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Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.
IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Infinera Launches Mobile Transport Products
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has added new products designed to deliver fronthaul and backhaul transport options for mobile operators.
ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.
ADVA Intros Optical Network Hypervisor
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New ADVA FSP Network Hypervisor works with open source and multiple commercial SDN controllers, to enable flexibility at optical layer.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
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2/13/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
Infinera Leaps on Year-End Respite
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Stock is up 27% as fourth-quarter financials beat expectations.
Infinera Reports Q4, Full Year Financials
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $181 million, down from $185.5 million in the third quarter and down from $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Ciena Intros Unified Network Management for its Packet-Optical Gear
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software offers unified network service management and planning.
Level 3 Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Level 3 reported revenues $2.032 billion for the fourth quarter 2016 and $8.172 billion for the full year.
New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
Viavi Boasts 400G Test Tool Success
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Customers range from chip, module and network equipment manufacturers, to a Tier-1 US carrier, to a leader in industrial leasing solutions.
Coriant Cuts Jobs, Up to 100 Staff Impacted
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2/3/2017  |  6 comments
Optical vendor appears to have reduced its headcount again but this time by a significant number.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Nokia's Suri Promises IP Routing Innovation
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2/2/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor is getting ready to introduce a next-generation IP routing product as part of its push into 'adjacent' vertical markets.
Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
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2/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.
Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
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2/2/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.
F5's Going Locoh-Donou
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1/31/2017  |  1 comment
Ciena exec gets the CEO job at F5.
Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.
ECI, Ericsson Snack on Danish Optical Deal
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The network will ultimately cover all DeiC sites over the next ten years.
Eurobites: DT Seeks Data Privacy's Little Helper
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a 'Siri' for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.
'Troubled' Intel Rakes in the Dough
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1/27/2017  |  1 comment
The chip company reported record quarterly and annual revenue, despite being in the middle of a major transformation it embarked upon in 2016 in response to the slow dissolution of its bread-and-butter enterprise business.
Ixia Boasts 400GbE Demo First
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.
Ciena COO 'Steps Down'
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1/24/2017  |  Post a comment
François Locoh-Donou to step down as Ciena's chief operating officer.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
RETN Deploys Infinera's Cloud Xpress System
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1/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With the Infinera Cloud Xpress, RETN expands its use of high-capacity optical super-channels based on Infinera's photonic integrated circuit technology.
NEC Lands Hong Kong-to-Guam Subsea Cable Deal
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The 3,900km Hong Kong Guam Cable System (HK-G) is scheduled to begin operation in January 2020.
Oclaro's Numbers Will Send Optical Pulses Racing
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1/19/2017  |  3 comments
Fiscal second-quarter preliminary numbers are making optical components specialist Oclaro an even more enticing M&A target.
Oclaro Reports Fiscal Q2 Prelims
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1/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Oclaro has published selected preliminary unaudited financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ended December 31, 2016 – and they look good...
Cablevisión Argentina & Ciena Deploy 200G Network
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1/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Cablevisión Argentina is laying the groundwork to meet the surging demands for high-speed Internet and video offerings.
Eurobites: Velcom Virtualizes Core With ZTE
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1/18/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
Italy's Retelit to Deploy Coriant's 100G Gear
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Will support end-to-end delivery of high-capacity, low-latency services on its recently expanded fiber optic infrastructure.
Eurobites: Subsea Boost for Ireland
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.
Idaho Regional Optic Network Picks ECI's Apollo Packet-Optical Platform
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
IRON upgrades its network infrastructure with ECI's Apollo packet-optical transport solution.
Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.
Eurobites: Nokia, Ooredoo Top 1 Tbit/s in Algerian Trial
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.
Huawei's Network Sales Up Around 32% in 2016
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1/6/2017  |  4 comments
Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.
Infinera's SDN Software Joins OpenDaylight Program
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1/6/2017  |  Post a comment
The Infinera Xceed Software Suite (Xceed) is the first optical transport software-defined networking (SDN) solution to join the 'Powered by OpenDaylight' program.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
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1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
The More Things Change...
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1/3/2017  |  10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
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12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
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12/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray  | 
12/23/2016  |  2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
Hengtong, Huawei Build Avassa Subsea Cable
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12/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Hengtong and Huawei successfully deliver Avassa Submarine Cable Project.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Nokia Team on NB-IoT R&D
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12/22/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's stock slumps; Telenet snaps up 'BeLux' cable assets; FTTH hits Africa; and the UK government manipulates broadband investment numbers.
SK Telecom Uses Coriant 100G on Subsea Link
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12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
SK Telecom is using Coriant's hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform on a submarine cable link to help deliver mobile broadband services to Ulleungdo Island.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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