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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/30/2018
Sales are up 12%, stock is up more than 13% and CEO Gary Smith's excitement level is through the roof.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/28/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus invests in transport network upgrade; Vodacom boasts Africa's first 5G service; KPN tweaks its management team; and CyrusOne buys into Europe.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/24/2018
Also in today's regional roundup: Gigabit broadband battle in Poland; Russians mull non-domestic Internet company tax; Dutch payment venfor on the tear; IBM's coffee drone.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/6/2018
With the ZTE sales ban now lifted, optical components specialist Acacia is expecting a bump in second half sales and that's given its stock a welcome boost.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/25/2018
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
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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.
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.
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