White Papers

27 August 2015

This guide provides a comprehensive data for understanding many facets of OTN. It includes the detailed OTN technology overview, an overview of the recent improvements in transmission technologies and essential requirements for modern networks.

27 August 2015

The demand for an easy-to-install, robust home network is growing due to the availability of higher and higher access speeds into the home. While there are many solutions for a home network, a mixed Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)/WiFi solution is the most ideal for the professional and do-it-yourself installer.

08 June 2015

OFS single-mode optical fiber helps end users meet the growing demand for voice, data, and video transmission at ever-faster speeds.

31 March 2015

A new generation of single-mode fibers with a smaller 200 micron coating dimension are now on the market. This paper, brought to you by OFS, shows how they enable novel compact cable designs that give telecom providers new options for their optical network.

21 November 2014

This paper discusses challenges to today’s data center physical networks and the drivers behind these challenges, as well as how quality of connectivity influences application performance. A number of rigorous tests are described and a concrete infrastructure solution proposed.

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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

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Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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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