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NBC and a Gold Medal (Network) Performance

This will be NBC Universal’s (NBCU) first ever all-IP International Broadcast Center operation at the Olympic Games, powered by a Cisco network. NBCUniversal (NBCU) will deliver more than 7,000 hours of content from the 2021 Tokyo Games to viewers. The moment those cameras capture the image, it starts encoding. That image is then transferred, via a network, by producers in the control room to viewers across the nation. It is then distributed to the consumer in 4k - and it all happens in a moment.

Overcoming the next hurdle to get to 800G pluggable optics: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 6 notes

Join us for Episode 6 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue a conversation with Dr. Mark Nowell, Cisco Fellow in in Cisco’s Optics and Optical Systems Group.

Keeping Cool with QSFP-DD800 Optics

History has been very clear that for broad industry adoption of the 800G generation, an optical pluggable form factor must be judged on: (1) Backwards compatibility with previous generation optics (2) 100G+ electrical performance (3) Excellent thermal power dissipation The recent QSFP-DD MSA updates ensure all of these, but I’d like to focus on the […]

650,000+ Coherent Ports Shipped by Cisco and Acacia

Combining Acacia DSPs with Cisco’s internally developed designs, more than 650,000 coherent ports have been shipped. Learn more at the Cisco OFC virtual booth.

Service Provider Digital Initiatives Drive Sustainable Business Value

IDC 2021 survey results revealed that Pioneer SPs experienced the most significant business performance gains. They not only reported improved operational metrics such as reduced costs and process cycle times but importantly also reported improvements in key business outcomes such as revenue, profitability, customer satisfaction and customer retention.

Test-Drive the Next Generation of Rural Broadband Technologies: Introducing the Cisco Rural Broadband Innovation Center

Service providers have been working with governments for years to try to meet the need for faster, higher-capacity rural broadband. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Cisco Rural Broadband Innovation Center showcases the amazing things that rural service providers can now do with their networks. Read this blog to see solutions highlighted.

History of Pluggable Optics Continued: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 4 Notes

Join us for Episode 4 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we discuss the history of pluggable optics in a conversation with Ray Nering, an engineering product manager in the Cisco Optics product management group.

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