Ciena’s Steve Alexander: A terabit within the hand

Ciena’s Steve Alexander: A terabit within the hand

Ciena CTO Steve Alexander just lately joined the podcast to debate the corporate’s announcement of WaveLogic 6, a 1.6 Tbit/s coherent optical expertise that may energy long-haul, metro and information middle connections beginning across the center of subsequent 12 months. Alexander additionally shares his enthusiasm for and involvement in OFCnet, an enormous multivendor community on the OFC present flooring that supplied large quantities of bandwidth to indicate cubicles and expertise demonstrations.

Listed below are among the matters we mentioned on this recording, which was made in March at OFC 2023 in San Diego:

  • OFCnet’s evolution and the way it helps expertise firms showcase the sorts of functions that may push networks ahead (1:21)
  • Why Ciena calls WaveLogic 6 the brand new customary in optical networking (6:20)
  • How the relentless expertise enhancements have led to the truth of terabit-per-second pluggable optics (13:31)
  • Alexander is paying extra consideration to 2 new expertise areas after seeing and assembly with firms at OFC (17:04)

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