Tag: optical networks

Optical innovation as an economic opportunity

Looking ahead to 2024, the telecom industry has the opportunity to adopt a more frugal approach to spending. However, these financial challenges present promising prospects for advancing large-scale optical innovation, which is already underway.

Converging IP and optical network layers

Recently, Arelion took another step in converging our IP and optical layers by adding Cisco 400G Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Bright Optical Modules in our production IP backbone. The first regional reach deployment spans 675 kilometers between Stockholm and Copenhagen over a third-party Optical Open Line System (O-OLS).

Top telecom trends in 2023

This article was originally published by Fibre Systems   It has been a chaotic year across the world – one that has been difficult to predict, and that has required all of us in telecoms and beyond to keep a watchful eye on events. We’ve all had to work harder than ever to try and […]

Next-generation data center connectivity

This article was originally published by DatacenterDynamics. The pattern is set – the number of data centers in the world continues to grow in order to support the expanding needs of enterprises, cloud service providers and indeed the services we all use as consumers. These data centers are taking many forms too, from tiny data […]

Rethinking Internet Backbone Architectures

During the past couple of years, we’ve made several public ad-hoc announcements on technology transitions that keep us busy building and operating the world’s #1 Internet Backbone. This has been done without ever providing a context or connection to the trends believed to be fueling the industry going forward and the path we’ve taken to […]

The Optical Networks Future: Open and Disaggregated

In recent months we’ve been busy giving our global optical network infrastructure a major makeover. Our mission – to jump-start a new era of network innovation and interoperability that will prove transformative for all our customers. So, what exactly have we been up to? Having one of the largest global optical transmission network footprints we […]

Let there be (intelligent) light

As businesses worldwide keep on investing in technical infrastructure and innovative tools to build smart, connected organizations, the demand for capacity has reached new levels. The result is growing pressure on the fiber optic backbone networks of service providers and internet content providers alike. To help meet the demands of digital transformation, carriers will need […]