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ADVA Takes a Haircut as It Warns of Tough H2
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA's share price takes a 15% hit following an earnings report that cited 'turbulent times' and a 'subdued' sales outlook but there won't be any job cuts, the CEO says.
ADVA Reports Q2 Revenues of €144.2M
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA reports an 8.3% year-on-year decrease in second quarter revenues.
Eurobites: BT Tools Up for Regulatory Battle
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HMD Global CEO steps down; ADVA numbers down in Q2; UK win for ADTRAN; EE's 4G cliffhanger.
RJio Spurs Indian Interest in NFV
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
The recent market entry of RJio is putting other operators under pressure to make investments in new software and virtualization technologies.
ZTE Net Profit Up 30% in First Half
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7/19/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment supplier has recovered strongly from its clash with US authorities.
Brocade, Broadcom Merger in Doubt
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  4 comments
Merging players have been forced to give regulatory authorities more time to review their deal amid concern about the impact the move could have on competition.
Juniper Hires Google's Koley as CTO
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Bikash Koley, who built Google's network and led the OpenConfig initiative, is coming to Juniper to fill Pradeep Sindhu's shoes.
Ericsson Shares Slump on Gloomy Q2 Update
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor accelerates cost-cutting activities and says conditions will be worse than previously feared as its operating margin turns negative.
T-MANO & Counting: SKT's New NFV Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2017  |  2 comments
South Korean telco has taken the wraps off a new MANO platform, but will it reduce complexity or add to it?
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
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7/11/2017  |  2 comments
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Oracle Cloud Gets NetBonded to AT&T
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7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T kept getting asked if NetBond included Oracle. Not any more.
AT&T Adds Oracle Cloud to NetBond
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7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Addison of Oracle Network Cloud Service – FastConnect to the AT&T NetBond for Cloud ecosystem offers secure, dedicated connectivity.
Telia Carrier Now the EdgeConneX Connection
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7/11/2017  |  1 comment
The companies create a strategic partnership that will bring Telia Carrier's network to every EdgeConneX site.
Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
Mellanox Chip Shop Aims to Batter Broadcom With Next-Gen Ethernet Switch
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Israeli semiconductor vendor is hoping to grab market share from archrival Broadcom with the launch of a next-generation chip for Ethernet switches.
Arista Suspends US Imports in Trade Dispute
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco wins this round: Arista has stopped importing switches to the US for now.
Who's Steering Vodafone's NFV Ship?
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
With Vodafone's head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, now departed, who's in charge of the operator's Ocean virtualization strategy? An import from Netcracker, Light Reading believes…
Mellanox Intros Spectrum-2
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
It's the 'world's most scalable 200 gigabit and 400 gigabit Open Ethernet switch solution,' claims the vendor.
DT's Pan-Net Still at Start of the Marathon
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7/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's pan-net transformation is slowly moving ahead, even if it still has a long way to go.
Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery
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7/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
Eurobites: Nokia Teams With Telkom for G.fast Trial
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7/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in Free-Orange costs dispute.
Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends
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7/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
ADVA CEO: How We Can Capitalize on MRV Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/3/2017  |  1 comment
ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes the acquisition of fellow optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV can deliver key Tier 1 accounts, upsell opportunities and immediate bottom-line gains.
ADVA Swoops for MRV in 'Strategic' $69M Bid
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7/3/2017  |  2 comments
Optical giant ADVA aims to gather more customers outside Europe.
How Colt Capitalized on SDN & NFV
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7/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, VP of technology and architecture at Colt, talks about how SDN and NFV have impacted network operations and service development.
ADVA to Acquire MRV
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7/3/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA says strategic purchase will strengthen its product portfolio and expand its international customer base.
How Startups Can Win as Moore's Law Ends
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6/30/2017  |  3 comments
Is there an upside to Moore's Law slowing down? Actually, there are many.
Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud
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6/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.
'New' Kontron Emerges With $1B Sales Target
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6/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Following a difficult year, embedded computing system specialist has agreed a merger with S&T Deutschland, giving it an expanded portfolio and a role in hitting an annual sales target of $1 billion.
Cisco Wants to Reconquer Your Network With 'Intuitive' Plan
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco's 'network intuitive' is about the next 30 years, but it's also a return to the old Cisco.
Kontron, S&T Merge
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Kontron has merged with S&T Deutschland Holding, giving it a broader software portfolio and enhanced production capabilities.
Catching Up With Colt
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
I visited Colt's headquarters in London to catch up with a quartet of execs about developments at the progressive network operator.
Ethernity Raises £15M From London IPO
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6/29/2017  |  2 comments
With its eye on the SDN and NFV markets, FPGA-based processor specialist raises £15 million as it joins London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Evolved Intelligence Highlights 5G Security Concerns
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Network signalling specialist says security is in danger of being left behind as the industry races to get 5G to market.
Nokia Courts China's Web-Scale Giants
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6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia plans to establish a special unit to help large-scale Chinese Internet firms expand overseas.
AMS-IX US Expands Its Footprint With Connectivity of 130 PacketFabric Locations
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
AMS-IX and PacketFabric announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding to interconnect their respective services.
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit Tackles Business Reality Behind Historic Change
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Fourth annual, must-attend summit set for Prague, December 5-7; critical discussions among communications industry movers and shakers to focus on 5G, IoT, NFV, Video, Smart Cities and Security.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.
Cisco & Ericsson Hone Their Partnership
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
As Ericsson scales back its enterprise plans, the partnership with Cisco gets more focused on specific product combinations.
GTT to Buy Global Capacity
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Cash and stock deal valued at about $163 million will combine GTT's cloud connectivity services with Global Capacity's network connections.
Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.
CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.
Comcast Business Finalizes Fiber Network Expansion in New Haven
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Nearly $1.7 million investment to expand high-performance network provides Connecticut businesses with Ethernet, Internet, WiFi, voice and video services.
Lightower Focusing on East Coast Cable Landings
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Company pledging to increase fiber connectivity to cable landing stations on the US Eastern Coast.
Cisco's Next Networking Frontier: Intuitive Networks
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6/20/2017  |  6 comments
Cisco is giving the enterprise network a makeover, paving the way for automated, intelligent networks driven by policy rules.
Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.
Arista Strengthens Its Case for the Network Core
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Having proven out merchant silicon in the data center, Arista continues to aim for the service provider core with upgrades to its R-series of universal spine switches.
Arista Expands Universal Spine & Leaf Platforms
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Offers new software and hardware for the Arista R-Series platforms.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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