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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/19/2017
Continuing to expand the market reach of merchant switching chips, Arista today announced upgrades to its 7500R universal spine switches.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
Integrated Device Technology is acquiring GigPeak for approximately $250 million in cash, buying itself a position in the optical interconnect business.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/31/2017
Fluke Networks has introduced what appears to be the first available field tester certified for testing new Cat 8 cabling.
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/30/2017
The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium declared its recent plugfest a success after the vast majority of devices -- many operating at 25G and roughly half again at 50G -- ...
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If you're bullish on the cloud, the fourth-quarter earnings report from Juniper Networks, released Thursday, will have looked promising. And if your primary focus is ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/26/2017
Ixia is proclaiming a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology first, with the test system specialist claiming to have aggregated eight 56 Gbit/s channels using PAM-4 ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/20/2016
NeoPhotonics said it is selling its Access and Low Speed transceiver product lines to APAT Optoelectronics Components Co., in a deal that involves several ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/12/2016
Margaret Chiosi, a former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and arguably one of the most influential voices in Carrier Ethernet, optical networking and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/9/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/21/2016
Macom announced it is buying Applied Micro Circuits for about $770 million, paying out roughly 40% in cash and the balance in stock. Macom said its next step is to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/3/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom treads water in Q3; Ericsson extends Turkcell partnership; Privacy Shield faces French legal challenge.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/28/2016
AT&T's announcement Friday of plans to test 400 Gigabit Ethernet data speeds in 2017 puts the network operator at the forefront of the industry in that effort, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/27/2016
DALLAS -- Incompas -- Uniti Fiber is a new US fiber infrastructure company created by combining two existing fiber networks under the ownership of a third fiber optic ...
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GTT Communications bolsters its SD-WAN profile with the acquisition.
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Masergy: It's Time for SD-WAN Options

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Paul Ruelas, director of network products for Masergy, explains how adding SD-WAN has changed the service mix for his company's customers. In some cases, the change is incremental, enabling more granular customer control. Masergy's newest version, SD-WAN Go, gives up some of those controls for a streamlined version targeting mid-sized customers with the most ...
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Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

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5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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