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Business NEWS & PRODUCTS

Birch Communications acquires Cbeyond for $323 million

Two Atlanta-based communications providers are to join forces. Birch Communications, Inc., a...

Fiber-optic test market to benefit from wireless deployments says Frost & Sullivan

Market research firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that sales of fiber-optic test equipment ...

Forty million new broadband subscribers in 2013 says Broadband Forum

Year-end figures for broadband and IPTV adoption, published by the Broadband Forum and prepa...

Colin Doherty new president and CEO of optical packet transport vendor BTI Systems

Optical transport systems and cloud networking vendor BTI Systems has named Colin Doherty it...

Bookham founder resurfaces at Rockley Photonics

Dr. Andrew Rickman, who previously founded Bookham Technology in the UK – now Oclaro, Inc. (...

Number of US businesses connected to a fiber-optic network nears 40%

Market research firm Vertical Systems Group says that 39.3% of businesses in the United Stat...

SDN and NFV enter carrier trial phase says Infonetics

Market research firm Infonetics Research reports that nearly every operator questioned as pa...

Padtec invests in ClariPhy, partners for coherent systems development

Padtec S.A., a Brazilian optical transport systems vendor, and communications system on a ch...

Editorial Guides

Emerging 100G applications and technologies

It’s clear that the deployment of 100-Gbps technology is well underway. But that doesn’t mean that developments have stopped. These ...

New opportunities for PON

Passive optical network (PON) technology has established a strong foothold in telco networks. Now with the attention given to Google...

Fiber support of small cells

As mobile network operators move to small cell architectures, the demands for both traditional mobile backhaul and emerging mobile f...

Fiber in harsh environments

Fiber is sometimes thought of as a physically fragile medium. But recent advances have overcome previous limitations, opening the do...

Fttx: a look ahead

Fiber to the home (FTTH) has proven its value as the most future-proof method of providing broadband services. But challenges remain...

Advances in optical design testing

Demands for support of 100 Gbps data rates in smaller packages have challenged technology developers’ creativity. Optical communicat...

Passive optical LANs bring fiber to the desktop economically

A growing number of enterprises have discovered the benefits of using passive optical LANs to meet the high-bandwidth needs of their...

The Expanding World of Data Centers

Data center requirements have grown increasingly complex, requiring new technology that operates at higher speeds. Whether it’s serv...

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The Lightwave Blog

Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Netflix: U-verse stinks and so do interconnect agreements

Tue Apr 22 15:15:00 CDT 2014
The folks at Netflix naturally have an interest in the level of broadband services available to their potential customers; after all, the faster their over-the-top (OTT) video content arrives on their subscribers’ screens, the more likely those subscribers will remain loyal. So Netflix tracks the download speeds of the various Internet...

The Lightwave Guest Blog

Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

Wed Apr 02 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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