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.
Bankrupt Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) is emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Subsea connectivity specialist GCX has adopted a “standalone Plan of Reorganisation”, instead of moving to a sale of the company. GCX, whose 68,000km network carries the data of telcos, enterprises and media firms, is owned by India’s Reliance Communications, which is also undergoing […]Read More
Data interconnect vendor Inphi Corporation has announced it is sampling its new Canopus™ coherent Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which it claims is the industry’s first merchant 7nm coherent DSP. Canopus provides low power and high density QSFP-DD, OSFP and CFP2-DCO coherent pluggable modules for cloud and telecom customers. Inphi says Canopus makes high density IP […]Read More
Optical transmission is like light, as you may know it. Light rays from the sun travel massive distances to reach us, and light bulbs perform a similar function but over much shorter distances. To send data down fibre optic cable, we use lasers to make light. We use different wavelengths (or colours) to be able […]Read More