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Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
Dropbox Wants a Fiber Network of Its Own
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6/23/2017  |  2 comments
Dropbox is launching an international private fiber network to provide faster file access to its 500 million customers worldwide.
BT Kicks Off TIP Startup Selection Process
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
With its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC) in place, BT is now evaluating the startups that will have access to funding and get an R&D seat at those centers.
Coriant Lowers DCI Power
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6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Coriant sets industry benchmark for low power consumption with ultra-green 400G Groove solution.
Huawei Launches New Metro MS-OTN Product to Enable OTN-to-CO Simplified Optical Networks
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New solution intended to simplify optical networks, enabling carriers to meet growing bandwidth demand driven by video and mobile data services.
Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture
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6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
nbn Selects Coriant CloudWave Optics
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian network scales up with Coriant.
ZTE Launches E-OTN Solution for Faster 5G Deployment
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The ZXMP M721 CX66A has high integration, large capacity, intelligence and energy-saving design with low deployment cost, says the vendor.
Huawei Releases Mesh Backbone Network Solution
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6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Solution designed to enable operators to deliver ultra-high bandwidth, meeting the demands of enterprises, Internet content providers (ICPs) and cloud services.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
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6/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!
Huawei Unveils Mesh Backbone Network Solution at NGON 2017
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei has unveiled what it claims is the first commercial Optical Cross-Connect and Optical Transport Network (OXC+OTN) cluster mesh backbone network solution.
Remote PHY Takes Early DAA Lead
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6/15/2017  |  4 comments
One of several DAA approaches that cable operators are exploring to feed more bandwidth to optical nodes and then customers, Remote PHY hogged the stage at the recent ANGACOM show in Germany.
Infinera's Metro Power Play
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Infinera Unveils XTM II for Cloud Scale Metro Packet-Optical Applications
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera unveiled today the XTM II, a next-generation packet-optical platform delivering rich Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 services with high density, low latency and low power consumption.
Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN Event Tracks Heartbeat of Virtualization Movement
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Two days of real-world answers to virtualization challenges from industry leaders returns to Denver on Sept. 27-28.
Eurobites: BT Soups Up Its Superchannel
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based 5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.
Edgewater Networks Launches EdgeMarc 2900 Series
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Offers dual Ethernet and optical WAN connections to extend the capabilities of Edgewater's Network Edge Orchestration platform.
Ixia & TE Connectivity Demo 400G OSFP
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6/7/2017  |  Post a comment
OSFP direct-attach cable boasts 8 high-speed PAM4 electrical lanes
Eurobites: Operators Slam EC's 'Timid' 5G Efforts
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6/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings 'mixed reality' to neurosurgery live streaming.
Ciena Takes a Broad View of Diversity
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6/7/2017  |  1 comment
Building the best team at Ciena and opening up new market opportunities means incorporating diversity of all kinds, according to its director of business development, Emmanuelle Cahane.
Huawei Helps China Telecom Build the First Intelligent All-Optical Backbone Transport Network in China
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei exclusively won the bid for China Telecom's Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) Network Project in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
XKL Expands eVolocity Platform
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6/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Features to include DWDM networks and lit service handoffs all across the same interface.
Verizon Lays Out a Vision for Mobile, Fiber & Cloud
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6/5/2017  |  2 comments
In his BCE 2017 keynote, Verizon's Ed Chan discusses what it will take to deliver on 5G and IoT – and how that changes the priorities for a service provider.
Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
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6/1/2017  |  11 comments
CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.
Ciena Reports 10% Hike in Fiscal Q2 Revenues
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6/1/2017  |  1 comment
Ciena reports fiscal second-quarter revenues of $707 million, up 10.3% from a year earlier.
Coriant Introduces SDN Hierarchical Controller to Enhance Orchestration of Multi-Layer, Multi-Vendor Networks
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5/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Coriant introduces SDN hierarchical controller to enhance orchestration of multi-layer, multi-vendor networks.
AT&T Teams with Caltech on Quantum Networks
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5/31/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T Foundry and California Institute of Technology are forming an alliance to speed quantum technology development.
Netnod Powers New Optical IX Service With ADVA Optical Networking's 400G DCI Technology
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5/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Netnod powers new optical IX service with ADVA Optical Networking's 400G DCI technology.
Eurobites: EU Gives Vivendi OK on Telecom Italia Takeover
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5/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian Capital takes 5% stake in Ericsson; unions unhappy about BT's pension cap plan; EU offers cash for public WiFi; London's tube passengers get a signal.
Optelian Appoints Bryan Hall SVP, Sales
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5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Hall joins Optelian with more than 20 years' experience in senior sales roles.
Calix Touts Channel Bonding for NG-PON2
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.
Calix Demos NG-PON 2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined access enables easier combination of channels to create local fiber network more multi-purpose.
Eurobites: Nokia & Apple Bury the Hatchet
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.
Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.
Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
Windstream Launches SDN-Orchestrated Waves
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New wholesale service orchestrates wavelengths for dynamic data center and cloud connections.
ZTE Wins More Than 70% Allocation in New China Mobile PTN Project
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
ZTE rated number one in China Mobile's new PTN procurement project.
PON Community Calls for Standard & Industry Convergence
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei attended the first passive optical network (PON) industry development workshop recently held in Beijing.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Telia Carrier Adds Milan PoPs
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
New facilities boost company's presence in Italy and enables content delivery to North African market.
Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
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5/15/2017  |  3 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Windstream Opens 5 New US Fiber Routes
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New routes leverage assets Windstream acquired in buying Earthlink and were announced at this week's ITW show.
Telia Carrier Adds Shorter Zurich-Frankfort Route
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New connection through France provides lower-latency path and additional route diversity.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
NEC First to Achieve 50Tb Submarine Cable Over 10,000km by Using C+L EDFA
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
NEC Corporation today announced that it has demonstrated a transmission capacity of 50.9 terabits (Tb) per second on a single optical fiber, over a distance greater than 11,000km.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's components award shortlist and why.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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