Enel Tables Formal Offer for Metroweb

Italian utility company, which has made its entry into fiber optic broadband, Enel has tabled a formal offer to buy fiber optic company Metroweb, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. Reuters News reports the latest movement by Enel, that will have implications in the Italian telecommunication market.

Pakistan and Tajikistan Agree to Build Fiber Optic Network

Pakistan and Tajikistan will have soon digital connectivity over fiber optic cables passing through Afghanistan. The Central Asia-South Asia 1,000-megawatt (Casa-1,000) power supply project, in which fiber optic cables will also be laid along with electricity transmission lines will pave the way for connecting the two countries. The digital connectivity proposal by laying fiber optic cable along with the electricity…

Are You Ready for Embracing 100G Ethernet?

Many hardware vendors like Cisco, Finisar, Huawei and Brocade have recently announced support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet and telecom vendors around the world have also shown interest in launching 100G networks. All these events shows the sign of the advent of 100 Gigabit Ethernet in the commercial segment. However, is it necessary to move to 100G now?

BiDi Optics: A New Solution for 40GbE Transmission

If your data center hasn’t shifted from 10Gbps to 40Gbps infrastructure, now it’s your chance by deploying 40GbE with BiDi QSFP+ optics (ie. Cisco QSFP-40G-SR-BD) at lower costs than using 40G QSFP+ optics.