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The Promise of Software-Defined Networking

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Software-defined networking (SDN) was the focus of technical session #M2H, “Enabling the Cloud: Unleashing the Capabilities of Emerging Flexible Optical Transport through SDN and NFV I.”

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Executive Forum Part 2: Walking a Mile in Verizon's Shoes

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Rounding out Monday morning's Executive Forum panel on key topics in communications infrastructure was Glenn Wellbrock, the director of optical transport planning at Verizon.

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Executive Forum Part 1: Global Perspectives on the Future of Optical Communication

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Monday morning's Executive Forum panel was billed as focusing on understanding perspectives from global tier 1 carriers on several key topics in communications infrastructure, and it did not disappoint. What the audience was treated to was deep insight from three subject matter experts.
 

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How Mobile Drives Optical Fiber Needs

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Seventeen percent of global Web usage is accounted for by mobile traffic, said Martin Birk of AT&T Labs, Res. This trend is growing everywhere in the world, and its growing fast.

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One Good Thing to Come of the Dot-Com Bust

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Witness the dot-com boom and bust: a heady time toward the end of the millennium when venture capital funds flowed quickly into internet firms, company valuations were sometimes based on little more than web hits, launch parties boasted A-list celebs, and expectations (not to mention stock prices) were often unreasonably high.

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A Side of Google Most People Will Never See

By OFC | Posted: 23 March 2015

Google is synonymous with internet search. The company also has a suite of well-known applications like Gmail, Google Maps, the Android operating system and the Chrome browser. Google drive and its associated calendar, word processing and spreadsheet apps are ubiquitous. And above all, Google continues to dominate online searches with its eponymous engine—and made it perhaps the only company ever whose name entered the English language as a verb.

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Top 5 Things You Can’t Miss at OFC

By Casimer DeCusatis, Ph.D. | Posted: 23 March 2015

Here are the top five events you should absolutely make time to see during your visit to Los Angeles.

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Daily Wrap - Monday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 23 March 2015

Witness the dot-com boom and bust: a heady time toward the end of the millennium when venture capital funds flowed quickly into internet firms, company valuations were sometimes based on little more than web hits, launch parties boasted A-list celebs, and expectations (not to mention stock prices) were often unreasonably high. We know how that story ended, of course. Even as the champagne was uncorked, bubbles were burst, bankrolls were spent, and many companies failed—a cautionary time that's cast a long shadow ever since.

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Daily Wrap - Sunday

By OFC | Posted: 22 March 2015

We're glad you're here. Each morning of the conference, we'll be sending a daily wrap message — spotlighting things to note for the day ahead and highlights from the day before. Today, we focus on several ways to access Digest Papers from the technical conference.

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The Web-scale Effect and the Future of Networking

By Steve Alexander, Senior VP and CTO at Ciena | Posted: 19 March 2015

Steve Alexander, Senior VP and CTO at Ciena, talks about how networks must continue to evolve to meet the needs of today's on-demand world. 

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