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Ciena to Acquire Cyan for $400M
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5/4/2015  |  1 comment
$400 million deal brings Ciena SDN/NFV software that has landed in many service provider labs and trials.
Level 3's SDN Play Focused on Hybrid Clouds
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5/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator aggressively integrated dynamic capacity abilities acquired from tw telecom to roll out nationally and globally.
Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software
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5/4/2015  |  5 comments
Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.
Cisco Taps Robbins to Succeed Chambers
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5/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Long-time CEO becomes executive chairman on July 26, to be replaced by 18-year vet who most recently headed worldwide operations.
Colt Group Reports Q1
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5/1/2015  |  Post a comment
KVH acquisition boosts Colt's numbers.
Colt Hires Former Pacnet CEO
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5/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Carl Grivner named EVP of Network Services.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
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5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
Eurobites: KVH Props Up Colt's Q1
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom.
No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
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5/1/2015  |  11 comments
Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.
CenturyLink Ponders Where to Put Flexibility
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier SDN will enable customer control but that can happen at different layers of the network and deciding which to do first is a challenge.
TeliaSonera Earns Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Badge
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4/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Scandinavian carrier claims a regional first with certification for Ethernet retail services, and is among few at the global wholesale level.
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution
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4/28/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
CENX Hires Former ALU Exec McDonald
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Andrew McDonald will serve as senior vice president of product management for the service orchestration player.
Huawei Boasts Largest Petabit Router
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei unveils the industry's largest petabit core router.
ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
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4/27/2015  |  2 comments
ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.
MEF Unites Carriers on Ethernet Interconnect
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4/24/2015  |  2 comments
In two initiatives, the Metro Ethernet Forum is bringing larger and smaller companies into efforts to make end-to-end Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous.
MEF Brings Ethernet Carriers Together on Interoperability
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4/24/2015  |  1 comment
The MEF has organized large Ethernet carriers in an initiative to use interoperability testing and rapid feedback to create a common way to interconnect Ethernet services.
MEF Interconnect Program Targets Small Carriers
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4/24/2015  |  Post a comment
A new Metro Ethernet Forum program lets smaller wholesale carriers participate in its E-Access and E-Transit certification without joining MEF.
Juniper Sees Second-Half Optimism
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Cost-cutting and cable/cloud customers help vendor exceed analyst expectations despite revenue slide.
Juniper Q1 Sales, Profits Exceed Expectations
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper's net revenues were down but separate of one-time items, revenues and earnings beat expectations of financial analysts.
ICT Transformation: From Awareness to Reality
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's latest survey focuses on network operators' plans and strategies for Information and Communication Technology Transformation, which involves replacing legacy silo-based functions with more agile and efficient digital business processes.
Dell Expands Data Center Switch Options
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
New Open Networking switches match 1 GE to 100GE switching with flexible OS options for emerging multi-rate data center architectures.
Talking Transformation With Ericsson's CTO
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders visited Ericsson's HQ in Kista, Sweden, to discuss industry transformation and the future of communications networks with Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II
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4/23/2015  |  1 comment
In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I
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4/23/2015  |  3 comments
In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
ADVA Quarterly Revenue Up 22% YoY
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor hits estimates again in first quarter 2015, and eyes a strong second quarter.
Ericsson Sinks on North American Slowdown
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Favorable currency movements flatter results as Swedish equipment maker is hit by a fall in business in its biggest regional market.
Getting It Right: Utah, CenturyLink & Gig Nets
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4/22/2015  |  4 comments
By becoming the anchor tenant, the Utah Education and Telehealth Network is helping spur gigabit networks across Utah.
Wedge, Spirent Demo Virtual Security
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4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Wedge Networks teamed with test vendor Spirent to demonstrate the performance of its NFV-based security for cloud services.
White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators in the market.
ADVA Opens Up Its Security Umbrella
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4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA expands its network security offerings and collects them under the new ConnectGuard brand.
What if the Comcast Merger Fails?
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4/20/2015  |  13 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Colt Launches PrizmNet for Financial Services Firms
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4/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Launch partners include NLX, Nasdaq, JPX and Aquis Exchange.
Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
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4/16/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.
Integra Extends Network to 3,000 Buildings
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Regional network operator grows significantly in four Western US markets and across its footprint follows recent shift to two business units.
ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
ADVA Announces ConnectGuard Security Suite
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA offers transport-layer security for data center interconnection and Ethernet-layer security as data protection at all levels becomes more critical.
Atlanta Hawks Strike Deal With Comcast Business
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
The Atlanta Hawks put full court press on new technology with Comcast Business.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent to Combine
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
All-share transaction values Alcatel-Lucent at €15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion), producing a company with a combined €26 billion ($27.7 billion) annual revenues.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
Brocade Investing $300M in India
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Opening state-of-the art development center in Bangalore and will invest $300 million in India over five years.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
CLECs Feasting on Data Center Growth
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Interconnecting data centers and connecting enterprises to the cloud are two bastions of current CLEC growth and expansion.
How Do Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent Stack Up?
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.
Nokia + AlcaLu: What the Analysts Say
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4/14/2015  |  12 comments
What do industry analysts think of the news that Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in merger talks?
Eurobites: Mystery Bid in for Telekom Slovenije
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Germany upgrades mobile backhaul with Coriant; Swisscom's next-gen teletext; DataSift loses Twitter feed.
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Prime Reading  | 
4/14/2015  |  1 comment
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center operator ViaWest is continuing to expand, confident that demand will follow.
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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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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (3) comments


Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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