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April 29, 2016

How to Deploy and Optimize Hybrid DWDM over CWDM Networks

Aaron Deragon

Technical Sales Engineer, EXFO

For almost 20 years, Aaron Deragon has worked in the high-tech industry, holding positions in applications engineering, product management, sales and marketing. Over the years, he has worked with hundreds of MSOs and service providers to deploy, maximize and maintain xWDM and Ethernet networks. His enviable expertise has earned him numerous speaking engagements at telecommunications conferences and his articles have been published in several tier-1 trade magazines. Prior to joining EXFO, Aaron worked at Laser Precision, NetTest and Anritsu. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York.

Network operators must optimize their network infrastructure if they hope to meet the ever-growing need for bandwidth. Depending on an operator’s requirements and the number of subscribers sharing the network costs, coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) will increase the bandwidth of an optical fiber by multiplexing several wavelengths (or colors) onto it.