| JULY 14-16, 2014


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.


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...

BTI Systems offers BTI 7802 Series for metro networks

Software and optical transport systems developer BTI Systems has unveiled the BTI 7802 conve...

Coriant, Juniper demo long-haul router, DWDM system interoperability

Coriant GmbH says it is making good progress in its collaboration with Juniper Networks Inc....


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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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