Lightwave Online - Fiber Optic Network, Communications Technology News & Markets
Infinera Cloud Xpress

Infinera tackles metro on two fronts

Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require different approaches, Infinera has announced a pair of metro initiatives. The company will offer new metro-aggregation capabilities for the DTN-X in 2015, as well as the new Cloud Xpress platform by the end of this year for nearer-term cloud/data center interconnect requirements.

Additional Headlines

BT says trials prove gigabit potential of technology

09/29/2014 BT has completed field trials to show that "ultrafast" broadband – with combined downstream and upstream sp...

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics

09/29/2014 The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue toward software and wil...

Alcatel-Lucent unveils single-carrier 100G/200G DWDM optical line card

09/24/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says 20 service providers have deployed a new a single-carrier 100G/200...

Huawei completes 400G OTN trial with China Mobile

09/24/2014 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and China Mobile report that they have carried out successful tests on what they claim is...

NeoPhotonics unveils dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 module

09/24/2014 Components and subsystems manufacturer NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN) has released low-power, dual rate 100G CFP2 LR...

Polatis unveils port-reconfigurable all-optical switch

09/24/2014 All-optical switch developer Polatis Ltd. has unveiled a 192-port completely reconfigurable optical switch that provi...

Fujitsu unveils 100G coherent CFP for metro networks

09/24/2014 Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd. (FOC) says it has successfully developed a 100G coherent CFP coherent optical transce...

Tektronix demos 70-GHz oscilloscope prototype at ECOC 2014

09/24/2014 Test and measurement specialist Tektronix is demonstrating at ECOC 2014 in Cannes, France, a prototype real-time 70-G...
Wire News provided by    

Featured Articles

Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer

Pulling the signal out of a coherent transmission isn't easy. Fortunately, technology has found the answer.

Making a power play for small cells, Wi-Fi, and HD security-camera access

Having available power is often taken for granted by network and communications engineers deploying access-network de...

Tug-of-war between insertion loss and distance in optical-fiber networks

Systems designers can use the models that standards committees have created to trade off performance and distance.

2014 FTTXcellence Award winner helps AT&T power 1 Gbps

AT&T has stepped up to the challenge of providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services with its 1-Gbps AT&am...

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project ...

Lightwave Financial Markets

Sponsored Slideshow

Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

Featured Podcasts - 100G at ECOC 2014

Ovum’s Daryl Inniss talks 100G trends


Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Finisar shows off silicon photonics based 50-Gbps technology


Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Infonetics survey details new metro 100G realities


Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Oclaro details 100G transceiver advances


Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Live Streams From Austin:

Tuesday, July 15 - 1 p.m. Central:
LIVE Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit Keynote

Tuesday, July 15 - 3 p.m. Central:
400G DEMO with Chad Lamb of XKL

Wednesday July 16 - 2 p.m. Central:
LIVE 100G DEMO with Alcatel-Lucent

  Sponsored by

Featured Slideshow

Previous Slide Play Slide Pause Slide Next Slide

The Lightwave Channel

Previous Slide Play Slide Pause Slide Next Slide

JDSU Video Channel

Previous Slide Play Slide Pause Slide Next Slide

Triquint Video channel

Triquint Video Channel

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

ECOC 2014 Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

Wed Sep 24 15:04:00 CDT 2014
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...
Jim Theodoras

by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
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 ...

Featured Buyer's Guide Companies


Upcoming Events

There is no current content available.

Social Activity