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.



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 ...

Light Brigade offers 'High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems' training DVD

07/24/2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, has added “High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems” to its library ...

IEEE launches 25 Gigabit Ethernet Study Group

07/23/2014 Having had a proposal for 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications fail to reach a vote this past March due to a perce...

Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit opens

07/14/2014 The event opens with a pair of pre-conference workshops in the afternoon. Meanwhile, exhibitors busily construct...

400 Gigabit Ethernet for the ages

07/10/2014 The process to create the specifications for 400 Gigabit Ethernet has begun. But there are many factors, technic...

25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet targets of industry consortium

07/01/2014 The new 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium includes Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM), Goo...

Light Brigade to offer FTTx certification course at Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit

06/30/2014 Light Brigade, the education and training arm of AFL, has announced it will offer its “FTTx for Installers and T...

Transport SDN subject of OIF, ONF demo

06/26/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have joined forces to tackle Tr...

CableLabs tackles DOCSIS over GPON, single PON standard

06/25/2014 CableLabs, the non-profit research and development consortium that develops technology specifications for the ca...

AT&T construction and engineering exec wins 2014 FTTXcellence Award

06/24/2014 Gary Kerr, assistant vice president of construction and engineering for AT&T’s Southwest region, received th...

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia installing packet-optical network capabilities with Transmode

06/12/2014 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is upgrading the packet-optical transport capabilities of its metro-core and...


FTTH Council Regional Conference: Minneapolis

Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis , MN
September 2, 2014 - September 4, 2014

ECOC 2014

Palais des Festivals
Cannes, France
September 21, 2014 - September 25, 2014

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
September 22, 2014 - September 25, 2014



Editorial Guides

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

We feel pretty

So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
Jim Theodoras

by Arlon Martin
Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

Overcoming the alphabet soup of form factors with 100G QSFP28

When the IEEE finished the first 100G standard for Ethernet networks, the transceiver industry launched an alphabet soup of form factors. The CFP emerged first, "C" for 100, and FP for "Form factor, Pluggable." Like the early versions of 10G transceivers, the CFP was huge. When compared to the mo...


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