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How to 'Get Rich Slowly' the enet Way
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2015  |  1 comment
Alternative fiber network operator in Ireland has a 'get rich slowly' approach to building out its wholesale fiber network.
What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Rewired  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
ZTE's Chip Subsidiary Takes $376M External Investment
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11/24/2015  |  Post a comment
National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund to acquire 24% shareholding in ZTE Microelectronics, a semiconductor subsidiary of ZTE Corporation.
Optical Component Specialist ColorChip Wins $25M Infusion
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11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
The company will use the money in part to ramp up production of its optical components built on specialized glass wafers.
Infinera, EBlink Deliver Fronthaul Gear to Orange
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11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership plans to deliver both fiber and wireless-based solutions and to provide an end-to-end fronthaul architecture.
Meet the Queen of Laser Radio Tech
Mentor Monday  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
Christina Richards, AOptix's VP of Marketing, crossed the bridge from electrical engineering to marketing, and she shares her advice to women looking to do the same.
Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Prime Reading  | 
11/23/2015  |  1 comment
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB deployments, operators face tough decisions when upgrading their networks to meet future needs.
Accelink, Xtera, Corning Show Off Long-Haul Unrepeatered 100G
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11/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Accelink, Xtera and Corning have demonstrated unrepeatered 100G transmission over 627 km in the facilities of China's State Grid Information & Telecommunication (SGIT), claiming a two-month error-free stability test.
Bell Labs Boasts Optical Eureka Moment
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11/20/2015  |  1 comment
Prototype space-division multiplexed technology opens up the potential to dramatically boost optical network capacity, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
Bell Labs Claims Optical Capacity Breakthrough
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11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Using the MIMO-SDM technique, Bell Labs aims to overcome the capacity limitations imposed by the non-linear 'Shannon limit' on current optical fiber.
OIF Launches Flex Coherent DWDM Framework Effort
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11/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says it will create specs for a framework for Flex Coherent DWDM Transmission in the application fields of long haul, metro, and data center inter-connection.
Coriant Unveils Fully Pluggable Optical Layer
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11/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant revolutionizes metro optical networks with industry's first fully pluggable optical layer.
Xtera Prices Its IPO
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical equipment vendor joins the Nasdaq.
French Stock Market Authority Approves Nokia Acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent
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11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
The French stock market authority has approved Nokia's public exchange offer for the securities of Alcatel-Lucent.
AlcaLu's Weldon Lands Nokia CTO Role
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11/12/2015  |  8 comments
Marcus Weldon will be the CTO of Nokia and continue as the President of Bell Labs once the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is complete.
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Prime Reading  | 
11/11/2015  |  6 comments
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. So what do various industry observers have to say?
'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
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11/10/2015  |  14 comments
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.
Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
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11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray  | 
11/9/2015  |  5 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
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11/9/2015  |  3 comments
IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.
Infinera, Arista Publish Data Center Interconnect Test Results
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11/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Report results validate that the Infinera-Arista joint DCI solution delivers line-rate 100 GigE throughput and ultra-low latency.
Metro 100G In Demand
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/2/2015  |  11 comments
Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.
Nokia Already Boosted by AlcaLu, Says Suri
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10/29/2015  |  1 comment
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri claims the new certainty of a tie-up with Alcatel-Lucent is opening up fresh opportunities for the Finnish vendor.
ZTE Boasts Sales, Profits Growth in Q1-3
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10/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Orders for optical networks and 4G LTE solutions drive 16.5% growth in 9-month revenue to RMB68.52 billion.
Is Verizon Giving AlcaLu the Long-Haul Boot?
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10/26/2015  |  3 comments
Analyst report suggests technical and delivery issues are leading Verizon to focus on Ciena as a single source of long-haul optica transport gear in the future, with Alcatel-Lucent shown the door.
Phonoscope Chooses Infinera for Data Interconnect
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10/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for library and educational institution datacenter interconnect in Houston.
Eurobites: Orange Q3 Boosts Share Price
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10/22/2015  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ticks off final regulatory approval for AlcaLu deal; ADVA hits all-time high in Q3; hard times in Saudi Arabia.
Infinera Powers Rural Backbone Provider
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10/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Non-profit wholesaler adds Infinera's packet switching to its existing fiber optic backbone to enable more flexible, high-capacity services.
Ethernet Operators See Future in 100GE, NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Trends in video, cloud and Internet content are bringing particular attention to 100 Gbit/s transport, 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and services, and SDN/NFV.
Rural Telco MBC Chooses Infinera
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10/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation has deployed the Infinera PXM packet switching module to create a higher education network.
Paratus Telecom Deploys Infinera Metro Gear
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Namibian operator opts for Infinera's TM-Series packet optical platform.
New List Details Open Network Interoperability
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10/9/2015  |  2 comments
UNH-IOL and Open Compute Project team on testing and building an integrator's list that shows whose stuff works together in public tests.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bolsters Security Offer
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10/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT starts more trials with AlcaLu; Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
The Future of Network Appliances
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10/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Network appliances have a strong value proposition in today's networks and will continue to do so in the NFV and SDN-enabled networks of tomorrow.
Infinera Fleshes Out Its Metro 100G Story
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10/7/2015  |  7 comments
Long-awaited 100Gbit/s metro aggregation platform built around a new PIC is about to hit the streets but much of Infinera's metro market traction is expected to come from its recently acquired Transmode portfolio.
AlcaLu Execs Lose Out as Nokia Unveils New Top Team
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10/7/2015  |  5 comments
A number of senior executives at Alcatel-Lucent may be out of a job, with Nokia preferring to fill most leadership roles from within its current organization.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Holds On to Subsea Unit
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Astellia signs RAN optimization agreement with Telefónica; Euskaltel ups price for rival; MTS wins spectrum.
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
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10/7/2015  |  Post a comment
The acquisition isn't yet closed but the Finnish giant has laid out its planned leadership team for the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
Infinera Adds Metro Products, Unifies Portfolio
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10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera has unveiled a new unified Intelligent Transport Network product portfolio that includes two new 100G metro products and more closely integrates systems acquired from Transmode with its long-haul DTN-X platform.
The View From Huawei HQ
Shades of Ray  | 
10/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading recently published an exclusive interview with Huawei's deputy chairman Eric Xu in English – now that interview is available in Chinese too.
Boffins Devise Promising Light-Based Memory
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10/6/2015  |  1 comment
The research device uses common electronic materials and behaves so much like silicon memory that it might make an all-optical processor actually possible.
Kheradpir's Coriant Comeback
Shades of Ray  | 
10/5/2015  |  1 comment
Shaygan Kheradpir left Juniper under a cloud (not THE cloud) but has reappeared as CEO of transport vendor Coriant.
Mentor Monday: Clearfield's Cheri Beranek
Coyne’s Corner  | 
10/5/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading's Women in Comms talked to Cheri Beranek, president & CEO, Clearfield, Inc., about her secret to success as a woman in the comms industry.
CityFibre's Gigabit Vision
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/1/2015  |  1 comment
Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Gets Polish NBN Gig
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9/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy.
Coriant Appoints a New CEO
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9/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical equipment vendor appoints former Juniper chief Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO.
NeoPhotonics Unveils 400G Suite at ECOC
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9/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Components vendor outlines product offerings for long haul, metro and data center interconnect.
NTT Com's Japan-US IP Networks Tops 1 Tbit/s
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Expanded capacity will allow the network to support demand that is expected to double over the next two years.
Sterlite to Buy Elitecore for $27.2M
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9/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Indian optical fiber maker Sterlite is acquiring OSS, BSS and policy control software specialist Elitecore, also based in India, for 1,800 million rupees (US$27.2 million).
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Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
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Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
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NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
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Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
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WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
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Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
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Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
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SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
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Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
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Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

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The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.