Learn about the technology behind Ciena’s WaveLogic 5
By Kacie Levy – If you are like me your to-do lists get longer every day, so finding the time to stay up-to-date on industry trends can be a challenge. Which is why we created Ciena’s Chalk Talk Video series. These videos provide an opportunity for you to spend a few minutes with our experts and learn more about the future of networking.
We recently introduced Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 to the market, our next-gen 800G-capable coherent optical chipset, which includes two distinct solutions to address the divergent requirements network operators and Internet Content Providers are encountering:
- WaveLogic 5 Extreme: will deliver 800G of capacity over a single wavelength with tunable capacity from 200G, supports customers who need maximum capacity and performance from their networks.
- WaveLogic 5 Nano: will deliver the strength of Ciena’s coherent optical technology and expertise in footprint-optimized 100G-400G solutions, targeting applications where space and power are the primary considerations.
As Ciena’s Scott McFeely said during the unveiling, there was a lot to unpack in the announcement.
So, in the Chalk Talk Videos below Joe Shapiro, the product manager responsible for Ciena’s WaveLogic Coherent solutions, provides an overview of what each WaveLogic 5 solution is, key technological features, and the benefits of these important solutions. more>
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By Jochen Steinhilber – We are discussing the digital transformation, which will profoundly change how we live, work and participate in politics and society in the decades to come.
The political and social significance of digital networking, smart factories and big data depends on how technology is used. It can deepen social inequalities and cement domination and profit maximization, or it can improve working and living conditions and facilitate participation. That is why digitalization needs political direction and should be based on social agreements.
But how can this be achieved without, for example, bringing those companies under tighter democratic control that, for many years, have been engaged in secret negotiations on international trade policy to ‘protect’ the digital and services agenda from all state intervention for years to come?
Also, those who will rightly champion the ecological transformation in the coming years and want to pursue it in a maximally inclusive way will have to ask themselves how this can be achieved under the current relations of power between the economy, politics and democracy—especially under lower growth rates that allow less space for redistribution.
Anyone who now claims that, considering the challenges of climate protection, a debate on economic democracy is a diversionary tactic and at best of theoretical rather than political interest, ignores the fact that the important strategic decisions must be taken at the economic level.
Do we really want to leave crucial questions—where can growth continue because it serves the common good? what must be dismantled because it is ecologically and socially harmful? and who pays for the change?—for the most part to the dominant market players?
And finally, the frequently-invoked crisis of democracy at least suggests that we need to rethink how the economy works. more>
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