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Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2016  |  Post a comment
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
Cisco Launches New Products Aimed at Next Gen Central Offices
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12/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco launches new cloud-scale networking solutions designed to help operators transform their central offices.
Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up Nokia's XGS-PON
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.
Telefónica Trials Nokia's XGS-PON With 5G in Mind
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica prepares for 5G with successful test of Nokia's next-generation fiber technology XGS-PON.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Repels Malware Attack on Customers' Routers
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11/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone counts BT's 'excess profits;' CityFibre targets business parks; Nokia soups up vectoring in Denmark; ship's anchor drags on Jersey's connectivity.
Macom Buys Applied Micro for $770M
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11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Why split the proceeds of a promising new data center interconnect product with Applied Micro when Applied Micro was so cheap?
Coriant Adds DCI Density, Flexibility
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New open line system addition to its Groove product gives network operators new options for data center interconnect.
Infinera Intros the 'Meshponder'
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11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Transport vendor says its new products are addressing the need for 'cloud scale' networks.
Infinera Unveils New DTN-X Platforms
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11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera says it's addressing the need for 'cloud scale networks' with its new portfolio additions.
Coriant Boosts Density, Flexibility in DCI Solution
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11/16/2016  |  1 comment
New one rack-unit form factor supports three times the density of previous products with wider variety of operations interfaces.
Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
TE SubCom, Ciena Team on Subsea Networks
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11/16/2016  |  1 comment
TE SubCom and Ciena are partnering to provide submarine cable operators with a combined 'turnkey' offer.
CenturyLink, Infinera Team on 2.5T Connection
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11/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Pair delivers 2.5 terabits per second (Tbit/s) of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet at Utah conference.
Interoute Offers Dual Entry on SEA-ME-WE 5 Routes
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11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Interoute now offers dual entry into Europe through France and Italy from the world's newest submarine cable, South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5).
Nokia Lands DWDM, IP, Security Gateway Deal at Thailand's dtac
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11/9/2016  |  Post a comment
dtac picks Nokia to revamp end-to-end transport and IP core network to prepare for Carrier SDN.
GTT Grabs Hibernia Networks for $590M
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11/9/2016  |  3 comments
Acquisition brings low latency subsea networks to the GTT global IP backbone, along with video content network and other fiber assets.
Eurobites: Colt Commits to 100G Upgrade
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom treads water in Q3; Ericsson extends Turkcell partnership; Privacy Shield faces French legal challenge.
Omantel Wholesale Links Africa to Asia
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
New cable systems will support trade between China and Africa with a redundant route that avoids the Indian Ocean and Singapore.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deploys Nokia's Virtual Router
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11/2/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.
Coriant Announces Support for TIP's Voyager
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11/1/2016  |  1 comment
Optical networking gear-maker says it will collaborate with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project on open packet optical networking gear.
Equinix Hosts Facebook Voyager Trials for TIP
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Testing of the new Voyager packet-optical switch, developed by Facebook and contributed to TIP, was done in Equinix data center.
ADVA Touts Support for Facebook's Voyager
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11/1/2016  |  1 comment
ADVA will sell the optical transport solution and offer customer support, network management support and other assistance to operators who buy it.
Facebook, TIP Splash Some Open Sauce on Optical Networking
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11/1/2016  |  10 comments
The transport sector is now home to the Open Packet DWDM initiative and Voyager, a white box transponder and routing solution.
CenturyLink Agrees to Acquire Level 3
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
The $34 billion deal will create a company with an 'owned' network that connects more than 350 metropolitan areas and links directly to approximately 75,000 on-net buildings.
Ciena Unveils Its Logical Next Step
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10/31/2016  |  3 comments
New WaveLogic Ai hardware is designed to improve performance and lower cost-per-bit but also exposes link information to enable network automation.
Ciena Intros WaveLogic Ai, New Programmable Optical Gear
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10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
New fully programmable coherent modem combines scale, automation and intelligence for a more flexible and efficient optical network.
AT&T Looks to Push Industry Faster to 400G
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10/28/2016  |  4 comments
While products are years away, carrier is trialing 400G in metro and long-haul networks next year to speed things up, including its open router platform.
AT&T to Test 400G in 2017
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T today announced a three-phased test of 400 Gigabit Ethernet services in 2017 with the intent to be first to offer the service.
The OTT Firms Rule Under the Waves
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10/28/2016  |  3 comments
Internet giants are becoming increasingly dominant in the subsea capacity business.
Nokia Names New CFO
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia CFO Timo Ihamuotila is leaving to take a new role in Switzerland and will be replaced from January 1, 2017, by Kristian Pullola, currently the vendor's Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller.
ZTE Grows Sales as Western Rivals Struggle
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The smaller of China's two equipment vendors has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months despite the tough operating environment.
Nokia Forecasts Sales Decline in 2017, Shares Fall
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Equipment vendor swings to net loss in third quarter amid difficult operating conditions.
Infinera Reports Q3 Sales Slump
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reported third quarter revenues of $185.5 million, down from $232.5 million during the same period a year earlier.
Aquantia Throws Data Centers a Copper Lifeline
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10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Aquantia is creating a 100Gbit/s all-electrical technology to deliver low latency for networking applications, notably data centers.
Calix Eases Transition to NG-PON2
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System removes the constraints of traditional systems and extends the access edge, claims Calix.
Huawei MA5800 Access Platform Wins Gong at BBWF 2016
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10/20/2016  |  1 comment
MA5800 access platform has won the Best Fixed Broadband Innovation award at the Broadband Awards at BBWF 2016.
Windstream Makes Major Western Fiber Expansion
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Using Infinera gear, the network operator is expanding westward into major California, Nevada and Utah markets in first phase of major push.
Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.
AlcaLu Submarine & Bell Labs Claim Subsea Transmission Record
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10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Breakthrough lab trial demonstrated a total 65Tbit/s transmission using submarine grade dual band erbium doped fiber amplifiers.
Broadcom Samples 64-Port 100G Switch Chips
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10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcom announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high performance computing (HPC) applications.
Nokia Offers SDN Assurance
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10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
New offering applies assurance (KPIs/analytics) to drive automated control of IP/optical networks.
Equinix Gets Jiggy With Free Space Optics
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10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Wireless technologies including free space optics look set to play a much bigger role in Equinix's plans.
Benefits of a Distributed PON Architecture
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10/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Calix introduces the E3-2 Intelligent PON Node. The E3-2 collapses access and service edge functions into a node-based, distributed PON architecture dramatically reducing opex while accelerating delivery of symmetrical gigabit services.
2020 Vision – Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/6/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
Eurobites: Brussels Gunning for Google Over Android Dominance
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10/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky plugs virtual reality app; Facebook plans Danish data center; 100G upgrade for Libyan connection; CityFibre picks a partner in the Midlands.
Telefónica Scraps Telxius Sale Plans
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator's efforts to reduce its debt load have taken a further blow.
Korea Telecom Partners With Huawei on Unified Transport Network
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei's 100G multi-service optical transport network (MS-OTN) solution has been selected for Korea Telecom's metro packet-optical transport network (POTN) project.
Xtera Slashes Headcount as Liquidity Crunch Intensifies, Say Sources
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9/29/2016  |  5 comments
Optical vendor's liquidity crisis has forced it to make major cuts in its workforce, according to Light Reading sources.
MRV's OptiPacket Achieves MEF's 100 GigE Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification
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9/27/2016  |  Post a comment
MRV enables the delivery of all service rates up to 100 GigE within any network from core to access.
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Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue

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Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and plans to hit $3 billion by 2021
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Can Cable Climb Upmarket?

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Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
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Women need to find their purpose, a professional North Star, and create a personal board for themselves, according to Alex Tempest, director of partners at TalkTalk Business.
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Verizon: Beware Unknown Unknowns

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Chris Novak, director of the Verizon Enterprise Solutions Risk Team, explains that enterprises who don't conduct a thorough audit of their assets often leave some things unprotected because they don't know they exist. Many times these unprotected assets are part of corporate M&A activity but left unshielded they can become a hacker's playground, he tells Light ...
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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