Webinar: Moving to 400G – and Beyond

Transceivers capable of supporting 400 Gigabit Ethernet for the data center environment are being deployed. Meanwhile, coherent transmission in the form of 400ZR/ZR+ will soon reach the field, with 600-Gbps and 800-Gbps capabilities following suit and the IEEE embarking on new standards efforts. This webcast will review the state of 400G+ technology for both data center and service provider applications and the requirements such technology should meet.

Report: Future of hyperconnectivity to fuel billion-dollar ‘connected living’ opportunities

According to Frost & Sullivan’s Future of Connected Living report, the device-to-person ratio will exceed 20 to 1 by 2030, as the world enters the era of hyperconnectivity and catapults organizations’ digital transformation. The number of connected devices globally is projected to increase from 30.4 billion in 2020 to 200 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7%. The research forecasts the convergence of connected cities, homes, and workplaces will result in ubiquitous connectivity and the emergence of new product applications, business models, technologies, platforms, and services.

How copper infrastructure can lead to fiber dividends

The Broadband Forum’s TR-419: Fiber Access Extension over Existing Copper Infrastructure report shows how fiber-based access can be provided to customers by utilizing existing copper infrastructure as opposed to the installation of fiber to end-users’ premises, which may not be economically or physically viable. FTTep (Fiber to the extension point) lets service providers deploy fiber-grade services by leveraging the last meters of copper to extend the fiber network without lowering quality when compared to complete FTTH (Fiber to the home) networks.

OFC 2021 to go fully virtual

The organizers of OFC 2021 (June 6-11) announced yesterday that the conference will be fully virtual. The technical conference content will be available live and on demand. Trending new topics include the potential impact of quantum communications and machine learning on network operations and how optics may support machine learning and neuromorphic computing.

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

High-frequency silicon chips with an ultra-thin polymer cable can build a data transfer system ten times faster than a USB. The new system design is more compact and cost-efficient than traditional copper wire and draws far less power. The new transfer link could dramatically cut energy use at power-hungry data centers. With speeds of 105 gigabits per second, it also could address the bandwidth challenges as we see this megatrend toward more and more data continues.
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