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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...

Web 2.0 companies likely shape optical network market says LightCounting

03/03/2015 While spending by traditional communications carriers still dominates the fiber-optic network tec...

Ciena, Infinera, ZTE 2014 optical systems winners says Infonetics

02/23/2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and ZTE posted significant revenue gains in 2014 durin...

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

02/17/2015 Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual confer...

Internet content providers capex growth engine says Ovum

02/10/2015 A new report from market research and analysis firm Ovum asserts that Internet content providers ...

Data center interconnect sales growth driver for fiber-optic network gear says Ovum

01/26/2015 Market research and analysis firm Ovum predicted last week that demand for optical network (ON) h...

Packet-optical transport systems demand robust through 2019 says Dell'Oro

01/22/2015 Dell'Oro Group says in a newly released forecast report on optical transport gear that the demand...

25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet to reshape data center switching market says Infonetics

01/20/2015 The IEEE has just started work on 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications and won't take up 50 Gigabit...

Datacom up, telecom sluggish in 2014 says Infonetics

01/12/2015 A pickup in datacom spending in 2014 partially offset continuing softness in telecom revenues in ...

Broadband service providers battle customer expectations, regulatory uncertainty, says ACG

01/05/2015 In its report on the video infrastructure market's third quarter of 2014, ACG Research notes that...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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The Future of High-Speed Equipment Design


Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2015 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

Wed Mar 25 22:30:00 CDT 2015
I don't know if it's a fully coordinated effort or merely coincidence, but I've met with several companies so far (Finisar, OFS, and Avago among them, with CommScope joining the list on Thursday) who want you all to know that multimode fiber isn't dead yet. Sure, Microsoft, Facebook, and other data center operators are toutin...
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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