| JULY 14-16, 2014


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Market Research NEWS & PRODUCTS

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...

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...

Infonetics unveils 'objective' optical vendor scorecard

Infonetics Research has released a new optical networking scorecard that the company says ev...

Infonetics: OTN switching worth $8 billion in 2013

The market for Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching is booming, according to Infonetics...

Factors driving PSM4 and silicon photonics for data-center architectures

The factors that once drove networks from copper to multimode fiber are creating a demand fo...

Optimizing and monetizing data-center metro networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization hold significant progress. ...

Silicon photonics, one year later

One of the bigger stories going into last year’s OFC/NFOEC was the commotion started when Je...

Last year was tough for broadband equipment sales says Ovum

Ovum says that broadband access equipment sales fell 23% in 2013. However, the market resear...

Optical equipment market ends 2013 with a thunk says Ovum

Corroborating earlier reports (see “2013 optical hardware sales end year on flat note says I...


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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2014 Reporter's Notebook - Day 3

March 16, 2014
All right, so I didn't really write this on the third day of the show. But here's what happened that day. We'll start with what I teased in the pre...

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Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

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

April 2, 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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