In 2016, sales of data center interconnect (DCI) gear increased by 50%, reaching $1.9B, according to IHS Markit in its biannual DCI, OTN and packet-optical hardware report. The growth won’t stop there: the research firm projects the segment will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18% through 2012, reaching $4.5B…

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We recently announced that BTC Broadband has chosen MRV for the strategic build out of its WDM network. BTC Broadband is a regional broadband telecommunications service provider in the State of Oklahoma. The regional provider has extensive fiber infrastructure throughout key business and residential areas in Oklahoma, including Tulsa. Looking for a solution that could…

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Today we announced that Syndeo Network, a fiber-optic based broadband communications service provider, has selected our OptiDriver® platform to upgrade and streamline its WDM network. Syndeo Network provides telecommunications services to 21 counties in northern Illinois and owns a fiber installation subsidiary, DeKalb Fiber Optics, that serves education, enterprise, and government institutions. What does MRV’s…

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Open source is not a new concept, but many organizations still have their doubts about whether or not they should implement it as part of their organizational strategy, or whether they should simply keep it for theoretical discussion in the future. Why Does It Matter? The answer is pretty simple: open source is the source…

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Today we announced an upgrade to our Pro-Vision lifecycle service management and orchestration software platform. The upgraded service platform will include a next generation RESTCONF Northbound API. Integrating with MRV’s family of optical transport and switching platforms, Pro-Vison powers standards-based Yang models, such as those defined by the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF’s) T-API standard, for…

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Every so often, a new paradigm shift emerges in the telecommunications industry amid a sea of competing “acronyms of the day”. The last such major shift was introduction, followed by widespread adoption, of OAM technologies that finally brought robust, assured Carrier Ethernet services into the mainstream. It took several years before initial recommendations made by MEF evolved into widely-adopted standards driven by organizations such as ITU.

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