The basics of Ethernet

In today’s telecom field, Ethernet has been utilized at various levels of the control hierarchy. Since Its standardization in 1980, Ethernet has become the most widely installed local area network (LAN) technology either in the office or the enterprise network for high-end controller. We talk about Ethernet every day, however, people without decades of experience can hardly say they know…

10G Data Center Cabling Solutions

The rapid development in data center throughput has led to the increasing usage and demand for higher-performance servers, storage and interconnects. And the old 1G Ethernet cannot handle the heavy-loaded solutions in data center any more. As a result, datacenter designers are looking to the expansion of higher speed Ethernet solutions, specifically 10 G and 40G Ethernet. As for 10GbE,…

Deciding Between Passive Optical Networks and Active Optical Networks

The FTTH solution is regarded as the best option with respect to the transmission quality and the bandwidth. The deployment of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) access networks has gone through a long way before subscribers use fiber cables instead of copper lines to achieve broadband Internet access. FTTH is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery with fiber extending from…

Which Cabling Solution is Better for Your Data Center

Although cabling only represents less than 10 percent of the overall data center network investment, it outlives most network elements and treated as the most difficult and potentially costly component. With the datacenter cabling ranging from 1G to 10G, 10G to 40G and even to 100G, more complex cabling is required to ensure a good service or scalability for troubleshooting….

Dark Fiber – Is It the Dark Side or the Right Side?

As the optical technology grows more sophisticated and expand into high bandwidth optical backbone connectivity, enterprises are now turning to the private and secure dark fiber network. By leasing dark fibers, network operators can cut down the labor cost of developing fiber networks. What’s more, enterprises can use their own optical technician and networking equipment to connect multiple locations to…

Whether to Go for Aerial or Underground Deployment

In the fiber optic network, a carefully constructed network requires calculated planning and a high level of installation. It is not as easy a cavemen can do it, as many factors should be taken into account when installing a fiber optic network, such as construction costs, time constraints, existing infrastructure, and so on. There are two main types of land…