Bill Gartner, VP and GM of Cisco's converged optical and routing business unitBill Gartner, VP and GM of Cisco's converged optical and routing business unit, says new usage patterns are creating uncertainty and new variable capacity

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After years and years of hype and promise, the Internet of Things (IoT) is now a thing. And very much so. As Telecom Asia reported in February, analyst firm Gartner forecasts IoT to have an installed base of 26 billion units in 2020, with products and services valued at $300 billion.

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Single-mode fiber-optic communications has been known for unsurpassed long-distance and high-speed performance for decades.

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Mike Capuano, Infinera's VP of marketingMike Capuano, Infinera's VP of marketing, explains why comprehensive automation is a critical foundation - "you can't software - control something if it requires a truck roll or a manu

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The optical infrastructure market perked up by 9% in 2013, buoyed partly by a 16% year-on-year jump in the fourth quarter, according to ACG Research.
 
The research firm reported that of the six product segments tracked within the optical market, five reported positive quarterly gains.
 
The long-haul DWDM segment returned to the top position

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As a telecom analyst, you have to do a lot of reading – and that means plowing through a lot of stories that eager public-relations executives are desperately trying to pump life into, despite the fact that they contain almost nothing of serious interest whatsoever.

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Australia's NBN Co has completed a successful trial of 1Tbps super-channel transmission over a 1,066km fiber ring.
 
The state-owned company tasked with rolling out Australia's National Broadband Network used Coriant's FlexiGrid technology for the trial.
 
The trial demonstrated a 1Tbps super-channel transmission in a 369GHz grid.

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ITEM: California-based SDN start-up vendor Vello Systems has launched a new industry forum to encourage adoption of open-source optical solutions in data center and enterprise networks.
 
The Open Source Optical (OSO) Forum aims to unite optical component and system vendors, software compan

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It's already been a busy week for the telecom sector around the world.

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Optical Network Innovation of the Year: FiberHome 100G OTN Platform

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