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Has BT shut down its DSL management system?

11/26/2014 DSL and fiber-optic network management software company ASSIA asserts that BT has shut down the dynamic line management (DLM) system for the DSL portions of its Next Generation Access (NGA) network in the wake of an unfavorable court ruling in the...

Pangaea Networks opts for Transmode packet-optical transport for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services

11/26/2014 Pangaea Networks, which supplies metro Ethernet local loop connectivity in New York City and tri-state area, is deploying Transmode's TM-Series packet-optical transport platforms to support the delivery of MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services...

Mobile fronthaul transceiver market 15X greater than mobile backhaul says LightCounting

11/25/2014 With remote radio head shipments forecasted to exceed 6 million units annually by 2019, optical transceiver revenues derived from mobile fronthaul links will grow to 15X that of mobile backhaul. So says market research firm LightCounting in its ne...

FTTH subscribers in Asia-Pacific hit 100 million


Market research firm Ovum and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific say that the number of customers receiving broadband services via fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in the Asia-Pacific region has reached 100 million.

The fifth dimension


Commercial applications for space-division multiplexing could arrive sooner than we think.

Impact of Big Data transport on network innovation


The Internet and data services have evolved significantly - which means a new set of requirements for transport networks.

Energy-efficient point-to-point optical transceiver, virtual home gateway are latest from GreenTouch Consortium

11/25/2014 GreenTouch, a global ICT consortium focused on improving the energy efficiency of communications networks, has complemented its earlier work on energy-saving PON architectures (see "Bit-Interleaved PON offers dramatic FTTH power savings, says...

Pressure points for 2015


An uneven 2014 is coming to an end. Here's a look at what 2015 may bring in the way of optical communications technology trends.

The next 30 years

11/25/2014 Having marked the start of the year of our 30th anniversary with a look at how much fiber-optic communications has progressed over our three decades of existence, I think we should end the year with a look at how optical communications will evolve...

VI Systems offers 12x25G parallel optical test boards

11/25/2014 VI Systems GmbH has introduced its second generation of 12-channel parallel optical transmitter and receiver test boards for short-reach data communication up to 300 Gbps. The VHXT6212A-840 is designed for test environments with optical interconne...

Padtec demos SDN-controlled directionless ROADM at SC14

11/25/2014 Padtec SA, a Brazil-based optical equipment vendor and systems integrator, says its directionless reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) featured in a software-defined network (SDN) demonstration at the Supercomputing Conference 2014 ...

Product Showcase


These are the latest products being featured by Lightwave’s partners. For more information, click on the link at the end of each description.

DSL drop off means flat 3Q14 broadband systems market says Infonetics

11/24/2014 A drop in sales of DSL equipment negated continued growth in PON equipment demand in the third quarter of 2014, says market research firm Infonetics Research in its 3Q14 "PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers" report. ...

Passive optical LAN from Tellabs choice of SK Food Group

11/24/2014 Tellabs says that SK Food Group has installed a passive optical LAN in its new manufacturing facility in Columbus, OH, to support a wide variety of communications needs. Fiber-optic network integrator STAT Communications performed the installation.

ECI Telcom adds three NPT platforms under SmartLight SDN umbrella

11/24/2014 ECI Telecom last week introduced three new platforms in its MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 NPT series. The new additions to the NPT series, which is designed to meet end-to-end metro and cloud networking requirements, fall within ECI’s recentl...

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