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Key developments related to the introduction of 400G optical transport systems.
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% ...
By Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/29/2015
In June, I hosted Huawei's second annual Optical Innovation Forum in Nice, which was attended by more than 150 attendees from network operators, service providers, ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/27/2015
Fast-growing colocation provider CyrusOne is continuing its use of BTI's 7800 platform for 100G data center interconnection needs, proving that the small vendor ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/23/2015
Infinera solidly beat its own guidance and analyst estimates for its second-quarter financials, a performance fueled in part by three service provider customers -- ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/17/2015
Infinera has turned in revenue increases like clockwork over the last several quarters, and company watchers are not expecting that to change when the vendor reports ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/9/2015
Following TeliaSonera International Carrier's recent trial of Coriant's CloudWave Optics software, the wholesale operator plans to deploy the software in its network ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 9/4/2015
Approximately 33% of the world's computers have been affected by malicious software.
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Genius Wong, President of Global Network, Cloud and Data Center Services, Tata Communications, 9/3/2015
Tata Communications asks if the Internet can ever be broken and are enterprise ...
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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 ...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Inphi Unveils PAM4 Chipset for DCI
Friday, August 7, 2015
Ciena Closes Cyan Acquisition
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Ciena Supports euNetworks' 200G Effort
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CyrusOne Expands BTI Deployment
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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 with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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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 ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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