AnyCell Connectivity - A New Vision for Mobile Networks
AnyCell Connectivity is a new concept for mobile data networks. A new concept for a mobile data generation. It’s a blueprint for the mobile industry, enabling mobile network operators to answer the enormous challenges ahead and successfully migrate to LTE-Advanced.
It’s been an interesting start to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – between the #sochiproblems twitter feed reporting everything bad that’s happening, to the too fast downhill which is claiming its share of Olympic athletes and the snowboarders half-pipe that’s melting.
Despite these issues, one thing is clear – technology is making its way into every part of the Olympics. From communications, collaboration and data networking, to security, to information services, to event timing and to analyzing the performance of each athlete – a lot has changed since the last Winter Olympics in 2010 …
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Over the past few years of 100G development, ADVA Optical Networking’s mantra has remained the same. “One size does not fit all.” This is why ADVA chose to make a wide range of 100G products, each optimized for the application at hand. While coherent technology is an absolute marvel and a contender for most disruptive Ethernet technology ever award, not everyone wants to pay the cost, power, size penalty that comes with it. The longest 100G client connection planned is around 40km, so should someone who needs 100km be forced to use a 3000km coherent transponder? Of course not.
Much of the growth in higher speed Ethernet transport is occurring in the Datacom space. As databases have grown to become global in scale, data center operators have developed a need to interconnect their sites with bigger, fatter, and faster data pipes. But, data center operators have different transport wants/needs/priorities than telecom service providers. The table below compares the different needs:
It is for this reason that ADVA Optical Networking continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with alternatives to 100G coherent. Our 100G Metro product was developed with data center interconnection in mind, though we have since found it fits well almost anywhere. It uses a 4x28G super-channel that trades off a bit of reach and spectral-efficiency for lower cost, power, size, and latency. As the “Metro” name suggests, we were targeting links up to 600km. As we continue to gather real-world field data on this technology, we have discovered its performance surpasses even our most optimistic projections. A signal is seldom alone in a fiber. Rather, it co-exists with as many as 96 other signals of various speeds and formats. The Achilles heel of coherent is performance degrades as more signals are squeezed around it. It turns out our 100G Metro is much more robust to the impact of co-propagating channels.
To both demonstrate and verify this finding, we were able transmit a 100G Metro signal over 1500km of TrueWave®RS fiber optic cable. And to demonstrate 100G Metro’s significantly higher tolerance to nonlinear effects, 76 10G traditional signals were co-propagated in the fiber, just as is likely to happen in the real world. With performance like this, and price points below ganging 10x10G links together, the 100G Metro is not just for metropolitan connection of data centers anymore, but instead becomes a viable option for almost all higher speed optical transport needs.
AT&T chose the 2014 CES event to introduce its new Sponsored Data program, which allows a 3rd party to partner with AT&T to offer content to consumers that will not impact their data usage.
Referring to it as “toll-free” data, AT&T believes this type of program will remove (or perhaps, lessen) the sensitivity to data usage which is prohibiting consumer’s consumption of certain content, while using mobile broadband.
100G Metro is probably the most energy-efficient approach for bit-transport today. The solution consumes less than 1W per 1Gbit/s transport.
You can add 100G Metro to all installed WDM solutions based on the ITU 100GHz grid – giving you 2.5 times better spectral efficiency compared to legacy 10G transport.
100G Metro provides you with an ultra-compact solution to instantly remove bandwidth bottlenecks. All you need is to add a 1u chassis to your existing WDM transport solution.
100G Metro can be used as a 10x10G muxponder – or 100G transponder. No hardware or firmware upgrade, just different cabling.
“Metro” is not limited to inner city distances. With our 100G Metro solution we carry live traffic in networks spanning several hundred kilometers. And we even showcased more than 1000km un-regenerated transmission in our Atlanta labs. More news to come soon …
100G Metro can bridge a single fiber span of 200km with no mid-stage amplification, using Raman amplification. Ideal for data center connectivity networks that want to eliminate mid-span huts and restrict the deployment of active equipment to the end points of their transmission links.
100G Metro is NOT a local high-speed train that exposes passengers to extraordinary g-forces. Early astronauts were subjected to launch and re-entry forces of up to 6g or more; in the space shuttle, more than 3g is experienced on lift-off. Amusement park visitors may experience up to 6g on some of the world’s wildest roller coasters.
When I think of robots, the first thing that comes to my mind is Rosie the Robot maid from the Jetsons or R2-D2 and C3PO from Star Wars. In real life my experience has been with the iRobot line of cleaning solutions and its well know Roomba and Sony’s AIBO – the robotic pet – which was put down in 2006.
Robotics have been around for decades and are widely used in military, manufacturing and medical/healthcare applications. Think the Mars Exploration Rover or even the robots that are used for bomb disposal …
Our Online Team has been working hard over the past few weeks and has just launched our new responsive design website. There are lots of great new features here. What’s more, it looks good on any device. Check it out here and let us know what you think.