Fiber optic broadband access network using PON network, Active Ethernet or RFoG: Lightwave

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.

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Cox extends gigabit rollout to Virginia

10/30/2014 Cable MSO Cox Communications says it is bringing gigabit Internet service to its residential cust...

Next Century Cities collaborate to promote gigabit broadband

10/20/2014 Thirty-two cities have launched a collaborative effort to promote deployment and use of gigabit-l...

Cox to offer residential gigabit serves in Phoenix this month

10/06/2014 Cable MSO Cox Communications says it will launch 1-Gbps broadband services to residents of Phoeni...

Light Brigade expands fiber-optic training offerings in Canada

10/01/2014 Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic tra...

Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

09/15/2014 The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announ...

SCTE launches international training resource

09/09/2014 The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has created the International Society of...

Calix GigaCenters enable carrier-class home Wi-Fi

09/03/2014 Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has unveiled the GigaCenter ...

Telenet plans gigabit upgrade to Belgian cable network

09/02/2014 Belgian cable operator Telenet says it plans to invest €500 million over five years to upgrade it...

FTTH Council's Gigabit Highway runs through Minneapolis

08/11/2014 The FTTH Council America’s will hold the latest in its Gigabit Highway series of regional meeting...

Vyve Broadband tucks in Oklahoma acquisitions

08/07/2014 Vyve Broadband says it recently completed "tuck-in" acquisitions of certain assets of R...

Cortina Systems, Oliver Solutions demo DPoE interoperability for 10G-EPON

07/29/2014 Cortina Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Oliver Solutions Ltd., a provider of software-define...

Grande Communications leverages Calix DOCSIS over GPON for Austin gigabit services

07/08/2014 With a 1-Gbps offering quickly becoming table stakes in Austin, TX, local cable operator Grande C...

UTStarcom shows Ethernet service provisioning via SDN

07/07/2014 UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UTSI) says it has successfully completed a successful proof of ...

UPC Cablecom acquires cable network in Geneva

07/03/2014 Switzerland’s largest cable operator, UPC Cablecom, says it has taken over the Télé-Pregny-Chambé...

Agilent unveils DOCSIS 3.1 waveform creation software

07/03/2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0 software, provi...

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Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
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