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Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.
Colt Bigs Up the Benefits of Virtual CPE
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
NFV pioneer has seen significant benefits from introducing virtual CPE to enterprise customers during the past two years, executive tells webinar audience.
CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Comlink Turns On 100G With Transmode
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
US regional carrier Comlink has started deploying 100G managed services using Transmode's TM-Series platform.
Comlink Enters 100G Race
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Midwest network operator sets up dedicated 100G link for carrier customer in Michigan.
PICs Get the Laser Treatment
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming photonic integrated circuits.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  9 comments
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.
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified customer base, a combination that has lit a fire under its share price.
Infinera Reports 'Exceptional Year' Earnings
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Revenue grew more than 20% for the second consecutive year.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Communicating With a Twist of Light
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1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
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.
PTC Sails On Without Us
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1/21/2015  |  5 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
Tata Taps Into Seabras-1 Cable
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications makes investment to purchase capacity on Seaborn Networks' route from US to Brazil.
Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.
Huawei Marine Boasts Successful Subsea Tests
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Announces successful completion of sea trials for its second-generation Repeater, RPT 1660 R2, and Branching Unit, BU 1650 R2.
Ciena to Upgrade Japan-US Cable Network
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor brings latest programmable coherent optical technology to consortium-owned submarine cable network.
MENA Deploys Infinera's DTN-X in Egypt
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Network will allow MENA to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capacity.
Telstra Turns On 100G Subsea Routes
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Telstra launches new 100G Wavelength connectivity across multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes globally.
Ciena to Cut 55 Jobs in Outsourcing Move
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1/16/2015  |  1 comment
Optical vendor moves some distribution, repair and other responsibilities to partners to improve its supply chain.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Hibernia Completes Network Expansion With Ciena
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Hibernia ready for service on six new long-haul fiber routes in the Northeast US.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
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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?
Infinera Announces New Sales Execs
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera announces two new sales executives focusing on the content and government sectors just as those markets are heating up for optical.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei Boosts Operating Income by 17%
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor provides greater detail on 2014 financials.
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.
Optical Priorities 2015
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Subsea Network Near Vietnam Cut... Again
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1/7/2015  |  1 comment
A troubled spoke of the Asia America Gateway subsea cable faces repairs following the latest of multiple cuts within the past year.
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Gets New CEO
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent appoints Luis Martinez-Amago as CEO of its flagship company in China.
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.
Hibernia Hires Chief Commercial Officer
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Omar Altaji, former executive with Global Crossing and AT&T, joins submarine cable player in new role.
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.
New Vendor Horizons
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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.
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.
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.
Ciena Seen as Verizon 100G Metro Favorite
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12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Analysts suggest existing Verizon supplier Ciena is favorite to win a 100G metro spot at Verizon, but several vendors are in the running.
Top 5 Optical Trends for 2015
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12/24/2014  |  2 comments
Software programmability, IP and optical integration, metro 100G and other key trends are worth watching in the transport sector in the coming year.
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.
Telstra Snaps Up Pacnet for $697M
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12/23/2014  |  2 comments
Australian operator to acquire subsea network and data center operator to boost its South-East Asia presence.
Telstra to Buy Pacnet
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Telstra strikes deal to acquire Pacnet, which provides connectivity, managed services and data centre services to carriers, multinationals and governments in Asia-Pacific.
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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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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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 Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about 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 – and sign up for
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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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