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.



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...

DANTE and TERENA become GÉANT Association

10/13/2014 European research and education network powerhouses the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Associa...

OIF and ONF enjoy joint Transport SDN demonstration success

10/10/2014 While the demonstration uncovered 18 issues that need to be addressed, participants successfully showed how SDN ...

White House launches $200 million photonics manufacturing initiative

10/06/2014 Leaders of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of scientific societies from both industry and a...

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 ...



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Evolving Metro/Access Networks

The demands placed on metro and access networks have created new requirements that must be accommodated. These articles will help network planners create a winning strategy that will keep their networks ahead of the game.




Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC 2014 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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Life after 100G

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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