Datacentres, increasingly powered by optical networking technology, are currently proliferating around the world. In large part this is due to the on-going rise of digital and online economies, and the increasingly connected and networked nature of modern life, writes John Williamson.
Service provider Etisalat has worked with Huawei to complete the first trial of compact all-optical cross-connect (OXC) for the transport industry. The OXC in question – the Huawei OptiXtrans OSN 9800 P32C – is a large-capacity OXC device that can be used in the backbone or aggregation layer. Huawei reckons it meets the requirements for […]Read More
An analysis by Princeton researchers has shown that a type of foam, long studied by scientists, is able to block particular wavelengths of light. This is acknowledged as a highly desirable property for next-generation information technology that uses light instead of electricity. The researchers, integrating expertise from materials science, chemistry and physics, conducted exhaustive computational […]Read More
AT&T has activated its first 400-gigabit optical connection carrying live internet traffic across its network. The operator says the connection between Dallas and Atlanta is believed to be a first in the industry. This isn’t a proof of concept, says AT&T, but a significant upgrade to its production network, built on flexible, low-cost white box […]Read More