| JULY 14-16, 2014

BROADBAND ACCESS

The importance of fiber in cable MSO broadband access networks continues to increase. Deep-fiber versions of broadband HFC architectures are evolving toward FTTH in the form of PON, Active Ethernet, and RF over glass (RFoG). Fiber has an even greater role in supporting cable MSO broadband services to businesses.

Broadband Access NEWS & PRODUCTS

G.fast 'a giant step away from DSL' says Broadband Forum CEO

G.fast, the latest specification set for copper-based broadband access delivery, will play a...

EMCORE releases DOCSIS 3.1 laser module

EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) has released the 1752A 1550-nm DOCSIS 3.1 DWDM distributed feedb...

Calix offers consulting services

Broadband access equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has added consulting services t...

Clearfield reduces deployment cost with SmartRoute panel

Fiber management and connectivity specialist Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has launched Sma...

Aurora Networks intros double-density 1310-nm transmitter system

Aurora Networks Inc., which makes optical transmission equipment for cable companies, has un...

Bright House Networks, Metro Development Group plan gigabit FTTH in Florida

Real estate development company Metro Development Group (MDG) and cable MSO Bright House Net...

Nominations open for 2014 FTTXcellence Award

Award sponsors Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have announced that they are now accept...

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...

Applied Optoelectronics unveils lasers for high-speed cable systems

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI) has introduced a new line of next generation las...

WDM-PON field trial in Austria supports gigabit broadband

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) says it has partnered with Energie AG Oberösterreich Data...

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