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Increasing Bandwidth Demand and Hybrid Fiber-Coax Networks

Global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. This means that the need for bandwidth is already growing beyond current capabilities. Why?

December 15, 2017

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Fiber Optics: Not Something To Make Light Of – Part 1

Everything you always wanted to know about fiber optic data communication but were afraid to ask. Part 1: Total Internal Reflection

The race to gigabit internet is on, and cable operators can take a shortcut

Nobody loves door-to-door salesmen. Unless, that is, they’re offering fiber. Then, they’re more popular than the ice cream truck. If you’re a cable operator, that’s a big problem. Your competitors—both telcos and new entrants like Google—make fiber sound better than chocolate. They’re rolling it out to the node, sometimes all the way to the home. […]

Enivest and Cisco Deploy a DWDM Network at Light Speed

Guest blog by Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager, Cisco In the western Scandinavian fjords of Norway, Enivest an internet service provider has deployed a new optical transport network using a Cisco optical network solution (NCS 2000). While this, in itself, may not be big news to most people, the real story is about how Enivest managed this deployment.  For people who are […]

February 5, 2015

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Fiber. Great In Your Diet. Costly In Your Data Center.

Guest Blog by Pat Chou, TMG Product Manager Since the introduction of the Cisco’s 40G QSFP BiDi (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Bidirectional module), we’ve seen phenomenal growth and adoption. I guess people do see the benefit. What’s that? You haven’t heard? …Ok, let’s say you’re in charge of a data center and your boss reminds you […]

Gotta Love Fiber!

As President of Fiber to the Home Council Asia-Pacific, I am really excited about the forthcoming annual conference to be held in May 19-21, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Let’s look at some of the compelling facts for the region: By year-end 2016, nine economies are forecasted to reach FTTx household penetration rates of 20% […]