Huawei Marine successfully completed 100G WACS system-wide expansion and opened business

Huawei Marine today announced that the recently completed 14,530 kilometers of system-wide expansion project 100G - West Africa Submarine Cable System (WACS) has successfully completed commissioning and opened lines of business.

WACS by the 18 operators to invest in the league, which is connected along the west coast of Africa from South Africa, the United Kingdom, with a total length of 14,530 kilometers, in 2012 and put into use, the use of 10Gbit/s design, the initial capacity of 5.12Tbit/s. Prior to the expansion of the use of Huawei's innovative 3rd generation soft-decision forward error correction techniques and a bit interleaving technique successfully transfer rate up to 100Gbit/s; at the same time to protect the customer's original investment, the use of the existing network 10G and 100G wavelength wavelength long distance transport were mixed. After upgrading WACS system capacity reached early 14.5Tbit/s, test results and test systems well to achieve the desired objectives.

Next-generation optical connector look like?

The next generation of optical connectors should be like? VECTOR project in accordance with the EU statement, at least there is no ferrule. Full name VECTOR project is universal connector easy to install new technology to accelerate the deployment of optical access networks in Europe, its goal is to develop a low-cost, on-site assembly of the optical access network with fiber optic connectors. Today, according to the project developer to say, in the thermal material technology, nano-materials, high-tech plastic, micro-fabrication and micro-mechanical alignment system to support high-tech, etc. under their intended target has been achieved.

VECTOR companies involved in project development, including a CommScope (former Tai Kerui Kan Belgium), Netherlands DEMCON advanced machinery company, Portugal Celoplas company (engaged in the development of precision parts), Belgium cloth Vrije University Brussels and Ghent University photon project, Telecom Italia, Telecom Germany. CommScope is the project coordinator.

Allegedly this no optical connector ferrule technology can already achieve more than the standard IEC 61300-3-34 Class B under insertion loss performance, but do not need to clean the coupling member, the connector yourself with self-cleaning function ( I do not know how to see the document said that the use of a gel filled shutter). Features art lies a fully automated installation tool that lets ordinary workers installed directly.

CommScope's Stephane Berghmans Introducing the item had said, "The existing connector technology requires a lot of preparation, it requires a high level of workers, which makes the connector mounting both slow and unreliable, but also to increase the cost to target non-degree .VECTOR project management is to make use of the optical connector as simple as using the electrical connector. "

Telecom Italia and Deutsche Telekom have tested this connection in their own laboratories. Telecom Italia said the test results could catch light fusion (splices) levels. Deutsche Telekom said the large number of laboratory tests showed the excellent performance of this connector, all the needs of class B connector applications can be deployed on occasion this product.

VECTOR project started from October 1, 2012, September 30 this year, announced the end, a total investment of close to 4.5 million euros.

VECTOR Showcase prospect undoubtedly exciting, but the prospect of its market prospects, edit it a bit worried. The end of the project more than two months, do not say only to see Lightwave website reported that research with the EU's scientific and technological development projects in the past is not much better than China. Europe's problem is that too many countries, market fragmentation, big companies do not actively, small companies do not fund. But this time, we see the test results of Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia inspirational, just do not know in the end what costs?

Vodafone will deploy 1Gbps FTTH network in Ireland and Portugal

Vodafone Group has begun to implement fiber to the home (FTTH) projects in Ireland and Portugal, the project is 600 million euros is part of the Vodafone Group network expansion project.

Ireland will be Europe's first end-to-fiber optic network project conducted by the national electricity infrastructure. As part of SIRO (Vodafone Ireland ESB co-owned joint venture), Vodafone has started "before the end of 2018 to provide 1 Gbps fiber optic broadband network serving 51 cities and towns in Ireland" program.

Eligible to participate in the scheme must have more than 4,000 inhabitants. Carrigaline town of Cork County will be the first to get this fiber broadband service towns. According to the data show that Ireland does not exceed 50% of the fixed broadband subscribers bandwidth of 30M. Vodafone pointed out, SIRO of 1G (1000M) broadband project will bring revolutionary broadband experience Irish 500,000 homes and businesses.

Vodafone also announced plans to invest 125 million euros in Portugal FTTH network expansion plans before the end of 2016 to provide 1Gbps broadband network services for local 2.75 million homes and businesses. So far, Vodafone FTTH network covers 2.2 million homes and businesses in Portugal. In addition, Vodafone and France Telecom operator Orange also cooperate in the construction of gigabit FTTH network in Spain to provide broadband services to the local more than 200 million inhabitants. Meanwhile, Vodafone is working with the Italian electricity company Enel questionable establish a national FTTH network in the Italian plan.

Vodafone also reached an agreement with Swisscom, the market strategic partnership between the two sides extended to four years. The agreement will bring benefits roaming and high speed internet connection service broadband subscribers in Switzerland. Vodafone customers and corporate clients will roam when visiting Switzerland to Swisscom's broadband network.

Facebook will invest $ 300 million to build a data center in Taiwan

Taiwan government officials on the 2nd said, Facebook plans to build a data center in the vicinity, "Changhua HSR station" Taichung, Changhua County.

In this regard, Facebook also confirmed that the company is currently looking for a suitable location is indeed in Taiwan to build a data center, but has yet to make a final decision.

Changhua county government official said, Facebook has hired a consulting firm to help evaluate the six candidates for the position, the results of a position, "Changhua high-speed rail station" near the most promising. Changhua county government also said, Facebook in August this year has sent technical teams to evaluate the position.

It is reported that, Facebook plans to invest 10 billion Taiwan dollars (about 300 million US dollars) to build the data center. The data center will initially covering 6 hectares, and the final size will reach 20 hectares. Changhua county government also said, Facebook data center needs 16.1 kV power system, initially consume 1,000 tons of water per day.

Facebook is one of the most popular social network in Taiwan. According to Facebook said the number of months in Taiwan about 15 million active users. Facebook announced in January this year, will set up a small team in Taipei, in order to provide better technical support to Taiwan enterprises and application developers.

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ONOS published SDN's latest operating system Emu

Open network operating system ONOS community, today announced the fifth edition of the operating system software. Pursuant before each edition are named alphabetically from one bird Avocet, traditional Black bird, Cardinal, Drake, and this version of the software is named after an Australian Emu ostrich named. This is also a year ONOS continuous release of the fifth edition of the software. ONOS indicate this release demonstrates the continued ONOS they will work together to create a real partnership effort SDN / NFV solutions. ONOS has quickly become a operators and equipment manufacturers can rely on it to create SDN / NFV solutions, the introduction of new business models, and from SDN / NFV business profitable platform.

This version of the software, including the contribution ONOS communities such as IP Multicast, improve SDN-IP platforms, including CORD (Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center), packet / optical, and other key business functions SFC chain applications improve, and to project an open platform for the NFV OPNFV and OpenStack support.

ON.Lab engineering VP Bill Snow expressed, ONOS community continues to accelerate each quarter release, this release is becoming a habit for ONOS future success will be very important. They were very happy to see Emu published.

ONOS also announced the release of Emu version of the system including access to ECI, ClearPath Networks and participation from China BUPT FNlab like. Last month, Alcatel-Lucent also announced to join ONOS project.

Emu new features include:

Huawei to support OpenStack and OPNFV the Brahmaputra integrated contribution, Fujitsu predetermined resource subsystem work and support the work of CORD SK Telecom for providing mobile network.

IP Multicast --DirecTV multicast architecture will continue to contribute. To support multicast applications, ONOS create ONOS forward multicast applications MFWD.

GUI-ONOS new MFWD CLI and REST API supports external operators and application inspection modify MFWD state.

Business function chain - Huawei for VTN (virtual tenant network) system supports ONOS Contribute Layer 2 and Layer 3 virtual network applications and business functions IETF chain of SFC

CORD-- forthcoming and AT&T to expand field trials in the first half of next year

Adaptive streaming surveillance - Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute ETRI contribution

SDN-IP-- supports connection to external network applications, using BGP.

In the evaluation of LR, CORD and support for OpenStack and OPNFV is seen as the most important improvement in this edition ONOS operating system.

ONOS is an open source ON.Lab Management SDN network operating system, mainly for service providers and large enterprises the ability to create and deploy the hardware, including the white card switch. December 5, 2014, released the first version of the open source ONOS, and high-profile service providers and technology suppliers are involved in ONOS projects, such as AT&T, Cisco, Ciena, Ericsson, Huawei, NTT Communications and Telecom. ONOS is considered to be the leading IT vendors to OpenDaylight community a telecommunications countermeasures. Currently ONOS has been more and more telecom operators and equipment manufacturers support.

The first 10 months of the communication device fixed assets investment 93.37 billion yuan

January to October, China's communications equipment industry completed an investment of 93.37 billion yuan, an increase of 12.9%, lower than 2.2 percentage points from January to September.

Data show that from January to October 2015, the electronic information industry, new projects in 8190, up 18.9%, higher than 0.7 percentage points from January to September, higher than the same period last year 19.1 percent. The number of new projects in the communications equipment industry grew 28.1%, respectively.

2015 1-10 month of industry investment in fixed assets
2015 1-10 month of industry investment in fixed assets

It is reported that from January to October 2015, China's electronic information industry 500 million yuan project is completed fixed assets investment 1.11646 trillion yuan, an increase of 14.5%, lower than 0.6 percentage points from January to September, but still higher than the same period last year 3.5 percentage points higher than the same period of industrial investment (8%) 6.5 percentage points. January to October, the electronic information industry new fixed assets 594.91 billion yuan, an increase of 25.5%, higher than the 0.2 percentage point from January to September, 15.2 percentage points higher than last year.

Development Status SDN technology

SDN technology I believe we are no stranger to many people even have ears hear the calluses. After a period of controversy, SDN has finally been recognized by some of the data center market, began expanding the size of the relevant market, the market size in 2015 is expected to SDN switches and controllers will be more than 1.4 billion US dollars, and by 2019, this figure will reach $ 12 billion. SDN technology data center has been gradually recognized by the market for the development of the data center has brought vitality, which just a few years ago raised when SDN technology is very different, a lot of technical conservatives no longer ignore the existence of SDN technology, began to accept even like SDN technology, so the market opportunity came out. Compared to a few years ago talk SDN technology, now we have begun to emerge scale commercial trial, but to the number of data centers are being tested SDN technology program, a thriving affect SDN technologies emerge.

SDN is a change in the traditional network technology, breaking the technical barriers to the traditional network, allowing network technology to open. In the data center, the only network technology is the most closed technique, each network technology manufacturers all play each, have a lot of proprietary technology, which makes a lot of network equipment interoperability difficult, to the development of network technology, data center development have brought resistance . The network has become a stumbling block to the rapid development of the data center, it must make changes to the network. It is in this context, SDN onto the stage was. Although SDN wonderful dance, can not understand the appreciation of the audience are seated audience, or even think of SDN danced well ugly, so the emergence of SDN be more challenged, the development of resistance is not small, but not the network Support giant companies, almost unable to move. Not long, cloud computing, big data, virtualization technologies are fire, these new technologies detonated a data center, however, these techniques rely on a network are SDN, which highlights the importance of the SDN, only have the ability to network SDN to cloud computing, big data, virtualization techniques communion. At this Internet giant manufacturers have to accept SDN, joint networking vendors strive together for the network open. This time, SDN really angry, especially since 2015, with SDN network technology based data centers around the world, the country is also true. Three operators SDN and network manufacturers to do the test in the actual deployment of network applications, three Internet giants have been deployed in the data center SDN technology, these SDN deployment has played a good role model, peace, human security, government, banks, etc. hundred hundred lines industry giants are beginning to test and deployment of SDN, SDN technology has been widely promoted.

SDN hot market is one thing. In fact, from a technical point of view, is not currently commercially available SDN SDN original definition, in accordance with the definition of SDN by the controller to automatically manage the entire network, issued a stream table, traffic forwarding through the flow meter. This design for completely new data center, can be adapted, but the face of massive existing data center, are facing can not be practical situation. Massive data center contains a variety of network equipment, different manufacturers, different protocols and different specifications, which SDN controller is also compatible with these devices can not be, and traditional network devices do not support flow table, so that the data center is not possible to deploy SDN, which will replace all of these devices, these devices for the data center is the most precious asset, needs to be replaced gradually, upgrading it to deploy SDN brought great difficulty. Even for the new data center, we need the support of all network devices send flow table, and now all network controller manufacturers can not compatible with each other, so that the construction of such a SDN network, you can only choose an online vendor of all devices and controllers , which for a data center is very negative, which will purchase network equipment and a lack of future devices on the network operation and maintenance bargaining power, so in general the data center will purchase two to three network equipment manufacturers of equipment, compared with each other, merit-based selection, Thus there is a number in the network of network equipment, SDN nature can not be deployed, SDN technology to unify the online world is still a long way to go.

The current status of data centers SDN technology applications actually uses two deployment options, one is no controller scheme, which is clearly still a need for manual configuration of network equipment, changes in servers, network devices need to manually do some networking configuration change, but also the deployment of such networks VXLAN, NFV, TRILL and other SDN with technology, these techniques can be realized through a virtual machine across a data center server stateless migration, which no controller program but also to allow data center in the future Prepare to have the controller direction; the other is to have controller solutions, network equipment in the fiber optic interconnect good, good basic configuration interconnect port after delivering network configuration by the controller, when issued not flow table configuration, but the actual network configuration, such as ARP, MAC, routing these network elements to achieve up among all the devices within the network. When such change or increase during network equipment NE, own calculation by the controller to automatically deliver the configuration, which will greatly reduce the workload of operation and maintenance, the benefits it brings to the data center is obvious. This program, although not with a controller flow table under real hair, but already has a network of automated management software capabilities, the most important is that such programs can be compatible with existing data center network, is currently the most popular SDN program, which Species SDN program is not lofty, very down to earth, it was widely recognized. The last is a natural flow table SDN standard definition programs, this ideal SDN program, in fact, there is little use, but in some technical strength of strong research data center testing is still relatively far away from the actual commercial.

Although SDN applications and SDN standards vary, but gained more recognition in the data center began large-scale deployments. This SDN program is still not break the barriers between network technology, manufacturers of controllers on different networks have different, because there is no flow table, naturally they do not comply with OpenFlow protocol, so the current controller for manufacturers but also between the various networks closed, not for outsiders. This SDN solutions for data center operation and maintenance convenience brought on, but still not breaking the blockade network between manufacturers, have to say is a pity. However, SDN development just on the right track. I believe that with the white box switch mature, chip manufacturers on OpenFlow support is getting better, the real SDN technology will obtain greater future development, data center network inevitably more open.

Scotland Glasgow CityFibre Construction of the new gigabit fiber optic broadband network

UK network infrastructure provider - CityFibre, has announced the construction of ultra-high-speed fiber access network in Glasgow, Glasgow in Scotland to build a third Gigabit fiber broadband city. CityFibre said it would cooperate with local partners HighNet network construction starting in early 2016. After the completion of Glasgow broadband speeds up to 100 times the average speed of the UK, in order to better meet the needs of Glasgow for future high-bandwidth services.

CityFibre said network construction will start with the Glasgow city center. The next year there are more than 7,000 businesses near the city center can get gigabit broadband services. After the final completion of the network has more than 15,000 businesses benefit. CityFibre had already deployed a fiber optic network in the United Kingdom Aberdeen, Coventry, Edinburgh, Peterborough and York based on his "Well Planned City" model.

CityFibre company CEO Greg Mesch said he was pleased to start a new Gigabit urban construction in Scotland. HighNet customer base is the key to the success of this network. After the network is completed, CityFibre will become the second largest broadband operator BT Openreach away.

Xtera 100G equipment to win West African submarine cable deployment

Xtera Optical transmission equipment manufacturers, today announced its Nu-wave Optima obtain optical transmission system connecting West Africa to Europe MainOne submarine cable deployment.

MainOne to start operations in July 2010, connecting the West African country, Nigeria, Ghana to Portugal in Europe, the main access points include Portugal Seixal, Accra, Ghana, Accra, Lagos, Nigeria and Morocco, the Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory coast with branches, after upgrading the total transmission capacity of over 10Tbps.

MainOne submarine cable operating company CEO Funke Opeke said that West African countries are experiencing the information explosion, this year has experienced rapid growth in network traffic, which brings the urgent need for network upgrades. As a major supplier of Eight West African coastal data traffic, MainOne about to connect the South-South region of Cameroon and Nigeria, MainOne need for further deployment of advanced technology to meet customers' demand for reliable high-speed communications services.

Israel PLC integration technology vendors ColorChip re-investment

Israel's high-speed optical modules and optical splitter supplier ColorChip today announced the acquisition of $ 25 million financing to improve operations, accelerate product line expansion.

Israel Development Partnership Program (Israel Growth Partners) led this round of financing, other participants include Vintage Investment Partners, and existing investors Gemini Israel Funds, BRM Group. IGP General Partner ColorChip Haim Shani will join the board. Up to now, ColorChip has completed $ 60 million financing.

ColorChip major development called SystemOnGlass based hybrid integration technology, the use of glass wafer manufacture optical devices, which will bring the field of semiconductor manufacturing technology field of optical communications. ColorChip have their own fab in Israel, and in this to make your own all kinds of devices.

ColorChip company CEO Yigal Ezra indicates, "ColorChip is experiencing rapid growth in the next two years to enhance production capacity more than 15 times. We have already opened up the leading customers in China and the United States. This round of financing will further accelerate the company's expansion to meet the market for ColorChip product rapidly growing demand. "

Amphenol online sales 10G SFP+ Multimode Modules

Amphenol connector maker of online business division "Amphenol Cables on demand" has announced a price of $ 76.95 online supply 10Gbps 10GBASE-SR SFP+ multimode module. Amphenol and three-year warranty for these modules.

Amphenol Corporation said that although Amphenol leader in active and passive electrical interface SFP+ Direct Connect cables aspects markets, Amphenol products around the world get deployed, SFP+ connection is still the mainstream market copper devices, in areas that require long-distance and simplify cable management, the demand for optical modules will gradually increase.

Amphenol declared their 10G SFP+ optical modules compatible OME undergone rigorous testing to ensure that you can replace similar SFP+ modules. These modules are also fully compatible with SFP+ MSA SFF-8431 and IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SW/SR standards.

H3C Connect+: let the data center, "Moving"

In the wave of the Internet+ boom, driven by the gradual expansion of construction scale data centers, data center hosting services network is facing pressure surge, operation and maintenance more difficult, how to solve this problem has become the industry focus. Recently, large interconnected Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. (referred to as "H3C") at the Connect+ strategic conference to launch the application-driven data center solutions, to provide users with better data center business resilience deployment, unified management It provides the most practical solution.

Traditional data center construction as a project, each application needs to set by the network, compute, storage, consisting of the underlying architecture, traditional data center is "solid", lack of flexibility and scalability. With the development of business, increase application and data center management software carries more, increasingly redundant system, if the business needs to be adjusted, it is necessary to change the data center architecture, and traditional manual modification high error rate, as well as the deployment of business out slow. In addition, once the network equipment problems, it will affect the business operation of the entire data center to the enterprise serious economic losses.

New IT technology-driven data center transformation, has been one of the key H3C concern. Faced with the user's data center build for the future development, Connect+ H3C's has a very clear point, that is, on the basis of the new release of application-driven network architecture, based on scenarios for data center applications, the development of application-driven data center solutions to achieve business elastically stretchable, minimalist operation and maintenance, to build end service chain, to better integrate the large Internet Connect+ strategic landing.

From the characteristics of view, H3C application-driven data center solutions through hardware resources, NFV pool technology, as well as a cluster controller upward VCFC build resilient network, flexible scheduling resources to service deployment easier; at the same time With the overall platform, form the entire network hierarchy management, resource automatically migrate, there is a problem in the system or re-deployment process, the formation of the business system does not perceive the state, complete and correct operation.

For users, H3C application-driven data center solutions bring value that allows the user via a standard infrastructure, software-defined data center gives the ability to implement the entire network service elastically scalable, automated intelligence and secure. Data Center Planning for confusion often encountered during operation and maintenance, the user can make use of H3C solutions, business address and Internet address are independent, simplifying planning and realization of a one-time physical network configuration, make operation and maintenance easier management more efficient.

In practice, these values ​​have also been tested, such as Tencent data center by deploying H3C application-driven data center solutions, successfully used to take 3-5 days to multiple data center services on-line, the deployment is completed within 1 day , efficiency is improved by 70%. In addition, Tencent also through network virtualization to achieve IT rational allocation of resources, making the effective and rational use of resources, greatly reducing the cost of investment.

Currently, software drivers, application of the concept of the first, has become the industry generally accepted direction. For data center construction, the floor of the road to achieve these concepts is still very long. To be sure, flexible, dynamic data center is the future trend, I believe that with the help of three communications in China, there will be more users join the network change to application-driven parade, with new IT technology to meet the challenges of large Internet era.

2019 global specialty fiber production capacity will increase to 841.7 million pounds

According to BCC Research report, 2014-2019, the global specialty fiber market compound annual growth rate of 7.8%, to 2019, the global specialty fiber production capacity is expected to increase to 841.7 million pounds. Among them, China accounted for 34% increment.

From a regional market, North America, Western Europe and Japan are the world's three largest specialty fiber market, accounting for 72% of total global demand, down from 76% in 2007. The next five years, the emerging economies, including China, India, will usher in rapid development of specialty fiber of this market.

At present, with China as the representative of regional economic growth in East Asia is the fastest growing region. Automobile enterprises have set up plants in these countries, even if car manufacturers from around the world to see the range has been significantly saturated. In addition, from the application market, aerospace, wind energy, fuel cells and other new industrial applications will provide more market specialty fiber.

Analysts CalvinSwift BCC material, "said the new product development, marketing and technical services are a major factor in the success of this market. Most of specialty fiber business or product differentiation strategy adopted or under the fibrous material or concern based on product type market segments. Future five years, North America, Western Europe and Japan and other developed markets will still be the main consumer markets specialty optical fiber, but its share will drop slightly; at the same time, with China as the representative of the specialty fiber market in emerging economies will present new round of growth. "

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MACOM acquisition of Japanese assembly plant FiBest become a full supplier of high-speed optical module

Communications chip maker M/A-Com has announced a price of $ 60 million acquisition of a Japanese TOSA/ROSA manufacturers FiBest, the purchase price is 2.4 times FiBest sales. FiBest products are mainly based on the EML 10Gbps TOSA and APD, ROSA. M/A-Com even claimed FiBest is 1000Gbps TOSA/ROSA leader in the field. This acquisition will significantly expand MACOM rate in more than 100G optical components and leading strength and can further enhance MACOM strength in the Japanese market. FiBest 50% of sales come from Japan.

MACON company CEO John Croteau said the acquisition of FiBest help MACOM get high-speed packaging capabilities enhance the MACOM in the field of optical devices competitive, which will help MACOM provide more valuable solutions for optical module customers. Performance of the optical components is critical data center with 100G optical module energy consumption and cost targets. FiBest product line will greatly enhance MACOM data center in 100G optical device market strength. 2017 will be the data center market with 100G optical device a turning year.

MACOM 2011 M & A chip optical module manufacturers Mindspeed, 2014 M & A InP optical chips manufacturers BinOptics. This acquisition marks a MACOM becoming a supplier of optical modules on the core technology further. They already have all the core elements of high-speed optical module.

MACOM this acquisition is expected to be completed in 2016 before the New Year.

Coriant release pluggable optical layer solutions

Coriant innovative network solutions provider recently released for flexible high-speed metropolitan area network applications, to meet the needs of a variety of fixed and mobile applications pluggable optical layer having innovative and cost of the solution.

Coriant pluggable optical layer to a full range of optical layer device into a series of small form-factor pluggable devices, including amplifiers, VOA, power monitor, together light beam splitter, WSS, and so on. By providing mixing and matching various functional devices, pluggable optical layer so that operators can customize the metro optical network without the need to pay for unwanted features. When the end user when there is new demand, new features can be quickly and economically by simply adding new devices to implement, which can protect past investments.

Small size, low power consumption, with support for high-density 10G and 100G optical transmission, Coriant pluggable optical layer solutions for carrier metro network bandwidth upgrade, expand capacity to the metro edge light provides a highly cost-effective solution. This solution supports a range of metro topologies and structures, such as point to point, ring, ROADM, to provide seamless undisturbed for operators to upgrade to the full ROADM capability. Compared to traditional solutions, can save costs by more than 30%, allows operators to gradually increase demand deployment. Pluggable optical layer solution will be the first application in 7100 Coriant packet optical transport platform.

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Ekinops demonstrate interoperability of their equipment SDN

France Ekinops optical transport equipment vendor interoperability showcase recent performance of its DWDM optical transmission equipment and open source SDN controller. Ekinops announced that its 360DWDM system is proven interoperability with the open source operating system under ONOS SDN network project. The experimental research institutions in France b<>com conduct, which is in the network management field of new technologies, especially the SDN has a wealth of experience.

In tests, Ekinops and b<>com design and development of an interface layer SDN controllers and network management agreement between the Ekinops 360 platform together. Throughout the experiment includes a net-like structure composed of a plurality of 360 ROADM nodes. For this experiment, ONOS controller to create a 100Gbps wavelength line and automatically allocated in the mesh.

Ekinops company CTO Francois X. Ollivier said the experiment was very successful, demonstrating the ability to provide support SDN Ekinops DWDM layer of a solution for carriers.

b<>com also said to 5G network evolution needs more flexible and automation products and services. SDN / NFV based on the concept that this jointly developed interface with Ekinops fully meet the physical transmission layer level management software based on their higher rates of 100G or network management requirements, support NFV applied to a fiber network.

2019 Data Internet market will reach nearly $ 5 billion

ACG research firm expects the global optical fiber data center interconnect market will grow from $ 1.1 billion in 2014 to $ 4.7 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate of 44.9%.

"The growth is mainly affected by the fiber DCI markets services to data center and cloud migration demand-driven, because service providers need to simplify deployment model and deliver new services and differentiated services", ACG intelligent transport network Practice Leader Tim Doiron said, "The new expansion data center deployments are subject to a variety of service providers including Internet content providers, network service providers and swap providers and promote business. As more and more functions to develop into automation and virtualization, data center interconnect on the capacity, flexibility and versatility of demand will continue to grow, promoting reliable, cost-effective high-speed data center interconnects demand is also a corresponding increase. "

ACG also evaluated the fiber DCI product sales trends, including long distance and metro applications, whether it is large or small multi-slot rack device packaged fiber accessories. ACG platform is expected to Metro DCI (DCI connection support distances up 150km) will continue to dominate long-distance applications. However, metro and long-distance category CAGR will reach 51.5% and 24.6%.

During 2014 to 2019, especially in North America will continue to lead the Americas DCI fiber sales. DCI markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Asia-Pacific region has grown rapidly in the past few years, but still only half the American market.

According to ACG, on the platform types, most optical fiber DCI deployed using a multi-slot chassis products. However, a big wave SFF-like platforms, such as Infinera's Cloud Xpress, Ciena's Waveserver, ADVA Optical Networking's FSP3000 Cloudconnect and 1FINITY T100 have been or are being paved the way to market Fujitsu.

Nuage provides the SDN platform for CenturyLink

SDN technology provider Nuage announced that it will provide virtual services platform VSP to CenturyLink one of the three major US carriers, as the backbone of the business part of CenturyLink programmable (PSB) SDN architecture, PSB also CenturyLink efforts to enhance the capacity of the center virtual network. The opening will provide customized based on business NFV for all types of business users of software-based architecture. CenturyLink had already announced as part of its PSB Nuage construction. Ciena and Arista is one of the suppliers of PSB.

CenturyLink said that in order to better serve our customers, they are trying to upgrade the network to achieve faster and more reliable and automated service provisioning, and the customer is most needed services to the network edge. PSB This fundamental dynamic network infrastructure upgrade will provide implementation services, and provide more diversified services in the future.

Nuage also said that the construction of the virtual business platform VSP CenturyLink will provide a variety of benefits. For example, VSP new virtual services and VPN, existing cloud services, unified together. Meanwhile, the physical connection library will provide continuous network security by maintaining a real-time virtual service customers.


Visible light communication studies major breakthrough

Information Engineering University, led by the commitment of the State 863 Program "visible light communication system key technology research" project recently achieved a major breakthrough, real-time communications visible in one fell swoop rate increased to 50Gbps, equivalent to 0.2 seconds to complete a high-definition movie downloads, is currently 5 times the publicly reported the highest international level, the relevant results have been through the national Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission testing and certification.

Visible light communication is the use of semiconductor lighting (LED lamp) light to achieve "a light will be able to access," the new high-speed data transmission technology, its spectral bandwidth is the next generation of wireless radio spectrum bandwidth currently in use in recent times, is a broad application prospects One of communications technology. The unique anti-jamming technology, anti-interception, high-speed broadband access and other capabilities, it has significant application needs and development prospects in the field of high performance computer communications equipment, phased array radar, ships and so on.

Chinese Academy of Engineering, Information Engineering University professor Wu Xing Jiang said that at present, the world has about 44 billion lamps lighting network composed of tens of billions of LED lighting equipment and other equipment to build a giant fusion of visible light communications network. It is envisaged that after the next large-scale visible light communication, each lamp can be used as a high-speed network hotspot, people waiting for the bus in the street can download several movies on the plane, but also can take advantage of high-speed wireless Internet access, LED light source meet the indoor network, networking, car networking, Industry 4.0, secure payment, smart city, defense communications, wireless communication network end demand for Internet + provides a new low-cost access methods.

Information Engineering University is the earliest visible light communication technology research and development and scientific research units, is the responsibility of the State Standardization visible light communication unit, set up a "Chinese visible light communication industry technology innovation strategic alliance." The school academician Wu Xing Jiang, Professor Yu Hongyi research team responsible for a series of key technology breakthroughs, among the international forefront of visible light communications research and development.

Intel is how to enhance the telecom network?

Intel announced that it will expand its Xeon processor D-1500 products and introduced a new Intel Ethernet controllers to enhance telecommunication network performance and bandwidth.

The announcement for the benefit of Intel's global telecommunications industry to bring more intelligent network service delivery.

Telecommunications network operators Americas Telecom has selected Intel as a technology partner in the Americas and Europe to upgrade their networks.

Intel will help telecom network operators to rapidly and cost-effective way to expand their infrastructure in order to better meet the needs of future things and 5G mobile technology.

Intel has been working with telecom network maker Cisco, South Korean operator SK Telecom and US carrier Verizon, accelerate the construction of a more flexible and sensitive network and lay the groundwork for 5G network.

Intel will provide support for the Inter-American Telecommunications, modernize its infrastructure in Latin America and Europe to accelerate the introduction of new services, automate their processes to reduce network operating costs.

More than 50 more than the use of the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family of networks, cloud storage, enterprise storage and networking system designs being developed.

The new Intel Ethernet multi-host controller FM10000 series combines Ethernet technology and switch resources for high-performance applications and dense communications network server platforms. With up to 200Gbps of high-bandwidth multi-host connectivity and multiple 100G Ethernet ports, providing superior packet-based processing power and greatly reduce between the server and the server's internal network traffic performance bottlenecks.

The new Intel Ethernet Controller X550 series is a cost-effective 0G Ethernet connectivity solutions, can improve the performance of servers and network data center applications.

SDN data center market in 2015 will increase by more than 70%

Data center SDN Advanced Research reports from Dell'Oro Group shows that in 2015 data centers SDN market is expected to grow more than 70%. 2015 marks an important milestone SDN, many Ethernet switch architecture approved and production deployment is underway.

"With the expansion of large-scale cloud providers to deploy SDN outside influence SDN Ethernet switch market in 2015 significantly improved," vice president of Dell'Oro Group AlanWeckel representation.

"Clearly, 2020 compared to today's data centers will look a big difference. With the stagnation of corporate customers and the expansion of spending from the AWS, Azure and other cloud service provider spending, we have seen overall network SDN and IT market impact. Looking generation 25GE and 50GE server access, AmazonAWS, Google and Microsoft Azure will drive the market development, and we believe that Dell plans to buy EMC is a prelude to further consolidation in the market, while equipment makers will also experience shuffle. "

Ciena for the US Department of Energy has successfully deployed 400Gbps Super Channel

US Department of Energy Sciences Network ESnet and the United States National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center has said NERSC Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California between Oakland and Berkeley, the successful deployment of 400Gbps Super Channel. This fiber-optic lines will help support NERSC migrate from Oakland to Berkeley. Ciena and telecom operators Level 3 is the Super Channel Partner DOE deployment. ESnet is currently deployed 100Gbps main line, the new 400Gbps line to help them test the possibility of higher-speed transmission.

Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform through two subcarriers 200Gbps wavelengths to achieve a 400Gbps of legend. Levle 3 was ESnet provides dark fiber resources. ESnet and NERSC are expected to carry out a series of experiments based on this experimental line in the next two months.

ESnet said they had two goals this deployment. 400Gbps first want to verify the connection of two large data centers practical work. Second, I hope on this basis can the optical signal transmission, data movement and management techniques to do some research.

Huawei together with China Telecom launched the world's largest SDN commercial backbone network construction

According to China Telecom official information display, Huawei won the bid in 2015, China Telecom IDC bearer Private Network Central Purchasing items, including IDC hosting special aggregation routers, access routers (including SDN controller), as well as route reflector device.

The project will cover the construction of six major national telecom base core data centers, as well as 15 core data center of the city, and over the entire network based on the 400G router platform, SDN introducing innovative new technologies and other related network, which will become the world's largest SDN commercial backbone network, to achieve China Telecom cloud base and IDC interconnection between the provinces, to fully protect the rapid deployment and operations of China Telecom IDC / cloud hosting service quality requirements.

By the end of 2014, China Telecom Internet transformation strategy proposed, will be many aspects of the Internet-based operators and service-based business foundation NE, public Internet applications, government and enterprise information technology applications, cloud and big data and enterprise IT operations and other Internet upgrading of focus, a new type of China Telecom to create a comprehensive, full implementation of "de-telecommunications" strategy. With the implementation of China Telecom Internet transformation of network infrastructure also needs to adapt to the Internet reconstructed to meet service bearer "active, fast, flexible, and open" and other needs, but based on the IDC SDN backbone bearer network construction has become China Telecom Future one to build a new data center-centric network architecture key starting point for China Telecom network transformation in terms of significance.

The project lasted for several months, a number of major manufacturers at home and abroad are actively involved, and ultimately Huawei 400G platform with a mature and stable core routers and extensive commercial experience accumulated SDN field, China Telecom preferred cooperation manufacturers, together with China Telecom jointly build SDN world's largest commercial operator backbone network projects. All along, Huawei is committed to telecom operators to build trade advantages, and actively participate in the global SDN program, continued optimization SDN architecture and solutions, and working in partnership with telecom operators, in a data center as the core network architecture change, to become the world Operators ideal ICT transformation partner.

Huawei by ONF's first multi-vendor wireless backhaul SDN PoC test

Huawei in October announced that it has with the Open Network Foundation (ONF) in Madrid, Spain successfully tested proof of concept (PoC). This test provides venue for by the Spanish telecommunications Telefonica and IMDEA Networks, as well as four wireless transmission manufacturers and router vendors are participating in the trial.

The trial aims to encourage open SDN through further development of wireless transmission mechanism. But also to demonstrate through the use of open-source network operating system controller can achieve a multi-layer optimization SDN.

PoC two use cases were verified, empty response capacity and energy used to verify the ability to adapt to wireless backhaul demand for traffic; traffic shaping is to verify the ability of multi-vendor network coordinated response backhaul network status changes, such as weather, etc. traffic causes changes.

Huawei's SDN RTN900 equipment and OpenFlow Interface debut in this test.

MACOM released QSFP28 module chipset for data center applications

Simulation of RF, microwave and photonic semiconductor products supplier MACOM released its complete chipset for data center CWDM and PSM4 applications. The chipset contains a complete optronic integrated circuit (IC), you can achieve the lowest power consumption in QSFP28 package.

In order to meet market demand for high-speed data communications, the new large data centers continues to expand. Number 100G transceivers will grow exponentially, and the need for lower power consumption, smaller, lower-cost components. MACOM has been integrated into the high-speed semiconductor devices 100G transceiver and offers laser, optimized set of drives, CDR and TIA in one complete solution, with unique performance, power consumption, size and cost advantages.

The M37046 and M37049 MACOM is the lowest power, smallest four-channel transceiver CDR, with market-leading performance. MAOM-002301 and MAOM-002304 is the market's lowest-power single-channel and four-channel DML drivers, due to ease of assembly into the TOSA, they have been widely used in the market. In addition, MACOM of 127/129/131/133D-25C-LCG11 series covers CWDM DFB lasers and PSM4 wavelength, with a very wide operating temperature range. M03002 and M03102 are single-channel and four-channel TIA, 28G applications for the industry's lowest noise and power consumption. The complete solution is fully supported by a team of experts MACOM application to help transceiver designers shorten product time. In addition, the economies of scale but also bring significant cost advantages for transceiver manufacturers who use MACOM chipset.

High-speed Internet strategy VivekRajgarhia vice president, said: "This reflects the MACOM chipset for end users and the industry bring value by providing a comprehensive solution, we can reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and help customers deal with various high-speed network. challenge. "

Infinera's latest 100G DCI equipment to win Singapore's A*STAR deployment

Infinera has announced its Cloud Xpress DCI Interconnect won the National Super Computer Center in Singapore NSCC and Science and Technology Bureau of A*STAR research park is located between the deployment of Biopolis and Fusionopolis. This is the new 100Gbps Cloud Xpress Infinera equipment for the first time publicly announced orders.

A*STAR is a public research institution, with biomedical and physics research center in Biopolis and Fusionopolis 18 other places. Its network to more than 800 scientific users provide supercomputing resources.

Infinera express, A*STAR select Cloud Xpress equipment mainly for its installation density, ease of operation and low power consumption advantages. Its aim is 2RU size metro zone applications market.

Eagleyard Release 780nm 3W tapered amplifier

Fu Tai Technology (Hong Kong) Limited together the world's leading high-power semiconductor laser tube manufacturers Eagleyard Photonics, officially launched 780nm 3W tapered amplifiers for such product series has added a new member.

Tapered amplifier is composed of a tapered single-mode ridge waveguide cross-sectional structure of design, combined with high beam quality and high output power characteristics, inherited the source characteristics of all seeds, is the best master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system choice.

Recently, Eagleyard introduced a more powerful tapered amplifier, the output power up to 3W, tunable range of 770 ~ 790nm.

"This new product can meet complex applications, such as rubidium atomic spectroscopy, Bose - Einstein condensates bring obvious benefits of power can greatly enhance the flexibility of multi-channel program of life and the whole system." Eagleyard The Chief Technology Officer Dr. Thomas Laurent said.

Eagleyard rich product portfolio not only covers the 780nm 1W and 2W tapered amplifier, can also provide a wavelength of 650nm, 670nm, 690nm, 765nm, 795nm, 808nm, 830nm, 850nm, 870nm, 915nm, 925nm, 980nm different output power tapered amplifier.

Ekinops help Russia ER-Telecom to deploy 100G wavelengths

France Ekinops optical transport equipment manufacturers in Russia on Friday announced three Internet and pay-TV provider ER-Telecom will deploy the 100G DWWM Ekinops equipment for expansion in the country.
ER-Telecom's services throughout 56 cities in eastern and southern Russia, is now facing growing traffic demand from customers. Due to set up their own costly DWDM network, ER-Telecom began to hire third-party network of wavelength and using Eknipos equipment for transmission. Such an approach can help ER-Telecom quickly and economically increase the capacity.

ER-Telecom said they Tumen from Moscow in the east to the west, carried out extensive testing of 100G architecture, Ekinops equipment is the best choice. They are expected to complete the deployment of the equipment within two weeks.

Ekinops company CTO Francois Xavier Ollivier said that many service providers are reluctant to use outside of the wavelength plan, fearing operability and interoperability. Over the past eight years, Ekinops has accumulated a lot of experience outside the wavelength deployment that can support every DWDM vendor. Ekinops to ER-Telecom successfully demonstrated the technology and the ability to solve this problem.

Ekinops 360 system provides support through a wavelength outside miniaturized equipment, support 10*10 a muxponder and 100G Transponder within 1RU size.

Five network challenges of the future trend of development of enterprises

With the emergence of cloud computing and accelerate the deployment of large and ultra-large-scale data, data centers, network managers must constantly readjust and further development of the network. Under the impetus of this challenge, a variety of new technologies and new standards have emerged, not only can be used to improve and optimize the network capacity, security and flexibility, while controlling costs. Let us look at the top five trends in 2015 and the network to the user's meaning.

Trend 1: 802.11ac rapid spread

Enterprise networks are at the peak of a new era of mobile computing, tablet PCs and smart phones can be seen everywhere in the workplace. As the number and deployment of enterprise cloud services, mobile devices continues at an alarming rate of sustained development, network managers must rethink how they will provide the protection and control of enterprise computing resources and information access.

According to IEEE 802.11ac standard, 5G 802.11n wireless technology when compared to its predecessor, not only three times faster, the power efficiency is improved by six times, while maintaining the 802.11n and legacy 802.11b/g/a wireless interface interaction operability. Infonetics recent data show that sales of 802.11ac access points increased by nearly 10-fold in the past year. This gives enterprise technology managers to better manage and protect their network connection point tremendous pressure.

Figure 1: Wi-Fi technology evolution shows that the development process as well as the rapidly growing exponentially handling capacity over the past 15 years, currently 802.11ac (5G) has reached 3.6Gbps. 802.11ac access points 10-fold increase in sales to the enterprise has brought enormous pressure.

Trend 2: wiring closets 2.5G and 5G coexist

With 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wave Release 2 flow rate through the access point will be more than thousands of megabits per second, we need an access point and Ethernet switch port expansion to 1000 Base-T (1G) above. However, due to the length it has been put into use over five and six cable of millions of feet of business operations are seeking through this existing single pair unshielded twisted-pair copper to fill vacancies between 1G and 10G.

802.11ac Wave 2 standard will usher in a progressive multi-user MIMO antenna technology and other technologies to help the theoretical maximum wireless speed up to 6.93Gbps. With respect to the typical 10 times the speed of the Ethernet trail, this creates opportunities for faster Ethernet speeds and quickly upgrade to a rate of 2.5G and 5G. Although the newly installed equipment will be used wisely to support 10G super six cable, but most of the existing installed base will stay in 1Gbps, or when you need more than 1Gbps uplink rate using 2.5 / 5Gbps rate.

Existing programs in a variety of industries through existing five / six cable support 2.5G / 5Gbps same time, the industry needs a unified standard to avoid confusion between the various solutions and non-interoperability. This might give this potential emerging market adversely affected. The good news is, IEEE 802.3 standards bodies are working on the multi-rate Gigabit Ethernet BASE-T program by 2.5G and 5G used in enterprise access point.

The focus of this work is the need to achieve the goal in the near future and is currently installed through UTP (100 meters 2.5G) and six (100 meters 5G) cable. Because of limited bandwidth, convenient way to achieve this is to use a higher modulation scheme.

Join in the wiring closet Ethernet link protocol 2.5G and 5G rate, not only will achieve enterprise access point network bandwidth low-cost expansion, but will also provide more data rate options for IT professionals.

Trend 3: Data center 25G, 50G and 100G

Enterprise and cloud environments network operators must comply with technical roadmap carefully planned build its own network in order to expand based on changing needs. Typically, these carriers must maintain the lowest possible capital and operating expenditures (CAPEX / OPEX) while the balance of performance optimization. One way to achieve these often conflicting objectives is to upgrade to higher-speed Ethernet technology.

Experts predict that the biggest cloud service providers to upgrade to 100G Ethernet architecture, and low cost 25G and 50G will continue to be the majority of the other well-known companies in the data center of the main force. 25G / 50G Ethernet Alliance is a relatively new organization, it has its 25G and 50G Ethernet specification is open to all suppliers of data center ecosystem (royalty-free) to create and deploy interoperable Compliance product implementation. The standard can accelerate 25G and 50G Ethernet ports widely deployed, it also happens to be synchronized with the cloud architecture suitable for the introduction of 100G Ethernet.

25G / 50G standards may appear to be some kind of backwards, because 40G and 100G Ethernet already exists, but it is mainly used to meet the needs of lower-cost rate, especially low-cost speed demand cloud data center servers. For example, 25G and 10G wiring have substantially the same cost structure, but the performance is 2.5 times the 10G. Similarly, 50G cost is half of 40G, but the performance increased by 25%.

Trend 4: Cloud-level network

How can companies reduce mobile network costs while improving efficiency and flexibility of their IT infrastructure? Virtual networking, storage and servers are reshaping the way businesses use IT. Cloud computing plays a crucial role in this process, you can provide network access to computing resources and a huge amount of complex applications.

Cloud technology to provide more capacity to fully meet the third-party business or small business increasing demand, which can provide enterprises with a need to invest in new IT infrastructure will be able to increase the capacity of the route. Will host processing and data to the cloud, it frees capacity of network managers, they can create the capacity re-allocated to the data location and control device generates the data. Ethernet networks can be designed to achieve low latency and high bandwidth, can fully meet the needs of all the efficiencies of cloud computing to achieve its value.

Figure 2: Cloud-level network has three elements, namely, the physical network layer, network services and SDN and NFV platform support. The physical network layer elements can provide a blueprint for efficient network design. Low-cost network services can be expanded to achieve high performance for all workloads, while SDN and NFV can achieve dynamic service configuration and faster innovation and deployment.

Trend 5: Open Source Network

Cloud-level network without software is useless, and each part of the switch also requires the operating system. The software must provide a hardware-independent network operating system, an abstraction layer on a commercial switch chip, like Linux and Windows provide the same abstraction layer on the server side.
Eliminate patent barriers and allows developers to collaboration, debate, integration and motivation to each other, is an important advantage of open source network. Gartner predicts 2015 open source technology will be included in 85% of commercial software packages, 95% of major IT companies will use some elements of open source software.

For decades, customers have been buying servers, patent portfolio data storage, networking and software. Now, these customers require the system to use a different approach with, so open source software can be combined with existing hardware and its internal legacy systems. This method is expected to bring advantages to mix and match the speed, cost and innovation.

Traditional "one factory dominant" proprietary solutions are into "flourishing" multi-vendor mode. This can be a significant cost savings for customers in any market area and bring noteworthy performance optimization for them. And now the challenge has been transformed into how successfully integrated these systems suppliers. Fortunately, the server and PC market to provide a template, which can be through a new open-source hardware, open source software and open standards will combine all of this complete integration.

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Calix access network operating system introduced SDN AXOS

Broadband access equipment vendors Calix today announced Linux-based operating system access to scalable AXOS, to help operators introduced in the access network level SDN.

Calix representation, AXOS can achieve all access networks require software functionality without having to rely on the underlying hardware and related chipsets premise, allowing the network infrastructure and ongoing service provision always-on, accelerate operators' revenue recovery, reduce service failure rate and operational complexity.

AXOS contains a modular reusable software unit that can run on different hardware, support for self-promotion, automatic failover, and avoid some common human or software problems. Calix think open software-based programmable management and control API reduces the complexity of network operations, automate business flow, while providing compatibility with other SDN system. All components used AXOS NETCONF protocol and YANG data model.

Calix senior systems VP Michel Langlois said that more than a decade, Calix has been in pursuit of a unified access architecture, customers can achieve seamless connection to the business. Use AXOS, Calix has a single software platform, so operators can more easily and intelligently distribute traffic across the access architecture. AXOS users can have a wider choice of devices and chips.

Calix said it platform, and E5-520, E5-308, E5-306 MEF CE 2.0 recognition systems and other products are beginning to support AXOS.

European operator Colt launched SDN-based DCI business

European telecom operators Colt has launched on-demand SDN / NFV technology provides data center interconnection services DCNet as-a service. This enables the user to obtain business data center 10Gbps interconnection across Europe. Colt will be carried out next month test run wholesale customers and finance, media areas of business users. DCNet self-service will be the first port in the heart of London, Paris, Frankfurt and other places, 57 third-party data centers. Colt is expected in early 2016, this service will be extended to the whole of Europe and Asia-Pacific 150 data centers.

Colt representation, SDN / NFV feature will provide integration with cloud services, shorten the service provision progress, providing high SLA more flexible business model, the user can port-based self-service under a single and independent business changes. SDN will transform the telecommunications industry has brought fundamental business model, change the way operators and user interaction. Colt's Novitas plan is not just a technology upgrade, it is the transformation of a business model.

ZTE signed a framework IP/WDM supply agreement with Telenor

ZTE has said that reaching a global framework supply agreement with Norwegian multinational mobile operators Telenor, including IP/WDM network devices. This agreement will greatly facilitate future ZTE to Telenor offers include various communication devices for optical transmission products.

Agreement contains a series of hardware devices, including IP core, metro Ethernet, IP RAN equipment, such as ZTE's core network and metro ZXR10 T800 IP RAN aggregation ZXR10, M6000-S, ZXCTN 9000-E, as well as access net ZXCTN 6100 series, as well as ZXR10 5900E and ZXR10 8900E MPLS switches. In addition, ZTE will also provide ZXONE 9700DWDM Telenor internet.

General manager of ZTE's bearer network product line represented Xu Ming, products and services included in this agreement, Telenor is well in line with the market strategies and technological development in the field of bearer networks. ZTE will continue to focus on mobile broadband development needs of the customers, helping Telenor for its global customers better service.

10Gtek will attend at SC2015 -

Event Update: 10Gtek will be present at SC 15, held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, NOV 16-19, 2015, with a booth to display its latest release: 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable, 25G SFP28 DAC Twinax Cables and optical transceivers, etc.

We hereby sincerely invite you and your company representatives to visit our SC15 booth 3208. It will give you a comprehensive idea of our whole portfolio.

We are expecting your coming!

10Gtek will attend at SC2015 -

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ZTE, MTN South Africa jointly released GPON service broadband network speed boost

ZTE joint communications provider MTN South Africa officially opened in South Africa in George gigabit fiber-optic broadband (GPON) network services, brought Fast-bandwidth fiber optic network experience on the one hundred local residents. After the introduction of this technology in Africa, it is expected to raise the overall progress of the African fixed-line broadband, significantly increasing the average user's wired network access experience.

According to ZTE COMESA sale at CTO Lu Xun introduction, GPON network technology currently in Africa in South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria and other state-owned large-scale deployments. It has high bandwidth, high efficiency, large coverage, rich user interfaces, etc., it is regarded as most operators realize business broadband access network, integrated transformation of the ideal technology.

Ishant Sukdeo MTN marketing manager, said China's information communication technology has matured in recent years, the progress of cooperation with the Chinese company well. He further pointed out that with the promotion of ZTE GPON technology applications experience, reliable equipment, advanced technology, can meet the needs of MTN.

Currently, the South African government is focusing on improving its broadband policy and facilities, with a view to 2020 broadband Internet penetration increased to 100%. According to reports, MTN will be mainly carried out against the country's fiber optic network business end users, ZTE will continue to assist the MTN GPON network construction, is expected to reach 50,000 users in one year, so that tens of thousands of family experience in South Africa and Europe as user The bandwidth rate.

CALIENT, Spirent jointly launched the software-defined optical device testing scheme

MEMS optical switching vendors CALIENT has announced and Spirent test instrument manufacturers together to create a joint for automated optical network hardware test environment optical switching solutions. Calient optical line S-series switches with Spirent's Velocity speed test platform coordination software, Velocity platform Calient S320 and S160 optical circuit switch-based control, provides the physical layer topology reconfiguration optical network test environment.

Calient and Spirent's joint testing program for more than 40Gbps optical transmission equipment test environment, the software can automatically adjust the test line, thereby reducing the risk of wiring error ride, speed testing, to achieve centralized test management.

Spirent's Velocity is a laboratory that is serving Lab-as-a-Service LAAS test coordination platform, can achieve a variety of physical and virtual testing equipment management and monitoring.

Calient company said the network equipment vendors are quick to support 100Gbps and SDN technology upgrade, which means a lot of new opportunities related to testing. Spirent's industry-leading Velocity platform with a unique Calient MEMS-based all-optical switching products are the next generation network equipment powerful test solution.

Huawei released 2Tbps router line card

Huawei has released 2Tbps line card for its NE5000E core routers. The product is the backbone of the application provides higher port density. The line card supports 100G, 40G, 10G Ethernet at different rates, helping a total switching capacity of NE5000E router reaches 32Tbps per rack, power consumption as low as 0.8W/G. In addition, the product can be based on the elastic programmable chips allow NE5000E better distribution system compatible with the new SDN architecture.

Gai Gang Ethernet product line president of Huawei routers and telecommunications said Huawei 2Tbps router line cards to meet the needs of users to ultra-broadband service deployment, accelerate the industrialization of high-end routers. Huawei is very pleased to help operators build a sustainable and efficient network to help them adapt to the rising demand for cloud services, while continuing to reduce costs.

2016 100G technology in the network equipment market will be a breakthrough year

IHS today announced network ports: 1G, 2.5G, 10G, 40G, 100G report, the corresponding statistics for each port technology and the growth rate of speed.

"Deploying more than 1G network ports continue unabated, whether business or service provider. In general, the higher the port speed, the higher the growth rate, which means 40G and 100G are key growth areas of the market. However, in 2014, as China's massive increase in GPON OLT expenditure, as well as North America gigabit FTTH deployments, 2.5G products increased the most. "Matthias Machowinski IHS enterprise networks and video research director said. "Looking ahead, we expect 40G revenue began to fall in 2017, the demand for enterprise and data center move to a new release based QSFP 100G technology."

For operators of transmission networks, IHS research director believes that 2016 was a breakthrough year for 100G coherent technology, such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon to massive ultra-large-scale data center launched 100G Ethernet switching technology.

IHS expects: 1G / 2.5G / 10G / 40G / 100G port shipments in 2015 will be over 700 million, amounting to $ 45 billion, compared to 2014, 100G port shipments more than doubled, to 163,000 ports .

IHS predicted five years from 2014-2019, the global income 100G ports will be 137 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) growth.

IHS expects 10G networking port spending to grow 70%, 100G to grow 262% from 2015 to 2019

Hong Kong FTTH penetration has reached 82%

On 8 September 2015, held the world's ultra-wideband Forum, Peter Lam PCCW-HKT, general manager of engineering department director level to share broadband development in Hong Kong.

Peter Lam expressed, PCCW has 100% of pay-TV, Huawei also our partners in the mobile space, and last year our entire network can achieve 300M bandwidth, and now we can achieve 3 carriers mobile network bandwidth. For residential customers in Hong Kong, he introduced a lot of high-rise buildings has become a landmark in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, more than 80 percent of the buildings are high-level, in this real estate layout, PCCW already has 82% of FTTH penetration, we can realization within four days of the fiber to the home, while FTTB penetration reached 77%.

PCCW past many networks are copper network, starting in 2010, PCCW begin large-scale FTTH deployment, Peter Lam further stated, HKT is Hong Kong's largest ISP, we are very proud that we are the first optical fiber instead of copper network in Hong Kong operators, is also the largest IPTV provider, which gives us a double benefit, fiber to the home for future consumption of high-bandwidth pave the way, to promote the development of mobile services, LTE network, 100% fiber ensures the 100M back pass rate. Other operators are required to rent mobile backhaul networks.

PCCW customers currently installed basically 500M to 1G networks while PCCW has begun deploying 10G networks to the home, which for PCCW to enter the field of intellectual life has brought convenience.

SPTN technical architecture

SPTN system architecture consists of the forwarding plane, the control plane, management plane and application plane composition, shown in Figure 1.

SPTN technical architecture

When the number of network elements of a network control capability is greater than the controller needs to perform NE-level multiple controllers to control. In order to meet the networking needs of large carrier-class network control plane using hierarchical control architecture into the domain controller (D-Controller) and Inter-Domain Controller (S-Controller), in which the D-Controller is responsible for control within the business, and forwarded to the interface control surface equipment through the South. S-Controller is responsible for inter-domain control of the business by calling the North D-Controller provided to interface to complete the resource coordination and operational scheduling of the entire network, cross-domain cooperative control of network resources.

In SPTN system architecture, management plane still persist, management will continue to be responsible for forwarding plane resources and version management, alarm and performance monitoring surface and controllers to meet the needs of network operation and maintenance.

ZTE help Indian operator Reliance to build 100G metro optical networks

Recently, ZTE announced with India Reliance Communications (hereinafter referred to as "Reliance") signed a 100G OTN optical transport network orders. Over the next three years, ZTE will provide two cities in Pune and Hyderabad 100G optical transmission network design, site survey, installation, commissioning, maintenance and other services. ZXONE Series devices meet the Reliance offer comprehensive multi-service access and high integration requirements. Low TCO is a major factor in the ZTE she won this order.

Reliance in the Indian market share of 14.35%, is India's top four operators. But with mobile Internet access LTE era, the current network of SDH networks are increasingly unable to carry data traffic surge in demand. ZTE 100G OTN solutions to help Reliance rapidly into the era of 100G metro transport in Pune and Hyderabad two cities, greatly ease the pressure LTE network bearer.

It is reported that ZTE has the industry-leading OTN development platform, its high performance 100G OTN products, easy maintenance, low cost and other characteristics of the most Reliance recognized. ZTE 100G OTN has a high level of integration, from E1 / T1 to 100GE any access rate, client port supports smooth upgrade path 4-22, coarse dense wave unity; at the same time, the efficient performance of the product, to achieve port adaptive, DSS cross , L2 switching aggregation, CPRI transmission and other functions; in addition, OTN package supports the full overhead light layer / dielectric layer control, unified network management easy fault location and service configuration, effectively increasing the efficiency of operation and maintenance.

BTI shows virtual broadband gateway at SDN & Openflow Assembly

Canada recently for optical transmission manufacturers BTI 7800 Packet Optical Transport equipment increased for central office applications, virtual networking features. BTI7800 virtual network edge functionality to support application server-based boards, supports third-party applications. BTI will exhibit this product at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany on. BTI in the field will use 7800 platform to support software-defined virtual gateway SDN-vNG software applications based on Active broadband network card, showing virtual broadband gateway functions. Site of the exhibition will also use a OpenDaylight SDN controller to manage the entire NFV optical platform.

BTI global market VP Sally Bament said that the development of this product has been driven by a number of leading operators. They are eager to promote the strategic cloud computing and virtual networks. He also noted that, BTI is building a NFV industry ecosystem. Active broadband network is one of them. Other applications may also include a virtual router, another BTI will also develop some of their own SDN applications.

Coriant released new version of SDN transmission controller

The optical transmission system vendors Coriant has released new Transcend SDN transmission controller. The product supports multi-layer, multi-vendor environments, committed to multi-layer optimization and interoperability standards-based service to simplify network operations, support faster service provisioning, improved resource utilization. This product is an upgraded version of last year's devaluation Coriant SDN transmission controller. The main characteristics of the new product include:

* By supporting IETF RESRCONF interfaces and YANG model number voice to support more efficient business exchange.

* New automatic and programmable service provision and management capabilities, including SLA monitoring and user-defined SLA parameters to achieve a more convenient service provider.

* Fault light layer of a multilayer perception PCE path computation unit improved resource utilization. Operators can now deploy resources according to the service request and SLA parameters.

* As the network of virtual and variable levels of network abstraction to implement flexible network segmentation.

Coriant company CTO Uwe Fischer noted that a multi-vendor environment, resulting in a lack of effective exchange operators could not face a large-capacity low-cost dynamic business needs. The new version of the SDN transmit controller gives users a simple, programmable, the actual demand for the SDN tools.
Coriant indicates that the SDN controller has been deployed to the customer's network test run.

Lightreading invite you to explore the white-box strategy

Telecommunications equipment industry and network equipment industry is experiencing a "white box" of the revolution: the original design and manufacture hardware devices being generic white box server switch plus device-specific SDN posed by open source software gradually replaced. White-box device with greater flexibility, enabling faster service provisioning, and thus can lead to greater business opportunities for customers. Currently, users are white-box equipment from the traditional enterprise network, data center users gradually to the wide area network, operator core network expansion.

White box equipment already in the data center is the major Internet companies, including China, including the widespread use of BAT. Facebook advocated OCP platform, Baidu and other plans to build a Scorpio, are aimed at white-box applications. These Internet companies generally use OEM manufacturers to help them carry out the production of white box equipment. Future, this model can be extended to the field of telecommunications equipment, I believe that is the issue we are concerned about. By then, the entire telecom equipment industry may be changing.

In exchange, for example, the traditional switch mainly by a dedicated chip or ASIC chip built hardware platform plus composition embedded operating system and management software. With the development of SDN / NFV technology, the importance of software in the switch products is growing. Some switch manufacturers such as Arista, has already started to collect software and hardware costs to the user, respectively.

Switch on the white box chain, Broadcom, Cavium, as well as Suzhou Centec have achieved a leading position. Broadcom, Intel, Marvell, Mellanox, and Suzhou Centec are based SDN / NFV switch chip providers. HeavyReading April this year, a report once called chip Centec has a lower cost. Third-party software providers such as 6Wind, Big Switch Networks as well as IP Infusion Inc., Pica8. Arista, Compass also OS on a system to make innovations.

Lightreading website will be available this November 17, organized by the service provider network whitepack day strategy seminar in California, Santa Clara, invite white-box manufacturers and users around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges of white box equipment brought to the network industry . Entire white-box industry chain, including device manufacturers, switch manufacturers, software providers, system integrators, operators are invited to the column by.

Lightcounting cut annual optical module market growth

Market research firm Lightcounting latest quarterly report in September this year a combination of the first half of global operators, Internet companies and communications equipment, devices and corporate earnings since the third quarter shipments data and dynamic communications companies. Their analysis shows some interesting results.

LC pointed out that the second quarter of this year compared to the year before, the investment in Internet companies in the field of large data centers increased by 7%, while telecom operators to invest in the telecommunications sector decreased by 12%. Reduce telecom operators to invest mainly receive complete the world's major telecom operators some major investment projects, such as China Mobile LTE deployment, while the growth rate of the Internet companies to invest in the situation significantly better than in previous years.

Year comparison, sales of data communications equipment manufacturers in the field of growth of 2%, telecommunications equipment grew by 4%. White box manufacturers continue to win market in the area of ​​data center equipment. In the field of telecommunications equipment, Huawei and ZTE continue to gain market share. Pressure on prices may be a factor, but operators have become cautious in the evolution of SDN / NFV may also be the cause.

Device manufacturers in the data communications segment grew 10%, an increase of 7% in the field of telecommunications. Increased deployment of 100Gbps device should be the reason behind this beautiful figure, the price is usually higher 100Gbps devices. Divided by product type, the following figure shows the different types of optical components market performance in the second quarter. Optical connector market growth, although high, but due to low prices, overall sales remain low, slightly higher than $ 50 million. Broadband construction to benefit from China's, FTTx market continued to maintain a rapid growth. China's future investment in LTE-building wireless networks will also stimulate the growth of optical device market. Overall, Ethernet and WDM optical devices is still the bulk of optical components market.

2015 2Q14 sales growth

In the August report, Lightcounting had predicted annual optical module market growth of more than 25%. But then some of the light module manufacturers lower growth, the Chinese market situation may change, Lightcounting decided to optical module market growth from 25% down to 15%. Even so, the annual light module market will reach $ 4 billion. The rapid development of emerging companies may supplement the decline of traditional manufacturers performance.

AOI publish data center with 100G optical engine

Analog and digital optical components supplier AOI (Applied Optoelectronics) has introduced 100Gbps optical engine for data center use. The product is built four laser, detector arrays, optical arrays and associated drive electronics for parallel 100Gbps optical modules and other design PSM4 QSFP28.

The main features of the product include:

• AOI Texas MBE Fab homemade laser chip

• Highly reliable non-seal design to improve the cost-effective

• Built-in laser driver and TIA chip simplifies design

• Patented thermal design

• Provide MSA compatible and pigtail packages

AOI indicates that the product has begun to provide samples, the amount of the year is expected to produce. According Lightcounting forecasts, bulk sales 100G QSFP28 module will appear in the second half of next year.

Cisco and INSPUR set up a joint venture company

During the time when the Chairman Xi Jinping visited the United States, Cisco and INSPUR jointly announced the establishment of China joint venture. The cooperation included in the Chinese market to resell Cisco's network equipment and jointly develop hardware and so on. This partnership will enable Cisco and INSPUR expand business coverage, and have a significant impact on the pattern of Chinese IT infrastructure market.

Since the 1990s, China has benefited from substantial investment in the network market, Cisco's business in China continued to maintain rapid growth. However, after 2013 the situation was reversed Snowden event, Cisco performance worsened in China, and continues to decline today. IDC data show that the first half of 2015 sales of Cisco's network equipment in China was only 81.3 percent in the first half of 2013, market share fell from 28.5% to 19.4%; At the same time, China's overall Internet market grew by 19.5%, Huawei, Rui Jie, ZTE and other domestic manufacturers market share increased from 27.2% to 46.3%. Chinese networking equipment market accounted for 10% of the world, there is still much room for development the United States and Europe. In recent years, China's Internet market has entered a stable period of development, but the growth rate is still far higher than the global level, especially in the data center, for any one of the international companies in terms of Chinese market can not be ignored.

China markets size of enterprise network equipment, 2013H1-2015H1

One as a mainstream server vendors, INSPUR also looking for a new growth point. Because there is no network product line, formerly INSPUR in competition with Huawei, HP and other vendors can not help but binding the hands. Collaboration with Cisco will help INSPUR improve their infrastructure product line. Cisco's networking products in conjunction with INSPUR own server, storage, cloud computing and other product lines, to provide users with more convenient INSPUR overall package solution. For INSPUR, the Cisco networking products is the best choice of partners, Cisco's leading technology products, but because of policy restrictions can not display their fists. INSPUR good government through their own relationships to help sell Cisco products, while INSPUR can learn from technology and experience to develop their own products.

China market size of X86 server, 2015H1

After the collaboration, Cisco and INSPUR will benefit. Cisco aid INSPUR can re-enter the market-related part of the government, is expected to return to the growth track, INSPUR may be in the server project sales of network equipment, add new sources of revenue. Early industry is expected the cooperation will focus on government and finance, Cisco in these two sectors, the affected self-control policy, business serious decline. In these two sectors in the two sides will focus on the data center market, so INSPUR can use their own existing client resources quickly into the market, in the data center network investments accounted for most of the switch, so that the data center switch will be the focus of bilateral cooperation products.

Cisco phasing out of these two years, Huawei, ZTE and Rui Jie, quick to seize its market share in the government and financial sectors, and now Cisco borrow INSPUR comeback, bound to give these companies create new pressures. H3C due to changes in ownership, etc., the first half of 2015, a drop in performance, this time in terms of Cisco's access to H3C will be worse. Network market contest resumed, arrived in the hands of the domestic manufacturers can keep market share, will begin to be more comprehensive test of the strength of the manufacturers. Competition will become more intense, thus further driving down prices, users can buy more cost-effective products, from this perspective, users will benefit from it.

Of course, before the joint venture has many problems, such as how the price setting, whether it will affect the existing channels, the depth of integration and other solutions can, how to solve these problems will test the sincerity and intelligence cooperation.

"China's Internet market, after nearly three decades of development, has been to the eve of change", IDC research manager Hu Xiangdong of China's Internet market, "said the transition to the third stage from the second stage, ICT depth of integration, SDN technology development period, network competition big change to take place, only close grasp of user needs, the introduction of competitive products and solutions, in order to have a foothold in the market. "

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