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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

Storage Transport - Cisco's Storage + Optical Advantage :  Enterprises appreciate the cost and administrative advantages of consolidating storage platforms and...more
Optical Design Consideration for Transparent Reconfigurable Metro DWDM Networks :  In recent years, deployment of WDM technology in metro and access networks has been increasing. The ...more

::: E-Zines

MPLS resource center :  The MPLS Resource Center was founded in January of 2000 to provide a clearinghouse for information o......more
Converge! Network Digest :  A daily journal providing executive overviews of the most important developments in broadband networ......more

::: Industry Forums, Standard Bodies and Technical Groups

T11 :  This is the WWW home page for Technical Committee T11, which is the committee within INCITS responsi...more
SPIE-The International Society of Optical Engineering :  SPIE-The International Society of Optical Engineering...more

::: Magazines and Journals

Journal of Network and Systems Management :  Journal of Network and Systems Management, features peer-reviewed original research as well as surve...more
IEEE Network :  The primary purpose of IEEE Network, which is published bimonthly, is to inform readers on topics of...more

::: Online Seminars and Tutorials

Lightreading Webseminar :  Webinars are free sponsored educational seminars that are accessed over the Internet. You can regist...more
The Edge: Optical networking :  Optical networking resources from The Edge, Network World and the 'Net. ...more

::: Books

Fundamentals of Multiaccess Optical Fiber Networks:  "It strikes an excellent balance between underlying theory and principles, rigorous derivation of de...more
ATM & MPLS Theory & Application:  Solve all your networking problems and improve overall performance using this detailed guide to ATM ...more

::: Network Planning and Simulation Tools

OPNET WDM Guru :  SP Guru Transport Planner is an advanced network planning solution that enables service providers an...more
J-Sim (formerly known as JavaSim) :  J-Sim (formerly known as JavaSim) is a component-based, compositional simulation environment. It has...more

::: Techincal Paper Search Engines

CiteSeer :  Searching 750,436 documents. ...more
Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library :  This is a collaborative project involving NASA Langley, Old Dominion University, University of Virgi...more

::: Free Patent Search

Esp@ceNet (EPO) :  Esp@ceNet (EPO)...more
WIPO Patent Database (International) :  The Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to intellectual property data col...more

::: Technical Writing and Research Skills

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
Writing Technical Articles :  The notes below apply to technical papers in computer science and electrical engineering, with empha...more

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