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.



Light Brigade expands fiber-optic training offerings in Canada

10/01/2014 Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic training sessions ...

CDFP MSA releases v2.0 specifications for 400G modules

09/30/2014 The CDFP multi-source agreement (MSA) has released specifications for CDFP 2.0 interoperable hot-pluggable optic...

Gray area around white boxes?

09/17/2014 Systems vendors across the optical communications spectrum have made significant progress toward transport softw...

OIF, ONF reveal vendor participants in SDN interoperability demo

09/17/2014 Having already revealed the carrier roster for their ongoing software-defined networking (SDN) interoperability ...

DANTE, Infinera team on single-PIC terabit superchannel test

09/09/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and European research and education network provider DA...

SCTE launches international training resource

09/09/2014 The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has created the International Society of Broadband Expe...

FCC Chairman Wheeler finds broadband competition lacking

09/08/2014 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler called for more competition among broadband service...

OIF to demo 100G interoperability at ECOC 2014

09/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum says it has completed a multi-vendor interoperability demonstration highlighti...

Light Brigade has used gear for sale

09/03/2014 The Light Brigade, the education and training arm of AFL, is offering to sell some of the equipment it has used ...

Pacific Wave completes second 40G transpacific route

09/03/2014 The Pacific Wave international peering exchange, which connects research and education networks in the Pacific R...

OIF, ONF offer Transport SDN demo details

08/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have released details of their ...

Arkansas schools partner with EducationSuperHighway for broadband upgrade

08/12/2014 The Arkansas Department of Education has partnered with EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit dedicated to...

FTTH Council's Gigabit Highway runs through Minneapolis

08/11/2014 The FTTH Council America’s will hold the latest in its Gigabit Highway series of regional meetings in Minneapoli...

OIF touts optical SDN role

08/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) believes it can take a lead role in helping to define the application of...

OIF focuses 400-Gbps efforts

07/29/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has set aside a project to define a line-side 400-Gbps transponder, the ...


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100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

The third and final day of the exhibition has come and gone – except, perhaps, for those literally lost souls who have not yet found their way to an exit. ECOC always has a rather bizarre floor plan, but this year they should have just brought in hedges and a minotaur. Here’s a whirlwind tour of what I ran across today and s...
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It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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