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Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
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9/17/2014  |  6 comments
The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.
ADVA Participates in Global Transport SDN Demo
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
New hypervisor will have a place in international demonstration organized by OIF and ONF.
North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
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9/16/2014  |  8 comments
The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.
Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
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9/15/2014  |  9 comments
State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.
JDSU Spinoffs Look M&A-Ready
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Analysts see the optical vendor's spinouts as likely candidates for consolidation.
Introducing 'The New IP'
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9/11/2014  |  30 comments
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
JDSU to Split in Two
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
JDSU will split into two different companies along the line of its current optical and network and service enablement groups.
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Group develops common spec for using four 25 Gbit/s lines to carry 100G data center traffic.
SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
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9/10/2014  |  3 comments
Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.
Cyan Punches Up Its Packet Optical Pitch
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9/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
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9/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Packet-optical vendor announces ROADM, amplifier modules, MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet features, while adding four new Blue Planet SDN APIs.
Eurobites: Dante Demos Terabit Super-Channel
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9/9/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; and more.
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Intel launches its Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processor for data center gear, including networking equipment.
Guth Replaces O'Hara As Integra CEO
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Telecom veteran Robert Guth takes over as interim president and CEO of regional fiber network operator
Offshore Bandwidth Sparks Africa Fiber Boom
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9/8/2014  |  2 comments
Africa is starting to see the knock-on effects of having greater international connectivity via multiple subsea cables.
Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
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9/5/2014  |  26 comments
The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.
NTT, NEC, Fujitsu Test 400G Over 10,000km
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9/5/2014  |  Post a comment
NTT, NEC, and Fujitsu take a step towards the commercialization of long-distance 400Gbit/s optical transmission technology following successful tests.
Ciena's Smith: Revenue Dip Short-Term
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9/4/2014  |  4 comments
CEO remains convinced Ciena is well-positioned for the software-centric network transition -- now if only Wall Street would calm down.
Calix Pushes Gigabit Further Indoors
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9/4/2014  |  1 comment
The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical components start-up adds three industry veterans to its engineering team in Pasadena, Calif.
OIF to Demo 100G Multi-Vendor Interoperability
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
OIF will show its live traffic demos involving new smaller-form 100G components at the ECOC event in Cannes later this month.
Ciena Ramps in Q3, Dampens Q4 Expectations
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.
Ciena Poised for Strong Quarter
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9/3/2014  |  1 comment
Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.
Eurobites: Scotland Gets a Gigabit City
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9/3/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks gets busy for the fall; chip vendors fined €138 million by European Commission for cartel; AlcaLu does 100G in Spain.
Net Insight Supports 8K Media Transport
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9/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Company's Media Switch Routers (MSRs) enable transport of 8K UHDTV signals over IP infrastructure.
C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
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9/2/2014  |  3 comments
The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.
Telefónica Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G Gear
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9/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Ultra-broadband 100G technology will address ever-growing demand for network capacity in Spain fueled by increased use of video and cloud services.
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber specialist snaps up coatings firm.
Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
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9/1/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around UK broadcaster; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.
NEC Wins Deal to Build SEA-US Subsea Cable
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8/29/2014  |  Post a comment
A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies agreed today to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the US.
GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
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8/29/2014  |  3 comments
The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.
Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.
MTN Trials Transport SDN, 2.4T WDM With Huawei
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8/28/2014  |  Post a comment
MTN has completed a live trial of transport SDN and 2.4 Tbit/s WDM capabilities in South Africa using technology from Huawei.
MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
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8/27/2014  |  1 comment
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue reporting mistakes.
FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.
WDM Gets Edgy
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8/27/2014  |  2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to enable deployments.
OIF & ONF Join Forces to Test Transport SDN
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
OIF, ONF team with multiple carrier labs to test interoperability of SDN transport.
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Game hosting provider and data center operator i3D.Net of the Netherlands deploys MRV's OptiDriver platform.
Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
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8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
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8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
Finland's Corenet Taps ECI Telecom
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Service provider deploys Apollo packet-optical system to support data center, cloud connectivity.
Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems
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8/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
Telstra Picks Ericsson, Ciena for Optical, SDN/NFV
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8/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Australian telco continues existing supplier relationship with Ericsson, adds packet-optical platform from Ciena.
Bit Parts: Investors Hound Oplink
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8/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Activist investors hound Oplink, while Alliance Fiber Optics Products critics worry about too much revenue coming from just one source.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
OIF Pushing 400G Specs Forward
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.
OIF Adds Long Reach to 400G Roadmap
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum is adding a new long-reach interface that will double the current data rate.
UTStarcom Announces CFO Transition
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8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Min Xu joins the company, replacing Robert Pu.
Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
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8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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