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MAGAZINE - Lightwave's bi-monthly digital magazine is available at no charge to qualified professionals. The digital magazine can be read online, on an iPad or Kindle or downloaded as a pdf file.

Six issues a year deliver content focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics, the technologies that enable the growth, integration and improved performance of voice, data and video communications networks and services. Serving the optical communications industry for more than 25 years,  our experienced editorial team provides trusted technology, application and market insights to corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and technical managers at equipment suppliers, service providers and major end-user organizations.

NEWSLETTERS - All our newsletters are available free of charge and delivered to your inbox:

  • Lightwave Direct - delivering news updates and product  updates and product announcements
  • FTTX Newsletter - covering the many variants of fiber optic access infrastructure
  • Test & Measurement - fiber optic testing news, products, and application information
  • Equipment Design - information on new technology and design ideas
  • Cable/MSO - news updates on changes in the cable-tv and MSO business area
  • Mobile Backhaul  - up-to-date coverage of this growing industry segment
  • Networking Newsletter - timely coverage of high-speed network applications
  • 100G Newsletter - covering deployments and trends of 100-Gbps networking in carrier and data center environments
Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher


Lightwave subscribers receive regular updates on:

  • Fiber-optic cabling, networks, and management systems
  • Optical subsystems
  • Broadband equipment and companies
  • Singlemode and Multimode fiber
  • Optical transceivers and other components
  • Network communications
  • Premises, campus, metro, long distance and LAN networks
  • ROADMs
  • VOIP, FTTX, IP, Ethernet and video
  • Transmission systems and networks
  • Multiplexing
  • Fiber-optic testing
  • Packet transport
  • New technology and design ideas for the equipment designer
  • And much more!


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