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Coherent Optics: What’s all the Fuss About?

We are hearing the term “Coherent Optics” used liberally in relation to high bitrate trans…
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Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Fiber? We Have the Answer!

When designing the 100G networking, have you ever spent time determining what fiber type (m…
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5G Fronthaul Transmissions with 25G Optics

We recently posted about 25G optics in applications of the 5G radio access network (RAN)…
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How to Address the Price Increase Dilemma

Higher prices are hitting us all, and many consumers have become “Deal Detectives” snoopin…
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Use the 25G BiDi to Conserve Fiber in 5G RAN Fronthaul

In my article How To Build Your 5G RAN Fronthaul, I discussed how to select the right o…
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What's Up, PoP?

Question: What’s up, PoP? Larry Legg says: A PoP (or Point of Presence)…
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NRZ vs PAM4 – What’s the Difference?

As optical transceivers increase capacity and reach, new and more efficient modulation sch…
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How To Build Your 5G RAN Fronthaul

At the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s Connect (X) 2022 conference in Denver earlier…
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High Speed to Small Communities

Roughly 65% of rural communities have access to broadband and high-speed Internet. But wha…
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How to Avoid The Biggest Rip-Off in Networking

SUMMARYNetwork transceivers make up 10% to 15% of enterprises’ network capital spending, and most su…
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MicroPlug XGS-PON Service

The revolutionary MicroPlug XGS-PON OLT module allows you to offer 10G services with lower…
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Reliable, Compatible, Guaranteed: Approved Transceivers

What is EEPROM and why is testing so important? EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Pro…
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