AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS WORLDWIDE
By ULRICH KOHN
Access link monitoring
can bring new reliability
to optical access networks,
unlocking a variety
of new services.
By STEPHEN HARDY
10 400 Gigabit Ethernet
for the ages
The process to create the
specifications for 400 Gigabit
Ethernet has begun.
By JOHN D’AMBROSIA
14 Building a data-center
network with optimal
performance and economy
Optical circuit switching with
new controller technology
can deliver significant
improvements in performance.
By DANIEL TARDENT and NATHAN FARRINGTON
17 Optical transport vendors
prep for SDN
The Open Networking Foundation is
still prepping its vision of how SDN
could apply to optical networks.
By STEPHEN HARDY
19 2014 Lightwave
We invited technology developers
to submit products for review by
our independent panel of judges.
Surviving disasters with fast
shared mesh protection
BY SOUMYA ROY
AND WAYNE WAUFORD, Infinera Corp.
Network operators are moving toward
mesh-based transport networks for
richer connectivity. A new class of
network resiliency technology called
Shared Mesh Protection (SMP) is
emerging to take advantage of this
architectural shift and deliver more
reliable networks at lower cost.
Optical networks and
the era of Big Data
BY JIM THEODORAS,
ADVA Optical Networking
Cable’s shift to wired
With the coming of the
era of “Big Data,” we are
faced with the latest in
a long line of buzzwords. So what
does Big Data have to do with the
plumbing of the network? It turns
out, more than one would think.
now makes sense
BY THOMAS WAHLUND, Net Insight
Cable-operator providers face two
major issues when using satellites
for fronthaul. First, they get the same
feed quality as everyone else – and
that quality usually is low. Second,
they have no control over the fronthaul
content acquisition. These problems
have lacked a suitably profitable
and low-cost solution – until now.