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

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform

12/18/2014 Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deploy...

Cisco brings data analytics to network hardware

12/17/2014 Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled its data and analytics strategy and product portfo...

Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

12/16/2014 While the market for mainstream active optical cables (AOCs) such as 4x10-Gbps QSFP+ AOCs has his...

Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail deploys 100-Gbps capable packet optical network

12/16/2014 Optical transport systems vendor Transmode has deployed its EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transp...

TIM Brasil adds more 100-Gbps optical transport via Xtera

12/16/2014 TIM Brasil has deployed additional 100-Gbps optical transport equipment from Xtera Communications...

New 2.5G and 25G speeds will boost Ethernet switch market says Infonetics

12/16/2014 Market research firm Infonetics Research says that global Ethernet switch revenues grew 4% sequen...

Brocade, Ciena, and Cisco join AT&T Domain 2.0 supplier list


CenturyLink takes on Big Data with Cognilytics acquisition

12/15/2014 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of predictive analytic...

China Unicom taps Coriant for 100G backbone upgrade

12/15/2014 Optical transport vendor Coriant GmbH has notched another win with China Unicom to expand the ope...

Comcast Business extends fiber to Salt Lake City's California Avenue

12/15/2014 Comcast Business, the business services unit of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), s...

Broadcom adds carrier features to SDN platform

12/11/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has released version 2.0 of its next-generation OpenFlow Data Plane...

ADVA offers access link monitoring for dark fiber networks

12/10/2014 Optical transport systems vendor ADVA Optical Networking has taken the wraps off the FSP 3000 Acc...

GL Communications adds Ethernet and IP test to PacketExpert

12/10/2014 Test and measurement equipment supplier GL Communications Inc. now offers Ethernet and IP test ca...

432-fiber plenum ribbon cable from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave targets enterprise data center

12/09/2014 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave says it now offers dry Flexible Indoor Plenum Rated Ribbon Cable with...

PowerFlor offers cable management via floor tiles

12/09/2014 Custom Products & Services, Inc., of Inver Grove Heights, MN, says that it is among the distr...

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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.




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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...
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by Ward Williams

Forget about the labels

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...


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