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optical networking

Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber.
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Details of the 3Q06 results and additional analysis are published by Ovum-RHK's Optical Networking advisory services.
ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
At SUPERCOMM, we are introducing new optical networking technology to meet the needs of carriers," said Rich Moran, director, product marketing, Optical Network Systems Division, NEC.
The Digital Optical Networking architecture makes the Infinera DTN very 'plug and play'.
Alfonso Mariconda, head of Wireline/Network Services/Transport Backbone at Telecom Italia, said, "Carried out by the R&D branch of Telecom Italia Lab, the OIF World Interoperability Demonstration was an excellent opportunity for our company to participate in a joint effort with other carriers and vendors and to advance the hard work of all OIF members, demonstrating the fast growth of key, innovative optical networking solutions.
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is sponsoring the industry's first international joint-carrier, multi-vendor optical networking interoperability demonstration.
NEC's overall SUPERCOMM presence, including participation at the OIF demo, clearly indicates NEC's commitment to intelligent optical networking," added Dr.
The participants and suppliers include: ADVA Optical Networking, Alcatel, Avici Systems, CIENA Corporation, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Lucent Technologies, Mahi Networks, Marconi, NEC, Nortel Networks, Siemens AG, Sycamore Networks, Tellabs and Turin Networks.
Glimmerglass' technology is a key component of our optical networking solutions, because it enables the fast, reliable switching of optical wavelengths from one point to another," said Dr.
Infinera announced today two key technology breakthroughs: the first large scale Photonic Integrated Circuits, and the first Digital Optical Networking System, the Infinera DTN.

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