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Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The automation of it all (Part 2)

Cisco vision of network automation focused on visibility, intelligent data insights, and action Editor’s note: For the first installment in this two-part series, click here to read, “Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The efficiency of it all (Part 1)”.  5G is maturing but new service revenues...

Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The operational efficiency of it all (Part 1)

Enhancements to Routed Optical Networking solutions can lower power consumption up to 45%, Cisco says I’ve been covering 5G as a broad subject area for about six years and change. Looking back at that body of work, the vast, vast majority is focused on how...

‘The first rule of private 5G is don’t talk about 5G,’ Cisco sales exec says

Cisco sees 100% of 5G revenues flowing to CSPs from enterprise Service providers, their traditional infrastructure vendors and, increasingly, hyperscalers, are working independently and collaboratively to capture new 5G revenues by delivering solutions to high-value vertical industries like manufacturing, logistics, retail, and so forth. The...

Well, technically… Businesses need cost-effective wide, deep and diverse optical routes: Arelion’s Sumita Gupta Sharma (Ep. 64)

Sumita Gupta Sharma, head of Transmission Networks at Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) speaks to the company’s name change and ambitions around disaggregating its optical networks. She also describes the need for more direct optical routes around the globe.

A new world of digital experiences and efficiencies is coming–provided we can get 400 GbE right (Reader Forum)

For those consumers who waited until the last possible minute to upgrade their home Internet connections, finally moving up to high-speed broadband was likely a revelation. Everything got faster, certainly, but the changes went much deeper than speed. Late adopters hadn’t realized it, but...

Nokia scores 5G transport wins from Rakuten Mobile, LG Uplus

LG Uplus using Nokia SDN for 5G transport automation In discussions around operator 5G capex, the radio access and core networks get most of the mindshare. However, in tandem with RAN and core investments, telcos are also investing in 5G transport in order to effectively...

Nokia announces new Future X architecture and chipsets for 5G

ReefShark 5G chipsets focused on enabling massive MIMO and promise throughput of 84 Gbps per module Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, Nokia today made major announcements to its 5G portfolio geared toward delivery of an end-to-end solution for next-generation networks as well as reducing...

NEC to supply submarine cable for Hong Kong-Guam fiber link

The new fiber system will also connect with the SEA-US optical submarine cable system. NEC signed an agreement with RTI Connectivity to supply a high-capacity fiber optic submarine cable for a new system connecting Hong Kong and Guam. NEC said the contract...

NTT Communications launches submarine cable network in Asia

The Asia Pacific Gateway has connectivity points with two major international submarine cable systems NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business owned by Japanese group NTT, has launched the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable network with...

Facebook continues push into telecom with new Voyager solution

Design specifications for the 'white box' transponder and router contributed to Facebook Telecom Infra Project Building on its Open Compute Project initiative to provide the larger data center ecosystem with open design specifications for hardware, Facebook this week contributed designs for its Voyager transponder and router...

Nokia to help China Mobile build 100G optical network

Nokia will deploy an optical transport network, dense wavelength division multiplexing backbone for China Mobile Nokia has been awarded more than 30% of China Mobile's project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its rollout of LTE-based mobile broadband services. The contract win is...

European fiber backbone getting a 400G upgrade

The first 400G fiber route will link Denmark and Frankfurt As carriers around the world work to meet consumer and business demand for high-speed connectivity, transport providers and fiber network owners are similarly upgrading the backbone infrastructure to support the evolving industry. The latest upgrade, currently...

Nokia AlcaLu deal puts pressure on Ericsson

Merger puts pressure on Ericsson to step up its wired and optical portfolio With the recent $16.5 billion merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, telecom industry watchers are speculating that Ericsson and Juniper Networks (JNPR) could soon be making merger news. The pending acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent would...

Alcatel-Lucent optimizes for metro networks

New Alcatel-Lucent optical transport platforms for deployment in dense metros In the race to keep up with growing demand for data from enterprises and individuals, Alcatel-Lucent has created new optical transport platforms that it said are optimized for deployment in dense metro networks. The products were...

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