Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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Very rarely does a technical advance promise late-night infomercial-type results. Even rarer does that advance rely on repositioning existing technology in a way that is even simpler and less expensive than its original use. That unlikely scenario may play out in the cable industry. CableLabs, the industry’s research and development consortium, is working to transition a long-haul transmission technology – coherent optics – for use in parts of the network far closer to end users ...
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ADVA Ensemble team members participated in the first ETSI NFV Plugtests™ event sponsored by Telefonica in Madrid earlier this year. More than that – they and the Ensemble MANO and VIM products excelled. Why? A big part of the reason is experience – not just that of ADVA, but of all of the participants ...
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I’m a big fan of the way that VR can already enhance lives far beyond a mere gaming experience. For example, the technology is being used to provide hospital-bound children with an escape from their surroundings and an opportunity to come to terms with their illness and to deal with any treatment or side effects in a whole new way. Following a number of pilot studies carried out by Stanford University, doctors have come to realise the effectiveness and economically pleasing benefits of incorporating VR into their treatment programmes ...
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