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Coriant 7100 Pico Targets Metro Edge
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3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant aims new packet-optical platform at data center interconnection and other metro edge applications.
Ciena: We're 'Well Placed' for Verizon Metro 100G
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3/6/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena's CEO is feeling confident about Ciena's chance to win part of Verizon's upcoming metro 100G contract.
Ciena Revenue Disappoints, Metro Promise Remains
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3/5/2015  |  2 comments
Ciena posted revenue that missed expectations, but the vendor remains focused on the coming metro 100G market opportunity.
Ciena Revenue Down, Misses Analyst Estimates
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3/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena greets 2015 with first quarter with lower revenue, but expanding customer base and non-GAAP profit.
Fluke Launches New Cabling Tech Suite
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ZTE's Wireline at MWC 2015
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading speaks with Jane Chen, ZTE's Senior VP of Wireline Business, about innovations in her product line at Mobile World Congress.
SoftBank Choose Coriant for Metro
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Japan's Softbank BB Corp. picks Coriant's 7100 Nano platform for high-speed metro network needs.
Oclaro Ramps Up CFP4 Production
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor moves toward volume production on CFP4 client-side transceivers for data center interconnect and carrier packet optical upgrades.
UK 'Open' Smart City Shows Faith in SDN
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2/27/2015  |  4 comments
'Open programmable city' initiative in Bristol, UK, has SDN-enabled switches from optical vendor Polatis at its core.
Let There Be Lumentum! JDSU Names Its New Empire
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2/27/2015  |  8 comments
JDSU channels the spirit of the Roman Empire as it announces its post-split optical and assurance units will be called Lumentum and Viavi.
JDSU Unveils New Company Names
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
JDSU will split into two separate companies called Lumentum Holdings and Viavi.
ADVA Revenues Up, Eyes Data Center Prize
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor ADVA reported record revenue for 2014, as it sets sights on the data center boom in 2015.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
ADVA Reports Record Full-Year Revenue
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports audited 2014 IFRS financial results in line with guidance.
Avago Reports Revenues Growth in Fiscal Q1
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Net revenue was $1.63 billion, an increase of 3% from $1.59 billion in the previous quarter.
Avago to Acquire Emulex for $606M
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Emulex to operate as a business unit within Avago's enterprise storage segment.
CenturyLink Hits 1 Tbit/s in Florida Trial
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink successfully delivers terabit speeds in central Florida field trial.
Is DT About to Blow Our SDN Socks Off?
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2/25/2015  |  7 comments
It's Deutsche Telekom's Capital Markets day on February 26 & 27, and I'm expecting some big news around its SDN and NFV strategy.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
New Ciena Products Target Web-Scale Evolution
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
New Ciena chipsets and a metro software architecture boost bandwidth and flexibility in optical networks to support web-scale applications.
Ciena Addresses Rise of Web-Scale Dynamics
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2/25/2015  |  5 comments
Ciena announces new chipsets and other offerings aimed at addressing the unique requirements of web-scale networking trends.
TeliaSonera Unit Eyes Metro 100G Decision
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier is getting ready to make vendor choices for upcoming metro 100G deployments.
Optical Earnings Calendar: ADVA, Ciena Due to Report
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA reports quarterly earnings this week, while Ciena follows next week as optical watchers look to keep tabs on the 100G market.
Ciena Brings on Starke as CMO
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Former MicroStrategy and SAP executive brings software and enterprise marketing experience as Ciena broadens its hardware horizons.
GTT Buys MegaPath's Managed Services Unit
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
GTT expands its managed services with the acquisition, while MegaPath continues to pare down.
NEC Touts Unified OSS for SDN
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
NEC says it has developed configuration software that can be applied to multiple types of networks and which supports the implementation of SDN capabilities.
Network Services Key to SDN Strategies, Says AlcaLu's Alwan
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Basil Alwan, president of IP routing and transport at Alcatel-Lucent, says speedy configuration is a massive opportunity as services become decoupled from the infrastructure.
Cyan Claims Carrier Wins, Revenue Jumps
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Cyan reports growing revenue and two service provider wins for NFV orchestration.
Equinix Puts Infinera in Data Centers
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Data center and exchange operator deploys DTN-X in locations in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore.
Cyan Posts Q4 Revenue Jump
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
After adjusting its revenue outlook upward, Cyan reports a revenue jump of 46% between the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2014.
Nokia & Partners Unveil Virtual Mobile Network
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Apply SDN to the entire backhaul, transport and core of an LTE network. Approved ETSI NFV Proof of Concept. Milestone in design and implementation of future mobile networks.
Alcatel-Lucent Pitches Its 400G IP Gear at DCI Market
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2/18/2015  |  2 comments
Vendor pitches its single-port 400G IP-over-DWDM capabilities at operators needing greater capacity between data centers and their metro and core networks.
Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
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2/18/2015  |  10 comments
The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.
IP & Optical Take Different Roads Toward Integration
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.
Nokia Offers Virtual OSS, VNF Service
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor's pre-MWC media blitz includes cloud-ready OSS and BSS, an NFV assessment service and enhancements to its Radio Cloud proposition, including Ethernet-based fronthaul.
AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
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2/16/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.
TE Connectivity Plans 100G Pluggable
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2/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Multi-source agreement leads to pluggable interconnect for data center market with enhanced density and thermal performance.
Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
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2/12/2015  |  8 comments
A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.
RAD Lands Major MiNID Deal in China
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Tier 1 Chinese operator to deploy RAD's miniature programmable NIDs.
FNE Finland Deploys 100G With Transmode
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
FNE-Finland Oy will expand its network with Transmode's Metro 100G solution.
Going Green in 2015
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
Fibercore Hires Herbst
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber manufacturer appoints Brian Herbst to global senior vice president to head sales expansion.
Bell Labs: IP/Optical Integration Saves Resources
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2/11/2015  |  3 comments
Bell Labs study suggests integrating IP routing and optical transport uses 40% fewer network resources than 100G router ports and optical transponders.
Pics From Poland: FTTH Conference
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2/11/2015  |  6 comments
The annual FTTH Council Europe event is in Warsaw, Poland, this year -- check out the pics from day 1.
Cyan Targets DCI With 34 Terabit Platform
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2/11/2015  |  24 comments
New N-Series is also based on open COTS-based hardware and uses a Linux operating system to appeal to large Internet content providers.
Cyan Launches Hyperscale Transport Platform
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2/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cyan today launches a new line of high-density, high-capacity products designed to interconnect data centers and support growing cloud and content delivery network services.
Alabama Co-Op Delivers State’s First Gigabit Services
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2/9/2015  |  1 comment
Calix, Inc. announced that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Alabama's largest member-owned operating telephone cooperative, is now delivering fiber-enabled gigabit services via the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes and 716 Optical Network Terminals.
PMC-Sierra Reports Q4, Full Year Growth
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2/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled $136.9 million, an increase of 1% from $135.5 million in the third quarter of 2014 and an increase of 7.9% compared to $126.9 million in the fourth quarter. of 2013.
Indiana Fiber Network Preps Network Expansion
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2/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Plan upgrades IFN's statewide core network to support 100GE transport bandwidth and improves network reliability through the utilization of a meshed architecture.
Bit Parts: 100G Driving Revenue Growth
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2/6/2015  |  2 comments
Macom, Oclaro and JDSU all demonstrated revenue growth related to 100G in recent earnings reports.
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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