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Secure and Optimize the Networking World with AI-powered Innovations

I attended Cisco Live 2024 in Las Vegas. I enjoyed the conference and exhibitions, particularl…
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1.6T: Where Speed Meets Performance!

It’s been some time since we delved into the Octal Small Form-factor Pluggable (OSFP) and…
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So, what is the “Last Mile”?

Here's a hint – it's not a movie, but it's a way to get your movie. With all the hype arou…
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Approved Networks Releases Groundbreaking OSFP 800G SR8 Transceiver, Redefining High-Speed Connectivity

Revolutionizing Data Centers and Broadband: The New 800G Transceiver Drastically Increases Speed and…
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OFC 2024: Shaping the Future of Optical Technology

Frank and Tim attended OFC 2024 on March 26-28. Below are each of their insights from the conf…
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Unveiling the Future: Nvidia GTC 2024's Insights on Digital Twins and Advanced Networking

I am lucky to attend the Nvidia GTC 2024 this week in San Jose, California. This is my first t…
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A Quick Guide: Scaling Your Data Center Single Mode Fiber Infrastructure to 800G

I wrote a blog, " Building Future-Proof Data Center Multimode Fiber Infrastructure: A Quick…
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Driving Expansion to 800G and Beyond

As we look toward the future, we have begun acquiring 800G test equipment and are preparing th…
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800G Life on the High-Speed Front

800G was a mere glimmer several years ago but is now a fast-approaching reality. Approved Network…
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Approved Networks Launches 100G O-band Solution: A Cost-Saving, Eco-Friendly Solution for High-Speed Data

Approved Networks Unveils Revolutionary QSFP28 100G O-band Transceiver and Single/Dual Fiber 1…
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What is AI and why will it drive the need for more Transceivers, DACs, AOCs, and Fiber?

It’s been just over a year since ChatGPT was made publicly available. According to a study…
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There's Only One Band Like the O-band!

2023 is close in the review mirror, and we went through many wavelengths in the optical tr…
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