Viewpoint

8 February 2018

In this viewpoint, we offer some predictions for the optical networking domain in 2018, with a special focus on hyperscale data centers, where the pace of innovation is hitting breakthrough strides.

100G optimization and deployment

9 October 2017

HellermannTyton is an established and innovative global leader in the provision of network infrastructure cabling solutions, offering a broad range of quality, high performance connectivity for both residential and commercial use. HellermannTyton‘s Broadband Systems comprise a unique range of fibre splicing closures, wall boxes and enclosures that you would find in any typical FTTX application.

1 September 2017

The demand by Cloud Data Centers for faster data delivery speeds at cost-effective prices is growing rapidly. Higher speeds are necessary for Cloud Data Centers to process the current explosion in traffic. Mobile and video use drove data center traffic to 4.7 zettabytes (ZB), or almost five trillion gigabytes (GB), in 2015, and Cloud traffic will hit 14.1ZB in 2020. Cisco predicts that in 2020, 92 percent of Data Center bandwidth will be used by cloud data workloads rather than traditional workloads.

8 August 2017

Demand for data is growing exponentially, piling pressure on networks to deliver more data, faster, over longer distances. Fibre optic systems have revolutionised data transfer and information gathering, but in complex applications like energy they require premium optical performances to work flawlessly. Choosing the right connector and cable combination is therefore crucial to staying ahead. Fischer Connectors partners with its customers worldwide to design innovative fibre optic solutions that meet new needs for reliability, high performance and ease of use. The Fischer FiberOptic Series ensures high optical stability in any application and environment, combined with easy mating and cleaning.

22 June 2017

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.

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Will quantum-resistant encryption be enabled by quantum technology or mathematics? Helmut Griesser examines technologies for the post-quantum world

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The increasing value of optical fibre assets in metropolitan areas is shaping the business models of companies that provide access to them, finds Andy Extance

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As 2017 draws to a close, Scott Wilkinson looks ahead to what’s in store for the optical communications industry in 2018

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An English city with a world-class 5G test-bed is about to make telecommunications history, reports Rebecca Pool

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Since its inception in 2004, the FTTH conference and exhibition has been held annually, with each event taking place in a different European city. This year the event will be held in Valencia, Spain from 13 to 15 February 2018.