Light Reading – Optical Networking – Network Efficiency Trumps Speed, Says AT&T – Telecom News Analysis

NEW YORK — Packet Optical Transport Expo — Moving to 100-Gigabit transmission systems isn’t the only answer to handing the explosion of network traffic, says James King, the executive director-optical platforms at AT&T Labs .

What’s at least as important is the ability to operate more efficiently and to turn up services more rapidly, and that will come with new colorless, directionless ROADM technology now on the market.

“Speed only helps if you are able to build networks in an efficient manner,” King said in his keynote here Thursday.

via Light Reading – Optical Networking – Network Efficiency Trumps Speed, Says AT&T – Telecom News Analysis.

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