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Top 5 Optical Trends for 2015
DOS Attack  | 
12/24/2014  |  1 comment
Software programmability, IP and optical integration, metro 100G and other key trends are worth watching in the transport sector in the coming year.
TDS Telecom Keeps Spreading Gigabit Cheer
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12/24/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier continues gigabit network expansion, introducing a 1 Gbit/s service in 19 markets across four states.
Telstra Snaps Up Pacnet for $697M
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12/23/2014  |  1 comment
Australian operator to acquire subsea network and data center operator to boost its South-East Asia presence.
Telstra to Buy Pacnet
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Telstra strikes deal to acquire Pacnet, which provides connectivity, managed services and data centre services to carriers, multinationals and governments in Asia-Pacific.
Windstream Taps Cyan for 100G Upgrade
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco chooses long-time supplier Cyan to upgrade its regional and metro networks from 10G to 100G.
Verizon Reminds Us That 200G Exists
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12/22/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon quietly rolls out 200G on a single route, meeting its timetable and highlighting the next step beyond 100G.
Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
Telstra Woos Pacnet
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12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Acquisition of regional long-distance operator would add to Australian incumbent's international assets and deliver some SDN experience.
Bah, humbug
Haiku  | 
12/22/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom Christmas Cheer silenced by capex cuts Will New Year improve?
Is Google Good for Gigabit?
The Gigabot  | 
12/19/2014  |  5 comments
Google Fiber delays the planned deployment of its gigabit network in its next nine metro targets, as other gigabit hopefuls step up.
Verizon Uses Ciena Gear for First 200G Wave
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Network operator completes its first office application of Ciena's WaveLogic system and deploys initial 200G wavelength.
Fiberail Rides Transmode to 100G
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Transmode enables Fiberail's 100G wholesale network in Malaysia.
Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
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12/17/2014  |  5 comments
The Internet and mobile services company buys an ISP with hopes of adding gigabit services to its quiver.
1-Gig: Coming to a Small Town Near You
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12/17/2014  |  13 comments
A tiny town in Iowa enters the Gigabit Cities fray through a public/private partnership.
MRV Names Bonney President, CEO
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12/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Mark Bonney replaces Dave Stehlin as the chief of optical supplier MRV.
Gardner's Departure a Cautionary Tale
Rewired  | 
12/12/2014  |  11 comments
Board of directors allegedly wanted faster pace of change from one of the telecom industry's change pacesetters.
Consolidated Enters KC Gigabit Fray
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  1 comment
Consolidated Communications is the latest gigabit broadband player in the Kansas City market.
Ciena Upbeat Despite Q4 Loss
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12/11/2014  |  2 comments
The optical vendor builds the case that success with a variety of network operator types, not just telcos, will lead to a strong 2015.
Ciena Meets Revenue Estimates, Reports Q4 Loss
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor reports $591 million in revenue for fiscal fourth quarter, but surprises with a net loss for the quarter.
Ciena Looks to Shake Off Capex Concerns
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12/10/2014  |  6 comments
Ciena will look to distance itself from carrier capex concerns as it reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings.
ADVA Unveils Access Link Monitoring Solution
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Offering responds to operators' demands for greater insights into their rapidly expanding fiber access networks.
Cyan to Net $46.6M in Notes Sale
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Cyan looks to land some much-need financing through a $50 million notes offering.
Eurobites: Telenor Strikes 5-Year Deal With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster uploads in Finland; Altice agrees to buy Portugal Telecom; Swisscom buys IT company.
Optical Sector Awaits Finisar-JDSU Deal
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Finisar eyes the potential for consolidation in the optical components sector, with many believing JDSU's optical unit could be an M&A target for Finisar.
Can Silicon Photonics Add Spark to Hardware?
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2014  |  1 comment
Huawei's latest R&D push on silicon photonics is a reminder that vendors still want to differentiate on hardware.
ESB Telecoms Builds DWDM Network With Coriant
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Improvements will help provide high-bandwidth services for the company's wholesale and enterprise customers.
Clouditalia Upgrades to 100G With Coriant
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Clouditalia expands nationwide network with Coriant 100G optical networking solution.
Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
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12/8/2014  |  6 comments
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.
Eurobites: Orange Expects BT M&A Decision by Christmas
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12/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU probe into Orange's Jazztel bid; 4G in Kenya; Belgacom makes a difference in Brussels.
Huawei, Imec Team on Silicon Photonics
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12/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Imec partners with Huawei on the development of high-bandwidth optical data link technology.
Eurobites: Vodafone Squashes M&A Speculation
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12/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy regulation debate; UK introduces Diverted Profits Tax; Finland cables up for data center market.
Alcatel-Lucent, HP Strengthen Alliance
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12/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Extending their existing partnership, HP is to integrate Alcatel-Lucent's IP and optical systems into its portfolio.
Ciena Amps Up Software Play, Attacks VNF 'Agility Gap'
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.
Ciena Launches Virtual Software Platform
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Ciena launches Agility software division, looks to fill 'agility gap' helping service providers offer more customized access via virtualized software platform.
C Spire Deploys Resolve Software for Gigabit Net
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Hopes to accelerate the time-to-resolution of incidents and to reduce the number of incidents that require support from the Network Operations Center.
CenturyLink Aims Gigabit at Businesses
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12/3/2014  |  1 comment
When it comes to Gigabit broadband, CenturyLink means business.
Telecom Italia Awards Network Services Deal to Italtel
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Italtel assigned the project for specialist maintenance and refitting work on fixed and mobile network equipment over a three-year period.
Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
AlcaLu, Ooredoo Do 400G
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12/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor supplies African network operator with 400G optical technology to support 3G mobile services.
Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision
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12/1/2014  |  1 comment
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
Eurobites: Vodafone Chews Over Liberty Merger
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12/1/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice confirms offer for Portugal Telecom; Orange tests three-carrier aggregation in Poland; AlcaLu's 400G job in Algeria.
Alcatel-Lucent Offloads Optical R&D Staff to SM Optics
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11/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Transfer of the R&D activity responsible for optical multi-service node (OMSN) platforms including the 1850 TSS product family and related network management systems.
Alcatel-Lucent, NetworkMining Team Up in APAC
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11/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia and NetworkMining sign cooperation agreement for APAC market.
Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
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11/26/2014  |  2 comments
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Telindus Encrypts With ADVA
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Luxembourg operator deploys ADVA's encryption technology to secure network and cloud services.
Pangaea on Packet Optical Path With Transmode
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Pangaea Networks steps into the packet optical era as it gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 tech from Transmode.
Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
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11/21/2014  |  1 comment
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
OIF Launches SDN Implementation Project
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum is launching a new project to develop implementation agreements for the APIs needed for transport SDN.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
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11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
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11/21/2014  |  8 comments
At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
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Networks & IT: Now It's Strategic!

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, cloud guru Joe Weinman talks about the strategic advantages that a combination of networks and IT can now deliver to enterprises of all types, including communications service providers.
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Integration Towards the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Era

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NFV offers communication service providers a way to drastically simplify their network by decoupling software and hardware. This makes an organization more agile and it also reduces operational expenses. Today we're talking to Huawei and current analysis about how an operator can build an NFV platform with specific focus on how they can capitalize on the ...
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Amdocs CEO Interview

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Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, global markets, acquisitions, NFV and the move to software virtualization, and more in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Light Reading.
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EE Talks Biz Transformation on Road to 5G

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EE's Director of Network Strategy David Salam discusses how data growth on its wireless network is driving business transformation and the move to 5G for the UK-based carrier.
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Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans

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Gary Johnson, the CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications, discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
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CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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