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.



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...

Is serial 100G ready for 400 Gigabit Ethernet standardization?


The task force wrestles with whether it should focus on the present or the future.

That darned copper

01/29/2015 The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend more flexible te...

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...

DOCSIS 3.1 moves closer to deployment with interoperability exercise

12/16/2014 DOCSIS 3.1, the latest version of the operating system used by cable MSOs in the U.S. and elsewhere that promise... standard ratified by ITU

12/08/2014 The ITU announced December 5 that its members successfully met industry's "by the end of the year" exp...

OIF looks to solidify Transport SDN APIs

11/20/2014 Having demonstrated the potential of several application programming interfaces (APIs) for transport software-de...

Research networks light up 100G North Atlantic ring

11/18/2014 Internet2, NORDUnet, CANARIE, and SURFnet, four research and education (R&E) network organizations from both...

StarWave upgrades R&E network exchange with Ciena

11/11/2014 Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) and the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN) have upgraded StarWave, a ...

IEEE delivers EPON interoperability test program

11/06/2014 The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has unveiled three new standards for conformance testing procedures for...

TU/e, CREOL researchers reach 255 Tbps over multi-core fiber

10/30/2014 Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and The College of Optics and Photon...

Internet2 launches virtual Internet network architecture

10/30/2014 The Internet2 community has unveiled what it calls "a fundamental advance in network architecture": ad...

Elauwit deploys Tellabs' Optical LAN in five college campuses

10/28/2014 Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) says that campus housing service provider Elauwit Networks has expanded the deployme...

Multi-wavelength multimode fiber subject of TIA standards query

10/16/2014 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables ha...



Editorial Guides

The Future of High-Speed Equipment Design

Optical technology developers must continue to innovate to meet impending bandwidth requirements at low cost. These articles discuss both the emerging requirements and some of the pathways engineers have chosen to take.




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

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

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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