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UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
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2/27/2015  |  4 comments
'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
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2/27/2015  |  8 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
JDSU Unveils New Company Names
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
JDSU will split into two separate companies called Lumentum Holdings and Viavi.
ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor ADVA reported record revenue for 2014, as it sets sights on the data center boom in 2015.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
ADVA Reports Record Full-Year Revenue
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports audited 2014 IFRS financial results in line with guidance.
Avago Reports Revenues Growth in Fiscal Q1
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Net revenue was $1.63 billion, an increase of 3% from $1.59 billion in the previous quarter.
Avago to Acquire Emulex for $606M
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Emulex to operate as a business unit within Avago's enterprise storage segment.
CenturyLink Hits 1 Tbit/s in Florida Trial
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink successfully delivers terabit speeds in central Florida field trial.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
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2/25/2015  |  7 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
New Ciena Products Target Web-Scale Evolution
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
New Ciena chipsets and a metro software architecture boost bandwidth and flexibility in optical networks to support web-scale applications.
Ciena Addresses Rise of Web-Scale Dynamics
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2/25/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena announces new chipsets and other offerings aimed at addressing the unique requirements of web-scale networking trends.
TeliaSonera Unit Eyes Metro 100G Decision
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier is getting ready to make vendor choices for upcoming metro 100G deployments.
Optical Earnings Calendar: ADVA, Ciena Due to Report
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA reports quarterly earnings this week, while Ciena follows next week as optical watchers look to keep tabs on the 100G market.
Ciena Brings on Starke as CMO
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Former MicroStrategy and SAP executive brings software and enterprise marketing experience as Ciena broadens its hardware horizons.
GTT Buys MegaPath's Managed Services Unit
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
GTT expands its managed services with the acquisition, while MegaPath continues to pare down.
NEC Touts Unified OSS for SDN
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
NEC says it has developed configuration software that can be applied to multiple types of networks and which supports the implementation of SDN capabilities.
Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.
Cyan Claims Carrier Wins, Revenue Jumps
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Cyan reports growing revenue and two service provider wins for NFV orchestration.
Equinix Puts Infinera in Data Centers
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Data center and exchange operator deploys DTN-X in locations in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore.
Cyan Posts Q4 Revenue Jump
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
After adjusting its revenue outlook upward, Cyan reports a revenue jump of 46% between the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2014.
Nokia & Partners Unveil Virtual Mobile Network
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Apply SDN to the entire backhaul, transport and core of an LTE network. Approved ETSI NFV Proof of Concept. Milestone in design and implementation of future mobile networks.
Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.
Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
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2/18/2015  |  10 comments
The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.
IP & Optical Take Different Roads Toward Integration
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.
Nokia Offers Virtual OSS, VNF Service
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor's pre-MWC media blitz includes cloud-ready OSS and BSS, an NFV assessment service and enhancements to its Radio Cloud proposition, including Ethernet-based fronthaul.
AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
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2/16/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.
TE Connectivity Plans 100G Pluggable
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2/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Multi-source agreement leads to pluggable interconnect for data center market with enhanced density and thermal performance.
Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
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2/12/2015  |  8 comments
A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.
RAD Lands Major MiNID Deal in China
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Tier 1 Chinese operator to deploy RAD's miniature programmable NIDs.
FNE Finland Deploys 100G With Transmode
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
FNE-Finland Oy will expand its network with Transmode's Metro 100G solution.
Going Green in 2015
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
Fibercore Hires Herbst
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber manufacturer appoints Brian Herbst to global senior vice president to head sales expansion.
Bell Labs: IP/Optical Integration Saves Resources
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2/11/2015  |  3 comments
Bell Labs study suggests integrating IP routing and optical transport uses 40% fewer network resources than 100G router ports and optical transponders.
Pics From Poland: FTTH Conference
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2/11/2015  |  6 comments
The annual FTTH Council Europe event is in Warsaw, Poland, this year -- check out the pics from day 1.
Cyan Targets DCI With 34 Terabit Platform
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2/11/2015  |  24 comments
New N-Series is also based on open COTS-based hardware and uses a Linux operating system to appeal to large Internet content providers.
Cyan Launches Hyperscale Transport Platform
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cyan today launches a new line of high-density, high-capacity products designed to interconnect data centers and support growing cloud and content delivery network services.
Alabama Co-Op Delivers State’s First Gigabit Services
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2/9/2015  |  1 comment
Calix, Inc. announced that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Alabama's largest member-owned operating telephone cooperative, is now delivering fiber-enabled gigabit services via the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes and 716 Optical Network Terminals.
PMC-Sierra Reports Q4, Full Year Growth
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2/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled $136.9 million, an increase of 1% from $135.5 million in the third quarter of 2014 and an increase of 7.9% compared to $126.9 million in the fourth quarter. of 2013.
Indiana Fiber Network Preps Network Expansion
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2/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Plan upgrades IFN's statewide core network to support 100GE transport bandwidth and improves network reliability through the utilization of a meshed architecture.
Bit Parts: 100G Driving Revenue Growth
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2/6/2015  |  2 comments
Macom, Oclaro and JDSU all demonstrated revenue growth related to 100G in recent earnings reports.
100G Boosts Oclaro's Outlook
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2/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Maker of optical transceivers and other components sees strong 100G demand, though fiscal second-quarter revenue dampened by unit sale.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports Marginal Progress
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2/6/2015  |  2 comments
Revenues are down but margins are up as Shift Plan architect, CEO Michel Combes, targets positive cashflow in 2015.
MACOM to Net $127.8M From Stock Offer
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2/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Maker of components for optical, mobile and other uses will use proceeds to pay debt.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Group revenues, excluding Managed Services, down 3% year-on-year, though IP Routing revenues are up 15%.
Austin Apartments Get Grande's Gig
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2/5/2015  |  12 comments
As gigabit competition heats up in Austin, Grande Communications turns to the MDU market to position its service as a move-in amenity.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/5/2015  |  2 comments
Yes, it's that time of the year again! You can now enter your company, products, services and most/least favorite industry figureheads for this year's Leading Lights Awards -- they're even bigger than ever!
Chip Developer Tabula Reportedly Teetering
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2/2/2015  |  2 comments
Despite strong early funding and friends in high places, FPGA semiconductor developer Tabula reportedly is set to close down.
Cyan Partners With Kordia in South Pacific
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2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership extends Cyan's potential customer base for SDN and optical platforms throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered 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, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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