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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of 100G optical transport systems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/25/2015
If picking investment winners and losers in telecom is part of your Black Friday shopping agenda, then you might want to take heed of what two veteran financial ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/2/2015
Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/26/2015
Alcatel-Lucent might be edged out of Verizon's long-haul transport network, with Ciena adopting a solo supplier status with the Tier 1 US operator, according to a ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ticks off final regulatory approval for AlcaLu deal; ADVA hits all-time high in Q3; hard times in Saudi Arabia.
By Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/14/2015
Trends in video, cloud and Internet content are driving network operator Ethernet decisions and bringing particular attention to 100 Gbit/s transport, 100 Gigabit ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2015
The networking project of the Open Compute Project and the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab today jointly released what they are calling the "consumer ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/9/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; BT starts more trials with AlcaLu; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2015
Having tantalized with its 100G metro aggregation talk for so long, Infinera finally put the market out of its misery Tuesday with the launch of its new, home-grown ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy for the IoT.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/23/2015
Have we been spending so much time in the last year talking about metro data center interconnect that we have ignored the obvious -- DCI is an application not ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2015
Hibernia Networks' much-anticipated Hibernia Express transatlantic submarine cable is ready for service, promising under 60 milliseconds latency for some roundtrip ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/11/2015
Finisar's CEO Eitan Gertel quit late Thursday following disappointing fiscal first-quarter financials and a weak second-quarter outlook that shaved more than 14% from ...
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The New IP
Data Center & Enterprise LAN SDN Tops $1.4 Billion
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/27/2015
IHS forecasts that by the end of 2015, data center and enterprise LAN SDN ...
Pics: Alcatel-Lucent Field Trip
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/25/2015
The New IP Editor Liz Coyne took a field trip to Alcatel-Lucent's Naperville, ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
Megaphone Moment
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Blow off some steam
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VZ Layoffs
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China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

11|26|15   |   09:58   |   (0) comments

Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

11|19|15   |   05:07   |   (0) comments

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

11|19|15   |   5.08   |   (0) comments

Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

11|17|15   |   7.20   |   (0) comments

Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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