Lightwave to publish China supplement

Aug. 1, 2002

Lightwave will publish a special supplement directed at the Chinese market in September. Entitled Lightwave China, the supplement will be written in Simplified Chinese. Lightwave will distribute 12,000 copies of the supplement at the China International Photoelectronic Expo in Shenzhen, the annual conference of the Chinese Optical Society in Changchun, and the Asia-Pacific Optical Wireless Communications conference in Shanghai.

According to a newly released report from KMI Corp. (a fiber-optics market-research firm owned by Penn Well Corp., publishers of Lightwave), China's fiber demand will grow from 10 million fiber-km in 2000 to 16 million fiber-km in 2005, a compound annual growth rate of 11%. China will install a total of 65 million fiber-km of cable in its fiber-optic network in the next five years. Further deregulation of China's telecommunications market will facilitate the entrance of more carriers. Entry into the World Trade Organization will attract foreign investment in existing and new carriers alike.

Lightwave China will draw on the editorial strengths of Lightwave to provide targeted, relevant technology and applications coverage. Lightwave China will include translated articles from Lightwave as well as other PennWell optoelectronics magazines, including WDM Solutions and Optical Manufacturing. The remaining content will be provided from international and local Chinese contributors as well as products and news releases.

Adonis Mak, the Asia sales manager for PennWell's Advanced Technology Division Hong Kong office, will oversee production of the special supplement. For more information, contact Tim Pritchard, publisher, [email protected]; Adonis Mak, Asia sales manager, [email protected]; or Stephen Hardy, editorial director, [email protected].