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Key developments related to the introduction of 400G optical transport systems.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
New transport SDN prototype testing this fall, to be conducted in two carrier labs in North America and two in China, could provide crucial insight on specifications ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/26/2014
The optical market is shrinking. So, why have several optical transport vendors sounded fairly optimistic about the future in recent months? The answer lies in what ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/15/2014
The optical components sector always seems to have more than its share of corporate and financial drama. Here's an update on a few recent happenings.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/14/2014
PEG Bandwidth has expanded its optical backhaul system to accommodate not only the ever-growing capacity needs of mobile networks, but also the rise in gigabit ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/13/2014
The OIF today said it has started work on a common electrical interface for full-size backplane panels for 400G networks, one sign that those standards are marching ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google is involved in another submarine cable project -- at least its third in the last six years -- as it continues to make fiber networks a bigger part of its business.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/5/2014
On the surface, the Level 3 Communications acquisition of tw telecom seems an ideal marriage of a company with fat fiber optic pipes and global reach and one with ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/29/2014
Cisco's Transceiver Module Group has lost its second high profile employee this month. Adam Carter, the general manager of the optical unit, has left to become Chief ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/25/2014
Infinera looks to be a step closer to announcing its product plans for the metro 100G market, and has identified a specific sector of the market, which it is calling ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/21/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
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China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/27/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on ...
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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The Optical Market: A Health Check
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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