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Cloud's Bright Shadow
Haiku  | 
3/27/2015  |  1 comment
Is it ironic
That the cloud is dominant
In the Year of Light?
EXFO Intros Automated Wireless Fiber Test Tool for Smart Devices
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds WiFi connectivity to its automated test process and ability to run fiber testing applications on Android devices.
OFC: Calient Unveils Interconnect Orchestration Software
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Lightconnect is targeted at intra-data center interconnection of Calient’s Optical Circuit Switches to create virtual Pod-based data centers.
OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
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3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.
PMC Enables Metro 400G OTN Switching
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
PMC-Sierra says its new DIGI-G4 processor boosts OTN line card capacity to 400G and reduces power by 50%.
OFC: Molex Participates in OIF CEI Demonstration
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor joins with other Optical Internetworking Forum members to showcase 56 Gbit/s Common Electrical Interface.
OFC: PMC Sierra Unveils OTN Fronthaul Solution
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor targets Centralized Baseband RAN architectures in LTE networks with OTN-based solution for fronthaul networking.
OFC: Ciena Joins GENI SDN Testbed
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena augments its existing SDN testbed program by joining National Science Foundation project.
OFC: MACOM & Kaiam Demo 400G
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Companies demonstrate MACOM semiconductor in 100G/400G transceivers with Kaiam module.
Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
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3/25/2015  |  1 comment
The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.
OFC: Huawei Demos IP+O, T-SDN Apps
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Apps are believed to be the first developed through the operator-oriented SDN platform of the Open Network Operating System group.
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
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3/24/2015  |  3 comments
The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.
Verizon Taps Cisco, Ciena for Next-Gen 100G US Metro Network
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Verizon plans to test and deploy the equipment on portions of its 100G metro network this year, with plans to turn up live traffic in 2016.
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2015  |  3 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
Corning Answers Need for High-Count Fiber
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
The 200-micron SMF-28 Ultra 200 fiber allows for design of smaller, lighter cables with high fiber count and high density.
TE Connectivity Unveils, Demos FullAXS
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor announces and demonstrates new FullAXS Mini connector and cable assembly system and next-generation MXC optical connector.
Ooredoo Strikes International Connectivity Deals
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Ooredoo’s wholesale arm takes part in global undersea cable consortium, signs new agreement with PCCW Global for IPX services and offers 4G LTE roaming services with BICS.
Chuan Wei Deploys AlcaLu's 100G System in Cambodia
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and Chuan Wei boost connectivity with Cambodia’s first ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network.
OFC: CoAdna Upgrades OvS Platform
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor displays second-generation Optical Virtual Switching (OvS) platform with distributed wavelength cross-connection for data center networking.
OFC: JDSU Shows ROADM Blade, Transceivers
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
TrueFlex Single-Slot Super Transport Blade arrives with enhancements, while vendor demos client-side and line-side transceivers.
Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
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3/23/2015  |  4 comments
Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.
Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.
Infinera Intros Two New PICs
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera has unveiled two new photonic integrated circuits (PICs) designed to help network operators manage their capacity more efficiently.
OFC: Oclaro Demos SFP28-LR Transceiver
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Transceiver capable of 28 Gbit/s for data center needs and other Gen 6 Fibre Channel applications.
NeoPhotonics Intros Dual-Rate 100G CFP4 LR4 Transceivers
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3/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Components vendors says its new dual-rate 100G pluggable transceivers have been developed for high-speed data center and telecom network applications.
NeoPhotonics to Demo 16x16 Multicast Switch at OFC
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3/22/2015  |  Post a comment
NeoPhotonics shows how it can offer modular multicast switches for the development of 'pay as you grow' metro network ROADMs.
Acacia Unveils Coherent Flex-Rate 400G 5x7 Transceiver Module
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3/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Acacia says its AC-400 is the first Flex-Rate 400G Coherent 5x7 Transceiver Module to support the most advanced modulation modes including 8QAM, 16QAM and QPSK and that it consumes less than half the power of comparable 400G solutions.
Television Internacional Taps iPhotonix for GPON
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
iPhotonix today announced that the company has been selected through a competitive RFP process to support Television Internacional.
NeoPhotonics Unveils 100G/400G Micro-ICR
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Approaching OFC 2015, the optical components vendor adds micro-integrated coherent receiver to its 100G/400G product suite.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
Fujitsu Intros 100G/200G Integrated Coherent Receiver, CFP2 ACO Transceiver
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
First product out in April, second in the fall.
Fujitsu to Demo 100GE CFP4 ER4 Transceiver at OFC 2015
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Transceiver is designed to comply with the 100GigE ER4 (40km transmission) and next-generation CFP4 MSA specifications.
Microsemi Snaps Up Vitesse for $389M
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3/18/2015  |  4 comments
It's more M&A for the semiconductor space as Microsemi acquires Vitesse to expand its growth in emerging markets.
Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
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3/18/2015  |  10 comments
Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.
ADVA Gets Real About Virtualization
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3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical equipment vendor is expanding its line-up of network interface devices as part of a new NFV strategy.
Pics: Meet 'Big Bertha' at Juniper's Data Center Lab!
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3/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper uses its POC Lab to put its gear through its paces and win customers.
A Graphical Glimpse of Gigabit Growth
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3/17/2015  |  1 comment
An infographic from WhichVoip shows some of the momentum around the US Gigabit Cities movement.
Avago Offers New 100G Transceiver Samples
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor firm unveils new QSFP28 SR4 and CFP4 LR4 transceiver modules as sector prepares of OFC 2015.
BTI Puts MPLS Core Routing on Optical Box
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
At MPLS SDN World Congress, BTI announces MPLS/optical convergence, along with results of EANTC interoperability test.
Infinera Urges Cable Toward Optical Innovation
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3/17/2015  |  1 comment
Adding capacity isn't enough to meet long-term demand. Cable must also add Flex-Grid, multi-layer switching, CDC ROADMs and more.
BICS, Infinera Test OFS Fitel’s LA/LL Fiber
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Lab test of QPSK, 8 QAM and 16 QAM over large area/low loss fiber cable has implications for future terrestrial and submarine cable builds.
CoAdna Unveils ROADM modules
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3/16/2015  |  Post a comment
WSS series modules for compact metro and edge applications will be on display at OFC 2015.
Optowiz Ups CWDM Capacity, Targets North America
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3/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Korean company begins North American marketing campaign for its SFP transceivers that use divided uplink and downlink wavelengths on single mode fiber to double CWDM channel capacity.
Alcatel-Lucent Adds Depth to Its Metro Lineup
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3/12/2015  |  3 comments
Vendor inserts metro edge box in platform family covering metro needs from core to access.
NBN Uses Coriant for 10,000 km Australian Ring
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3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Australia's National Broadband Network Co. goes with existing supplier as it deploys hiT 7300 Multi-haul Transport Platform.
Alcatel-Lucent Expands Metro Optical Family
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3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor adds two new options to cover the full range of metro cloud, data center interconnect and other metro optical applications.
MRV Adds Dynamic Wavelength Routing to OptiDriver
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
MRV offers software-enabled feature for ROADM hardware to allow for greater traffic engineering flexibility.
MACOM Shows Off at OFC
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3/11/2015  |  Post a comment
MACOM to ahowcase extended portfolio of optical communications technology at OFC 2015.
MRV's New Refocuser Refocuses on Refocusing
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3/11/2015  |  1 comment
The packet optical vendor tries again to invest in its future without giving up on its past.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
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