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  • 2017
  • The IWCS Webinar Series

    Live Webinars with Q&A’s are held on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 am Eastern USA.
    A recording is available on this page about 2 weeks after each webinar.
    All past webinars are available in the Webinar Archive.


    Upcoming Webinar:
    March 17, 2017   10:30 am Eastern Daylight Time
    Cabling and Splicing Performance of an Ultra-Low Loss, Optimized Effective Area Fiber for Terrestrial Long Haul Applications
    Speaker: Peter Weimann, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, R&D Group, OFS, a Furukawa Company (Carrollton, GA, USA)

    Abstract: Data traffic on optical networks continues to expand at a steady rate year-over-year. Ongoing growth in mobile data traffic and video streaming has been joined by the large-scale rollout of cloud computing, where data is served from hyper-scale data centers to users around the world. This increase in data traffic is putting stress on existing long-haul optical networks, creating demand for new long-haul optical network capacity.

    In response to this demand, a new G.654.B compliant fiber has been designed that will allow network operators to reduce overall system costs of long-haul networks. This fiber combines ultra-low loss with an optimized effective area that is 49% larger than the effective area of standard G.652.D fiber. As a result, operators can maximize the distance between signal amplification and regeneration sites. This paper describes cabling performance of the new fiber in stranded loose tube optical cables.


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