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The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
ADVA Takes Voyager on PoC Journey
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2/27/2017  |  1 comment
Vendor announces nine proofs-of-concept for Facebook-designed open packet optical system, speeding toward commercialization.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
ADVA Trialing Voyager Open Packet Optical Box in 9 PoCs
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor announces first commercial tests of Voyager, the Facebook-designed open system, with both service provider and enterprise users.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
ADVA Reports Record Annual Revenues
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Full year 2016 revenues are up 28% to €566.7 million, but ADVA's margins took a hit.
Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Updates microwave, IP, optical, mobile and fixed access product lines to support next gen fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Ciena's DCI Targets Web-Scalers, Data Centers
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New Waveserver Ai uses latest coherent optics for programmability in a compact platform that multi-tenant data centers and web-scalers need.
Ciena Intros Waveserver Ai for DCI
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest packet-optical platform brings new capacity and power efficiencies to data center interconnect market.
Telefónica LatAM Uses Comarch OSS
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Comarch will support Telefónica in the transformation of its transport network in five Latin American countries.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
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2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
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2/21/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.
IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Infinera Launches Mobile Transport Products
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has added new products designed to deliver fronthaul and backhaul transport options for mobile operators.
ADVA Flexes Software Muscles at Optical Layer
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New optical network hypervisor allows flexible control of multivendor optical networking systems for ease of management and provisioning.
ADVA Intros Optical Network Hypervisor
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
New ADVA FSP Network Hypervisor works with open source and multiple commercial SDN controllers, to enable flexibility at optical layer.
Eurobites: Nokia Promises '4.9G' in 2017
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2/13/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
Infinera Leaps on Year-End Respite
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Stock is up 27% as fourth-quarter financials beat expectations.
Infinera Reports Q4, Full Year Financials
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $181 million, down from $185.5 million in the third quarter and down from $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Ciena Intros Unified Network Management for its Packet-Optical Gear
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software offers unified network service management and planning.
Level 3 Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Level 3 reported revenues $2.032 billion for the fourth quarter 2016 and $8.172 billion for the full year.
New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
Viavi Boasts 400G Test Tool Success
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Customers range from chip, module and network equipment manufacturers, to a Tier-1 US carrier, to a leader in industrial leasing solutions.
Coriant Cuts Jobs, Up to 100 Staff Impacted
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2/3/2017  |  6 comments
Optical vendor appears to have reduced its headcount again but this time by a significant number.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Nokia's Suri Promises IP Routing Innovation
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2/2/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor is getting ready to introduce a next-generation IP routing product as part of its push into 'adjacent' vertical markets.
Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
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2/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.
Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
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2/2/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.
F5's Going Locoh-Donou
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1/31/2017  |  1 comment
Ciena exec gets the CEO job at F5.
Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.
ECI, Ericsson Snack on Danish Optical Deal
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The network will ultimately cover all DeiC sites over the next ten years.
Eurobites: DT Seeks Data Privacy's Little Helper
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a 'Siri' for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.
'Troubled' Intel Rakes in the Dough
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1/27/2017  |  1 comment
The chip company reported record quarterly and annual revenue, despite being in the middle of a major transformation it embarked upon in 2016 in response to the slow dissolution of its bread-and-butter enterprise business.
Ixia Boasts 400GbE Demo First
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.
Ciena COO 'Steps Down'
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1/24/2017  |  Post a comment
François Locoh-Donou to step down as Ciena's chief operating officer.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
RETN Deploys Infinera's Cloud Xpress System
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1/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With the Infinera Cloud Xpress, RETN expands its use of high-capacity optical super-channels based on Infinera's photonic integrated circuit technology.
NEC Lands Hong Kong-to-Guam Subsea Cable Deal
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The 3,900km Hong Kong Guam Cable System (HK-G) is scheduled to begin operation in January 2020.
Oclaro's Numbers Will Send Optical Pulses Racing
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1/19/2017  |  3 comments
Fiscal second-quarter preliminary numbers are making optical components specialist Oclaro an even more enticing M&A target.
Oclaro Reports Fiscal Q2 Prelims
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1/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Oclaro has published selected preliminary unaudited financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ended December 31, 2016 – and they look good...
Cablevisión Argentina & Ciena Deploy 200G Network
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1/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Cablevisión Argentina is laying the groundwork to meet the surging demands for high-speed Internet and video offerings.
Eurobites: Velcom Virtualizes Core With ZTE
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1/18/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
Italy's Retelit to Deploy Coriant's 100G Gear
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Will support end-to-end delivery of high-capacity, low-latency services on its recently expanded fiber optic infrastructure.
Eurobites: Subsea Boost for Ireland
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1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.
Idaho Regional Optic Network Picks ECI's Apollo Packet-Optical Platform
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1/12/2017  |  Post a comment
IRON upgrades its network infrastructure with ECI's Apollo packet-optical transport solution.
Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
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1/12/2017  |  1 comment
UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.
Eurobites: Nokia, Ooredoo Top 1 Tbit/s in Algerian Trial
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals claim success with spectrum-capping campaign; Magyar Telekom reorganizes; Sonera in jobs talks; Snap digs in in London.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Huawei MWC 2017 Day One Highlights

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IoT Platform Enables Axiata's Connected Car Realization

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Huawei and Axiata Digital, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading Asian telecommunications group Axiata Group Berhad, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at MWC 2017 to jointly promote IoT services across Asia. The key of Axiata Digital's IoT strategy is to develop an open IoT ecosystem for various industries, so as to enable independent IoT apps to be easily ...
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Simyo: Agile Operation With Huawei BES

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Simyo CEO Jesus Noguera shares the achievements of the Huawei BES project and discusses how they stay competitive in the challenging European market.
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Marching in the Cloud-Based Wireless Network Era

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Huawei exhibited its Cloud-Based Wireless Network in MWC2017. An Jian, president of Wireless Network Marketing and Solutions, unveils key driving forces and customer values for CloudRAN/CloudAIR and evolution strategy towards 5G network.
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Telekom Serbia: Fixed Network Modernization Is on the Way

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Telekom Serbia will achieve full infrastructure renovation based on the all-around cooperation with Huawei in All-IP Fixed Network modernization, paving the way for easy introduction of ultra-broadband HD video and other digital services. This service development will enhance the user experience.
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Elisa: Mobile Video Is Adding a Platform for All Digital Services

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With its new strategy of "Accelerate new services business," Elisa is finding success in mobile video business based on two main factors: new business design and best video experience, and achieving fast business success with the highest DOU in the world. Furthermore, video is adding a platform for all digital services.
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Evolving to All Cloud Network

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All Cloud is a key measure for carriers to achieve digital transformation and upgrade their network infrastructure in terms of networks, services and operations. Digital transformation will create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture and automated operation, which will enable comprehensive resource scheduling and ...
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IoT Platform Enables Carriers to Expand IoT Services & Ecosystem

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The huge potential of the IoT market is attracting enterprises, hoping to seize the opportunity by building up IoT platforms and ecosystem. There are hundreds of IoT platform players in what is a fierce market and Huawei is one of them. Julian Waston, Senior Principal Analyst of IoT from IHS Markit, gives his views on the trends in IoT platforms, and explains how ...
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Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
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OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT

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Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
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OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision

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Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
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OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence

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Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
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