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Liz Goldsmith

A New Life for Old Fibers: Upgrading your fiber optic cable plant

Networks running on fiber optics are generally state-of-the-art, but even advanced networks can be improved. That means faster speeds and more traffic density. Fortunately, lots of older fiber is capable of upgrading to faster networks including WDM, but it may need testing to ensure it will work, especially if the links are over 20 km and upgrades are to 10 gigabits (Gb) and above.

Viavi unveils new optical fiber testing capabilities for PON, 5G and data center networks

Viavi introduced multiple new capabilities for its Optical Network Monitoring Solutions family of remote test and monitoring platforms. The company says the new capabilities enable further network intelligence in fiber environments that form the foundation of high-speed core and metro ring networks, as well as access applications in passive optical network (PON), 5G and data center networks.