of additional capacity without having to physically build out the network
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