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

3Q14 optical network equipment spend down 5% year-on-year says Infonetics

The global optical network hardware market, including SONET/SDH and WDM equipment, totaled $3 billion in 3Q14, down 10% sequentially and 5% year-over-year, according to the latest report from market research firm Infonetics Research.

Additional Headlines

Calix supports gigabit fiber network in Jackson, Wyoming

11/18/2014 Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says Silver Star Communications has selected E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Services Access Platfor...

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 side...

ACT deploys Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 in Wyoming

11/17/2014 Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is collaborating with communications service provider Advanced Communications Te...

100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver market set for growth says Infonetics

11/17/2014 Globally, 10G, 40G, and 100G optical transceiver revenues totaled $1.9 billion in 2013, up 18% from 2012, and are exp...

FCC wants AT&T GigaPower FTTH details

11/17/2014 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and AT&T took turns applying pressure to each other last week in reac...

KVH taps Cyan for 100G submarine network backhaul

11/14/2014 Tokyo-based KVH has selected packet-optical transport systems and the Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) p...

Kazakhtelecom JSC tests 100G with Coriant, Juniper Networks

11/14/2014 Kazakhtelecom JSC says it has completed a field trial of a nationwide 100-Gbps fiber-optic network link trial. The tr...

ASSIA wins another round in DSL patent fight with BT

11/14/2014 Broadband access network management software vendor ASSIA, Inc. reports the UK Court of Appeal in London has affirmed...
Wire News provided by    

Featured Articles

Smart transceivers reduce capex/opex of network upgrades and new deployments

A new class of pluggable transceiver modules is attracting a lot of interest these days. Module suppliers call the ne...

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...

Editorial Guides

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.



Lightwave Financial Markets

Sponsored Slideshow

Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

Featured Podcasts - 100G at ECOC 2014

100G at ECOC Wrap-up


Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

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


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...
Jim Theodoras

by Ward Williams

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...

Featured Buyer's Guide Companies


Social Activity