Overview and analysis of Nokia’s fifth generation of coherent DSPs, the PSE-Vs, and PSE-Vc.
As a critical supplier for several companies and a broad supplier to the industry at large, Acacia’s results are a bellwether to the industry that will be obscured once Cisco’s acquisition is complete. This report looks at the most recent results for the company and examines them in the context of historical trends.
Cignal AI updated the 2020 optical and packet transport hardware forecast with our best estimates of the impact of COVID-19.
Major optical transport equipment vendors did not present at OFC in March due to COVID-19 concerns, but that did not stop announcements of products and online updates to customers and analysts.
The Optical Fiber Communications Conference is the most significant industry trade and technical show for optical communications. In preparation for the event, Cignal AI has compiled a list of what to watch at OFC and what announcements to expect.
Cisco held a major launch event to communicate that the company is reorienting its focus to changing network architectures and customers. The deeper message was one of cultural changes at Cisco.
An update to October’s State of 5th Generation Optics report based on recent developments at Ciena and Infinera.
In this report, we survey recent coherent optical progress and provide an overview of the market status of 5th generation coherent optics.
Hosted in Dublin this year, ECOC 2019 offered three days of interaction with primarily component companies. Equipment and service provider attendance was minimal, although a handful did make the trip to the component-centric show.
Forward-looking operators use disaggregation to build agile optical transport networks.
Optical hardware spending has been declining in North America since 2015. In this report, we examine the question of whether North America’s decline in overall optical spending signifies a long-term trend and whether EMEA and the rest of the world will follow this same trend.
Andrew Schmitt gave a presentation on July 30th, 2019 during the Optical Internetworking Forum quarterly meeting. He was asked to give a brief overview of emerging pluggable coherent technologies and the opportunity this new market presents.
Acacia is a transformational acquisition that can vault Cisco into a market leadership position as the world transitions to disaggregated network design and pluggable, interoperable coherent optics.
Cignal AI attended the 2019 International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Atlanta June 24-26. ITW is a trade show focused on the wholesale telecommunications market and is attended primarily by network operators. The presentations and panels centered on issues relevant to wholesale carriers, and the trade show floor was populated by service providers, internet exchanges, and…
The Next Generation Optical Networks trade show (NGON) was in Nice, France May 21-23, and Cignal AI was in attendance.
Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst for Optical Hardware, recently moderated a discussion on “Disaggregation Strategies & Transport SDN” in advance of the NGON & DCI World conference in Nice. Scott talked with Juan Pedro Fernandez of Telefonica about that carrier’s drivers, implementations, and plans for deploying a disaggregated optical network.
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5G mobile technology and the cable/MSO initiative Fiber Deep are generating interest in new and unique optical networking solutions
The next major stop on the road to faster speeds in the datacenter is 400Gbps Ethernet, and activity at OFC2019 centered on making this speed a feasible commercial option.
Open and disaggregated network equipment, software, and standards were a common theme on the floor and in presentations at OFC this year.
The compact modular format continues to be the fastest growing segment of the optical hardware market. In this section, the announcements and demonstrations at OFC are detailed.