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OFC Blog

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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Daily Wrap - Tuesday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 21 March 2017

OFC, day three, offers the plenary session, the Exhibition, show floor activities and the always invigorating Rump Session. With all of this going on, why would you ever want to think you're somewhere else?

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Optical Communications for 5G Wireless

By OFC Staff | Posted: 20 March 2017

5G is coming to a neighborhood near you but when is the question. Mobile data consumption is soaring, but a broad set of technology advances is poised to transform what today’s smartphones and other wireless mobile devices can do—ushering in high-resolution video and fully immersive, 3D and virtual environments.

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OFC Daily Wrap - Monday

By OFC Staff | Posted: 20 March 2017

Day Two of OFC revs up with the start of technical sessions, five workshops, one symposium and two panels. Plus, it's the last day for Short Courses.

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