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WDM sales set record in 2Q14 says Dell'Oro

08/26/2014 Led by the long-haul segment, sales of WDM gear set a revenue record of $2.6 billion, according t...
Infonetics Research 100 Gigabit Ethernet adoption chart

Operators will move key functions to virtual routers, add 100GbE says Infonetics

08/26/2014 Operators plan to move a multitude of functions from physical routers to software or virtual rout...

Comcast climbs on Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard

08/25/2014 Cable MSO Comcast has risen two spots, to sixth, on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Etherne...

40/100 Gigabit Ethernet interest sparks healthy North American MPO connector growth says ElectroniCast Consultants

08/25/2014 Use of "multi-fiber push on" (MPO) fiber-optic connectors in North America should grow ...

SDN market worth $8 billion by 2018 says IDC

08/21/2014 International Data Corp. (IDC) is the latest market research firm to predict the size of the soft...

Broadband binge drives 2Q14 aggregation equipment sales past $2 billion says Infonetics

08/21/2014 Interest in GPON and VDSL2 vectoring and gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) in North America pushed...

Wireline to drive 70% of telecom gear sales growth through 2018 says Dell'Oro

08/19/2014 The emphasis carriers globally are placing on wireless services will benefit wireline equipment s...
Infonetics Research regional optical communications network hardware sales

Optical hardware spending increases 27% in 2Q14 says Infonetics

08/18/2014 Spending on optical network hardware grew 27% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, coming ...

Optical components market to grow 8% in 2014 says Ovum

08/14/2014 The global optical components (OC) market posted revenues of $6.8 billion in 2013, up 3% from the...

Brazil reinvesting in fixed broadband infrastructure says Infonetics

08/06/2014 While telcos and cable MSOs in Brazil spent 11% less on equipment year-over-year in 2013, Infonet...

Ethernet switch market worth $25 billion in 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/31/2014 According to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market ...

Smart city communications node shipments to hit 55 million annually by 2020 says Navigant Research

07/29/2014 Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3 million a...

North American businesses want SDN in the data center by 2016

07/29/2014 The majority of North American businesses (87%) intend to have software-defined networks (SDN) li...

Telecom, datacom equipment spending will exceed $1 trillion over 5 years says Infonetics

07/21/2014 Worldwide, sales of telecom and datacom equipment and software came to $183 billion in 2013, an u...

Metro optical market worth $9 billion by 2018 says Dell'Oro

07/17/2014 Metro optical transport equipment revenues are forecast to reach $9 billion by 2018, according to...

Market Research Featured Articles

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 ...

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

With copper able to support 100 Mbps, the impetus to switch to fiber may decrease.

Fiber in Europe bucks economic trends

Shortly before the FTTH Council Europe's 2013 conference in London February 19–21, Lightwave Euro...

Finally FTTH blooms in Europe, but not everywhere

The number of fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/FTTB) connections in Europe is expected to double ...

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The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.

 

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Overcoming the alphabet soup of form factors with 100G QSFP28

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When the IEEE finished the first 100G standard for Ethernet networks, the transceiver industry launched an alphabet soup of form factors. The CFP emerged first, "C" for 100, and FP for "Form factor, Pluggable." Like the early versions of 10G transceivers, the CFP was huge. When compared to the mo...

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