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5th Gen Coherent Trials and Deployments

Cignal AI continues to track announcements of 5th generation (800Gbps-capable, 90+ GBaud) optical trials and deployments.

Webinar – Open Optical Networking

Explore a New Era of open Transport Networking. Hear Infinera & Telefonica’s Perspective on defining and delivering open optical networking.

5G Optimized Packet Transport for Mobile Fronthaul

The diverse requirements of 5G require both the radios and the network supporting the radios to be updated. This report covers advances in 5G packet fronthaul and includes an overview of existing vendor solutions.

Coherent Port Pricing Trends (1Q20)

Our 3Q18 report showed coherent optical port pricing dropping at 26% per year. This report examines the stability of that trend over the last 12 months as new coherent systems entered the market.

Nokia PSE-V Coherent Chipset

Overview and analysis of Nokia’s fifth generation of coherent DSPs, the PSE-Vs, and PSE-Vc.

Acacia 1Q20 Vendor Summary Report

Acacia’s results are a bellwether to the industry. This report looks at the most recent results for the company and examines them in the context of historical trends.

COVID-19 Impact – 2020 Forecast Update

Cignal AI updated the 2020 optical and packet transport hardware forecast with our best estimates of the impact of COVID-19.

OFC2020 Optical Hardware Review

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.

OFC 2020 Preview and Predictions

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: The Future of the Internet

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.

5th Gen Coherent Optics – 4Q19 Update

An update to October’s State of 5th Generation Optics report based on recent developments at Ciena and Infinera.

The State of 5th Generation Optics

In this report, we survey recent coherent optical progress and provide an overview of the market status of 5th generation coherent optics.

ECOC 2019 Notes and Observations

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.

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201023-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-5G-Optmized-Packet-Fronthaul.pdf

200706-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-1Q20-Coherent-Pricing-Trends.pdf

200521-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-1Q19-The Nokia PSE-V

200507-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-1Q20-Acacia Vendor Report.pdf

200424-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-2020-Forecast-Update.pdf

200330-Cignal-TRNEQ-AI-OFC2020-Optical-Transport.pdf

200225-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-4Q19-OFC2020-Preview.pdf

191231-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q19-Cisco-Future-of-Internet

191218-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q19-5th-Gen-Optics-Update.pdf

191029-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q19-State-of-Optics.pdf

191004-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q19-ECOC-2019-Notes-and-Observations.pdf

190730-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-1Q19-OIF-Presentation-Pluggable-Coherent.pptx

190712-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-1Q19-Cisco-Acacia-Acquisition.pdf

190530-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-NGON2019-Notes-and-Observations.pdf

190315-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-4Q18-OFC2019-Marketwatch-Slides

190219-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-4Q18-5G-and-Optical-Part-II.pdf

190212-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-4Q18-OFC2019-Preview.pdf

190204-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-4Q18-5G-and-Optical-Part-I.pdf

190110-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q18-Coherent-Port-Pricing-Trends-Report.pdf

181128-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q18-400ZR-The-4th-Generation-Coherent-Opportunity.pdf

181031-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q18-2018-SCTE-Cable-Tec-Expo-Key-Optical-Topics.pdf

181029-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q18-Infinera-Acquires-Coriant.pdf

181010-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q18-ECOC-2018-OIDA-Dinner-Cignal-AI.pptx

181010-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-1Q18-Third-Generation-Coherent-Technology.pdf

180112-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q17-CMII-Optical-Roadmap-2022-Chinese.pdf

180112-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-3Q17-CMII-Optical-Roadmap-2022-English.pdf

170919-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q17-ECOC-2017-Market-Focus.pptx

170919-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-1Q17-NGON-Presentation-2017.pptx

160919-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q16-ECOC2016-Market-Focus.pdf

160321-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-2Q16-OSA-EXEC-Forum-2016.pptx

160701-Cignal-OPTEQ-AI-1Q16-IIR-WDM-2016-Combined.pdf