100G, 200G, 400G: Internet’s core is getting fatter to meet our tech planet’s bandwidth demand

Optical networks are getting bigger, beefier and faster — thanks to a slew of new technologies. It has now become commonplace to hear about optical networks, mostly in the Internet’s backbone, supporting speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). And to add some context, in 1990 the state of the art was 2.5 Gbps. This […]

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