In recent times, the topic of openness has become widely discussed. Nearly every optical networking provider’s website emphasises the concept of “openness.” However, it is crucial to understand the true meaning of open and what one should anticipate from a genuinely open solution. […]
How Can 400ZR Be Used For Regional Networks
As the demand for data traffic increases with the rise of a connected society, rural broadband service providers (BSPs) are under pressure to improve their backbone network performance. To address this, 400ZR technology has been developed to offer flexible hardware configurations and enable 400G speeds. Although initially designed for enterprise data centre interconnection, 400ZR has […]
Open Management Solution For Open Line Systems
Source: Smartoptics Open line systems present numerous benefits to operators and service providers. Organizations are no longer forced to buy all components of a networking solution from the same supplier. Today’s open line systems allow service providers to pick and choose between different options, ensuring that they have the best component from the best vendor […]
Four Key Trends For Open Networks
Source: Smartoptics Regardless of whether you’re a service provider operating metro networks or a small carrier with a regional backbone network, a more open way of networking is increasingly high on the agenda. This flexible networking trend can also be called open optical networking or disaggregated networking. It is being driven by opportunities to increase […]
The World is Ready for 400G Roll-Out – Are You?
Source: Smartoptics In March 2021, Smartoptics announced that service provider POST-Luxembourg had chosen the Smartoptics open line system for upgrading its backbone network to 400G. As one of the first commercial installations in the world based on the new 400ZR standard, the implementation is a clear proof point that 400G is here for real. […]
What is a DWDM Open Line System and How Does it Help Your Business?
With budgets left strapped and stretched by the pandemic, key decision-makers face significant resistance to the allocation of company resources being placed anywhere that is not critical to performance. Ironically, an accompanying belief often follows that an investment into digital infrastructure cannot provide benefits that help businesses improve their performance across the entire enterprise. This […]