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Cisco Strengthens O-RAN Market Position with Open Fronthaul Gateway Public Demo

Cisco has been a pioneer within the O-RAN Alliance pushing for open standards and interoperability in all areas of the radio access transport network. This multivendor interoperability demonstration showcases the Cisco NCS 540 FH in an O-RAN fronthaul use case per the Open Fronthaul Gateway Specification.

Overcoming the next hurdle to get to 800G pluggable optics: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 7 notes

Join us for Episode 7 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue a conversation with Dr. Mark Nowell, Cisco Fellow in Cisco’s Optics and Optical Systems Group.

Rural connectivity is the next digital opportunity

Cisco’s Converged Software-Defined Networking Transport Architecture is the bridge to reduce the digital divide. Recent innovations with the NCS 540 and NCS 560 access routers make serving rural areas more economical and will help to close the gap with rural broadband connectivity and ensure an inclusive future for all.

Going Big on Broadband: how will governments respond to the clamor for connectivity?

The ‘Cisco Broadband Index’ — new research published today — clearly shows the frustration around the lack of access to connectivity, and the expectations for policymakers to speed up improvements. Cisco surveyed thousands of workers in six major European countries and found that 81% of workers are demanding their governments accelerate plans to deliver high-speed, reliable internet connections, as some find themselves at the mercy of slow and patchy home broadband.

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.

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