The Optical Networking and Communication
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San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

September 2017

International Flair for OFC

By Casimer DeCusatis | Posted: 21 September 2017

Reflecting on the key takeaways from the 2017 OFC conference, I was struck by the increased presence of telecom operators and equipment manufacturers from rapidly growing markets such as China. While OFC remains an international event with over 65 countries represented, there’s a clear trend to support emerging internet and telecom service providers in some of the highest population density nations in the world.

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New MSA to enable four-lambda 400-gigabit modules

By Roy Rubenstein | Posted: 17 September 2017

A new 100-gigabit single-wavelength multi-source agreement (MSA) has been created to provide the industry with 2km and 10km 100-gigabit and 400-gigabit four-wavelength interfaces.
The MSA is backed by 22 founding companies including Microsoft, Alibaba and Cisco Systems.
The initiative started work two months ago and a draft specification is expected before the year end.

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Photonic Integration: Innovation from a DWDM Systems Perspective

By Harald Bock, Vice President, Network & Technology Strategy, Coriant | Posted: 7 September 2017

Existing data and cloud networks, distribution of video content, and new applications such as IoT, Smart Home, and 5G mobile are all driving the escalating demand for networking capacity. In fact, the total energy consumption of communications devices and networks has been increasing faster than the world energy consumption overall. With this growth, reducing the costs associated with increasing power consumption and footprint have become a major objective for network operators as well as equipment manufacturers.

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