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OFC Daily Wrap - Tuesday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 22 March 2016

Tuesday at OFC.

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Are optical networks as secure as we think?

By Chris Janson, Optical Product Marketing - Nokia | Posted: 21 March 2016

OFC provides an annual report on advances in optical capacity, reach, agility and control. Certainly, the advances in components, systems and software are nothing short of amazing since I first attended OFC in 1990. Back then, we were reporting methods and devices to carry analog video along with digital data. We have come so far!

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OFC 2016 Plenary: The Open Optics Revolution

By Casimer DeCusatis | Posted: 21 March 2016

The OFC plenary is always an exciting and thought-provoking presentation, and this year will be no exception The photonics industry is being disrupted by emerging technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN), and radical new network architectures.  Many traditional optics providers are struggling with the implications of this wave of change, and how it will impact their business models and the people they serve. One of this year's plenary speakers is the man responsible for delivering AT&T’s next generation network architecture, Andre Fuetsch.
 

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OFC Daily Wrap - Monday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 21 March 2016

Monday at OFC: It's about improved testing, speed and efficiency. Plus a preview of the plenary presentation.

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OFC Daily Wrap - Sunday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 21 March 2016

We're glad you're here. Each morning of the conference, we'll be sending The Daily Wrap — spotlighting things to note for the day ahead and highlights from the day before.

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OFC: Today’s Not to Miss Programming

By Rebecca Andersen, The Optical Society | Posted: 21 March 2016


Workshops and the Plenary Session are highlights of today's programming.
 

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OFC Highlights: Day 3

By Ron Kline, Ovum | Posted: 20 March 2016

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Record-breaking Signal Transmission Capacity Paves the Way for Faster Internet

By Rebecca Andersen, The Optical Society | Posted: 20 March 2016

OFC Reseach News: Promising Larger Capacity Optical Communication Systems – Researchers from ZTE have experimentally demonstrated the highest capacity signal transmission for a two-kilometer single mode fiber inter-connect
 

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Record-breaking Reach for Low-cost Data Transmission between Data Centers

By Rebecca Andersen, The Optical Society | Posted: 19 March 2016

OFC Research News
Record-breaking Reach for Low-cost Data Transmission between Data Centers

Researchers in Germany demonstrate highest speeds yet by use of PAM-4 transmission
 
01 March 2016 -  Researchers working at ADVA Optical Networking in Meiningen, Germany, and the Technical University of Denmark have shown real-time transmission of 400Gbit/s (8x50G) over 100 kilometers, using the PAM-4 transmission format. Their system, which uses pulse-amplitude modulation with four discrete levels, significantly improves the cost, space and power efficiency for data center interconnect applications, providing a solution for distances up to 100km.
 

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Improved Testing, Speed and Efficiency

By Jimmy Yu, Dell’Oro Group | Posted: 19 March 2016

Finally, the wait is over. While it felt like an eternity, OFC week is now here. A look at the first wave of press releases points us to a belief that the theme of OFC 2016 will be about speed and efficiency. Regarding speed, the press releases were geared around the development of higher speed components and better testing equipment as well as 100 Gbps WDM system deployments. Furthermore, this year efficiency announcements went beyond equipment and include software, services, and organizational changes. SDN is here and companies are positioning themselves to capture the opportunity and extract value.

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