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December 2017

The state of telecom in 2017

By Dr. Scott T. Wilkinson, Senior Director of Portfolio Marketing, ECI Telecom | Posted: 28 December 2017

Perhaps you’re at a party or a family gathering. Perhaps you’re on a crowded plane or in a cab or Uber with a talkative driver. Wherever you are, when strangers meet the question inevitably comes up, ‘So what do you do?’ For those of us in telecommunications, we have a choice of answers depending on the audience. I like to start with ‘I work in telecommunications’ and see if I get blank stares or knowing nods before trying to go any deeper. On those occasions when knowing nods trump blank stares, the conversation almost always moves to, ‘So what’s the next big thing in technology?’

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A Quarter per Gigabit: Bargain Rates on 100G Optical Links

By Casimer deCusatis | Posted: 19 December 2017

At OFC 2017 the industry was challenged yet again to deliver a gigabit/second of optical link capacity for under twenty-five cents. The debate continues over whether this is achievable, and whether vendors can sustain a business model at this price point.

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Surveying the New Optical Form Factors for 400 Gigabit Ethernet

By By Nathan Tracy, Ethernet Alliance, Lightwave, © 2017 PennWell Corp. | Posted: 5 December 2017

Targeted for massive aggregation of data across an array of applications, 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GbE) is on schedule for standardization this year within the IEEE 802.3bs™ Ethernet Working Group. Development of new and faster electrical and optical signaling technologies is simultaneously underway across the ever-expanding Ethernet ecosystem.

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