Cable Service Providers: Fiber optic network & communications for cable MSOs: Lightwave

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As cable-TV service providers have evolved to multiple systems operators (MSOs), they now rely on fiber optics to deliver broadband voice, video, and data services. Cable MSOs have increasingly embraced FTTH, whether PON, Active Ethernet, or RF over glass (RFoG). Cable MSO long-haul links incorporate DWDM and now ROADM systems as well.

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FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

02/26/2015 As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of...

Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'

02/25/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale&quo...

NBN Co taps ARRIS for HFC portion of Australian broadband network

02/23/2015 NBN Co, the group tasked with overseeing deployment of Australia's National Broadband Network, ha...

Fairlawn, OH, looking for gigabit broadband partners

02/19/2015 The City of Fairlawn, OH, has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for assistance with its plan...

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave unveils Lynx2 Splice-On fiber-optic connectors

02/19/2015 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) now offers the Lynx2-PLUS CustomFit Splice-On Connectors line. ...

Alcatel-Lucent offers 400-Gbps IP router interface

02/18/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will offer 400-Gbps line cards for its 7750...

Virgin Media plans UK broadband access roll out

02/13/2015 UK cable MSO Virgin Media says it will invest £3 billion to reach another 4 million UK homes over...

Cyan makes data center interconnect play with N-Series

02/11/2015 Packet-optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform developer Cyan (NYSE:CYNI...

RCN Business unveils managed LAN service

02/10/2015 RCN Business, which provides network services in Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York Ci...

FCC raises broadband definition to 25 Mbps

01/30/2015 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 along party lines to increase the ...

President Obama backs municipal broadband efforts

01/15/2015 At a speech in Cedar Falls, IA, President Barack Obama stated his support for the right of munici...

Integra adds Electric Lightwave, Integra Business fiber network units

01/13/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Integra has announced the creation of a pair of new busines...

Kentucky launches private/public partnership for middle-mile network

01/05/2015 Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced on December 23 the selection o...

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...

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform

12/18/2014 Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deploy...

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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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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

OFC 2015 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

03/25/2015
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

01/23/2015
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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