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By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Network Monitoring | Posted date: 2014-07-22 | Views: 115

The telecoms industry is shifting towards the virtualization of network functions. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the term used for this new way of designing, deploying and managing networking services. NFV basically decouples network functions such as network address translation, firewalls, intrusion detection, domain name service, caching, etc., from the physical infrastructure. The appeal for service providers is in the massive induced savings in operating costs.

By: Nisar Sanadi | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2014-07-18 | Views: 258

Mobile data traffic is booming. Big time. In 2013 alone, global mobile traffic grew by a whopping 81%. And that’s only a warm-up.

By: Olivier Tremblay-Lavoie | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-07-14 | Views: 1029

Webinar of the Week Blog Series | We’re all  attuned to the latest trends and innovations in the market. But it never hurts to go back to basics and refresh our understanding of what makes the inner workings of our industry truly tick: the optical fiber. Watch this refreshing and pragmatic webinar on light propagation, lightwave structure, optical phenomena—and real-world applications that bring optical fiber closer to home.

By: Katherine Toh | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-07-10 | Views: 238

On July 1, 2014, EXFO’s joint event with Digital Instruments came to a triumphant close with over 250 attendees. Delegates were seen streaming out of the seminar. Some were chatting excitedly about all they had seen and heard, while others seemed to be adrift in imagination as they pondered on the latest innovations.

By: Wayne Davis | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2014-07-07 | Views: 262

There’s a revolution happening right now. The way people use their cell phones has radically changed. Handhelds have become handy for a whole bunch of functions: calling, instant messaging, mobile gaming, Internet browsing, taking and uploading pictures, watching or recording videos, etc. In other words people use cell phones to stay ever connected in the shrinking world of here and now.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-07-04 | Views: 311

The Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit will take place from July 14 to July 16 and EXFO is excited to have one of its experts participate as a speaker. François Robitaille, Group Manager at EXFO, will be hosting a session to discuss Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio (OSNR) analysis in nonlinear coherent transmission links on July 16. 

By: Francis Audet | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-06-27 | Views: 264

Specifically, 10 000 hours of practice makes perfect. This is the rule that was put forth by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, The Outliers: The Secret of Success, and is the same rule that EXFO applies to its expertise in telecom network testing, except that it is more like 50 000 hours.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: 40G/100G | Posted date: 2014-06-25 | Views: 297

Looking for a handy reference guide to high-speed optical and transport technology? If so, EXFO’s newly updated 100G Reference Poster is now available and chock full of all the information you need.

By: Francis Audet | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-06-19 | Views: 623

Many things in the fiber-optics world are defined by standards, regardless of whether they are set by the ITU, IEC, TIA, or other bodies. The same holds true for many types of test equipment and parameters. For example, one could argue that the standard for OTDRs is extremely well-defined. But...is it really?

By: David Poulin | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2014-06-17 | Views: 326

When choosing their testing solutions, 10G network operators need to bear a very important point in mind. These solutions need to be the very best on the market today to guarantee impeccable quality of service. But that’s not enough. They also need to be the best for tomorrow’s network. 

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