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AT&T Blog: Industry's First Interoperable, Open ROADMs Running In Dallas (Ciena, Fujitsu)

AT&T - By Andre Fuetsch, President, AT&T Labs and CTO - Back in March, I wrote about how we are redesigning a type of network switch called a ROADM. That’s short for Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer. These are the hardware devices that manage and route data traffic transported over high-capacity fiber optic lines.

We were pursuing 2 goals with these new ROADMs.

  1. Software control
  2. Open hardware specifications
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