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Key developments related to the introduction of 400G optical transport systems.
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 ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/8/2015
An activist shareholder is urging Viavi Solutions to make numerous changes and explore selling all or parts of the company, and the identity of that shareholder will ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/3/2015
News of "short term" implementation delays by "three to four" North American Tier 1 customers put a damper on Ciena's fiscal third-quarter earnings, and left revenue ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/1/2015
Ciena gets the unenviable task this Thursday of reporting quarterly earnings during a week when financial markets once gain have been plunging. However, the news in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/31/2015
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update: - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Ciena has boosted switching capacity on its 5430 OTN switch from 3.6 Tbit/s to 15 Tbit/s, such a big increase that it might sound like a technology advancement in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Brand-new JDSU spinoff Lumentum has been presumed to be an acquisition target for other companies in the optical components space, but don't be surprised if the ...
By Simon Stanley, 8/24/2015
Third-generation optical modules and semiconductor components supporting 28Gbit/s interfaces have made 100G more attractive than 10G or 40G and open the door to 400G ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/19/2015
As optical vendors have begun to bring more programmability to their architectures in a nod to the SDN evolution progressing at higher layers of the network, Fujitsu ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/14/2015
Infinera's Transmode acquisition should close within a week, following news that about 96% of the Swedish company's shareholders had accepted Infinera's bid. With 37% ...
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Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/2/2015
The cost of cyber attacks to the world economy is $445 billion, says a new report ...
Telefónica Shares Lessons Learned With NFV PoC
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/1/2015
Telefónica aims to simplify operations, automation and technology with its first ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Coriant Appoints a New CEO
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
NeoPhotonics Unveils 400G Suite at ECOC
Monday, September 28, 2015
NTT Com's Japan-US IP Networks Tops 1 Tbit/s
Thursday, September 24, 2015
ADVA Conducts 400G DCI Trial
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ciena Outfits Waveserver for Long Haul DCI
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Oclaro Samples Single-Wavelength 400G Component
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Hibernia Express Cable Ready for Service, Marking Milestone in Global Comms
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Ciena Sales Lower Than Expected
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ciena Names Locoh-Donou COO
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Infinera Nabs EMEA Sales Exec From Ciena
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Infinera Helps AJC Cable Recovery
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Fujitsu Unveils Disaggregated Architecture Offering
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
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LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
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Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
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CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

10|1|15   |   03:18   |   (1) comment

Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
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Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
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Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

9|29|15   |   05:47   |   (5) comments

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
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Gigabit in Europe

9|29|15   |   04:24   |   (0) comments

At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
AT&T's Band of Women

9|28|15   |   4:36   |   (0) comments

Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon's Healthy Approach to WiC

9|22|15   |   2:30   |   (2) comments

If you think there are too few women in comms, you should see the healthcare industry. Nancy Green, Verizon's healthcare global lead, shares ideas on what we can do about it.
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UBBF 2015 Highlights

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Drilling down deeper into the transformation process will provide network operators with a practical look at building new businesses around a digital virtualized network architecture, and lay out some of the transition steps required, particularly in the struggle to enable more dynamic and focused enterprise network services.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
ActiveVideo's Cloud Virtualization Technology

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ActiveVideo's CMO, Murali Nemani, discusses how virtualized CPE functions can deliver applications from the cloud to various devices at home.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
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