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Key developments related to the introduction of 400G optical transport systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/27/2018
Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/27/2018
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/26/2018
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/18/2018
Cable R&D group is prepping its Full Duplex Coherent Optics effort to vastly increase the fiber capacity in the cable access network.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/8/2018
New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/5/2018
Module vendors team up to develop interoperable coherent 100G and 200G modules that, they hope, will help them corner the lion's share of the telco metro optical market.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/1/2018
In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other end-of-week stuff.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/31/2018
Ciena announces disappointing fiscal second quarter margins and the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/15/2018
Find out who's been welcomed into the Light Reading Hall of Fame this year.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/13/2018
US President cites loss of Chinese jobs as key reason for a reprieve... but US jobs were at risk too.
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DOJ Will Now Alert US Public to Foreign Interference, Attacks
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 7/20/2018
This week, the Justice Department released a new report on cyber attacks ...
LabCorp Investigating Possible Attack & Data Breach
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 7/20/2018
LabCorp, one of the largest medical and diagnostic companies in the world, is ...
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Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 7/20/2018
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 7/19/2018
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
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MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
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