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100G CFP Transceiver – Ultra High Speed Transmission Solution

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During the past few years, 40G technology has dominated telecommunications. But now, with the introduction of the 100G technology, everyone is talking about 100 Gbps as the next generation. Whether willing or not, IT managers and data center designers have … Continue reading

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Introduction to Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA)

Optical amplifier, with the introduction in 1990s, conquered the regenerator technology and opened doors to the WDM technology. It is mainly used to amplify an optical signal directly, without the need to first convert it to an electrical signal. There … Continue reading

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OM5 Fiber Cable – Is It Worthwhile for 40G/100G SWDM4 Cabling Solution

OM5 multimode fiber, as the advanced version of the old OM4 fiber, is thought to be the future of multimode cabling. It is the Wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) that can support wavelengths between 850nm and 953nm. It is also designed … Continue reading

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Cisco Vs Huawei – Which One is the better Choice for Ethernet Switches?

Cisco, as the big brother in the telecom industry, has dominated the market of networking devices (like routers and switches) for a long time. No one can compete with him. Huawei, however, is the rising star in Chinese market. It … Continue reading

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Picking the Right Drop Cable for the Long Run

Introduction An emerging interest in fiber to the home (FTTH) networks has swept over the whole telecommunications industry. With continuing demand for more bandwidth, telecom service providers have begun to deploy optical fiber deeper into the network and closer to … Continue reading

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Connecting the Future With FTTH Cables

More and more FTTH (Fiber to the home) networks have been and will be installed in subscribers’ houses due to growing requirements for more bandwidth and enhancements on their technologies. A variety of FTTH cables are accordingly designed including feeder … Continue reading

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Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Access Network

As cable and telecommunication operators are striving to introduce new services to meet the surge in data demand, they must find a plan that evolves their current networks and maximize their full capacity. HFC, as an upgraded community antenna television … Continue reading

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Mechanical Splicing vs. Fusion Splicing

Knowledge of splicing technology is essential for companies or fiber optic technicians involved in telecommunication field. To put it simply, fiber optic splicing involves joining two fibers together under the influence of heat. There are two preferred types of splicing … Continue reading

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EPON vs. GPON – A Practical Comparison

Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) and Gigabit passive optical network (GPON), just like the super heroes in the Hollywood movies, which lead the tide of broadband access and optical telecom application, becoming the new hot spot. As fiber access is … Continue reading

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Next-Generation PON Evolution

Optical access is gaining more interest as the demand for higher and higher bandwidth is getting stronger. Yet the limitation in transport distance and cost has been slowing down penetration of the optical access. Recently a number of alternative transport … Continue reading

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