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Is newer better? What you probably don’t know about OM5 multi-mode fiber (Part 2)

Learn about the optical fiber used for short reach connectivity in data center and campus networks. In part two of this two-part blog post, we describe a multi-mode fiber metric and when to use OM4 or OM5 type fiber.

Is newer better? What you probably don’t know about OM5 multi-mode fiber
(Part 1)

Learn about the optical fiber used for short reach connectivity in data center and campus networks. In part one of this two-part blog post, we review the key characteristics of standardized multi-mode fibers.

Today’s high speed optical links would fail if not for this technology (Part 2)

Learn about the technology that enables the latest high speed pluggable optics. In part two of this two-part blog post, we discuss the trade-offs and performance impact of forward error correction (FEC) on the network.