More from Pauline Rigby
The fifth dimension
Commercial applications for space-division multiplexing could arrive sooner than we think.
Nov 25th, 2014
Polatis unveils port-reconfigurable all-optical switch
All-optical switch developer Polatis Ltd. has unveiled a 192-port completely reconfigurable optical switch that provides non-blocking connectivity between any pair of fiber ports with typically just 1 dB of path loss.
Sep 24th, 2014
FTTH subscriber growth accelerates says FTTH Council Europe
The growth in the number of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber to the building (FTTB) subscribers is picking up in Europe, according to the latest figures presented at the FTTH Conference 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. However, there is much work to be done before the region can be considered a mature market.
Feb 24th, 2014
Three decades of innovation
Here's a look back at some of the technological highlights Lightwave has covered over the past 30 years.
Jan 22nd, 2014
Mergers & Acquisitions
Avago spends $6.6 billion on LSI’s storage chip business
Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO) and LSI Corp. (Nasdaq:LSI) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion.
Dec 17th, 2013
UK Government issues new superfast broadband targets
An additional 1.4 million premises can expect to get superfast fiber-optic broadband under the latest plans announced by the UK Government. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has increased the available investment by £250 million ($378 million) to ensure that superfast broadband gets to 95% of homes and businesses in the UK by 2017.
Jul 2nd, 2013
Finally FTTH blooms in Europe, but not everywhere
The number of fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/FTTB) connections in Europe is expected to double in the next five years, according to the latest market forecast commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe.
Feb 21st, 2013
FTTH Council Europe cheers Spain, scolds the UK
In the latest update to the Fiber to the Home Council’s FTTH Ranking, Spain is one of the fastest growing fiber nations in Europe while the UK is the slowest. The FTTH Council Europe offered a preview of its official data at the NextGen 12 conference in London ahead of the official announcement next week.
Oct 10th, 2012
Photonic integration: Big money in small packages?
Optical components vendors have talked a lot about photonic integration over the years, but now the technology is about to go mainstream and is expected to account for roughly 50% of the entire optical components market in five years time. That’s the view of Daryl Inniss, vice president and practice leader at market research firm Ovum, who presented at the Market Focus forum at ECOC 2012 in Amsterdam.
Sep 19th, 2012
Oclaro's 100G coherent MSA module enters volume production
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) says it will enter volume production for its 100-Gbps DP-QPSK MSA transceiver module, the OTM-100, by the end of the month. Measuring 5x7 inches, the compact MSA-compliant module will help to reduce the cost and speed up time to market for customers developing 100G systems, the company claims.
Sep 12th, 2012