In the seminar series, I heard Gaeton Coulombe of Calix, and Robert Conger of Adtran, speak along a similar theme: what is coming after GPON (gigabit passive optical network). Well for those who have deployed GPON, and want better service, there is NG-PON2. It opens up a different band of wavelengths, 1524-1544nm. In an interesting […]

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Another interesting seminar was on NFV – Network Function Virtualization by Juniper Networks’ Jason Presement. In most large enterprises, services have been rolled out largely in silos. Each department rolled out their own independent project and applications. These applications were of course difficult to integrate. Automating the operations were difficult. NFV – Network Function Virtualization […]

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Over the last two days, I have been attending a telecom seminar.  Several interesting presentations have sparked ideas.  I will blog of a few as they occur to me. Peter Rhamey of TMT Advisors discussed many of the macro trends facing the industry.  There are many.  One of the more interesting is the urban versus […]

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Alcatel-Lucent has announced that they are to offer operators of large networks the ability to quadruple the speed of connections and significantly boost capacity between data centers and networks with 400-Gbps line cards for its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) IP routers in the second half of this year. The […]

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  We have just received a Nortel Optera NT7E02LC OC12/STM4 IR 1310nm Net IF (ST).  HECI: SNR1NTJBA.  You may also know it as Ciena NT7E02LC.   We may be receiving more.  Please let me know if you are interested.

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Alcatel-Lucent announced their fourth quarter financials on Friday. Revenue declined, but net income rose as the company reported fixed cost savings of $34 million for the quarter. Q4 revenue was $4.1 billion, and net income was $307 million, more than double the year-ago amount. Full-year revenue was $14.8 billion, and the company lost $134 million […]

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Under rules introduced by the Canadian Radio Telecommunication Commission, CRTC, Canadians have been excluded from viewing American commercials during Superbowl television broadcasts. For the non-football fan, these creative ads are often the highlight of the game. Canadians would be forced to go to YouTube.com to be able to see the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret commercials. […]

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