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ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit brings on small form factor clock technology via Time4.
Ciena Closes Cyan Acquisition
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Cienas wraps Cyan and its previous Agility software business into a Blue Planet software division, headed by former Cyan president Mike Hatfield.
Optical Innovation Puts Focus on DCI, SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Metro data center interconnect (DCI) and transport SDN were the key themes of Optical Innovation Forum 2015.
CyrusOne Sticks With BTI for DCI
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As CyrusOne expands, the colocation provider has chosen BTI a second time for further deployment over a growing roster of DCI competitors.
Ciena Supports euNetworks' 200G Effort
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena's 6500 platform with WavceLogic3 Extreme, being deployed in London area, enables 200G per 50GHz DWDM channels.
CyrusOne Expands BTI Deployment
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator continues using BTI 7800 for 100G data center interconnection needs as it expands in Northern Virginia.
Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent
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7/24/2015  |  5 comments
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
Infinera Wallops Q2 Guesses, Reassures on Transmode Deal
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera clears $207 million in revenue as the metro market builds up and the long-haul market continues to yield opportunities.
ADVA Q2 Revenue Meets Revised Guidance
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor posts 28.8% quarterly revenue jump weeks after adjusting its guidance upward.
Infinera Posts $207.3M Revenue in Q2
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Revenue figure beats guidance and analyst estimates by several million dollars; net income grows from first quarter.
Global Capacity Lights DC Metro Fiber Ring
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7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity is expanding the reach of its One Marketplace wholesale connection service, lighting up a metro fiber ring in Washington, DC.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone Test TWDM-PON
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7/22/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky still complaining about BT's acquisition of EE; Nokia tests sub-6GHz 5G; Orange looks to exit Armenia.
Beijing Operator Expands Coriant Deployment
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
China's Beijing Internet Harbor expands its use of Coriant's 7100 Nano on its data center interconnect backbone.
Equinix Uses Infinera for DCI in Hong Kong
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7/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera sells Cloud Xpress to existing data center customer for its data center interconnection needs in the Asian metro market.
Avago Looking to Acquire Marvell – Rumor
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7/17/2015  |  6 comments
Light Reading has learned that Avago is looking to acquire Marvell, fresh off the semiconductor vendor's other acquisitions of Broadcom, Emulex and LSI.
Awaiting Deal Closure, Infinera Aims for $200M Q2
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect yet another strong quarterly earnings report from Infinera as its Transmode acquisition moves toward closure.
Metro Traffic Makes Way for 200G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/16/2015  |  Post a comment
By 2017, metro traffic is expected to increase dramatically. 16QAM modulation that provides 200G over 100G lines will be a significant market presence with potential substantial adoption.
Yahoo Japan Deploys Transmode's Metro WDM Gear
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7/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical interconnection designed to handle the increased capacity between key nodes that provide connection to both Yahoo Japan's data centers and their service provider customer base.
Farewell to Longtime Tellabs Chief Birck
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7/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Claims 300G Record
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7/13/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobily announces new CEO; Huawei's 5G push in Europe; Telefónica bags La Liga matches.
HKNet Earns CE 2.0 Certification
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7/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong carrier gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 stamp for its SecureNet Ethernet services with help from Cyan and the vendor's Z-Series platform.
Zayo's IaaS Enhances 'Triple Threat' Status
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7/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Zayo's infrastructure-as-a-service offering shows its ability to leverage its M&A moves into new services.
Zayo Intros Cloud IaaS
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7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Following on recent Latisys acquisition, Zayo relaunches portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure services.
TSIC Plots a Flexible Future for Transport
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7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier intends to deploy flexi-rate optical transport software, but doesn't see the demand just yet.
Tektronix Plans ECOC Demonstrations
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7/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Test vendor announces its plans for September's ECOC show in Valencia, Spain, including a demonstration of optical modulation analysis for long-haul and other test offerings.
Subsea Cable Connects Benin, Canary Islands
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7/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Orange and other ACE consortium partners connect two more stations during second phase of submarine cable project.
Light Reading Interviews MRV: 2015 Big Telecom Event
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7/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Scott St. John, SVP of Global Sales & Service, discusses MRV's customer-centric culture, the new OptiPacket OP-X1 100G access platform, and recent customer wins with Light Reading at BTE 2015.
Leading Lights 2015 Winners' Video
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7/7/2015  |  2 comments
Hear what the Leading Lights 2015 winners had to say after they picked up their awards in Chicago.
AlcaLu Lands $1B+ Deals in China
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7/3/2015  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has struck frame agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom for fixed, mobile, IP, optical and NFV and SDN technology valued at up to US$1.3 billion.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands Deals at China Mobile, China Unicom
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7/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor signs frame agreements for broadband and cloud technologies with two major operators in China.
Gemalto Game for Growing Encryption Demand
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gemalto adds a new product to its SafeNet family to address growing high-speed encryption needs in networking.
Eurobites: NORMA Joins the 5G Fight
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Danish joint venture appoints CEO; Interoute throws down the gauntlet; Italian quartet face the music.
Interoute Claims Transatlantic Cloud Service Bragging Rights
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Interoute cites test results that say its transatlantic cloud service delivers greater throughout and lower latency than Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Microsoft Azure.
Socionext Touts Role in Record-Breaking Optical Trial
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Components vendor Socionext played an integral role in the recent record-breaking optical transmission field trial of 38.4 Tbit/s over 762 kilometers involving Orange, Coriant, Ekinops and Keopsys.
redIT Deploys Coriant 7100 Nano for DCI
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
IT services unit of KIO Networks expands on multitude of Coriant gear already in its network.
Gemalto Launches 100G Multi-Link Encryption
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Single unit enables 10x10G aggregate encryption for networks of service providers, data centers, enterprises.
Infinera Enhances Offer to Transmode Shareholders
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera has added an all-cash alternative offer to lure Transmode shareholders, in addition to its original offer of a mixture of $350 million in cash and stock.
Ciena Adds New CPE to Its Agility Matrix
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.
Eurobites: Telefónica, China Unicom Double Up on Devices
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6/29/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infinera enhances bid for Sweden's Transmode; Huawei claims LTE breakthrough on French trains; charging mobiles though movement.
Alcatel-Lucent & CESNET Test 400G
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
AlcaLu's latest 400G demonstration involves research and education network infrastructure in the Czech Republic.
Proximus Trials 1Tbit/s With Huawei
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Belgian incumbent operator uses single OTN card from Huawei with transmission capabilities of 1 Tbit/s in trail on its backbone network.
Eurobites: Proximus, Huawei in 1Tbit/s Trial
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARCEP investigates Orange/Iliad roaming deal; TeliaSonera's management shake-up; Vivendi ups stake in Telecom Italia.
Polatis Launches New Fiber Layer Protection Switch
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Polatis 6000n Protection Services Switch aims to be more economical alternative to protection switch modules as 100G proliferates.
Infinera Expands Cloud Xpress Family for High-Capacity Datacenter Interconnect
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera expands Cloud Xpress family for high-capacity datacenter interconnect.
BTI Sees Boom in 100G Ports
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
As of the first quarter, 20 of 21 customers have used BTI 7800 for 100G deployments.
Coriant, Orange Claim C-band Transmission Record
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Field trial involves a variety of modulation formats, including longest distance ever for 32 QAM and 64 QAM in a live environment.
Tiscali Picks Alcatel-Lucent's 100G
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Upgrade to optical transport network and submarine links will allow Tiscali to offer high-capacity services in response to meet existing subscriber demand and new public administration customers.
Transmode Launches Terabit Packet Transport Switch
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Transmode announces next generation of high-density and low-power Terabit Packet Transport Switch.
HUGO Upgrades With Xtera Repeater
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Xtera deploys repeater in subsea system connecting Porthcurno, Guernsey and Lannion.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
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CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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