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ZTE Surge Continues With 9-Month Profit up 37%
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
In contrast to Ericsson and Nokia, ZTE sees profits growing thanks to carrier networks and consumer products.
Adtran Reports Rise in Q3 Revenues
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Adtran reported third quarter revenues of $185.1 million, compared with $168.9 million for the third quarter of 2016.
Windstream Intensifies SDN Focus, Expands SDNow to 50 Markets Across the US
News Wire Feed  | 
10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
SDNow – Software-Defined Network Orchestrated Waves – drives service provisioning and delivery improvements for transport customers.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches Gigabit LTE in 4 German Cities
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du trials Nokia's SDAN on NG-PON; Nokia unveils wireless PON offering; UK study bigs up AI's business potential.
Colt Preps AI-Enabled Network Management
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The international operator has plans to automate its network management and unify its NFV architecture in 2018.
Fujitsu's Head of Optical Shares Her Transformation Story
Mentor Monday  | 
10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Christine Podraza, VP and head of Fujitsu's Optical Business Unit, shares lessons she's learned over the course of her career as she's gone from learning to earning to returning.
Eurobites: Police Raid Vivendi's Paris Office
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Asia-Pacific network with Ciena; Telefónica integrates security features with Microsoft Azure; Ofcom clamps down on broadband ads.
Ekinops Completes Takeover of OneAccess
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor Ekinops has completed the acquisition of fellow French firm OneAccess.
Ixia Launches World’s First 400GE Testing Solutions
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO, 10/4/2017 – Ixia's senior product manager, Charles Seifert, sits down with Light Reading editor-in-chief Craig Matsumoto to talk about the recent launch of the world's first 400GE testing solution, which garnered multiple Best of Show awards at Interop Tokyo 2017.
Nokia's Leprince Hails Enterprise Growth
News Analysis  | 
10/3/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia's diversification into high-growth enterprise markets is starting to pay off, says the company's global services boss.
Data Centers Driving Aqua Comms' Expansion
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2017  |  1 comment
As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.
Telefónica & ADVA Trial 200G
News Wire Feed  | 
9/28/2017  |  Post a comment
ADVA completes joint field trial of its FSP 3000 CloudConnect and OpenFabric technology in Telefónica Germany's live network.
Eurobites: Nokia Crosses Jordan With Fiber for Orange
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA in 200G trials with Telefónica Germany; BMW finds room for Alexa; BT maintains complaints quota.
Idea Cellular Turns to Nokia to Help Meet Bandwidth Demand
News Wire Feed  | 
9/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia's 1830 Photonic Services Switch (PSS) based Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution will be implemented across fiber-constrained geographies on the Idea network.
ON2020 Readout Identifies New Optical Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 presents its assessment of optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the telecom industry.
Transport SDN's Time Has Come
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Demand calls for another optical transport evolution, this time in the management of optical network resources.
Eurobites: Imagination Cashes In Its Chips With Canyon Bridge for £550M
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.
2017 Storms May Mean Network Rethink
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  1 comment
Data center operator says cables and landing stations aren't impacted but where the traffic goes next might be.
Acacia Intros 1.2T Coherent Module
News Wire Feed  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Using two 600G wavelengths, Acacia's AC1200 pushes throughput beyond 1 Tbit/s.
EXFO Launches 400G Test Suite
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The company touts the compactness of the FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer, which can be deployed within the FTB-4 Pro platform.
II-VI Intros Optical Line Subsystem for DCI
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
II-VI teams with Inphi to produce an optical line subsystem platform for data center interconnect (DCI) based on 100G PAM4 direct-detect transceivers.
Eoptolink Unveils 'Industry-First' 200G CWDM4 QSFP-DD Optical Module
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor will carry out live demo at ECOC 2017.
DCI Market to Reach $1B by 2019
News Wire Feed  | 
9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Cignal AI predicts a strong DCI market and also sees 400G making up 25% of deployed WDM bandwidth in 2020.
Level 3 Beefs Up Optical Security
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Wave encryption service offers standardized approach for securing data traffic in transit at the optical layer.
Nokia Job Cuts in France on Hold – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor will meet with French government officials on October 2 to discuss job plans.
Level 3 Offers Encrypted Wave Service
News Wire Feed  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
New option encrypts data at the layer 1 optical level to avoid data loss if optical lines are tapped or traffic is misdirected.
Finisar Demos 100G Extended Reach
News Wire Feed  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, Finisar shows off 100G QSFP28 eSWDM Extended Reach and 10G Tunable BiDi Transceivers at ECOC 2017
NeoPhotonics Shows 100/200/400G Lasers at ECOC
News Wire Feed  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The optical components vendor displays a wide array of high-speed lasers at ECOC 2017.
NeoPhotonics Shows Off 64GBaud Portfolio
News Wire Feed  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor comes to ECOC 2017 with a line of coherent optical components for 400G and 600G.
Oclaro Ships 100G ER4-Lite QSFP28 Transceivers
News Wire Feed  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
At ECOC 2017, Oclaro announces shipment of 100G transceivers with 40km reach.
Oclaro Reaches Production With 400G Modulator
News Wire Feed  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Oclaro claims the first lithium niobate Polarization Multiplexed Quad Mach-Zehnder (PM-QMZ) modulator in production, which it says represents a milestone for 400G.
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Prime Reading  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the pulse of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a woman in today's next-gen comms industry.
Why the Cloud Will Be Distributed
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.
Teleste Eyes US Cable Bonanza
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish equipment vendor has great ambitions to take on incumbent US equipment makers with Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related headend optics products.
Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'
Seaborn Deploys Infinera on Seabras-1 Subsea Network
News Wire Feed  | 
9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera's new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn's Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud.
Eurobites: ADVA Lands South African Fiber Rollout Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sets up tech incubator program; Nokia cuts jobs in France; EXFO in talks to buy French optics specialist.
Finisar CEO Rawls to Retire
News Wire Feed  | 
9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Longtime CEO Jerry Rawls announces he will retire from optical components vendor Finisar by the end of 2018.
Eurobites: UK's £200M Gigabit Scheme Splutters Into Life
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2017  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's state-funded Gigabit broadband pilot locations unveiled; Onecom lands IoT deal with Vodafone; MTN South Africa puts Cat-M1 tech to the IoT test; Emtelle expands into Germany.
Ciena's Stock Dives 10% on Weak Forecast
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Optical network equipment maker blames cuts in government spending for guidance that disappoints the financial community and gives its share price a short back and sides.
Ciena Reports Fiscal Q3 Financials
News Wire Feed  | 
8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
For its fiscal third quarter to July 31, Ciena reported revenues of $728.7 million, up from $670.6 million a year earlier.
ADVA Feels Q3 Squeeze, to Cut 10% of Staff
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
As the vendor prepares to cut 10% of its headcount following the acquisition of MRV, lower than expected orders hit the vendor's Q3 sales and margin numbers.
ZTE Hires US Official to Deal With US Govt
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor recruits US regulatory official to lead dealings with US government in a market that continues to restrict its activities.
ZTE Bucks Downturn but Enterprise Biz Disappoints
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2017  |  2 comments
The latest figures from China's second-biggest equipment vendor show it gained momentum despite a slowdown in the market for network equipment.
Full Duplex, Coherent Optics Specs Advance
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable R&D group sees both emerging technologies becoming full specs within the next year or so as the industry looks beyond DOCSIS 3.1 for bandwidth boosts.
Calient Acquired by Suzhou Chunxing Precision Mechanical
News Wire Feed  | 
8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Suzhou Chunxing Precision Mechanical has acquired a controlling stake in optical switching specialist Calient.
Telstra to Use Viavi's 100G Handheld Network Tester
News Wire Feed  | 
8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian national operator Telstra will use Viavi's 100G handheld network tester, the MTS 5800-100G, for service activation, testing and troubleshooting of fiber networks.
ON2020 Looks to the Future at ECOC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ON2020 has been surveying the optical networking needs and evolution strategies of leading network operators and is ready to share the results at ECOC 2017.
Viavi Reports Q4, Full Year
News Wire Feed  | 
8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Test and measurement specialist reports a year-on-year dip in fiscal fourth quarter and full year revenues.
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