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Tiny Module Might Accelerate Jump to 100G/400G in Data Centers
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  2 comments
A novel optics-aligning module promises to make silicon photonics for 100G/400G networking significantly easier to implement, which would be a tremendous boon for data center operators.
Infinera Ups the DCI Ante
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  3 comments
Vendor's upgrade of its data center interconnect (DCI) platform includes a host of impressive technical advances.
Infinera Intros Cloud Xpress 2
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9/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera has unveiled its Cloud Xpress 2 DCI system based on its Infinite Capacity Engine.
ECOC: Satisfying the Need for Speed
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.
VeEX Expands Portfolio of Optical Test Systems
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9/19/2016  |  Post a comment
VeEX announced several new test systems and updates of existing products.
WiC Rewind: Cultural Reflections From Denver
Mentor Monday  | 
9/19/2016  |  5 comments
Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.
VeEX Shows Off at ECOC
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9/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Test vendor VeEX has a slew of new products and updates on display at the annual ECOC optical technology exhibition, held this year in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Eurobites: Nokia, DT Hit 1 Tbit/s in Fiber Trial
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9/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN decides South Africa's not the place for mobile money services; RTX gets new boss; no Netflix for Telenet customers?
Programmable Networks Crack the Cost Code
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2016  |  2 comments
Programmable networks cut costs but challenges remain, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.
Viavi Touts New Testing Tools for 100G, 400G
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9/14/2016  |  Post a comment
All will be revealed at ECOC.
Heavy Reading: SDN Bringing Capex, Opex Savings to Optical Networks
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9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.
ADVA Boasts DCI Market Leadership
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9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking has secured the lead position in Ovum's latest data center interconnect (DCI) global market share report.
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
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9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged to form a new player in the broadband equipment market, DASAN Zhone Solutions Inc.
Huawei Optical Innovation 2016
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9/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
Infinera Unveils Transport SDN Tools, Slams Rivals
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9/2/2016  |  3 comments
Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.
Ciena Fiscal Q3 Buoyed by 'Web-scale' Sales as Verizon 100G Project Ramps
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9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Ciena's revenues up by 11.2% as non-telco customers contribute more than one third of fiscal third-quarter sales.
Ciena Reports Revenue Ramp in Fiscal Q3
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9/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended July 31, 2016.
Infinera Unveils Suite of SDN Tools
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8/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera launches its Xceed Software Suite designed for multi-layer SDN automation.
Ciena Buoyed by 100G+ Metro Demand – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
Optical equipment maker is set for a strong run of results thanks to growing demand from a number of large US operators.
Rocket Fiber Lights Up Detroit With Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  6 comments
Detroit has its problems, for sure, but today 10 Gigabit access is not one of them thanks to a startup service provider called Rocket Fiber.
China Unicom Tests Ultra Low-Loss Fiber with Hengtong
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
World's first carrier-class 'large-effective area fiber' land optical cable project, in which Hengtong's ultra low-loss fiber was involved, has been checked and accepted by China Unicom in Xinjiang & Shandong, China recently.
Intel Shipping Silicon Photonic Modules
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. One of the first customers is Microsoft.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
Infinera Hooks Up to Lumentum's Optical White Box
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Systems and components vendors team up on baby step for 'open' optical networking.
Eurobites: Ericsson Offloads 2G, 3G R&D Staff
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
Nokia Boasts 100G Deal With China Mobile
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia says it has been awarded a major chunk of China Mobile's latest optical network construction program.
Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
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8/15/2016  |  3 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.
Adtran Intros Tunable Optics for NG-PON 2
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8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
New Subscriber Edge Tunable optical transceivers will better enable multi-wavelength access networks.
Lumentum Reports Fiscal Q4
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor reports year-on-year increase in revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Getting to Gigabit Gold
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Adtran kicked off its annual press and analyst event today with a keynote from CTO Kevin Schneider who focused on innovation, and the technological drivers behind innovation that will help service providers get to gigabit gold.
Electric Lightwave Takes Back Its Brand
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8/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate business unit and resuming use of its title as the corporate brand.
Nokia Reports Q2
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8/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor suffers 11% year-on-year decrease in sales in the second quarter.
400G Packet Processing Required
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.
Juniper Buys Aurrion for Silicon Photonics
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2016  |  5 comments
New technology will enable scaling of lower-cost solution to optical networking.
PLDT Boosts Bandwidth With NTT Comms' 100G
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8/1/2016  |  Post a comment
PLDT taps NTT Communications to boost international connectivity with 100Gbit/s ultra-bandwidth.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  28 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
Column  | 
7/28/2016  |  17 comments
The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reports second quarter sales growth but warns of a downturn.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
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7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Huawei Reports 40% Rise in H1 Revenues
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei revenues for the first half of 2016 hit 245.5 billion Yuan Renminbi, a 40% year-on-year increase.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Net Insight Reports Q2 Growth
News Wire Feed  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Net sales increased by 42% with an operating margin of 9%.
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
Orange Poland Tests 1.5 Tbit/s Link Over 870km With Nokia
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange Poland and Nokia set new capacity-distance record with 1.5Tbit/s superchannel transmitted over 870km between Warsaw and Wroclaw.
CenturyLink Lights 200 Gbit/s of Transatlantic Capacity
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Provisioning of secure and reliable capacity on the next-generation subsea fiber optic network will support CenturyLink's US-to-Europe broadband traffic.
Eurobites: Hands Off Our Data, France Tells Microsoft
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange buys into desktop virtualization; BT outage hits banks; Tele2 records loss in Q2.
ADVA Reports Record Revenues in Q2
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports revenues of €157.2 million for the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 40.1%.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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