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.


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Vodafone trials 400G with Alcatel-Lucent

01/29/2015 Vodafone Spain has tested 400-Gbps coherent transmission technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext...

Is serial 100G ready for 400 Gigabit Ethernet standardization?


The task force wrestles with whether it should focus on the present or the future.

Accelerating SDN and NFV performance

01/29/2015 The benefits of analysis acceleration are well known. But should such appliances be virtualized?

That darned copper

01/29/2015 The advent of software-defined networking promises new test challenges. But it may also portend m...

Telefonica signs dark fiber agreement with Allied Fiber

01/29/2015 Telefonica Global Solutions has signed a 20-year agreement for dark fiber with Allied Fiber. The ...

Zayo dark fiber connects Mahwah sites

01/27/2015 Fiber-optic network services provider Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it has finished ...

QLogic, Broadcom demo 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet chip interoperability

01/27/2015 Data center network equipment provider QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) says it has successfully demons...

Panduit HD Flex Fiber Cabling System targets data center networks

01/27/2015 Data center network cabling and connectivity vendor Panduit Corp. has unveiled the HD Flex Fiber ...

Telecom Argentina deploying 100G on its fiber-optic network

01/26/2015 Telecom Argentina says it has made significant progress on the first phase of a multi-phase proje...

Are Ciena and Cisco Verizon's next metro optical systems vendors?

01/21/2015 Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) "will move to the next phase" of Ve...

Verizon expands 100G fiber-optic network footprint in Asia-Pacific

01/20/2015 Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its f...

Level 3 adds PoPs in Singapore

01/20/2015 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has opened a pair of new points-of-presence (PoPs) in S...

Washington State University deploys passive optical LAN with Zhone

01/20/2015 Fiber-optic broadband access equipment supplier Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that...

365 Data Centers, TeliaSonera International Carrier partner for U.S. 100-Gbps data center connectivity

01/20/2015 Colocation services provider 365 Data Centers and TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) have a...

Ciena unveils, deploys new submarine network modulation format

01/19/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a pair of submarine network upgrade wins that leverage a n...

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The Future of High-Speed Equipment Design

Optical technology developers must continue to innovate to meet impending bandwidth requirements at low cost. These articles discuss both the emerging requirements and some of the pathways engineers have chosen to take.




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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 Chris Janz
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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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