Reports & Whitepapers

Optical/DCI

In this service we provide ongoing analysis of developments in global markets for optical transport products in the long-haul DWDM, metro C|DWDM, and integrated packet optical transport; for legacy optical transport products in the SONET/SDN, MSPP, and digital cross-connect categories; and analysis ...

Jan. 31, 2020, 11:57 a.m.

Coriant’s Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program: Market Impact Report
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Coriant has issued multiple announcements leading up to the 2018 Mobile World Congress: enhancements to its Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) and the launch of a new Multi-Sided Platform Part ...

Jan. 31, 2020, 11:59 a.m.

Coriant Groove™ G30 Disaggregated Platform Update: Market Impact Report
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Coriant announced new Coherent Multiservice Sleds for the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform. The high-density, 1RU Groove G30 supports operation as an optical transponder for da ...

April 2, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

Automation in the Adaptive Network
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Users’ ever-increasing expectations and the technology breakthroughs that continue to feed them have created an unprecedented level of pressure and complexity on today’s network providers. Network aut ...

April 2, 2020, 1:13 p.m.

Leveraging Open Applications for Optical Network Transformation
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With the recent announcement and debut of Nokia’s WaveSuite application software, Nokia is transforming the way transport network services are consumed and monitored. Read the results of ACG Resear ...

April 2, 2020, 1:22 p.m.

Do You Have the Right Toolbox for 5G Mobile Transport Network Slicing?
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Although network slicing will have a direct impact on mobile dedicated resources and their allocation, it will be the mobile transport network that will connect all the pieces together. Mobile network ...

April 2, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Nsight: Transformation through Software Automation
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In this service provider case study, we explore how Nsight, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin and delivering residential, enterprise and mobile communications services, is collaborating with Cisco ...

April 2, 2020, 1:37 p.m.

ECI’s Neptune Portfolio Meeting the Challenge of the New Metro
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With Elastic MPLS flexibly supporting IP/MPLS, MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet and now Segment Routing The metro network is a diverse on-ramp for residential, enterprise and wireless services where a mix ...

April 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m.

Infinera Unveils ICE5 Next-Generation Optical Engine
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Consistent with Infinera’s commitment to accelerate the pace of new product introductions, Infinera today announced ICE5, incorporating its fifth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and coher ...

April 2, 2020, 1:58 p.m.

Powering Intelligent Network Services with Real-Time Visibility, Analytics and Automation
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Cloud-native applications and services are highly dynamic and distributed across hyperscale, software-driven, virtualized application and network infrastructure. Continuously shifting traffic flows an ...

April 2, 2020, 2:08 p.m.

C-RAN Mobile Architecture Migration: Fujitsu’s Smart xHaul Is an Efficient Solution
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Deployment of C-RAN architectures has enabled increased deployment of optical mobile fronthaul solutions to deliver low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity between remote radio heads and baseband uni ...

April 2, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

Inphi’s ColorZ-Lite Technology: Offering an innovative solution for Nx100 G campus connectivity
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Although mature, cost-effective and widely deployed, 10 Gb/s pluggable optical technology no longer addresses the increasing bandwidth and distributed workload demands of enterprise campus environment ...

April 2, 2020, 2:16 p.m.

Next-Generation 100G/200G Solutions
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MRV announced its entry into the rapidly growing Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) small-form-factor (SFF) appliance segment with the introduction of its single rack-unit (1 RU) OD4-DCI product i ...

April 2, 2020, 2:29 p.m.

Digital Transformation: Telco Playbook
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The service providers’ industry is undergoing a profound disruption, which is driving increased competitive dynamics and causing tepid revenue growth, shrinking margins and high churn. Their businesse ...

April 2, 2020, 2:37 p.m.

Coriant Groove™ Open Line System, An ACG Market Impact
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Coriant is applying its 35 years of experience and expertise in Tier 1 optical networking to deliver disaggregated, modular and open optical networking solutions. Coriant today announced the evolutio ...

April 2, 2020, 2:41 p.m.

The Business Values of Network Visibility Solutions
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Today’s increasing network complexities require tools that offer detailed visibility into the network traffic. These tools enable the IT team to increase its awareness of the traffic characteristics a ...

April 2, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Infinera Delivers the Xceed Software Suite
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Infinera, a company long known for its industry leading photonic integration, has announced the release of its Xceed Software Suite. The suite consists of an open-source, OpenDaylight controller, ...

April 2, 2020, 2:49 p.m.

The Business Value of Agility
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Infrastucture and service agility require the right tools, and one important tool is operations support system, which allows CSPs to reduce time-to-market and lower the cost of new service creation an ...

April 2, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

Trends and Directions in Data Center Interconnect: A Survey of Optical and Packet Mode Networking Practices
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This ACG Research report investigates the trends and directions that service providers are taking in the deployment of their data centers and specifically their interconnection. It provides insight in ...

April 2, 2020, 2:57 p.m.

Infinera Delivers the Multi-Terabit Infinite Capacity Engine
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Infinera revolutionized optical integration with the introduction of its industry leading 100G Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) in 2005. In 2011 the company followed with the introduction of a 500G ...

April 2, 2020, 6:46 p.m.

BUSINESS CASE FOR CYAN PACKET-OPTICAL HOLLOW CORE
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Cyan’s packet optical hollow core, IP over Connection-Oriented Ethernet solution, reduces costly IP core routing by handling transit traffic using low-cost Ethernet, OTN and WDM switching. Cyan’s ...

April 2, 2020, 7:11 p.m.

Cyan Packet-Optical Hollow Core
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ACG Research's business case examined the five-year total cost of ownership of Cyan’s packet-optical hollow core network solution versus comparable LSR and IP over OTN solutions.  Demand fo ...

April 2, 2020, 7:42 p.m.

THE ECONOMICS OF CISCO'S NLIGHT
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ACG Research compared the nLight approach to protection and restoration to the widely used 1+1 optical protection scheme. A sample 12 node core network was used to make the comparison. ACG's  ...

April 2, 2020, 7:48 p.m.

Business Case for Shared Mesh Protection
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Current approaches to network resiliency are inadequate to meet evolving network performance and cost requirements. Existing schemes such as 1+1 protection meet the sub 50 ms performance requirement b ...

April 2, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

The Economics of Cisco’s nLight Multilayer Control Plane Architecture
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Networks are becoming more difficult to plan and optimize because of high traffic growth, volatile traffic patterns, changes in network architecture and more stringent service level agreements. Becaus ...

April 2, 2020, 8:03 p.m.

EVOLVING IP AND OPTICAL ARCHITECTURES
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ACG Research’s Evolving IP and Optical Architectures discusses the implications of IP traffic growth and new services on current architectures for operators. It explores the pros and cons of next ...

April 2, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

Why Service Providers Should Consider IPoDWDM for 100G and Beyond
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Many service providers want to integrate packet and optical using IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) technology. ACG has investigated how a specific vendor, Cisco Systems, is delivering solutions to help wit ...

April 2, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATIONAL BENEFITS OF MPLS-TP TRANSPORT NETWORKS
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MPLS-TP is a standard under development by the IETF for packet optical transport networks. The key objective of the IETF effort is to provide a universal standard for packet optical transport that mai ...

April 2, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

OPEX BENEFITS OF THE FUJITSU ETHERNET TAG SWITCHING IMPLEMENTATION OF CONNECTION-ORIENTED ETHERNET
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Connection-Oriented Ethernet holds great promise for creating a single aggregation and transport metro infrastructure. It provides the flexibility and scalability of Ethernet with the performance, rel ...

April 9, 2020, 5:56 p.m.

Infinera Instant Network
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With the introduction of Infinera Instant Network, Infinera is taking another step forward in its journey toward cognitive networking. Leveraging the experience and broad adoption of Instant Bandwidth ...

April 9, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

Connecting Metro-Distributed Data Centers: The Economics and Applicability of Inphi’s ColorZ™ Technology
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At the 2016 OFC Conference, Inphi announced its ColorZ technology, which delivers 100Gb/s, 100GHz, fixed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in a 4.5 watt, QSFP28 pluggable package. Commensu ...