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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
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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
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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
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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%.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
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7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
ZTE Unveils 'Vertical Broadband' & Smart City Solutions
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Tackles design and construction requirements of not only national backbone broadband networks, but also broadband networks for power, rail transportation, radio and television.
Plexxi Brings Fluidity to Aligned Data Centers' Network
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Software-controlled switch is deployed as single infrastructure inside the data center and over dark fiber connections to carrier hotels.
Is Level 3 Boarding the M&A Train?
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
Speculation and insider chat gives the network operator's stock a boost.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
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7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Eurobites: Android on the March in Europe
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google given more time for Android antitrust case response; Ericsson forges China alliance; Ekinops wins at Orange.
Coriant Lands Packet-Optical Deal in Turkmenistan
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Coriant chosen for NBN deployment in Central Asia.
Bahnhof Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 100G Gear
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
One of Sweden's largest ISPs upgrades with ADVA.
Orange Deploys Ekinops for Long-Haul 100G
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Ekinops selected by Orange to supply 100G solutions for its very high capacity international long haul networks.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Wind in Greek Fiber Collaboration
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft confirms closure of handsets plant in Finland; Com Hem profits rise in Q2; Virgin to buy Irish broadcaster.
Eurobites: Privacy Shield Gets EU Go-Ahead
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7/8/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests LTE-V; Amazon commits to UK data centers, despite Brexit; soccer's cybersecurity own goal.
400G Hits Critical Mass; Deployments Coming
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7/7/2016  |  Post a comment
While the number of 400G products is still small, critical mass has been achieved; there is enough commercially available for companies to start developing and deploying initial systems, Heavy Reading reports.
Nicklas Steps Down as Windstream CTO
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Industry veteran is being replaced by three executives after leading the effort to build a national fiber-optic network.
Ericsson to Acquire Abentel
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is to acquire Spanish fiber deployment and maintenance services specialist Abentel, including 500 staff, to boost its fiber-related professional services capabilities.
KOSC Telecom Deploys ADVA's FSP 3000 for 100G
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
New operator leveraging ADVA's metro and long-haul technology to provide 100Gbit/s wholesale connectivity to service providers.
Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.
ZTE NGON Highlights
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
At NGON in Nice, ZTE was able to show its range of end-to-end OTN solutions.
ZTE Boasts 800G Optical Test Success
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7/1/2016  |  Post a comment
ZTE says it has successfully tested a single-carrier 800G 16QAM long-haul transmission test, claiming an industry first.
DT Eyes FTTH Solution to German Opex Issue
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6/29/2016  |  7 comments
The German operator says the deployment of FTTH could help it to retire legacy platforms and shut down facilities.
Orange Faces SDH Hurdle in All-IP Transition
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
The French operator says investments in WDM and OTN technology could reduce costs and improve the outlook for some business services.
OVH Puts Its Optical Faith in Cisco
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6/28/2016  |  2 comments
Major hosting company shifts from Infinera to Cisco for its optical transport platform as it expands its fiber network and data center empire.
Eurobites: Telefónica Upgrades Metro Optical Network With Nokia
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in 5G-powered robotic surgery demo; BT connects with Oracle Cloud; more antitrust trouble for Google?
Huawei's 'Simplified Network, OTN Everywhere' Tackles Video Service Experience
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
The third Optical Network (ON) Innovation Forum was jointly hosted by Huawei, Light Reading and Heavy Reading on June 28 in Nice.
Cisco Wins DWDM Deal At OVH
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6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center and transport network operator OVH is deploying Cisco's DWDM gear.
Orange, Telia Initiate TransportPCE Project in OpenDaylight
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange and Telia, along with AT&T, are driving the new TransportPCE project within OpenDaylight while Vodafone has joined ODL's User Advisory Group.
Eurobites: O2 Flotation Rumors Resurface
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica throws in its 5G lot with Huawei; Norway's Broadnet upgrades with Coriant; Finland's Setera drives expansion with Mitel.
Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken
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6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry.
Data Center Drives 400G
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.
Eurobites: TDC Sells Up in Sweden
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6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss warns against Brexit; Rostelecom and Huawei begin subsea link; FreedomPop makes model pay in UK.
CEO Chat With ECI's Darryl Edwards
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6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
At the BCE 2016 show in Austin, ECI Telecom CEO Darryl Edwards tells Light Reading founder and CEO about the Elastic Network concept and the company's NFV and cybersecurity developments.
GÉANT Finds SDN Joy With Infinera, ONOS Combo
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Giant European research and education network is deploying SDN-enabled network gear from Infinera and an ONOS-based SDN controller to improve network control and reduce costs.
Nokia Lands $1.5B 'Frame' Deal With China Mobile
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor announces China Mobile as customer of its AirScale basestation technology and says the operator will make use of various other fixed and mobile products.
Infinera Helps GÉANT Deploy SDN
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Research network will use Infinera's programmable and open packet optical software-defined networking (SDN) offering integrated with GÉANT's ONOS-based controller.
Nokia & China Mobile Sign €1.36B Frame Agreement
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6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia will aim to help mobile giant move to a flexible cloud network infrastructure.
BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
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6/10/2016  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.
Network Security: Innovation in Isolation?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/8/2016  |  3 comments
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
EXFO Releases New OLTS
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Measures insertion loss, optical return loss and fiber length.
US Probe Into Huawei Threatens Trade War
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6/3/2016  |  3 comments
US authorities are demanding to see information about Huawei's exports to blacklisted countries.
BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
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6/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
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6/1/2016  |  3 comments
See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.
Hengtong & Oi Brazil Aim to Co-Construct 'Intelligent Brazil'
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
First patch of optical cables to be supplied to Oi Brazil came off the Hengtong production line and will be used for the optical network construction in Rio de Janeiro, the host city of 2016 Olympic Games.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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