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.



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...

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...

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

02/17/2015 Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual conference last week ... chips subject of Broadband Forum plugfest

02/12/2015 The Broadband Forum put devices from seven companies through an interoperability demo at the University o...

Ethernet speed tuning goal of OIF FlexEthernet project

02/12/2015 Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members decided last month at their first quarter 2015 meeting to launch a p...

University of Connecticut adds 100G fiber-optic network connections

02/10/2015 Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) now have access to 100-Gbps connectivity via the Internet2 ...

FCC targets Title II regulation of Internet services with forbearances for Net Neutrality

02/04/2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler today unveiled his new attempt to implement Net ...

FCC raises broadband definition to 25 Mbps

01/30/2015 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 along party lines to increase the data rates with...

Washington State University deploys passive optical LAN with Zhone

01/20/2015 Fiber-optic broadband access equipment supplier Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Washington Sta...

Jones/NCTI, Light Brigade extend fiber-optic training partnership

12/18/2014 Jones/NCTI, which specializes in training for service provider frontline employees, and the Light Brigade, the e...



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.

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The Future of High-Speed Equipment Design


Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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...
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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