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Web 2.0 companies will buy a lot of optical modules says LightCounting

07/02/2015 Market research firm LightCounting predicts in a new report that Web 2.0 companies will account f...

IHS names optical network hardware leaders

06/28/2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) are leaders among optical netw...

Worldwide PON interest to drive FTTx optics market beyond $1 billion this year

06/25/2015 Worldwide demand for PON gear should enable sales of FTTx optics to follow last year's record-bre...

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

06/22/2015 According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number...

Bare metal switch sales grow strongly in first quarter 2015 says IHS

06/16/2015 Sales of bare metal switches, otherwise known as "white box" switches, grew 11% year-ov...

2015 broadband equipment sales start strong but may not finish that way

06/10/2015 First quarter sales of DSL, PON, and point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband a...

Carriers cooling on packet-optical transport?

05/29/2015 A survey conducted by IHS (NYSE: IHS) indicates that carriers' ardor for packet-optical transport...

European optical network spending finally showing a pulse says IHS

05/27/2015 Our long Continental optical networking nightmare in Europe may be over, according to IHS (NYSE: ...

Shift to 100G dampens telecom optical transceiver sales says IHS Infonetics

05/14/2015 The evolution to 100-Gbps coherent transmission has been a boon for optical transport systems ven...

Data centers driving 40G optical transceivers, 100G ramping says IHS Infonetics

05/12/2015 The long-awaited ramp up of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) optical transceivers in data center app...

Multinationals want more from "big six" telcos, finds Ovum survey

05/05/2015 When it comes to network performance and customer support, multinational corporations rate the &q...

Gigabit broadband drive a boon for CPE vendors in 2014

04/13/2015 Sparked in part by the increasing interest in gigabit broadband, sales of broadband customer prem...

Fiber cable now reaches 42.5% of U.S. commercial buildings: Vertical Systems Group

04/07/2015 The percentage of U.S. commercial buildings with direct fiber cable access rose to 42.5% in 2014,...

Gigabit broadband services on roadmap for 40% of operators says Infonetics survey

03/10/2015 As many as 40% of the respondents to an Infonetics Research study indicate they plan to offer 1-G...

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

03/03/2015 The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation e...

Market Research 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 ...

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...



Editorial Guides

Optical Access Strategies for MSOs

Even with ongoing work on advances such as DOCSIS 3.1, fiber will become even more critical for cable operators as bandwidth demands grow. These articles highlight potential future pathways.


Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

2015 FTTH Connect Reporter’s Notebook, Day 1

Tue Jun 30 09:15:00 CDT 2015
The FTTH Connect conference (nee the FTTH Council Americas' FTTH Conference) is in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center. So is a high school girls volleyball tournament. At both events, we find: Bump Roland Montagne of IDATE, who does a lot of the FTTH Council Europe's market research work, reported that FTTH activity...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...


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