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GTD Selects Prysmian for Arica to Puerto Montt Submarine Cable

The Chilean telecommunication service provider GTD (Gtd Teleductos S.A, Grupo GTD) has selected Prysmian to supply the submarine cables for its project to connect Arica to Puerto Mont in Chile. The new contracts worth around €50 million have been secured through Prysmian Group’s submarine telecom division NSW. NSW became part of Prysmian Group after the acquisition of General Cable. The…

400G form-factors: QSFP56-DD vs. OSFP vs. CFP8

QSFP-DD, OSFP, and CFP8: Which is the Best for 400G?

There are three criteria for a successful form-factor: small size, low power consumption, and interoperability between all systems vendors. As we all know, the SFP/SFP+ and QSFP+/QSFP28 are successful form-factors for 1G/10G and 40G/100G networks. In fact, for 100G networks, there are 4 different form-factors: CFP, CFP2, CFP4, and QSFP28. 100G The transmission departments in telecommunication networks need a pluggable…

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Can a Single-Wavelength transmit at 600Gbps?

Can a Single-wavelength do transmission at a speed of 600Gbps? We have been talking about commecial deployment of optical networks that are designed to transmit at a speed of 100Gbps. The developments are quick in the field of fiber optics. Now CITIC Networks in partnership with Huawei made a successful commercial implementation of Single-Wavelength 600G network in Beijing. The practical…

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Oman Plans to Speed up Fiber Optic Deployments

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications plans to speed up fiber optic installation in the country. While elaborating the Ministry’s plans, the Minister Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi said that Oman’s communication sector will see a new phase of activities in 2019. The Ministry is planning to realize deployment of fiber optic cables to connect 40,000 houses in the capital city…

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ZTE Publishes a Whitepaper on Built-in Blade in OLT

China based ZTE Corporation has published a whitepaper on Built-in Blade in OLT (Optical Line Terminal Equipment), which the manufacturer claims as a first of its kind in the industry. The white paper introduces three typical application scenarios as well as the value of a built-in blade in OLT. First Scenario Large-traffic and low-latency accelerated video services including Access CDN,…

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The Technologies of Next-Generation Optical Transceivers – PAM4 and 64QAM

The shift to cloud services and virtualized networks has put the data center in the middle of our world and meant that connectivity within data centers and between data centers has a huge impact on the delivery of business and personal services. Hyperscale data centers are being installed across the world and these all need connecting. To meet this demand,…