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Increasing Capacity of Existing Transport Networks

Since the introduction of coherent technologies, the cost of high speed optical transport has declined at a rate unsurpassed in the history of the industry. One of the benefits of coherent technology is that it allows high speed channels to operate over links that, in the past, have not even be able to support 10G, giving it an enormous advantage from a cost / performance standpoint. In today’s market, 100G transport is available at the cost of what 10G was only a few short years ago while 200G is beginning to make inroads into metro-access and even metro-regional networks. This paper explains how Ekinops, a leader in deploying high speed 100G and 200G “alien wavelengths” on existing line systems, can boost the transport capacity of your existing network without impacting existing services at a cost point that makes advances your business case from concept to reality.

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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

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017