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Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
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10/20/2014  |  3 comments
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Infinera Looks to Rise Above Capex Concerns
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10/20/2014  |  1 comment
Infinera is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings this week, potentially free of the capex drag other vendors have noted.
ZTE Claims 400G Record
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor achieves single carrier 400G wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) signal transmission over 3000km.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
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10/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
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10/17/2014  |  5 comments
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Pacnet Picks BTI for Data Center Interconnection
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier uses BTI 7800 Series to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo at 200G per slot.
SDN Tests Go Swimmingly, Says OIF
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Interoperability testing among multiple carrier labs shows pre-standard SDN bear can meet most of the requirements for cloud-bursting.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
Setting the SDN Agenda
Shades of Ray  | 
10/14/2014  |  2 comments
The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?
BT, ADVA Show Off Transport SDN
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Demonstration in Düsseldorf virtualizes the connectivity network and integrates it into a bandwidth-allocation application.
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Coriant unveils its SDN and NFV capabilities plus a live service trial with a Tier 1 operator in Asia.
Europe-India Cable Upgrades With Ciena
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
MTN Nigeria Deploys 100G With AlcaLu
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Network transformation will benefit a country with 275 mobile subscribers for every landline with an economy that relies on fast, dependable, high-capacity mobile broadband access.
TE SubCom Tapped for US-Brazil Cable
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor will build 10,556km submarine cable from Boca Raton, Fla. to Brazil, backed by Google and others.
Eurobites: WiFi's Lightbulb Moment
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Now Capex Crunch Hits Juniper
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10/10/2014  |  7 comments
Juniper's stock slides, and others go with it, as lower telco demand forces the IP networking vendor to cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.
Coriant Wins Deals in Brazil, Taiwan
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom and TIM Brasil join the Coriant club.
NEC Wins AAE-1 Subsea Extension Deal
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
NEC to build Hong Kong extension to the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 submarine cable system.
BT, Huawei Boast 3Tbit/s Transmission Trial
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Speed achieved over a fully managed core Flexgrid optical network.
The Promise of Next Generation Metro WDM Access
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendors and operators are working on a new optical transport standard for fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Eurobites: EC, China Close to Deal in 'State Subsidies' Dispute
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10/9/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and BT claim 3 Tbit/s over fiber link; Orange considers IPO for Africa, Middle East units; tablets turf TV out of UK kids' bedrooms.
Ciena Wins AAG Subsea Deal
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10/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Trans-Pacific submarine cable consortium will deploy vendor's GeoMesh platform.
TIA Enlists Non-Telecom Leadership
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10/8/2014  |  2 comments
The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.
Sckipio Turns Up the Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing sector.
Integra Unveils Dedicated 100G Connections
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Express routes offer assurances of greater bandwidth and lower latency between several metro markets in the Western US.
MaxLinear to Acquire Physpeed
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Transaction accelerates entry into enterprise and infrastructure markets.
100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
Televõrgu Deploys ADVA's 100G Core
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Televõrgu deploys ADVA 100G core to connect Northern and Eastern European countries to Central Europe over a route running through the Baltic States and Poland.
Spirent Slammed by Slowdown
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10/7/2014  |  2 comments
Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.
Cisco Applies Analytics to IoT Video
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10/6/2014  |  1 comment
Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.
Capex Crunch Hits EZchip
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.
BTI Unveils New Ethernet Access Platform
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Adds BTI SA-805 service access platform for high-capacity Ethernet access.
RST Deploys Transmode's iWDM-PON Solution
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor's iAccess product supports North Carolina telco's ambition for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
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10/3/2014  |  6 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Lower Revenue in Europe Alters Adtran's Q3
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10/3/2014  |  4 comments
Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.
Adtran Issues Q3 Earnings Warning
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10/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the quarter is expected to range from $162 million to $163 million.
GTT Acquires More Cloud Prowess
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10/1/2014  |  Post a comment
The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.
Windstream Expands Long-Haul 100G
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9/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Following Infinera deployment, Windstream moves on to second phase of expansion, about 4,100 route miles.
Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
Google puts money into InnoLight; Rockley is hiring; Oplink shareholders still aren't happy.
GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
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9/29/2014  |  6 comments
The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.
NTT Electronics Ships 20nm Low-Power Coherent DSP
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9/26/2014  |  Post a comment
CMOS Integrated Circuit (IC) with enhanced digital coherent processing core designed for production of smaller 100G Coherent pluggable transceivers.
Xtera Demonstrates High-Capacity Unrepeatered Reach
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
ECOC demo follows paper from Xtera, Verizon and Corning on maximum unrepeatered distance at high capacity for optical fiber.
Alcatel-Lucent Announces 200G DWDM Line Card
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Single-carrier line card allows 100G transmission up to 4,000km and 200G up to 1,000km.
Bunyan Selects Calix for GigaZone Project
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
GigaZone will leverage the 844G GigaCenters deployed in subscribers' homes via direct fiber connections to offer Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
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9/25/2014  |  10 comments
Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.
Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Removal Cast Into Doubt
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9/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK boss maps out revival plan; Google faces potential EU fine; Saudi mobile ventures run into sand.
Energy Bill Shocks Orange Into Action
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9/24/2014  |  4 comments
French giant is addressing its power consumption, and improving its customer experience, as its annual power bill trajectory takes it towards $1 billion by 2020, says executive.
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments

ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

10|21|14   |   9:01   |   (0) comments

SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

10|21|14   |   3:58   |   (0) comments

ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments

SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments

Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments

Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments

SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments

Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments

Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments

Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments

Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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Exploring the Future of Cable Access

10|15|14   |   6:23   |   (0) comments

Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
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