Strengthening the backbone for 5G and beyond
IEEE CTN Issue: August 2016
This month we take a look at the optical transmission that without which all of the fancy wireless systems would not be able to access the internet. The bandwidth pressure on the optical backbone will be at least as intense as it is on the wireless access. But never fear, the engineers in this area are also making strides. So this month we hear from Kevin and Yu Rong at British Telecom on their recent successful trial of a 3Tb/s super channel, as well as some of their thoughts on the future for optical networking. As always, your comments are welcome.