| JULY 14-16, 2014

TRANSPORT

The growing bandwidth demand on cable MSO backbones from triple- and quadruple-play broadband service provision has led to increasing use of WDM, DWDM, ROADM, and other fiber-optic systems. MSOs must evolve these networks for efficient transport of Ethernet and IP packets as well.

Transport NEWS & PRODUCTS

Sterlite Technologies demonstrates multi-terabit transmission on long-haul fiber network

Fiber and fiber-optic cable supplier Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH) ...

Bright House Networks deploys Cisco Network Convergence System

U.S. cable MSO Bright House Networks has deployed Cisco’s (NASDAQ:CSCO) Cisco® Network Conve...

Calient fiber-optic switch scores with MLB Network

Calient Technologies, Inc. says that MLB Network, the home for major league baseball on TV, ...

MultiDyne unveils all-optical LightningSwitch

MultiDyne Inc., a provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport equipment, has unv...

Padtec invests in ClariPhy, partners for coherent systems development

Padtec S.A., a Brazilian optical transport systems vendor, and communications system on a ch...

EMCORE releases DOCSIS 3.1 laser module

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

Transmode unveils Hex transponder units supporting 96x10G

Transmode Systems AB has launched a family of high-density design Hex transponder units that...

Huawei unveils Transport SDN platform and application system

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. used OFC 2014 to unveil its prototype software-defined network ...

EMCORE unveils Medallion Series CATV amplifiers

EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ: EMKR) has introduced the Medallion 7000 Series erbium-doped fiber ampl...

UTStarcom inks partnership with DASAN Networks at OFC 2014

UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) says it reached an agreement last week at OFC 2014 in San Francisco...

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Netflix: U-verse stinks and so do interconnect agreements

Tue Apr 22 15:15:00 CDT 2014
The folks at Netflix naturally have an interest in the level of broadband services available to their potential customers; after all, the faster th...

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Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

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

Wed Apr 02 15:04:00 CDT 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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