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::: News Digest

Long-Haul DWDM Sales Surge as the Bandwidth Glut Ends, New Report Finds
Earthtimes.org:  Worldwide sales of long-haul DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) products grew by more than 30 percent in 2006, to $1.8 billion, as network operators scrambled to add capacity in the wake of surging demand for bandwidth, according to a major new report from Heavy Reading (), the market research division of CMP Technology's Light Reading...more
Vendors Vie for FT GPON Deal
Light Reading:  FTTH Council Europe 2007 -- Fiber access equipment vendors are lining up to pitch for a gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) deal at France Telecom SA (NYSE: FTE - message board), which is planning to spend €270 million (US$351 million) on a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) buildout during the next two years. (See FT Fleshes Out FTTH and PON & FTTx Update.) ...more
Lucent and Freescale, a semiconductor company, have teamed up for GPON
TMCnet:  Alcatel (News - Alert)-Lucent and Freescale, a semiconductor company, have teamed up in order to speed up the adoption of fiber-to-the-home technologies by jointly developing gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) technology and interoperability specifications for vendors of terminal equipment. ...more
Amedia to Deliver First-Ever GPON Home Gateway with Built-In Home Networking and Media Library
Business Wire (press release), CA:  Amedia Networks, Inc. (OTC BB: AANI), a provider of next generation media gateways to distribute and manage ultra-broadband triple-play services in the home, today announced the development of the worlds first GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) gateway with built-in home networking capabilities and a personal media library. The HG-G1000 is being designed to provide the integrated functionality of an in-home Broadband Home Router (BHR), an outdoor Optical Network Term...more
MAGPI/University of Pennsylvania Connect to New Internet2 Network
PR Newswire (press release), NY:  Internet2 today announced that the MAGPI advanced networking hub at the University of Pennsylvania has connected to the new Internet2 Network, providing the research and education community in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware region access to the most high-performance nationwide networking capabilities available. The new network node located in Philadelphia extends the reach of Internet2's 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) nationwide network to its members in the region. With ov...more
Asia’s Communications System Begins to Return to Normal
Asia Sentinel, China:  As the New Year dawns, Asia’s telecommunications and cable companies appear finally to be making progress in returning the region’s communications structure to normal in the wake of the December 26 earthquake that damaged undersea cables on the sea floor thousands of meters below the surface a few kilometers south of Ta...more

::: White Papers

Optical Solutions: Delivering Effective Solutions for Efficient Government :  An increasing number of government agencies are finding themselves burdened by several disparate net...more
Carrier Network Infrastructure for Integrated Optical and IP Network :  As more and more services become available on the Internet, carrier IP networks are becoming more of...more

::: E-Zines

Fiber Optics Online: Digital Marketplace for the telecommunications industry :  Resource for professionals in the telecommunications industry- Information on fiber optics, data com......more
Laser Focus World Magazine :  Magazine providing expertise in laser technology advances, photonics technology, photovoltaic techno......more

::: Industry Forums, Standard Bodies and Technical Groups

IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD (ETHERNET) :  The IEEE 802.3 Working Group develops standards for CSMA/CD (Ethernet) based LANs. ...more
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) :  International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ...more

::: Magazines and Journals

International Journal of Communication Systems :  The International Journal of Communication Systems provides a forum for R&D, open to researchers fro...more
Electronics Letters :  Electronics Letters is the essential journal containing the latest developments and research in the ...more

::: Online Seminars and Tutorials

International Engineering Consortium :  The IEC Web ProForum tutorials feature the latest technical and business issues of vital concern to ...more
MPCP -State of the Art :  The presentation introduces the state of the art of the current EPON's Multi-Point Control Protocol ...more

::: Books

Optical WDM Networks: Concepts and Design Principles (Hardcover):  As a result of its huge transmission capacity and countless other advantages, fiber optics has foste...more
Optical Networking (Paperback):  Optical networks are spreading outward from Internet backbones to cities to corporations and even to...more

::: Network Planning and Simulation Tools

Rsoft Network Modeling :  The Network Modeling family of tools allows optical component and equipment manufacturers to design ...more
Network Simulator - ns-2 :  Ns began as a variant of the REAL network simulator in 1989 and has evolved substantially over the p...more

::: Techincal Paper Search Engines

ITPapers search :  White paper search ...more
Google scholar search :  Most popular search engine for scholar papers...more

::: Free Patent Search

WIPO Patent Database (International) :  The Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to intellectual property data col...more
U.S. Patent Office Full Text Database (US) :  ...more

::: Technical Writing and Research Skills

Writing Technical Articles :  The notes below apply to technical papers in computer science and electrical engineering, with empha...more
Advice on Research and Writing (compiled by Hui Zhang) :  A collection of advice about how to do research and how to communicate effectively (primarily for co...more

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