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LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  1 comment
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
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1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  9 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Voxbone Boasts Major Growth in 2014
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Voxbone signed up a number of major telco customers in 2014 and increased the volume of calls supported by its network by 29% to more than 4 billion.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
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1/22/2015  |  4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
Virtual CPE: An Early Mover for Virtual Networks
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/21/2015  |  3 comments
Gets results on a small scale before embarking on a big SDN or NFV network transformation.
NTT Communications to Expand Operations in India
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Will open new office in Ahmedabad and obtain Unified License for network services.
Brocade Ships Its Open SDN Controller
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1/20/2015  |  6 comments
The Vyatta Controller, shipped today, is based on OpenDaylight and designed to let network operators give SDN a try.
Tier 2 Data Center Market Booming
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1/19/2015  |  5 comments
New breed of facility combines data center, interconnection and high bandwidth, say partners 365 Data Centers and TSIC.
Etisalat Expands NFV Deal With AlcaLu
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Middle East operator to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's virtual radio network controller in additional territories.
ZTE Boasts Router Wins at China Telecom
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
ZTE multi-service edge routers preferred in China Telecom IP network construction.
EdgeConneX Chooses Zayo for Connectivity
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center provider EdgeConneX chooses Zayo to provide connectivity to its distributed data centers, including diverse entrances/routes for survivability.
Netrality Launches New US Carrier Hotels
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1/16/2015  |  2 comments
New player touting stability and greater affordability including elimination of monthly recurring interconnection fees.
Amerimar, Newby Launch Netrality, New Carrier Hotel Firm
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Netrality owns and operates strategic carrier hotels in North America and has plans to acquire additional properties in Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets on the continent.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
The Gigabot  | 
1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.
ETSI NFV Group Publishes Specifications
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
ETSI's Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group (ISG) has completed its first phase with the publication of 11 NFV specifications.
Gorti to Pull the NFV Strings at Alcatel-Lucent
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1/14/2015  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's incoming President IP Platforms, Bhaskar Gorti, will have overall control of the vendor's NFV strategy, including CloudBand, but is he the right person for that role?
Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.
Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
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1/14/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefónica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.
Key Carrier Ethernet Testing and OAM Standards Wall Chart
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1/14/2015  | 

A detailed and informative wall chart including a network overview, IEEE802.1/ITU Y.1731 OAM (Connectivity Fault & Performance Management), ITUY.1564 SAM (Service Activation Methodology (SAM)), and IEEE 802.3ah EFM OAM (Link Fault Management).

Integra Positions to Catch Bigger Fish
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Western US carrier Integra creates two new units to better address the needs of different-sized businesses.
AlcaLu Hires Oracle Big Hitter
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1/13/2015  |  6 comments
Longtime Oracle Communications executive Bhaskar Gorti has joined Alcatel-Lucent as the head of IP Platforms and takes responsibility for NFV.
Cisco: Software, Cloud to Be 'Main Focus'
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1/13/2015  |  4 comments
Having made its fortunes in hardware, Cisco is now planning to revamp its strategy and plan a future based on software and cloud developments.
Integra Creates New Business Units
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier aims Electric Lightwave unit at large enterprises, data centers, wholesale and government, while aligning Integra Business to serve mid-market customers.
Cyan Ups Q4 Outlook, Promises SDN Wins
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
Things are looking up for Cyan, which raised its fourth-quarter outlook this week on the heels of a new contract and new funding.
Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
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1/9/2015  |  9 comments
A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.
Brocade to Issue $500M in Convertible Notes
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade will restructure existing debt and use some proceeds for general corporate purposes.
Sonus Buys Itself an SDN Story
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1/8/2015  |  5 comments
IP systems vendor buys SDN technology from Treq Labs, announces a reverse stock split and provides preliminary fourth-quarter financials.
Sonus Buys Treq Assets, Updates on Q4
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1/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Sonus Networks has acquired SDN assets from Treq Labs, announced details of a reverse stock split and unveiled preliminary Q4 financials.
Global Capacity Sees Growth in MegaPath Deal
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1/7/2015  |  1 comment
By gaining an automated back-end system and data services portfolio, carrier lays groundwork for significant expansion strategy.
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
Rewired  | 
1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
Global Capacity Completes MegaPath's Network Services Buy
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity plans to use the MegaPath network services business to expand the reach of its One Marketplace, an automated wholesale services deployment platform.
Coriant Claims Agile Networks Buildout
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant 8600 router and network management software get the call for planned fiber and wireless network in Ohio.
Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
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1/5/2015  |  8 comments
Another small community is gigabit-ready, thanks to a utility-owned FTTH network.
Huawei Boasts 2014 Revenues of $46B
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1/5/2015  |  2 comments
In a 'New Year Message for 2015,' the current CEO cites a year-on-year sales increase of 15%.
New Vendor Horizons
Haiku  | 
1/5/2015  |  1 comment
In 2015, Resolve to broaden your view Beyond the big two
ADVA Appoints New CFO
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1/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Ulrich Dopfer is the new CFO at ADVA Optical Networking.
Eurobites: Tele Columbus Closes In On IPO
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1/2/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: ADVA names a new CFO; Birdstep sells part of its mobile security business; Blinkbox could attract rival bids.
AlcaLu Ups Its Cable Game
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1/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Vik Saxema, CTO for Cable & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the vendor's developments for the cable operator market, including virtual CPE.
LR's 14 New Year's Resolutions for Telecom
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12/31/2014  |  5 comments
Light Reading is ringing in the New Year by offering up some practical resolutions that can help carriers and vendors better compete, make money and plan their strategic moves in 2015.
US Internet Rolls Out 10Gig in Minneapolis
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12/30/2014  |  7 comments
ISP demonstrates the capabilities of its fiber network with the launch of a 10 Gbit/s service to select Minneapolis customers.
Comlink Talks New Apps, Targets Healthcare
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12/30/2014  |  1 comment
Comlink COO John Summersett discusses his company's eight-state fiber network from Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit.
Kordia Spies SDN Efficiencies
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12/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Drew Gilpin, head of sales and marketing at New Zealand telco Kordia, sees SDN as a way to achieve a more efficient use of capital.
Tales of the Gigabit City, 2014 Edition
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12/29/2014  |  3 comments
We take a look back at some of the unique Gigabit Cities stories of 2014 and detail what to look forward to in the coming year.
DASAN Networks USA Hires Industry Vet
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12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Joseph Riotta, the new VP of Sales for the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, was previously at Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu.
TDS Telecom Keeps Spreading Gigabit Cheer
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12/24/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier continues gigabit network expansion, introducing a 1 Gbit/s service in 19 markets across four states.
Windstream Taps Cyan for 100G Upgrade
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco chooses long-time supplier Cyan to upgrade its regional and metro networks from 10G to 100G.
Verizon Reminds Us That 200G Exists
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12/22/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon quietly rolls out 200G on a single route, meeting its timetable and highlighting the next step beyond 100G.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Graham Finnie from Heavy Reading about some of the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control.
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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