The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has set aside a project to define a line-side 400-Gbps transponder, the group’s leadership informed analysts and press at an event held in Boston yesterday afternoon. The group will instead focus on the creation of a 400-Gbps framework document as well as ongoing work in the area of electrical interfaces.
By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should happen behind the scenes before you hire a fiber-optics infrastructure construction company and best practices to pursue to ensure maximum effectiveness and cost savings for your next project.
Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3 million annually in 2014 to 54.8 million in 2020, according to a recent report from market research firm Navigant Research.