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Huawei’s Super C-band optical network boosts capacity per fiber by 50%

Huawei claims to have added up to 50% more capacity per fiber in an optical transport network, using a technique called Super C-band. This could greatly increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of advanced backhaul and fronthaul deployments for 5G and cloud networks. The vendor pointed out that a combination of technologies – higher order modulation, flex grid channel spacing, higher symbol rates and super channels – has been deployed in recent years by the optical industry, to boost spectral efficiency in the C-band to deliver 32Tbps per single fiber, or 38.4Tbps in systems supporting the extended C-band. Now Huawei says it has pushed that capacity further, to 48Tbps per fiber, by developing a new optical amplifier for the Super C-band…

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