Here is your weekly overview of what happened last week in the community, and around, to start the week. We have few new posts for you to get involved and invite you to join:
- I Love Acronyms: COBRA: Share what COBRA represents in telecommunications.
- What do you see as the biggest advantage of fiber deep?: Tell us what you see as the biggest advantage of fiber deep and how it impacts your role.
- When you want to give feedback on your experience with a vendor what is your preferred approach?: Tell us in our first voice of customer poll.
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to our newest members! Welcome: Graham Alderson, Rached Blili, Shams Jawaid, David Funk, Ashutosh Gupta, Amarnath Halesh, Kevin Litman, Art Maahs, Ravi Manghnani, Jorge Paramo, Om Prakash, Ricky Reel, Vishal Sharma, James Sturgeon, Jean-Luc Thorel, and Weiqing Zhang.
We're glad you're all here and look forward to hearing from you! We'd love to learn more about you and invite you to say hello at: Introduce yourself: What Ciena products do you use?
Share Your Experiences
Check out our open questions and share your expertise to help an industry colleague find a solution:
- GFP Extended Header Mismatch
- OM6200 MS-SPRing synchronization
- OME6500 can't pass traffic
- What are your experiences with using Z-series & 6500/5400 hardware on same network?
- I am having issues installing OneControl Client 6.1 on Windows 8.1 laptop?
- Please explain me errors descriptions
- 6.16 vs. 6.15?
- G.8032 best practice?
- RAPs over EOS (Ethernet over SONET)
- Supermux mapping preference
- Accedian Test on Reflector
Have a question? Find your forum and ask the community.
Popular and Noteworthy
Our most popular answered questions based on your views last were:
- OM3500 EOL
- Site Manager Software for 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
- What might cause this error on the 8700
- Z33 uni or nni port for trunk from router to switch
- SSH & Telnet configurations
In Telecom News
Packet Cable Landing Stations... Why Not?: Ethernet has won the battle of networking protocols and for very many good reasons. Find out why and how to leverage it in the submarine networking space. Then, sign up to attend this Wednesday's TDM is Taking on Water – Packets to the Rescue! webinar.
The Rise of the Smart City: “Officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient, in what may be just the start of a sweeping change in how cities are run.” Read more on WSJ.
Fibre gap in US commercial buildings narrows to 50.4%: “The fibre gap for business in the United States continued to narrow in 2016, as penetration in commercial buildings grew to 49.6%.” Learn more on Capacity Media.
Facebook’s Strategy for Augmented Reality Start With Phones: “Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible.” Learn more on Bloomberg.
Mobile device strategies catch on among hospitals: “Nearly two-thirds of hospitals now have formal mobile device strategies, a big jump from just five years ago, according to the latest survey by Spok, a healthcare communications company focusing on the acute-care sector. To a large extent, observers say, this growth reflects hospitals’ recognition that their doctors and nurses are already using or wish to use mobile devices at work.” Find more on Network World.
DevOps: Where it's going and how to make the most of it: “DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking -- such as iterative development and continuous delivery -- are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business.” ZDNet shares how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future.
- How businesses and SDN/NFV can evolve together: “A great deal has been written about SDN/NFV but is there more to it than just hype? Getting to grips with the technology and where it’s going is key to a successful journey.” Find more more on Information Age.
Of The Week
In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.
The Computer as a Communication Device, J.C. R. Licklider and Robert Taylor
On April 25th, we observe National Telephone Day. Celebrate by calling someone and telling them “ahoy”. Or, share your vintage telephone pictures on Facebook, Instagram or in a comment below... or share long it has been since you last had a land line. (I haven’t had a land telephone line in more than 16 years. )
Did You Know
On April 27, 1791, Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the electromagnetic recording telegraph and developer of the code of dots and dashes known as Morse Code, was born. And, that it wasn’t until 1832, at the age of 41, that Morse completed the drafts of his electrical telegraph. Telegraphy has largely been replaced by more modern telecommunication services, but Morse’s original concept is still in use and Morse Code still remains a universal standard for sending messages.
Have a great week and keep networking! I look forward to hearing from you.