Data centers and internet content providers (ICPs) are a vibrant and rapidly-growing market for optical equipment and are currently the center of market attention. But their needs are different than those of traditional carriers, and some of these requirements are well known and others are not. This webinar outlines not only the needs of data centers and content providers, but how equipment manufacturers are building tailored products to address the unique needs of these customers.
Who Should Attend
-Network operators, data center operators, financial analysts, and the media.
Key Topics for Discussion
-How architecture shifts in the data center are creating demand for more transport
-Where demand is coming from – it’s not just the big ICPs
-What role open hardware and software play in data center interconnect solutions
-How datacenter interconnect isn’t just metro, and why various approaches are needed
-Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
This presentation discusses the current state of Optical Ethernet Technologies for LAN applications and presents the options and implications on networking and cabling infrastructure. The second part of the presentation discusses the future of optical Ethernet and the technologies that will enable higher speeds. From this webinar, you will learn:
-Networking trends and who is generating all that data
-The current state of Ethernet technology
-Enabling technologies and implications
PLUS earn one CEC for attending.
This webinar reviews the methods and tools that can be used to quickly and accurately test 100G transmitters, like constellation diagrams, eye diagrams and error vector magnitude measurement. It also focuses on the differences between coherent transmitter analysis via optical sampling and electrical sampling. Finally, common transmitter impairments are discussed as well as a novel approach that uses masks to avoid having to interpret complex test results.Read more >
The webinar will cover the latest adopted application and cabling standards including draft proposals in front of IEEE and Fibre Channel, the latest progress on 50/100/200 Gigabit Ethernet and 64/256 GFC, and recent and in-process updates of both TIA and ISO/IEC cabling standards.Read more >
Following the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) trend to deliver more bandwidth to consumers, a new technology is emerging that promises to provide more bandwidth, more services and future-proof networks to enterprises. Passive optical LANs are changing the way we think about designing the local area network. This webinar will provide an introduction to POL technology, compare POL and traditional Ethernet switching architectures, and review the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards applicable to the design and testing of POL solutions in order to address considerations such as splitters, connectors, signals and more.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about the following:
- The latest standards and market trends related to POL solutions
- A detailed overview of POL solutions and their main benefits
- The differences between traditional structured copper cabling and POL solutions
- Elements requiring testing and available solutions
By 2020, more than 20 billion devices will connect to the internet. To carry the load created by our passion for connected living, much of the digital infrastructure we rely on is turning to high-speed fiber optics. Join Vladimir Kozlov PhD, Founder & CEO of LightCounting, and Jabil Chief Photonics Scientist Larry Tarof PhD, in this one-hour webcast as we explore the technological advancements and market trends shaping the optical communications industry.Read more >
In this 30 minute webcast, our experts discuss the strategic market drivers that are putting pressure on retailers, the changing role of the network, as well as recommendations to modernise and monetise your network and ultimately transform your business.Read more >
Data Centre and Cloud services offer a flexible solution to the problem of data storage and compute services for enterprises, and even individual users today. But one implication of data centres is that they are highly distributed – partly for resilience, but also to ensure that these distributed storage and processing functions have low latency, and appear to the user as though they are “local”. In order to do this, the underlying optical transport network has to have the same level of flexibility as the Cloud services themselves. In this webcast Colt and Infinera will describe how a modern data centre architecture places specific demands on the underlying optical transport network, and how this network can be designed from the ground up to respond to those demands.Read more >
The move from centralized to virtual radio access networks (RANs) is already happening, with baseband unit (BBU) virtualization moving many functions to software, paving the way for 5G and pre-5G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). This webinar explores the market drivers and the technical challenges of the RAN transformation from fiber to the antenna (FTTA) to centralized RAN (C-RAN) and virtual RAN, the state of virtualized baseband unit (vBBU), the long-term evolution of fronthaul beyond the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to packet-based transport, and testing requirements at the optical and protocol layers.
Key topics for discussion
5G characteristics and network drivers
Fronthaul architectures evolving from FTTA to centralized RAN to cloud RAN
Planning and performance requirements for cloud RAN
Integrating and testing fronthaul connectivity in backhaul/transport networks
Guidelines for optical testing in C-RAN and beyond
Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells, IHS
Yvon Rouault, Advisor, CTO Office, EXFO
Jean-Sébastien Tassé, Product Line Manager, Optical Business Unit, EXFO
Allen Tatara, Manager, Webinar Events, IHS (Moderator)
Axel Clauberg, Vice President - IP & Optical at Deutsche Telekom AG, defines Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) as the orchestration layer that addresses service fulfillment and assurance. LSO is built on top of SDN and NFV and enables end-to-end service delivery between operators. SDN and NFV are enablers for delivering connectivity services in a new way.Read more >
In this 30 minute webcast, our experts discuss the strategic market drivers that are putting pressure on insurers, the changing role of the network, as well as recommendations to modernise and monetise your network and ultimately transform your business.Read more >
Operators are deploying coherent 100G optical technology in their core networks to reap the benefits of higher capacity, longer reach, easier management and lower costs. Until recently, though, economical 100G technology did not exist for the metro, where space limitations require scalable, smaller-size and lower-power solutions. This webinar examines new technologies and approaches to cost-effectively deploying and testing 100G in metro applications, as well as 100G metro network rollout scenarios.Read more >
Corporate and government espionage is real and set to intensify, with high profile fibre tapping cases, such as UK’s GCHQ extensive fibre tapping becoming public news. These all contribute to the real need to protect data in motion from cyber-threats. By protecting the data itself with encryption you render it useless to a 3rd party, but can it keep up with your network?
Data network growth, increasingly sensitive data and bandwidth demands are creating a shift to the more efficient encryption of sensitive traffic at Layer 2 where secure encryption is up to 50% more efficient than competing technologies such as IPsec. Encryption of data at L2 moves at speeds of up to 10 Gbps with little or no impact on network performance.
Join your fellow professionals to see a demonstration of how these CAPS, FIPS and Common Criteria certified solutions can be used on a Layer 2 network to protect data in motion for government and military organizations, as well as financial and other commercial enterprises.
With proven reliability, high throughput, and low latency, network encryption security devices ensure safety is not an optical illusion.
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Traffic Analysis Points (TAPs) are a valuable tool for monitoring fiber optic networks in real time. They can help check network traffic for performance and trouble spots, and analyze security risks – without disrupting the link signal.
In this live presentation, we will bring you up to speed on:
How passive optical TAPs work
Recommendations for installing and testing TAPs
Ways TAP fiber cassettes can easily integrate into existing cabling infrastructure
You'll receive a thorough overview of TAP solutions and how to add them to your network designs.
Attendees of this webinar will earn one (1) BICSI CEC
The Ray Optics Module simulates electromagnetic wave propagation when reflection and refraction are the most important effects. This is the case when the wavelength is short compared with device size. Industrial applications include common optical components such as reflectors, monochromators, lenses and polarizers.
This webinar will introduce the tools in COMSOL Multiphysics® for analysis of geometrical optics, including ray intensity and polarization calculations; ray propagation in graded media; and multiphysics coupling to other physics such as heat transfer.
The webinar will include a live demo and conclude with a Q&A session.
Optical networking equipment manufacturers who deploy optical transceivers in their products can choose from a variety of different optoelectronic technologies to satisfy higher speed data center requirements, such as deploying multiple fiber lanes (multimode/singlemode parallel optics), Advanced Modulation/Encoding/Error Correction/Dispersion Compensation and WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing).
Products that support communications networks such as the optical physical layer components (like structured cabling) will change depending on transceiver technology and deployment requirements (application reach, module interfaces, patching/pathway densities, etc.). This talk will focus on the synergies required between optical transceiver technology and the fiber cable plant and will explore the tradeoffs (cost, performance, data rate migration, etc.) in technology selection.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC.
Learn about two key emerging multimode fiber technologies – WideBand Multimode Fiber (WBMMF) and Short Wavelength Division Multiplexing (SWDM) and how they are extending utility of multimode fibers in the data center. The three presenters, representing transceivers, systems and optical fiber cabling, will cover all aspects of these technologies, including application drivers, multiplexing technology, parallel fiber transmission, the cabling evolution roadmap and industry standards, and the role that the SWDM Alliance is playing to advance these technologies.
Approved for one BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit
Market pressure to address hungry bandwidth applications while increasing network capacity has been driving 100G technology during the last six years, from standardization to early field trials, and finally, as commercial solutions widely adopted by carriers and service providers worldwide.
In this webinar, you will learn about the following:
- High-speed networks beyond 100G and key technology enablers to achieve the next transmission rate, including super channels, flexible spectrum and advanced modulation.
- How to deliver Ethernet services to meet your service-level agreements (SLAs): Ethernet services as a key revenue generator for service providers, from 10M to 100G
- OTN services as a new revenue growth vector for service providers: what you need to know and test
Get the latest information about Cabling Standards from FOTC Standards Chair Cindy Montstream.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC for attending.
The UK Quantum Technology Hubs led by the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York are offering fully funded PhD studentships in the areas of sensing and metrology, enhanced imaging, quantum computing and secure communications, Find out more about each hub’s research and their partners, and the studentship opportunities available.
The UK Quantum Technology Hubs are part of the UK government’s £270 million National Quantum Technologies Programme set up to exploit the potential of quantum science and develop a range of emerging technologies with the potential to benefit the UK.
The volume of data streaming into the data center has been growing exponentially for decades. Bandwidth requirements are expected to continue growing 25 percent to 35 percent per year. At the same time, lower latency requirements continue to escalate. As a result, the design of services and applications—and how they are delivered—is rapidly evolving.
Instead of a single dedicated server, information requests coming into the data center are now fulfilled by multiple servers cooperating in parallelThe traditional three-tier network is quickly being replaced by spine-and-leaf networks. As a result, the physical infrastructure must be able to support higher link speeds and greater fiber density while enabling quick and easy migration to new more demanding applications.
This webinar will address:
Solutions, support & decisions
40G or 25G lanes?
Preterminated vs field-terminated cables
Duplex or Parallel transmissions
Singlemode, multimode or wideband multimode fiber?
Attendees with earn one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for attending.
This webinar will focus on the pitfalls associated with tight field test specification of pre-terminated fiber systems for high speed channels in the context of the real capability of portable testers.
Best practices are discussed (proper test limit specification) such that field test costs will be minimized.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC
This webinar will cover latest trends, the shift to hybrid IT/cloud and colocation, the value of modular designs with preconfigured cabinets, growing vertically instead of horizontally, 40/100G migration (and future 400G) and the importance of low-loss fiber connectivity in backbone switch to switch links.Read more >
This webinar will explains that there is a better option to standard BER testing. You will learn the symbiotic relationship between OSNR and BER, why at least some BER testing might be redundant, how streamlining this process saves OPEX and much more.Read more >