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.



OIF issues 400G whitepaper, releases implementation agreements

08/20/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has released a whitepaper on line-side 400-Gbps optical transmission tec...

Open Networking Foundation releases SDN skills certification exam blueprints

08/18/2015 Software-defined networking (SDN) mover and shaker The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) says beta examination bl...

Asia-Pacific FTTH subscribers up 35% study shows

08/10/2015 Figures released by IDATE and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific show that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) sub...

Ethernet progresses on several fronts at July IEEE 802.3 plenary meeting

08/04/2015 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group members managed to avoid being too distracted by the sights around Waikoloa, H...

CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

07/23/2015 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's primary telecommunications...

FTTH adds 3.1% to home values says study

07/07/2015 The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas last week at its FTTH Connect 2015 conference released results of ...

CESNET tests 400G optical transmission with Alcatel-Lucent

06/25/2015 CESNET, a national research and education network (NREN) infrastructure provider in the Czech Republic, has comp...

Internet2 deploys ONOS SDN operating system

06/16/2015 Internet2, through the Internet2 NOC at Indiana University, has deployed the Open Network Operating System (ONOS...

Open Internet net neutrality rules go into effect

06/12/2015 The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) most recent iteration of its Open Internet net neutrality rules ...

OIF finishes thermal interface spec for pluggable optical transceivers

06/11/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its members have completed work on a new implementation agreement t...

UNINETT brings 100G optical network to the Arctic

06/08/2015 UNINETT, a non-profit that supplies telecom and data communications services to Norwegian universities and resea...

ONOS offers Cardinal, third release of SDN open operating system

06/04/2015 The Open Network Operating System (ONOS) community has released the third version of its open software-defined n...

IEEE P802.3bs Task Force adopts serial 100G for 400 Gigabit Ethernet

06/02/2015 Members of the IEEE P802.3bs Task Force agreed during the recent IEEE 802.1/IEEE 802.3 Joint Interim Meeting to ...

Consolidated Electric Cooperative offers gigabit broadband in Ohio

06/01/2015 Ohio utility Consolidated Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has begun to roll out gigabit b...

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...


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October 13, 2015 - October 16, 2015




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

So let's wrap things up quickly with a few odds and ends... The story I posted on Finisar showing off a CFP8 garnered a lot of interest, so I'm start with that. First, I should emphasize that what they displayed was not a working 400 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver. It wasn't even a prototype of such a transceiver. It was, as th...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

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

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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