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T Terabit Routing Era Came And Huawei Is Leading The Technology Competition

FiberStore news, from the multiple points of user experience requirements, operators network architecture, equipment manufacturers product design and industry chain development, the coming of T Terabit Routing time will bring solutions to these problems.

The Coming Of T Terabit Routing Time

More and more users via Facebook and Youtube for Internet video-on-demand, P2P Internet traffic has also increased significantly; with the development of cloud computing and network virtualization technology, the interaction transmission of massive data put the continuing increase information services and information processing to the network, the network gradually need to carry more resources and content, operators are facing new challenges in the network construction.

From itself, the global major operators also have been trying to find a more complete, more efficient and more economical way of network evolution, is committed to providing high safety and reliable network environment and ability of smooth expanding capacity to respond the data stream vary from minute to minute, and build a sustainable development of green internet.

Therefore, the more advanced 100G, 400G and 1T bandwidth technologies and solutions become an inevitable choice for the operators currently, to ensure its sustainable and healthy development.

Every technological breakthrough will bring significant social change. The T-bit technology as the representative of the ultra-bandwidth technology is expected to drive innovations of information technology, leading to a full range of social change, the information revolution to a new climax. Not only users, operators and equipment manufacturers, chips, optical modules, standards organizations and other related industrial chain will find their own position in the new era.

There is no doubt that the Internet is a field of “technology is king”, who occupies the most high-end technology and owns the most powerful products, then who will lead this era.

Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and other major equipment manufacturers have already launched competition in the T-bit era. Since IEEE802.3ba 40GE/100GE standard released in June 2010, the fight of  large bandwidth technology had began, the mainstream manufacturers have released 100G products and solutions one after another.

Huawei successively first released its 200G and 480G router single board in 2011-2012, in April 2013 Huawei released the industry’s first 1Tbps routing line card shockly in its global analyst conference. The line card can support high-density 100GE, 40GE ports, switching capacity improved 1 times to 32Tbps, is by far the industry’s highest-capacity switching line cards, ahead of other manufacturers in industry about 1-2 years, which marks the official arrival of T bits network era.

New Generation 100G WDM Network Technology

FS news, Huawei announced that, KPN International introduced the based on second generation of soft decision 100G WDM technology from Huawei. 100G signals transmitted from the existing network of Amsterdam to Paris, via Germany, transmission distance up to 1,400 km. Because the system has a great margin, and later at the end of the site added 300 km fibre, the signal is still being successfully transmitted. The successful launch marks the 100G technology entered into a new commercial era.

Soft-decision is the most leading optical signal powerful error correction technology, is the key of 100G technology to large-scale commercial. And the second generation of soft decision adopts oDSP module, developed for Huawei’s 400G technology, in essence is with 400G technology to enhance the performance of 100G, realizes the further optimisation of the FEC algorithm, achieve a lower damage in transmission performance, lower single-bit power consumption. Benefit from the breakthroughs in key technologies, compare to the first generation of soft-decision system, the second generation soft decision improves the transmission distance from 3000 km to 4000 km, the transmission performance is improved by 30%.

KPN International introduced the second generation of soft decision technology successfully, fully demonstrated the new generation 100G technology has matured, and also verified the Huawei 400G core modules maturity. KPN International began using Huawei next WDM system in pan-European wavelength division trunk in 2008, the network is one of Europe’s largest and most leading WDM networks, KPN International was the first to deploy Huawei coherent 100G WDM technology in 2011.

“Customer success is the constant pursuit of Huawei,” Huawei Transport Network Product Line CEO Wang Weibin said, “Huawei has long-term cooperation with leading operators such as KPN , to meet the needs of customers, and work with customers to open a window to the future.”

Huawei is the best partner for next-generation WDM network customers, so far, has builded over 90 100G commercial network. According to industry authority consulting company statistics, as the first quarter of 2013, Huawei continues to rank first in the global optical network market, ranks first in the global WDM/OTN market, ranks first in the global 100G and 40G market.

Alcatel-Lucent Strategic Regression May Lead to Distress

After Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent last week become the world’s second full-service telecommunications network equipment providers (NEP). The company is positing itself as industry experts, and announced it is adjusting the company’s strategic positioning and focusing on IP networks and mobile broadband access.
Market research firm Ovum principal analyst of Network Infrastructure, RonKlein has conducted some comments, he said:
“Alcatel-Lucent’s strategic shift only illustrates the fast evolution of the market which is dominated by the optical communication provider, and facing with the sieging of a growing number of Internet content providers and Western telecommunication network equipment providers. This will allow Alcatel-Lucent focuses on cloud and growing demand for bandwidth, a large Internet service provider.”
“From the perspective of the network infrastructure, this program will strengthen the R & D activities of Alcatel-Lucent in high-growth areas. However, quit the traditional technology market may be extremely difficult, and to find buyers for Submarine Network Solutions is likely subject to the regulatory obstacle.”
Ovum’s quarterly market share research shows that Alcatel – Lucent IP and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) product’s performance is quite good, but the decreasing income of synchronous digital hierarchy / synchronous optical network (SDH / SONET) and distributed control system (DCS) have resulted in rapid reduction in the income of the company’s profit margins and continues decreasing of the market share. Alcatel – Lucent is a the manufactures ranked third in the global switching and routing market, the company’s broadband access revenues declined 2d%, slightly higher than $ 1 billion.
Global broadband access market overall downward, and the current portion of the growth is most from China. In the past year, although the Alcatel – Lucent’s converged packet optical equipment (CPO) increase 15 percent, its optical networking equipment revenue plunged 28 percent likely to be the company’s biggest challenge for the company. In view of the traditional products and installation level of related customers, it is hard for the company to withdraw from the market. Alcatel – Lucent is caught in a similar dilemma in 2006 – at that time, the company adjusts product adjustments after the merger, but the customer outcry resulted in the plan did not take place.

“Prism” incident or Cause Cisco Business in China Fall

At the time that Cisco involved in the “Prism” incident, the market research firm Synergy Research Group released data show that Cisco has beat IBM and HP and become the largest provider of IT products. While Cisco’s annual revenue in China has exceed 1.6Billion USD, accounting for 30% of the total profits.

Last week, former CIA employee Edward Snowden’s “prism leak door” is called reality version of American movies, handsome agent, glamorous pole dancing girlfriend, sophisticated state secrets, betrayal and exile, the Secret bureaucratic system and lies, cohabitation Kong, depressed black president, personal privacy and national conflicts of interest …… various elements are available, and some even have played a good title: “leaker Snowdon.”

This is the so called “Prism”, This is called “Prism”, the secret use of a super software to monitor Internet users and telephone records. Now, about a hero or a traitor Snowdon debate is still in progress, Snowden’s whereabouts is still pending. Apart from these troubles to see companies and industries involved, the stakes is obvious.

According to Snowden’s disclosing, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, FaceBook, AOL, PalTalk, Skype, YouTube and other nine companies has been involved in espionage allegations, these companies are suspected to have open the servers to the U.S National Security Agency, allowing the government to easily monitor millions mails, instant calls and access of the data of millions of Internet users worldwide.

Subsequently, these companies strongly denied the charges. But by June 14, Facebook, Microsoft for the first time admitted that the U.S government did have asked for user data from them and they have published some of the information and data content in order to get rid of the morass “Prism door” as soon as possible.

At the same time, China domestic media has shifted the perspective of some U.S communication companies which may threat the national potential information security, such as Cisco because Snowdon exposed the NSA monitor Chinese network and computers via Cisco routers.

Allegedly, Cisco have participated almost all the large network projects, involving government, customs, postal services, banking, railways, civil civil aviation, medical, military and other critical sectors of network construction, as well as China Telecom, China Unicom and other telecom operators network infrastructure. China Telecom 163 and China Unicom 169 is the two of Chinese most important backbone networks, both of which has carries more than 80 percent of China’s Internet traffic. But in these two backbone network, Cisco accounted for more than 70% share, and dominated all the super-core nodes.

However, Cisco is the main supplier of equipment and network technology of American government and military communications. In 2006, the In 2006 the United States 115 government departments involved a “Cyber ​​Storm” network warfare exercises, Cisco is one of the designers of the important exercises. Therefore, security experts worry that once the war broke out, the U.S. government is likely to take advantage of Cisco products deployed worldwide to launch cyber warfare, the implement a fatal strike of their enemy.

Some fine moves of Chinese telecommunication operators may reflect this concern, In October last year, China Unicom completed 169 core backbone network node cluster router Wuxi relocation project, which is the communications industry’s first cluster of Cisco routers relocation project. This is likely to be a landmark event, indicating that China’s telecommunications companies have begun to address the issue of information security, and began to carry out the replacement of existing network equipment.

At the time that Cisco involved in the “Prism” incident, the market research firm Synergy Research Group released data shows, Cisco has beat IBM and HP and become the largest provider of IT products. While Cisco’s annual revenue in China has exceed 1.6Billion USD, accounting for 30% of the total profits. It can be expected, “prism” incident may make Cisco’s business in China clobbered. In addition to Cisco, it is anticipated Microsoft, Apple and other companies’ business in Chinese will also be affected.

In fact, at the time of the U.S blocked Huawei, ZTE last year, security experts had called on on the government should pay attention to our country’s network security issues. Therefore, I believe, in the rise of cloud computing and big data, the state the state has been increasing emphasis on network and information security at the time, “prism” incident is a bigger warning, perhaps the next will be on our network security legislation, the government , the central enterprises, the military and other domestic purchases made ​​explicit.

From the enterprise technical reserves point of view, China’s current level of communication technology has reached world standards, local businesses have been able to build a comprehensive bearer network and security operations. Therefore, the upgrade national information security strategy will not only be good for Huawei, ZTE and other communications equipment manufacturers, but also benefit the extensive companies involved in cloud computing, big data.

For example, the forthcoming cloud computing standards will likely pay more attention to security issues, which will enable local production of hardware and software, system integration and cloud computing platform provider usher in greater development space. Similarly, large with respect to data centre construction and maintenance, data processing, speech recognition, IT consulting, information security and other enterprises will usher in a huge business opportunity.

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NASA and Astro Technology collaborate to Develop Offshore Fiber-Optic Tehnology

It is recorded that the Houston-based Astro Technology Inc. and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has cooperated and developed a new fiber optic monitoring system this year on two oil platforms offshore West Africa.

The new system Tendon Tension Monitoring System (TTMS) utilizes a fiber optic strain gauge system and a series of sensor clamps to measure the tension on subsea risers and pipelines. It is installed in March on two platforms at the Okume complex for Hess Corporation’s subsidiary Hess-Equatorial Guinea.

According to Nasa, the system can sense any stresses along the platform’s four legs and streams the data in real time, allowing operators to make alterations required to maintain platform’s stability.

During the offshore research, the team attached 16 clamps to two separate drill platforms by commercial divers, using fiber optic cables to send real-time data streaming to a control room on each drill platform.

Astro Technology is specialized in instrumentation and monitoring technologies with a focus on real-time fiber optic sensory systems for oil and gas, has successfully used fiber optic monitoring systems at depths of up to 7,500 feet. This technology was developed as a result of a space Act Agreement, which permits NASA to partner with outside organizations to bring NASA expertise, assets or information to a wide community. Space Act Agreement, which date back to 1958, allows NASA to work with a broad spectrum of partners from all public and private sector discipline, according to NASA’s website.

Nasa chief technologist, Mason Peck, said: “What we learn from testing this technology on the oil platforms will benefit a broad range of terrestrial and space applications, and shows Nasa’s technology investments support America’s future in space and improve our lives here on Earth.”

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Fluke Networks Introduced New Versiv Familiy Cable Certification

Network test and monitoring solutions provider Fluke Network recently unveiled a new line of Versiv cable certification tester, which greatly improved the test time and accuracy as well as simplified the testing setup, planning, and reporting. This new line has an interchangeable module for copper, fibre and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) testing with new software innovations.

The new Versiv family addresses the entire certification lifecycle and lower instances in which mistakes are made, thereby increasing the amount of installations that can be performed. The new ProjX management system provides the overall umbrella for the Versivfamily of capabilities. It enables team leaders to set up test parameters to work across multiple jobs and media, as well as accelerates the planning and setup of projects by enabling technicians to capture consistent test parameters across an entire job. Test can be also performed across the entire job or switching between jobs by checking the different projects stored within the Versiv tester.

Versiv system’s interface is designed for ease of use in global ISO Level V test compliance applications. The tester is interfaced with an intuitive touchscreen which will give the detailed project analysit. If technicians run into a problem that can’t be addressed immediately, they can create a to-do list so it can be assessed by a more experienced technician. The new Versiv Cabling Certification family lets installer perform:

  • One platform for copper certification, fibre loss and OTDR testing
  • Certifies to Level V accuracy requirements for Cat6, Cat6A or Class FA
  • Test fibres with fully-compliant Encircled Flux measurement and merged Tier 1 (Basic) and Tier 2 (Extended) results
  • Versiv’s ProjX management system makes managing complex jobs easy.
  • Certify copper to Cat6A or Class FA in just 10 seconds.
  • Certify two fibres at two wavelengths in both directions in just three seconds

“When doing cabling installation and certification, the difference between having a job be profitable versus a loss, is often times just a few percentage points,” said Jason Wilbur, vice president and general manager of the datacom cabling installation business unit at Fluke Networks, via a press release. “In 2004, we defined the certification market with the introduction of our industry leading tester, the DTX, which was focused on certification testing speed. But today’s challenges have changed and our customers must improve their agility and reduce errors when working across multiple mediums, codes, and projects. The Versiv family is razor focused on helping our contractors profitably manage the complexities that are now part of their new normal.”

This new Versiv Cabling Certification family will shortly be available at FS.COM.