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Service provider capex to reach $346 billion in 2014 says Ovum

12/18/2014 Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will con...

Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

12/16/2014 While the market for mainstream active optical cables (AOCs) such as 4x10-Gbps QSFP+ AOCs has his...

ZTE takes stake in components vendor Enablence

12/16/2014 Chinese optical systems vendor ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) has invested CAD$2.7 million (...

New 2.5G and 25G speeds will boost Ethernet switch market says Infonetics

12/16/2014 Market research firm Infonetics Research says that global Ethernet switch revenues grew 4% sequen...

Changes at the top for MRV Communications

12/15/2014 Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC) has made a pair of changes at t...

CenturyLink takes on Big Data with Cognilytics acquisition

12/15/2014 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of predictive analytic...

Ciena believes diversification will lead to growth

12/12/2014 As previously reported, the revelation of an unanticipated loss in its fiscal fourth quarter orig...

Industry veterans back Silicon Catalyst semiconductor startup incubator

12/11/2014 Silicon Catalyst has launched what the group says is the industry's first incubator for semicondu...

Ciena ends FY14 with a thud with greater than expected loss

12/11/2014 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) ended what proved to be a successful fiscal 2014 with a stumbling fourth...

G.fast chip vendor Sckipio Technologies closes Series B funding

12/08/2014 Sckipio Technologies, a startup focused on provision of G.fast modem chipsets, celebrated the rec...

Samsung Electronics to sell fiber-optic business to Corning

12/02/2014 Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have reached a definitive agreement th...

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optics R&D to Italy's SM Optics

12/02/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has agreed to transfer its research and development...

Has BT shut down its DSL management system?

11/26/2014 DSL and fiber-optic network management software company ASSIA asserts that BT has shut down the d...

Mobile fronthaul transceiver market 15X greater than mobile backhaul says LightCounting

11/25/2014 With remote radio head shipments forecasted to exceed 6 million units annually by 2019, optical t...

FTTH subscribers in Asia-Pacific hit 100 million

11/25/2014 Market research firm Ovum and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific say that the number of customers rece...

Business Featured Articles

Pressure points for 2015

An uneven 2014 is coming to an end. Here's a look at what 2015 may bring in the way of optical co...

Optical transport vendors prep for SDN

The Open Networking Foundation is still prepping its vision of how software-defined networking co...

The most important story of the last 30 years

Lightwave has covered a lot of stories in its history. But one story rises above the rest as the ...

2014 Annual Technology Forecast

It's not that we can't wait for 2013 to end, but here's a look at what optical communications tec...

Interview with Andre Kriger -- FTTXcellence Award winner fibers Brazil

With both the World Cup and Olympics coming to Brazil, the country's service providers are furiou...

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Evolving Metro/Access Networks

The demands placed on metro and access networks have created new requirements that must be accommodated. These articles will help network planners create a winning strategy that will keep their networks ahead of the game.

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

10/23/2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
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by Ward Williams
ProLabs

Forget about the labels

11/03/2014
In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...

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