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Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
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11/26/2014  |  Post a comment
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Telindus Encrypts With ADVA
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Luxembourg operator deploys ADVA's encryption technology to secure network and cloud services.
Pangaea on Packet Optical Path With Transmode
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Pangaea Networks steps into the packet optical era as it gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 tech from Transmode.
Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
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11/21/2014  |  1 comment
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
OIF Launches SDN Implementation Project
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11/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum is launching a new project to develop implementation agreements for the APIs needed for transport SDN.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Column  | 
11/21/2014  |  12 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
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11/21/2014  |  8 comments
At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
OIF Advancing Transport SDN Agreements
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11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
New project will secure industry agreement on implementation ahead of standards to keep transport SDN moving forward.
Calient Controller Aims to Tame 'Elephant' Flows
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Controller allows super-sized data center traffic flows to be switched over optical topology.
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  7 comments
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
Unearthing a Gigabit Economy in Wyoming
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2014  |  3 comments
Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.
Calient Unveils Optical SDN Controller
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11/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Calient Technologies announces OpenDaylight-based Optical Topology Management Controller to help reconfigure large data flows from packet to optical transport.
Koch to Acquire Embattled Oplink
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2014  |  1 comment
Amid battles with two activist shareholders, Oplink sells out to Koch, will be managed by Molex.
Windstream Upgrades With Overture
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11/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Windstream upgrades with Overture's 6500 Multi-Service Ethernet Platform.
ECI Unveils Its SDN Framework
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11/19/2014  |  Post a comment
ECI Telecom has unveiled its SmartLight framework for SDN and NFV deployments, comprising several applications including an OpenFlow-based SDN controller.
Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud
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11/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
Grande Unfazed in Crowded Gigabit Market
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2014  |  1 comment
Even as many larger entities ready their networks to deliver gigabit speeds to Austin, Grande Communications remains confident.
R&E Nets Complete ANA-200G Ring
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Network spanning North Atlantic gets public demonstration at Supercomputing 14 this week.
Geek Alert: CenturyLink, Infinera Take Terabit Network to SC14
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Telecom service provider leverages new ultra-long-haul network to deploy multiple 100-Gig wavelengths to SC14 network in New Orleans.
Terabit in Action at SC14
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.
CenturyLink, Infinera Take Terabit Link to SC14
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is using Infinera's DTN-X platform to deliver 1 Tbit/s of super-channel transmission capacity to the annual Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans.
Subsea Market Lures New Cast of Characters
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2014  |  8 comments
Google and its Web cohorts appear increasingly set to join the ranks of submarine cable investors.
Alcatel-Lucent: Back From the Brink
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/14/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...
AT&T GigaPower Awaits Regulatory Resolution
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2014  |  3 comments
The carrier says it will 'pause' expansion of its gigabit network until the debate over net neutrality is decided.
Liquid Telecom Expands With Alcatel-Lucent Gear
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Liquid Telecom chooses Alcatel-Lucent to provide DWDM and GPON equipment for fiber expansion in Kenya and Uganda.
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
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11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
Rewired  | 
11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
But what took them so long?
Small ISP Expands Seattle Gigabit Network
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  3 comments
CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.
Utility-Backed Gigabit is Going to Jackson
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2014  |  2 comments
Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.
Sri Lanka Telecom Builds 100G Network With Huawei
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11/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Huawei worked with SLT to implement the NBN with new-generation OTN-based 100G DWDM solution.
Cyan Seeks Funding in SDN Squeeze
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2014  |  6 comments
Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.
Colorado Cities Green-Light Muni Broadband
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11/7/2014  |  3 comments
Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.
C&W Buys Columbus for $3B
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11/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Combination strengthens companies' plays in pay-TV, mobile, subsea and other areas, will leverage $1 billion capital investment program.
Cyan Q3 Revenue Falls Year Over Year
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11/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Angola Cables Takes South Atlantic Route
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11/5/2014  |  Post a comment
South Atlantic Cable System connecting Africa and Latin America will be built by NEC.
True Builds Metro Network With Alcatel-Lucent Gear
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11/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Four-year agreement with one of Thailand's leading telecommunications providers will supply IP and optical network upgrade to provide speeds of 100G and beyond across True's businesses in key regions.
AT&T to Fill Google's Gigabit Void in Kansas
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11/4/2014  |  17 comments
Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.
Eurobites: Nokia Revamps, AlcaLu Buys Subsea Specialist
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad boss says 'non' to Bouygues buy; Com Hem revenues up; Tele2 beefs up M2M offer.
Bit Parts: NetScout, JDSU Hint at M&A Wave
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2014  |  Post a comment
NetScout buys some Danaher assets, and JDSU's spin-offs look ready to buy as more M&A is expected in the optical components arena.
Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.
Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  4 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column  | 
10/28/2014  |  11 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefónica's IoT Lego.
Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  3 comments
Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.
Vantage Makes Cloud Connection With Zayo
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Vantage teams with transport network operator Zayo to provide cloud connections to its data centers.
Calient Chooses Euro Sales Partner
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales Force Europe will help optical circuit switch vendor tap into service provider and data center opportunities in Europe.
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From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary

11|25|14   |   09:09   |   (1) comment


Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
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Building a Secure Telefonica Network With Huawei's High-End Firewall

11|24|14   |   4:37   |   (0) comments


Andrew Davies, IP architect of the Telefonica, a leading digital communications company, discusses the Huawei security gateway solution and putting the solution into the testbed.
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Huawei Partners with Spirent to Verify CE12816's 10GE Port & TRILL Networking Capabilities

11|24|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Spirent Communications is the world's leading supplier for telecom testing appliances and solutions. Spirent has been in a close partnership with Huawei for a long time.
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Saudi Airlines & Its ICT Transformation

11|24|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments


In this video, Saudi Airlines discusses its network problems and how Huawei's Agile Network is its all-in-one solution.
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Huawei's Agile Switch Benefiting Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital

11|24|14   |   2:40   |   (0) comments


Saudi Arabia's Yamamah Hospital speaks about how Huawei's Agile Switch has improved the medical service's network infrastructure.
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FanPlay & Huawei Build a Wireless Agile Smart Stadium

11|24|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


FanPlay is a cloud-based white label service, which is effectively a football fan engagement platform underpinned by mobile payment technology.
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Building an Agile Stadium

11|24|14   |   3:54   |   (0) comments


Stadiums may be thousands of tons of concrete and steel, but they now need to be agile. Being at the stadium may not be as alluring as it once was. Sports franchises and stadium operators discuss how to get fans back.
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Huawei Helps ChinaCache Tackle Challenges in the Internet Industry

11|24|14   |   3:09   |   (0) comments


ChinaCache is China's largest content distribution network supplier. Huawei's CE12800 has provided ChinaCache with very strong support in its establishment of an infrastructure network.
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Cefinity on Managed Security Services & Next-Generation Firewall

11|24|14   |   7:05   |   (0) comments


Cefinity is a cloud management service provider in Southeast Asia. Ivan Zhang, CEO of the company, discusses the implementation of security service management in the cloud era.
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Huawei's Agile Gateway in the Eyes of Cefinity

11|24|14   |   2:11   |   (0) comments


Cefinity is a managed service provider for enterprise networks. The company currently uses Huawei's AR series routers for the most complete range of functions. CEO Ivan Zhang speaks about the advantages of the AR series routers.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
CTO of Bus-Online Talks About Huawei's Agile Gateway

11|24|14   |   2:53   |   (0) comments


Bus-Online covers around 100 million users everyday. In addition to providing mobile TV, and advertising services to the public, Bus-Online has also entered the field of mobile Internet.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Amsterdam ArenA as an Agile Campus

11|24|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


The Amsterdam ArenA, home of the Ajax soccer team, can be a crowded space. ArenA has partnered with Huawei to work on bringing ample bandwidth to 53,000 people at the same time.
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