People often ask, “where is technology headed?”  A good place to find the answer is at the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) meetings. NANOG  is where telecommunications and internet giants like Verizon, NTT, Google, Verisign, Telstra, Comcast, Netflix and Microsoft send their best engineers to network and trade ideas and best practices. NANOG 70…

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We just introduced a new 200G optical transport solution for data center interconnect (DCI) and telecom applications! What do the new 200G muxponders bring to our OptiDriver WDM optical transport portfolio? To name a few benefits, data center operators, communication service providers and enterprises will benefit from simplified network design, reduced stranded chassis space, reduced…

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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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Redundancy is always an important consideration for service providers.  With millions of customers traversing their networks, it is crucial to ensure connectivity even in the event of a system or component failure.  Redundancy can be built into the system, at multiple layers.  Resilience is maintained with redundant physical links and protocols at layers 2 and…

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