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Key developments related to the introduction of 400G optical transport systems.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/10/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/5/2017
So you've blanked out the festive season, deleted those pics from your social media accounts and now you're trying to look forward to 2017… and if you're a vendor, ...
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Before I switch off the grey matter for the annual Christmas festivities, I always try to note down what is likely to be the hot areas of activity for the start of ...
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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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/17/2016
Infinera has unveiled a new set of optical transport products that, it hopes, can revive its fortunes after a tough year that has seen demand and revenues take a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2016
Facebook has unveiled an open source approach to dense wave division multiplexing called Open Packet DWDM that unbundles packet optical hardware and software. The new ...
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Ciena has unveiled WaveLogic Ai, the hardware foundation that underpins its plans to enable automated, software-driven networks and its next leap forward in optical ...
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 Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/25/2016
Aquantia said it is creating a 100Gbit/s all-electrical technology to deliver low latency for networking applications, notably data centers.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/23/2016
Israeli startup Teramount is developing a novel optics-aligning module that promises to make single-mode fiber connectors profoundly easier to make and use. Data ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Infinera laid down a benchmark in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform sector Wednesday by unveiling Cloud Xpress 2, its next-generation DCI platform, saying ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/21/2016
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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt

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Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst of IoT, Steve Bell, tells Light Reading how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform service provider markets, business models and mindsets, and how virtualizing the network core and Fog networking is key to meeting the agility and flexibility demands of IoT in the future.
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Ensemble SmartWAN Explained

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Ray Le Maistre and Prayson Pate, CTO of the Ensemble division at ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the details around the recent Ensemble SmartWAN announcement from ADVA and its potential impact on the SD-WAN movement as it goes virtual.
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Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Telstra's Managing Director of EMEA Tom Homer shares his insight into what makes a good partner in today's digital world.
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