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Headcount: Blood Transfusions
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11/9/2007  |  Post a comment
AlcaLu and Tellabs need new blood, WooMe saves lives, and Ron Nelson is lying on a beach somewhere
Headcount: Wrong Way Huawei
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3/15/2007  |  3 comments
Volpi boards at Clearwire, Cisco optical giant leaves, Tekelec sells a wreck, and Huawei recruiters baffle a notable networking biggie
Headcount: Union Blues
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7/21/2006  |  2 comments
Convergence clobbers RBOC union jobs; Mangrove and Caspian cut; 2Wire looks for a new CEO, and much more
Headcount: Lurch Engines
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4/12/2006  |  2 comments
Google and Yahoo troll for video talent, Verilink reads from Chapter 11, BellSouth spares a few managers, and much more
Headcount: Plentiful & Hard to Get
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3/2/2006  |  1 comment
Spirent cuts in marketing, Anschutz leaves Qwest, Huber gets paid, Nortel adds more GE-men, and the jobs outlook is as confusing as ever
Headcount's Top Five in '05
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1/4/2006  |  2 comments
We highlight the top personnel stories in 2005 and look at breaking news from Redback, C-COR, Finisar, and Comptel
Headcount: Grinch Patrol
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12/2/2005  |  3 comments
Savvis pays its former CEO, Nortel's execs await the axe, we ponder Acme Packet's latest hire, and YOU can help expose a grinch
Headcount: More Deep Cuts
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11/4/2005  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading hires again, Tellabs promotes DeWilde Man, DT performs a German layoff, and Lucent retirees try to get even
Headcount: Telecom Refugees
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8/8/2005  |  5 comments
Executives take a leave from telecom, Tellabs loses HR VP, UTStarcom execs surface at Caspian, and MCI hangs up on telemarketers
Headcount: A Cooler Crowd
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7/13/2005  |  1 comment
Staff shuffling at Reef Point Systems, UTStarcom, Megisto, Mahi, and Nortel
Looking at M&A Aftermath
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5/19/2005  |  370 comments
Laurel exits, Ciena cuts in Canada, Cisco gets a startup soldier, and much more
Headcount: Synergy Qwest
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5/5/2005  |  Post a comment
Quarry changes heads, Qwest counts bodies, Intel loses a network processor man, Salira finds a home, and more
Notes From Naperville
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3/15/2005  |  Post a comment
Tellabs buries more bods; Juniper hits headcount high; LR's Lucent scoop comes home to roost
Vendor Vivisection
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3/2/2005  |  11 comments
Vendor Vivisection
Meriton gets a CEO, Allied Telesyn sends mixed signals, AT&T workers stay home
Great Googly Moogly!
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1/7/2005  |  1 comment
Great Googly Moogly!
Google wants to rule the world, Broadwing's brass get bonuses, and another Ciena exec takes off
Cutting the Fat (Really)
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11/10/2004  |  Post a comment
SBC cuts; Axiowave cuts; Verizon cuts, then adds; something's amiss at Network Elements
Job Count Friday
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10/26/2004  |  14 comments
Telecom jobs still tumbling; Ciena moves on marketing; Fultz falls at RBN; Allied Telesyn shakes things up
Morale Fatale
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8/20/2004  |  4 comments
Telcordia survey singes management, Sonus eyes SBC, and Charley hits Florida jobs and phones
Buy vs Lure
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6/22/2004  |  4 comments
Buy vs Lure
Sentito hires former Pelago chief, Polaris loses two execs, Kirana kisses off, and much more
Family Time
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5/11/2004  |  20 comments
Family Time
Ciena shuffles, Polaris outsources, Vivace guys roll, and much more
Full Moon
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4/7/2004  |  7 comments
Full Moon
MCI blames 'Do Not Call' registry, Lucent cuts in China, Ericsson promotes VPs, and much more
Outlawing Offshoring?
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3/17/2004  |  6 comments
Outlawing Offshoring?
Scandal looms at Nortel, Ciena cuts 40, FutureWei shuffles sales force, and Headcount initiates 'Average Joe' contest
Man-Eating Holiday
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3/3/2004  |  Post a comment
Ciena restructuring rumors persist, Wolters quits Sentito, Pagani leaves Nortel, and Hyperchip cuts some staff
FCC Eyes Action Jackson
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2/6/2004  |  Post a comment
Clarendon closes, Leopold leaves Merrill Lynch, Alltel & MCI keep cutting, OFC gets more international
Laying Off Layoffs
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1/22/2004  |  Post a comment
France Telecom swings le axe, Ceterus and Valor nip & tuck, and Pedestal gets more funding
Job Makers, Deal Breakers
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1/14/2004  |  4 comments
Gluon comes unglued, Coriolis cuts, Luminous looks for a CEO, and Ishoni can't outlast its outsourcing woes
Less Is More
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12/31/2003  |  Post a comment
Dacom gets a new chief, Cicada to shrink after acquisition, and Emperative employees write some wrongs
Company Makeover
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12/16/2003  |  2 comments
Big carriers cut back, Valo vets get jobs, Photuris trolls for partners, and much more
Viva Lost Wages
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12/8/2003  |  10 comments
Corning closes plants, Alcatel chops US jobs, and Gluon CFO says, 'See ya!'
Offshoring, Dude!
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11/21/2003  |  2 comments
More Jobs go overseas, Onetta loses a CEO, Photuris furloughs, Riverstone turnover is not a kind of dessert
Cabin Pressure
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10/30/2003  |  1 comment
JDSU sells a jet, Westwave waves goodbye, Optical Solutions trims, and Redback takes a whack
For the Masses
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10/1/2003  |  12 comments
Mass layoffs continue, Hatteras can't keep a CEO, LightCross loses its COO, and Lucent tries to calm pensioners
It's Uncle Sam's Fault
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9/24/2003  |  Post a comment
SBC protests, Motorola board rebels, Corvis/Broadwing executive ranks to grow
Buddy Can You Share a Line?
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9/18/2003  |  Post a comment
SBC whines (and cuts jobs), Tellabs asks for volunteers, Sprint outsources, and Entrisphere is 'not engaging'
More Cuts Coming
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9/11/2003  |  Post a comment
The recession ain't really over, Ciena and Cisco keep cutting, and Metro-Optix sells itself, post mortem
Labor Daze
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8/26/2003  |  2 comments
Verizon talks continue, Cindana Turkatte resurfaces, Ceterus ramps up, and GSI saves the etalons
Survey Sez
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8/6/2003  |  Post a comment
Tellabs, BellSouth outsource; Verizon labor talks continue; and the rumor mill is spinning out of control
Job Market Blues
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7/15/2003  |  Post a comment
Agility cuts, Jim Fultz joins RBN, Sycamore VP leaves, and Chiaro moves house
Memo Minder
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6/11/2003  |  Post a comment
Agogbua resurfaces, T-Networks and Continuum make cuts, and Bandwidth9 changes markets
Viva la Cinco de Mayo!
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5/7/2003  |  5 comments
Procket, CopperCom, and others make cuts, while Pelago and Transparent sell their assets
Behold! A Wooly Yak!
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4/8/2003  |  Post a comment
Brecis, Ciena, and LSI Logic make cuts. Corning's Ipswich plant may be saved. And UPT buys W2Networks
Give Me Liberty!
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4/2/2003  |  Post a comment
Tellabs prepares to cut, Mahi hires sales muscle, Nortel vet founds a startup, and Jedai is not dead yet
I'll Strike if You Fire Me!
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3/19/2003  |  Post a comment
Nettest workers strike to avert layoff (huh?), Allegro waltzes off, Caspian cuts again, others lose top dogs

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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!