Fiber optic network design for DWDM, ROADM & enterprise networks: Lightwave


Fiber-optic network design focuses on support of increasing bandwidth requirements in carrier and enterprise fiber-optic networks. From fiber optic cable to DWDM, ROADM, and packet optical transport platforms, fiber-optic network design technology continues to find a home in mobile backhaul, cloud services, data center, and other high-speed network applications.


Network design NEWS & PRODUCTS

Compass Networks unveils SDN Forwarding Platform

03/04/2015 Router company Compass Networks (the recently renamed Compass-EOS) has used Mobile World Congress...

AEPONYX to launch C-Band 10G WDM-PON at OFC 2015

03/03/2015 Montreal-based WDM-PON specialist AEPONYX inc. says it will take the wraps off of what it asserts...

XKL touts DarkStar DWDM appliance success

03/02/2015 XKL LLC, which focuses on optical transport systems for enterprise and data center interconnect a...

Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'

02/25/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale&quo...

RETN upgrades pan-European fiber-optic network with Infinera DTN-X

02/24/2015 Europe-based international network service provider RETN has installed Infinera's DTN-X packet op...

ZyXEL offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMB networks

02/24/2015 Networking product vendor ZyXEL Communications now offers 12- and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches for...

Swisscom fibers data center via Datwyler

02/24/2015 Swiss cabling and connectivity supplier Datwyler says that Swisscom used fiber-optic cable from t...

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

02/24/2015 Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Confere...

Transition Networks offers fiber-to-fiber repeater for 10G backbone fiber-optic networks

02/23/2015 Transition Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: ...

CenturyLink tests a terabit over fiber

02/23/2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has partnered with Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to deploy 1-Tbps opti...

Tenerife Island Council upgrades metro fiber-optic network

02/23/2015 Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands has built a new metro...

KVH runs 400-Gbps field trial with Ciena

02/23/2015 Japanese service provider KVH Co., Ltd., a Colt Group company, has successfully conducted what it...

Ciena, Infinera, ZTE 2014 optical systems winners says Infonetics

02/23/2015 Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and ZTE posted significant revenue gains in 2014 durin...

ONF creates online open source software development community and code repository

02/19/2015 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which has been developing specifications, use cases, and ot...

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave unveils Lynx2 Splice-On fiber-optic connectors

02/19/2015 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) now offers the Lynx2-PLUS CustomFit Splice-On Connectors line. ...

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Optical Access Strategies for MSOs

Even with ongoing work on advances such as DOCSIS 3.1, fiber will become even more critical for cable operators as bandwidth demands grow. These articles highlight potential future pathways.

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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

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...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...


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