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The benefits of 400ZR for regional networks
Rural broadband service providers (BSPs) face increasing data traffic as the connected society takes hold, which puts pressure on backbone network performance. This has driven the development of 400ZR for enabling 400G speeds with flexible hardware conf...
Three insider tips for making your regional network more cost-efficient
Cost efficiency is becoming increasingly important for everyone given increased energy costs. But it’s especially important for rural community-focused service providers like you. The money you spend is not coming out of some gigantic tier 1 service pro...
Is your open optical network as open as it should be?
These days, everyone is talking about openness. Almost every optical networking provider’s website advertises “openness”. But what does open really mean, and what should you expect from a truly open solution? If you take a closer look, it’s apparent tha...
Three key criteria for easy-to-use optical networking solutions
Optical networking solutions are frequently advertised as easy to use. But what does that really mean? As a rural communication service provider (CSP), you don’t have a huge team working day and night. Ease of use reduces the time you spend on installat...
Embodying openness and challenger DNA in customer support
In our offerings and sales, we stake our reputation on openness. We aim to deliver flexible solutions that our customers can use as they please and help them find the best solution. We also see ourselves as a challenger who must work hard and go the ext...
A market view on 400G flexible networking
Kent Lidström, CTO Smartoptics talks about the trends, challenges and opportunities in open optical networking or IP over DWDM. What are the main drivers on the market and what is the future in flexible networking?
SDN-based management for open optical networking
SoSmart is a modular software suite for SDN-based management of Smartoptics products in an open, multi-layer and multi-vendor optical networking environment. In this video Alley Hameedi, Optical Transmission Specialist talks about the SoSmart Software S...
Smartoptics a challenger – expanding your network horizons
Smartoptics provides innovative, flexible open optical networking solutions and devices for the new era of open networking. Our market is driven by mega trends that generate strong demand for data traffic and higher capacity generating massive data grow...
Four key trends for open networks
Regardless whether you’re a service provider operating metro networks or a small carrier with a regional backbone network, a more open way of networking is increasingly high on the agenda. This flexible networking trend can also be called open optical n...
Choosing an optical networking provider
The market for optical networking solutions has undergone some major shifts in the past years. Mid-sized vendors have largely disappeared due to consolidation. Increasing demand for more open and flexible optical networking is driving a revolution in th...
NTT Communications purchases Smartoptics open line systems
NTT Communications, a global Tier-1 ICT solutions provider based in Japan, chose the Smartoptics DCP-R ROADMs to interconnect major data centers in Tokyo and accelerate the expansion of its research and development network.
How Smartoptics and LightRiver are enabling a new generation of disaggregated networks
Disaggregated networks have been gaining in importance, especially for service provider metro networks and enterprise DCI. By engineering open optical network solutions, Smartoptics and LightRiver have both been working hard for years to enable effectiv...