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NGON & 5G Transport
8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De VersaillesParis, France
8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De Versailles,
Paris, France


Find all the latest reports, whitepapers and resources focused on optical networking and data centre interconnect.

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What Challenges are Service Providers Facing?

Catch our interview with Helen Xenos, Sr. Director, Portfolio Marketing at Ciena.

"Speaking to service providers customers, the biggest challenges that are being faced right now is sustainability, for sure is top of mind for all of us, how can they scale their networks, support more and more customers, be able to adapt to new and unpredictable traffic demands much quicker, and make sure they can provide an express path straight into the cloud for all users, and provide a superior end user experience"

8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De Versailles,
Paris, France


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No Limits Metro 800G and Long Haul 400G Optical Transport by Ribbon Communications

The Gold Standards for Modulation

The principal line rates for optical transmission over the wide area network need to be in multiples of 400G to transport ubiquitous 100bE and growing 400GbE services traffic. This means rates of 400G, 800G, and even 1200G where achievable. Figure 1 shows how we arrive at these line rates.

COVID-19 Market Impact: Digital Consumer Services

The Coronavirus pandemic highlights more than ever the importance of having a reliable, high-speed and high-quality broadband service to our homes. With many countries experience a lock-down of some kind, everything from shopping, to education, work, communication, entertainment, and even health, has had to be done from home and broadband has powered it all.

The service broadband operators deliver have always been important, but perhaps never as important as they are now. Now is the time for broadband service providers to prove their critical value propositions to their customers, and ensure they are seen as the crucial providers of the best quality of experience in the connected home.

Download this executive summary to gain valuable insight into how this pandemic is impacting the Broadband Services Industry.

The ICPs: Bullying CSPs for Dark Fibre

For the most part, Internet Content Providers (ICPs) can build global systems to connect their ever-growing network of data centers without issue. 

However, in the very high bandwidth data centre interconnect portion of the market, ICPs are pushing Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to construct dark fibre-based networks when dark fibre is available. The result? Increasing pressures for CSPs to sell ICPs dark fibre, the 'crown jewels' of their networks, or face a difficult ultimatum. 

This report contains commentary on:

  • The Growing Connectivity Ecosystem
  • Market drivers
  • Dark Fibre networks


The shift to digital will accelerate in 2021 and will be the foundation of all digital goals, according to this recent CxO report by Omdia.

The full report delves into critical trends that will dominate the technology and services agenda for CxOs around the globe this year, and uncovers business-critical trends.


The Evolution Towards Open Cables

There are over 400 submarine communication cables deployed under the seas and oceans of the world today.  With a typical cable having an engineering design life of at least 25 years, it’s not surprising that a given cable will have the opportunity to use several generations of transponder technology over its lifetime.

Or will it?

Ciena's Gina Nienaber on IP/optical convergence

Ciena's Gina Nienaber joins the podcast to explain what IP/optical convergence is and how it fits in with service providers' strategies to automate their networks.

Deutsche Telekom targets 2 million new fibre connections in 2022

German operator group DT has been crowing about its FTTH achievements this week as part of an ongoing effort to shed its image as a fixed-line-Luddite.

The incumbent said it hit its target of adding 1.2 million full fibre connections in 2021, a target that it will increase to 2 million in 2022.

8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De Versailles,
Paris, France


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