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.



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...

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 ...



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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...
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Forget about the labels

Mon Nov 03 15:04:00 CST 2014
In the luxury and fashion world, we could argue that brand names and labels are important. But in our world, the optical network world, donning a brand-named fiber-optic component is not mission critical. Purchasing behavior is—as it should be—based on quality, price, and service. A ProLabs survey, which was conduc...


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