[Whitepaper Download] By VIAVI: Monitoring Raman Amplified Optical Links While in Service

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Published by VIAVI Solutions. Summary Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) and Raman amplifiers are the two main solutions for optical signal amplification in long distance, optical communication systems. While EDFAs are still the most deployed amplifiers, Raman-based solutions are gaining momentum in the metro/core transmission market. Some of the main benefits include the wider wavelength range than EDFA (limited to 1525-1565 …

Marseille Digital Media Hub: reach 4.5+ BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia

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Blog post by Interxion. TV, video production and distribution are undergoing a period of disruptive change that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Massive growth in IP-delivered and over-the-top (OTT) video, the rise of multiscreen viewing and the availability of an ever-increasing range of consumer devices are combining to drive a significant shift in viewer behavior. In recent …

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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Published by Infinera. Summary Nyquist subcarriers are a key enhancement to the latest generation of coherent technology.  Subcarrier implementations like ICE4 and ICE6 overcome the drawbacks of single-carrier, highbaud-rate operation to deliver industry-leading optical performance.  In extensive field trials, and with almost two years of subcarrier-based deployments, Infinera has found a typical gain of around 0.8 decibels in the optical …

Keep Watching the Seas: The Current Submarine Cable Boom (SubCableWorld)

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By John Manock, Editor, SubCableWorld The submarine cable industry has had a long and, to say the least, interesting history.  It has bounced around from amazing accomplishments to the depths of despair – from the global euphoria of the first transatlantic telegram between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan in 1858, to the disillusionment caused by the cable’s failure a few …

Infinera: The Current and Future State of Subsea Cables

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Submarine cables have been a tremendous boon to our daily lives. From streaming videos on Netflix, to conducting business over Skype, to keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, subsea cables have filled a critical role in providing a stable and effective means of global connectivity. Submarine cables in the modern world Submarine networks have been relied …

[Whitepaper Download] By Ciena: Side-Stepping the Shannon Limit

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Published by Ciena. Summary For a decade now, the submarine network industry has benefitted from the arrival of coherent-based modems allowing cable operators to upgrade their submerged assets to previously unthinkable total information-carrying capacities. Channel speeds initially increased from traditional 10Gb/s On-Off Keying (OOK), where laser light was shuttered on and off to represent digital ones and zeros, to 40Gb/s …

RTI and GTA Are Constructing Guam’s First Neutral Cable Landing Station and Data Center

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News provided by RTI. San Francisco, California and Piti, Guam, June 25, 2019 –The management teams of RTI and GTA have entered into a joint venture and are constructing the Gateway Network Connections, LLC (GNC) facility that will serve as Guam’s first combined neutral Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Data Center (DC). Guam will land several new cables in the …

New network topologies for a next-gen Internet

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What are some of the new network topologies that we should start considering to accommodate the expected boom in bandwidth consumption? Managing ROADMs – how can we improve on reliability and reduce risk? These are some topics that was discussed at the 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, held last September. In this keynote network design panel,  moderator, Dr Steve Grubb, …

Financing tomorrow’s cables

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With new routes being deployed to ensure diversity and resiliency, how does this change or affect the business case and financial criteria for investment? At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we heard from different stakeholders in a panel discussion on Financing tomorrow’s cables The Panel was moderated by Andrew Lipman, Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Morgan, Lewis …

Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

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At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we gained some valuable insights from professionals in the subsea industry in a panel discussion on an open cable system. The panel was moderated by Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists Inc and he was joined by the following panellists: Bob Hadaway, Vice President, Product Line Management, Ciena Pierre Tremblay, …