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The Case for Flexibility Beyond 100G
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5/15/2013  |  3 comments
Comcast joins Google in asking for a flexible-rate optical standard, rather than 400G or terabit, but that's easier said than done
Virtualization Takes the Stage at Interop
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5/7/2013  |  2 comments
Cisco, Juniper and other more traditional Interop speakers might get overshadowed by the forces of virtualization
SDN Still Needs a Gathering Like ONS
Valley Wonk  | 
4/19/2013  |  3 comments
The Open Networking Summit has climbed the hype curve, but the conference should cling to its roots as a techie discussion forum for software-defined networking
What OpenDaylight Really Wants to Do
Valley Wonk  | 
4/16/2013  |  1 comment
The coalition's chairman says all these companies plan to further the SDN cause and don't have a 'nefarious' angle
Cisco Sees Daylight for SDN
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4/1/2013  |  2 comments
Big vendors are reportedly banding together to unify SDN's approach but is it more about steering the conversation?
Coherent Turns 5
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3/14/2013  |  4 comments
Forget Pi Day. Let's talk about optical milestones and the legacy of Nortel
Silicon Valley's SDN-Fest Returns
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3/5/2013  |  Post a comment
The Open Networking Summit has been the SDN place to be seen, but it's always a challenge for a conference to stay cool while growing
Juniper Isn't So Secure in the Enterprise
Valley Wonk  | 
2/27/2013  |  5 comments
A rumor that Juniper tried to sell off some enterprise assets isn't all that surprising
Users Want 'Open' SDN Done Right
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2/14/2013  |  3 comments
'Open' isn't open enough. The Open Networking User Group wants to make sure that as SDN evolves, it doesn't trigger some old traps
Metcalfe Gets Into Parc Party Mode
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2/12/2013  |  Post a comment
Bob Metcalfe didn't get asked to be on the cake and ice cream committee, but he'll help discuss innovation when Ethernet's birthday comes around in May
Tellabs vs. Sycamore
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2/1/2013  |  4 comments
What do Tellabs and Sycamore have in common? One less thing, as of Friday
Cisco's Farewell to Consumers
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1/25/2013  |  5 comments
Linksys was the last soldier standing in Cisco's fight to catch a consumer electronics transition
Silicon Photonics Prep for 100G Arrival
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1/24/2013  |  1 comment
Intel is grabbing 100G headlines, but it's still not time for optical suppliers to push the panic button
Cisco's Elfrink Gets $1M Bonus
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1/9/2013  |  2 comments
11:00 AM That's provided the chief globalisation officer sticks around after his move to the US -- which sounds doable
Spare a Dime for Analog?
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1/4/2013  |  1 comment
4:45 PM Sanjay Jha (formerly) of Motorola sees 4G gold in LTE-Advanced, but getting startups in on the game won't be so easy
Where SDN Is Going Next
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12/21/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Well, it seems to be going everywhere, but here are some guesses as to what might come of that
Juniper Cracking SDN Open
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12/13/2012  |  Post a comment
5:00 AM The $176M acquisition of startup Contrail looks like an attempt to create an open-source movement in software-defined networking
Photos: Broadcom's CES Preview
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12/12/2012  |  Post a comment
1:35 PM From an 18th-story San Francisco office, Broadcom shared its ideas for a wireless near-future
Buying Into the New Cisco
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12/11/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM For all the talk of a software-and-services makeover, Cisco might not be ready to let the switch/router market fall prey to SDN
SDN & the Commodity Question
Valley Wonk  | 
11/14/2012  |  9 comments
6:00 PM Software-defined networking won't eradicate Cisco or Juniper. At least not right away
SDN's Pragmatic Side
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10/26/2012  |  1 comment
3:35 PM Far from the years-away talk of network programmability, a couple of TelcoTV panelists discuss what SDN can do for them now
Infinera Has Tier 1 News (Soon)
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10/25/2012  |  21 comments
8:30 AM The company talked about this big North American customer. The deal finally happened, and there aren't many guesses as to who it is
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
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10/23/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Kicking off a series of blogs about the 2012 Leading Lights awards, here's the reasoning for the six telecom product finalists we picked
How EMC Could Declare War on Cisco
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10/5/2012  |  8 comments
5:50 PM There's no sign it would actually happen, but one analysis of EMC buying Juniper brings up some interesting ideas
Brocade Finds Another Use for Routers
Valley Wonk  | 
9/12/2012  |  1 comment
4:00 PM Analytics are another function that routers can absorb, depending on what you mean by 'analytics'
Verizon's Elby Leads LR Voting
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8/3/2012  |  4 comments
4:45 PM In our informal poll for the LR Hall of Fame, Qualcomm's founder was a favorite. But he's getting outbid
Where VMware Is Outdoing Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
7/30/2012  |  5 comments
1:00 AM Cisco rightly prides itself on leading the way through market transitions. But what about the one that's happening now?
White House Joins SDN Bandwagon
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6/13/2012  |  3 comments
8:00 PM Soon, the entire national press corps will be talking SDN. (Yeah, right)
Familiar Signs of a Bubble
Valley Wonk  | 
6/7/2012  |  6 comments
10:15 AM It's another social-media IPO, except that people love this one
What's the Holdup With Cisco & SDN?
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5/31/2012  |  4 comments
11:15 AM Cisco does take software-defined networking seriously, and that's supposedly why it's waiting two more weeks to explain its plans
OpenFlow's Optical Connection
Valley Wonk  | 
4/18/2012  |  5 comments
11:25 AM The guys who live down at Layer 1 are cheering for software defined networking more fiercely than you might realize
Optical Mergers Get Tougher From Here
Valley Wonk  | 
3/30/2012  |  2 comments
5:25 AM Mergers like Oclaro/Opnext do help, but the really big moves in optical components will have to be made by outsiders
OFC/NFOEC 2012: Yet More Photos
Valley Wonk  | 
3/12/2012  |  27 comments
3:00 PM An editor's-eye view of the big optical show during its last visit to LA (for now)
Still Waiting for Optical Consolidation
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3/7/2012  |  5 comments
2:30 PM -- Don't bother stopping us. You've heard this one before
Should Cisco Buy NSN?
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  7 comments
5:55 PM The optical division, not all of NSN. But even that might be a stretch
Eric Schmidt's Sunny World
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  6 comments
2:00 AM Sure, maybe it's true that connectivity can bring peace, love and harmony – but enough, already
Timing the Terabit Standard
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2/24/2012  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM Even though terabit work is already underway, it might not be too early to start worrying
Cisco's Half-Empty Glass
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2/10/2012  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Everyone sure sounded happy on Cisco's earnings call, but there's plenty to be worried about
OpenFlow Doesn't Always Mean Commodity
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2/8/2012  |  1 comment
9:15 AM That's what premium chipmakers are going to argue, and they might have a point
It's Open Season for OpenFlow
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2/6/2012  |  Post a comment
Tired of hearing about software-defined networking? Too bad
Cisco Finally Drops ūmi
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1/4/2012  |  8 comments
3:30 PM If the beloved Flip had to go, then the less-beloved ūmi wasn't going to be long for this world
Why Boards & Councils Failed Cisco
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12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM A lot of people thought Cisco's new-age structure was dumb, but suppose it wasn't. What went wrong? It all comes down to the boss man
The Fabless Tab
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12/16/2011  |  2 comments
5:15 PM It was right for chip startups to stop owning manufacturing, but somehow that added up to a wrong turn
Ciena Lets You Spy on SC11
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11/17/2011  |  5 comments
5:15 AM Hey, there are worse ways to spend a coffee break
ITU-T Makes an MPLS-TP Statement
Valley Wonk  | 
11/15/2011  |  6 comments
3:25 PM Exactly what this means for the potentially split MPLS-TP standard isn't that clear, though
Extreme vs. Arista
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11/14/2011  |  7 comments
4:20 PM Techy stats are nice, but they don't get you profiled in The New York Times
Ciena Goes Terabit
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10/31/2011  |  29 comments
11:00 AM Running 1Tbit/s isn't pretty yet, and that's part of the fun
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
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10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM Our pick of the litter: products that tap some big telecom themes and open up some intriguing possibilities
Leading Lights Finalists: Deal Maker
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10/14/2011  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Our reasons for picking the deal maker contenders in a big year for mergers and company transformations
Leading Lights Non-Finalists: Deal Maker
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10/4/2011  |  2 comments
8:05 AM Why a few juicy possibilities didn't make the cut
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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