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OFC Blog

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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The Illusion of Speed Leaping

By Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer, Data Center Architecture at LinkedIn & President and Chairman of the Board at Open19 Foundation | Posted: 9 August 2017

Now that most large data centers are in the final stages of transitioning to 100G in the networking core and moving the servers to 25G and 50G. LinkedIn's Yuval Bachar takes a look at the market and asks what is next?

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Deconstructing the Digitalization Wave

By Danish Rafique, Ph.D., ADVA Optical Networking | Posted: 4 August 2017

What does big data, artificial intelligence and the IoT mean for optical networking? Danish Rafique, Ph.D. explains "we are in an era where networks needs to be managed like a service, with all the flexibility, agility, and reliability of other business-critical platforms."

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Optical Infrastructure Management – Not Forgotten

By Glen Hunt, GlobalData | Posted: 3 April 2017

It didn’t take long before the network management and control challenges became obvious at this year’s show. With the volume of data and the exploding number of connections present in the network, the provisioning and monitoring chores are even more important now than in the past.

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Daily Wrap - Friday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 24 March 2017

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC). The conference concluded yesterday with 663 exhibiting companies, over 1,100 peer-reviewed papers and 14,500 attendees.

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Daily Wrap - Thursday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 23 March 2017

OFC as Seen by the Analysts: IP-over-WDPM, Beyond-100G and Squeezing Long-haul Optics into an OSFP Module.

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Daily Wrap - Wednesday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 22 March 2017

The OFC Plenary Session, held on Tuesday, 21 March, offered three presentations from industry leaders on optical innovations for next-generation 5G networks, Cloud 3.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and much more.

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Is the Optical Communications Market Growth for Real?

By Daryl Inniss, OFS, USA | Posted: 21 March 2017

The optical communications market is expanding as evidenced by growth in vendors’ revenues and margins. Moreover, companies are spending to increase manufacturing capacity and the outlook for growth is good. But some question the sustainability of this expansion.

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