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JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.
Lumentum Reports Fiscal Q2
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor reports an increase in revenues and operating profits for its fiscal second quarter that ended Dec. 26 2015.
Viavi Reports Fiscal Q2
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenues of $232.1 million are up by 2.5% compared with a year ago and operating margins have improved.
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray  | 
2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.
ZTE to Unveil OTN for Fronthaul at MWC
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2/2/2016  |  1 comment
New offering can support 60G of bandwidth, multiple service access points, connects BBU and RRU to CPRI interface.
Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
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2/2/2016  |  9 comments
Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  21 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray  | 
1/28/2016  |  3 comments
Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?
Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.
Ciena Joins the Optical Encryption Club
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
With optical layer encryption set to be a hot network security topic in 2016, Ciena has unveiled its metro and long-haul solution, and already tried out its tech with Telstra.
Cape Town Trials 400G With ADVA
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
Trial combined existing ADVA FSP 3000 infrastructure and CloudConnect 400Gbit/s technology to connect the townships of Nyanga and Mitchells Plain.
FirstLight Fiber Expands Further in New York
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
FirstLight Fiber adds 36,000 route miles of fiber in three New York counties to expand its Ethernet, mobile backhaul and enterprise services for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Eurobites: Iliad Eyes UK Market
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1/26/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 400G in Cape Town; Orange to sell secure smartphone; Dixons Carphone makes hay in the holidays.
Liquid Telecom Plots West African Expansion
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1/25/2016  |  1 comment
African fiber operator wants to expand its network presence outside its core East African markets.
Light Reading's Women in Comms Launches With 21 Members
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1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Intel, Dell, Boingo, Hyperoptic and TalkTalk among the 21 companies supporting Light Reading's newly formed non-profit dedicated to redressing the gender imbalance in the next-gen comms industry.
ZTE Set to Report Profit Hike for 2015
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1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ZTE is set to report a 43.5% year-on-year increase in net profit for 2015.
Infinera Boasts Long-Haul Optical Network Breakthrough
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1/18/2016  |  2 comments
Following a trial with Telstra, vendor claims it's on track to introduce a commercial implementation of Nyquist subcarriers that, along with other advances, will boost both network reach and capacity.
Telstra Tries Infinera's New Optical Toolkit
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Telstra has evaluated Infinera's new Advanced Coherent Toolkit on its Endeavour subsea cable.
Indonesia's Biznet Deploys Ciena
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1/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Packet-optical and software platforms improve access to Internet connectivity and cloud-based services.
Southern Cross Upgrades With Ciena
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1/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Successfully completed its latest upgrade adding 900 Gbit/s to all segments of the network, bringing total network lit capacity to 5.8 Tbit/s.
Finn de Siècle for Alcatel-Lucent
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1/14/2016  |  7 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.
ADVA Adds NFV Smarts With $35M Overture Acquisition
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1/13/2016  |  3 comments
Optical and Ethernet specialist ADVA says it is creating an 'NFV powerhouse' by acquiring Overture.
Seaborn Invests $500M in Seabras-1 Subsea Network
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1/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Seaborn Networks completes total funding of US$500 million for Seabras-1.
TI Sparkle Invests in Seabras-1 Subsea Network
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1/12/2016  |  Post a comment
International Services arm of Telecom Italia Group announces an investment of over $300 million for the realization of a new network system based on three fiber pairs out of the total six pairs comprising Seabras-1.
GÉANT Connects Data Centers With Infinera's Cloud Xpress
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1/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Research network deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress to extend its 100GigE network connectivity into data centers.
Eurobites: BT Eyes Joint Ventures With DT
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1/11/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: broadband boost for Cameroon; Telenor upgrades in Norway; Vivacom sale approved.
Light Reading's Top Stories of 2015
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12/30/2015  |  2 comments
NFV featured strongly in the roll call of the most read Light Reading stories of 2015.
My Most Memorable Moments of 2015
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12/29/2015  |  6 comments
Here's a look back at the highlights from the live events Light Reading held last year, including best keynote and best event.
Ooredoo Maldives Builds Subsea Cable With Huawei
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12/23/2015  |  1 comment
Huawei Marine today announced that it has partnered with Ooredoo Maldives to deploy a nationwide fiber optic, which will support the country’s broadband policy
Colt Names Rajiv Datta As CTO
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12/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Rajiv Datta to join Colt as chief technology officer.
Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/21/2015  |  5 comments
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
Eurobites: Orange Hit by €350M Fine
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12/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes the train; Huawei makes hay on handsets; TalkTalk bolsters TV team.
Swiss National Rail Upgrades With Alcatel-Lucent
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12/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Network transformation completing in 2020 to support passenger, mission-critical and business operations.
Not Your Regular Private Network
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12/16/2015  |  4 comments
Inside Thomson Reuters' global data network.
Smart Cities: Power to the People
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12/15/2015  |  5 comments
SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.
Coriant Lights Up the DCI Market
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12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant is taking on some well-established and very tough data center interconnect (DCI) rivals with a new product that boasts some standout features, notes Heavy Reading analyst.
NTT Comm Develops SDN WAN Management Function
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12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications has developed an operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) tool that can work across multiple software-defined wide area networks.
Eurobites: Telefónica Teams Up with MTN
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12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Srbija to remain in state hands; Liquid starts new submarine job; Vivendi trash talks Telecom Italia; Proximus dismisses Orange rumors; STC bids for Viva.
Did Ciena Deserve a Severe Haircut?
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12/11/2015  |  4 comments
Ciena's stock sinks nearly 17% following its 2016 fiscal forecast but does that fairly reflect its performance?
Eurobites: Ciena Sees Growth Ahead in Europe
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12/11/2015  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: rugged phone maker gets new boss; Blue Label seeks 35% stake in South Africa's Cell C; Macron plays it laissez-faire on Orange/Bouygues deal.
Coriant Unveils New 1RU DCI Product
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12/10/2015  |  Post a comment
New Coriant Groove DCI platform boasts 3.2Tbit/s capacity in a single rack unit system and also claims 70% lower power consumption.
Ciena Reports Fiscal Q4 2015 Results
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12/10/2015  |  2 comments
Ciena reports Q4 revenues of $692 million and fiscal full-year revenues of $2.4 billion.
Eurobites: Orange in M&A Talks With Bouygues – Report
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12/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants a word with Qualcomm; Deutsche Telekom launches secure public cloud; connecting Africa.
Nokia Shareholders Approve AlcaLu Acquisition
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12/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia shareholders approve all resolutions at Extraordinary General Meeting, including those related to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Alcatel-Lucent Lands Moana Subsea Network Deal
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12/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Bluesky Pacific Group launch new submarine cable system to enhance connectivity across Pacific.
Clouditalia to Deploy Coriant Optical Transport Gear
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12/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Italian telecommunications operator and cloud provider selects Coriant mTera Universal Transport platform to enhance performance of cloud services infrastructure.
Bharti Airtel: Out of Africa?
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12/1/2015  |  1 comment
Having announced a major spending plan at home, India's biggest operator may be forced to consider its future in Africa.
Where Is the PSTN to All-IP Journey Going?
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12/1/2015  |  2 comments
Siemens breaks down three different approaches that may be part of an operator's roadmap to all-IP.
ADVA Acquires Optical Monitoring Team
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11/30/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA acquires engineering division from technology incubator Mic AG.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
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