Fiber optic training classes, certification, standards & education: Lightwave Online



Education in optical communications takes a variety of forms and comes from many sources. Training classes are an obvious way to keep abreast of new standards and practices. Associations often see education of their memberships as an important part of their mandates. Regardless of the educational source, keeping up with the latest standards is crucial to success.



IEEE ponders WDM-PON, 25G PON for next generation EPON

05/28/2015 The IEEE has released the results of an investigation into the necessity and potential requirements for EPON sys...

The journey to 400 Gigabit Ethernet

05/26/2015 For the past year, the development of 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GbE) has been underway in the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet...

OIF finishes Transport SDN Framework document

05/18/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has published "Framework for Transport SDN: Components and APIs,&qu...

UK regulator Ofcom wants BT to offer dark fiber

05/18/2015 Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulatory authority, proposed May 15 that BT offer competitors access to its f...

MEF stretches Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to 100G

05/14/2015 The MEF says it can now certify systems operating at 100 Gbps within its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification Prog...

OIF tackles integrated photonics projects, publishes 100G IAs

05/07/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) continued to keep a number of project plates spinning at its quarterly m...

Blackboard interconnects data centers with Infinera Cloud Xpress

04/17/2015 Education technology company Blackboard is using the Cloud Xpress platform from Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in a data...

ETA schedules fiber-to-the-antenna training March 16-17, 2015

03/04/2015 ETA International says it will host fiber to the antenna (FTTA) training March 16 and 17 at ETA International's ...

TIA licenses CNet Training for standards courseware

03/04/2015 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) says it has licensed CNet Training to develop courseware incor...

FTTXcellence Award nominations open for 2015

03/02/2015 Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award ...

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 Commission Cha...

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

02/26/2015 Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality prop...

OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

02/26/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on 56-Gbps electri...

A dozen speeds in the Ethernet roadmap

02/20/2015 If you knew Ethernet in early 2014 and took a year-long nap like Rip Van Winkle, you might not recognize Etherne...

ONF creates online open source software development community and code repository

02/19/2015 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which has been developing specifications, use cases, and other works desig...


2015 FTTH Connect

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA , USA
June 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015

ECOC 2015

Valencia, Spain

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015

New Orleans, LA
October 13, 2015 - October 16, 2015



Editorial Guides

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.


Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We've made a few tweaks

Mon Apr 13 14:00:00 CDT 2015
The sharper-eyed among you may have noticed we've tweaked the website over the past couple of weeks. We've added a pair of new topic centers, moved another one, and dropped one. The two new ones are SDN/NFV and Data Center. Yes, both are long past due. The topic center titles are self-explanatory, as far as what you'll find i...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 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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