What's Up at Integra Optics

The Future of 100G

The Future of 100G 100G technology is quickly on its way to becoming mainstream by 2020 for its cost efficiency, stability, flexibility, speed and capacity. OEMs are releasing support for single-carrier line rates of 100G/200G/400Gbs based on optical technology, initially niche solutions targeted towards long-haul DWDM transport for extremely high-capacity applications. See the full 100G… Read more »

Future-Proofing and Investing in Flexibility

Future-Proofing and Investing in Flexibility Future proofing your network and investing in flexibility is vital for your network’s uptime. With new, emerging technology and more options to choose from than ever before, making the right decision may seem like an impossible task. Here’s a quick comparison of a few common options so you can weigh… Read more »

August’s Mover and Shaker

Employee Spotlight: Alex Grayson Q: What’s your role at the company, and how do you contribute to uptime? A: As the Finance/Operational Analyst, I help maintain inventory levels for the product we sell to our customers. In the past few months, Steve and I have worked diligently to ensure a seamless crossover from legacy to… Read more »

How to Properly Equip Techs in the Field

When field techs are out in the field, it is vital that they are properly equipped to help keep networks up and running. We’ve found that there are five essential tools that every tech needs to solve problems quickly and cost effectively. For more How-To’s, sign up for our newsletter!

Tips From The Trenches: 7 Things Engineers Do To Ensure Uptime

While success in the telecom world is measured in uptime, the tips and tricks engineers use every day to ensure faster turn up and predictable uptime are often overlooked. As the saying goes, the devil’s in the detail. The mechanics of creating and maintaining network uptime remain fairly standard. The real difference in reliability comes… Read more »

The Art of Crafting Optics

Show of hands, who can tell the difference between a craft-brewed beer and a macro beer, such as Budweiser or Coors? And more importantly, what the heck does craft beer have in common with optics?  Well I can tell you this, I’ve been a part of manufacturing both, and craft beer tastes way better than… Read more »

What’s Coming From Integra Optics In 2018

With all of the new technology on the horizon for the fiber optics industry in 2018, our engineering and product development teams have been working tirelessly to ensure we are providing our customers with innovative components and uptime tools that align with emerging trends. As the industry evolves to address higher speed demands and equipment… Read more »

Doing More with Less: 5 Trends to Watch in 2018

As we look forward to the new year, doing more with less continues to be a driving force behind innovation and technology gains. Companies and end users are demanding more speed, more capabilities, and more technology…all with less equipment. As a result of this, and the continued demand for more bandwidth, we’re seeing the following… Read more »

Does Size Always Matter?

New partnerships between telecom giants are stealing the spotlight, but it’s the quiet, third party deals that could steal the show. So, does size always matter? AT&T and Verizon recently announced their partnership with not only each other but with a smaller third party vendor to help build hundreds of new cell towers aimed at… Read more »