Fibre Networking Guides

What is Packet Optical Networking?

At-a-Glance Combines optical fibre technology with IP/Ethernet technology Provide traffic management and multiplexing features within any overall fibre or WDM connection May include layer 2 networking features such as VLAN tagging May include service adaptation...

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What is Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON)?

What is Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON)? At-a-Glance Stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Network Technology commonly used in the last mile of residential FTTH connections Uses an optical fibre connection that is shared between several users Individual fibres...

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What is DWDM?

What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)? At-a-Glance WDM Increases the capacity of fibre using the prism principle, whereby different colours (wavelengths) use the same fibre simultaneously. There are up to 80 wavelengths Each coloured channel behaves as an...

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What is Dark Fibre?

What is Dark Fibre? In this Guide What is Dark Fibre? What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing? What is Dark Fibre? Dark fibre refers to fibre optic cables that have no equipment at either end, meaning it is “dark” and “unlit”. As dark fibre isn’t shared but dedicated...

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What is Fibre?

In this guide, we will learn what fibre is, and how it differs from other connectivity mediums.

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