In the 1960s, when computers started connecting over telephone lines, Bell Labs challenged their engineers to identify ways to get more bandwidth out of its prevailing network infrastructure. It was then that a team of computer engineers realized machines that are connected to a network typically only utilized a small percentage of the bandwidth that […]

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  • February 15, 2018

For the better part of the past 15 years, one of the most important elements of our global internet infrastructure fabric – the cables that link populated continents – were largely untouched. Between 2003 and 2015, no new transatlantic cables were introduced; but then, in 2015, there was a sudden explosion of investment. A whopping […]

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  • December 8, 2017

Believe it or not, we’re already at the time of year where university students start heading back to their campuses. The long-standing tradition of embarking on a new semester is an incredibly exciting experience. The prospect of exploring new subjects, participating in campus activities and forging new friendships is exhilarating. These days, there’s something else […]

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  • September 5, 2017

Lighting a long haul network is an expensive proposition, but one that comes with many benefits including control, security, speed and overall ease of management. If the business case can be made to take the long haul route, the benefits in doing so emerge fairly quickly. With data traffic rising at an exponential rate, all […]

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  • July 19, 2017

It’s safe to say that “DCI” has worked its way up the unofficial “top telecom acronyms” chart. Data center interconnect (DCI) was all the rage at this year’s Optical Networking and Communication (OFC) Conference & Exhibition, which has its finger on the pulse of the latest optical trends. DCI is also one of the top […]

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  • July 11, 2017
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