| JULY 14-16, 2014

NETWORK DESIGN

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

Nextera Communications offers fiber to Minnesota businesses

In response to the escalating bandwidth needs of local businesses, Minnesota-based communica...

Integra Telecom extends its fiber network to vXchnge's Santa Clara data center

Data center operator vXchnge reports that Integra Telecom Inc. has extended its fiber-optic ...

Worldwide networking port revenues hit $39 billion says Infonetics

Market research firm Infonetics Research says worldwide revenues from 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit,...

tw telecom expands fiber network in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Managed services provider tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC) says it is expanding its existing m...

China Telecom deploys Huawei's SDN technology

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and the Beijing branch of China Telecom (Beijing Telecom for sho...

Sterlite Technologies demonstrates multi-terabit transmission on long-haul fiber network

Fiber and fiber-optic cable supplier Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH) ...

Lightpath raises New York metro fiber-optic network footprint

Fiber-optic network services provider Lightpath says that its fiber network now connects mor...

Finland's Elisa evolves to IP/MPLS with Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish broadband services provider Elisa has chosen Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE...

EDitorial GUIDES

Emerging 100G applications and technologies

It’s clear that the deployment of 100-Gbps technology is well underway. But that doesn’t mean that developments have stopped. These articles illustrate several paths t...

New opportunities for PON

Passive optical network (PON) technology has established a strong foothold in telco networks. Now with the attention given to Google as well as the opening of other ap...

Fiber support of small cells

As mobile network operators move to small cell architectures, the demands for both traditional mobile backhaul and emerging mobile fronthaul become more complex. Opera...

Fiber in harsh environments

Fiber is sometimes thought of as a physically fragile medium. But recent advances have overcome previous limitations, opening the door for harsh environments to enjoy ...

Fttx: a look ahead

Fiber to the home (FTTH) has proven its value as the most future-proof method of providing broadband services. But challenges remain before it becomes the most widely ...

Advances in optical design testing

Demands for support of 100 Gbps data rates in smaller packages have challenged technology developers’ creativity. Optical communications engineers have responded with ...

Passive optical LANs bring fiber to the desktop economically

A growing number of enterprises have discovered the benefits of using passive optical LANs to meet the high-bandwidth needs of their network users. Based on proven tec...

The Expanding World of Data Centers

Data center requirements have grown increasingly complex, requiring new technology that operates at higher speeds. Whether it’s servers, storage, or the networks that ...

What’s new in FTTH?

With broadband access demands increasing, fiber to the home (FTTH) technology is improving to meet operator requirements. Recent advances promise to make FTTH even mor...

Coherent 100 Gbps: The Basics

Want to get up to speed on multi-level modulation formats and coherent detection? These articles describe how coherent transmission differs from traditional methods an...

The Lightwave Blog

Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Netflix: U-verse stinks and so do interconnect agreements

April 22, 2014
The folks at Netflix naturally have an interest in the level of broadband services available to their potential customers; after all, the faster their over-the-top (OTT) video content arrives on their subscribers’ screens, the more likely those subscribers will remain loyal. So Netflix tracks the download speeds of the various Internet...

The Lightwave Guest Blog

Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

April 2, 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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