The length of time an optical transceiver spends plugged into a switch and the amount and importance of the data it carries means that reliability is paramount. Ellen Manning looks at the rigorous testing procedures put in place to ensure maximum reliability.
L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has introduced a new series of active optical cables (AOCs). These are designed to address high-speed datacentre and enterprise networking applications. L-com’s new AOCs are hot swappable, pluggable cable assemblies that support high-speed Ethernet, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel connectivity (10 Gbits/s […]Read More
As customer demand for high-capacity, low-latency data transport continues to grow, CenturyLink, expanding its US intercity network by 4.7 million miles of fibre, using Corning’s SMF-28® ULL fibre and SMF-28® Ultra fibre in a hybrid Corning® SST-UltraRibbon™ cable. With a silica core design, SMF-28 ULL fibre offers the lowest loss of any terrestrial-grade optical fibre […]Read More
Cloud and colo operator spending on optical communications hardware continued to spur market growth in the first quarter of 2019, according to the most recent Optical Customer Markets Report from research firm Cignal AI. Spending in these sectors increased over 50% in North America, offsetting declines in other regions, with Ciena continuing to lead all sales to cloud […]Read More