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Ciena Buoyed by 100G+ Metro Demand – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  1 comment
Optical equipment maker is set for a strong run of results thanks to growing demand from a number of large US operators.
Rocket Fiber Lights Up Detroit With Gigabit
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8/22/2016  |  6 comments
Detroit has its problems, for sure, but today 10 Gigabit access is not one of them thanks to a startup service provider called Rocket Fiber.
China Unicom Tests Ultra Low-Loss Fiber with Hengtong
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8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
World's first carrier-class 'large-effective area fiber' land optical cable project, in which Hengtong's ultra low-loss fiber was involved, has been checked and accepted by China Unicom in Xinjiang & Shandong, China recently.
Intel Shipping Silicon Photonic Modules
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. One of the first customers is Microsoft.
CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
Infinera Hooks Up to Lumentum's Optical White Box
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8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Systems and components vendors team up on baby step for 'open' optical networking.
Eurobites: Ericsson Offloads 2G, 3G R&D Staff
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8/17/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Intel gives up ARM wrestling; Telenor plans AI lab; Nokia boasts 100G success; Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress.
Nokia Boasts 100G Deal With China Mobile
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia says it has been awarded a major chunk of China Mobile's latest optical network construction program.
Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
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8/15/2016  |  2 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
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8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.
Adtran Intros Tunable Optics for NG-PON 2
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8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
New Subscriber Edge Tunable optical transceivers will better enable multi-wavelength access networks.
Lumentum Reports Fiscal Q4
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor reports year-on-year increase in revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Getting to Gigabit Gold
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Adtran kicked off its annual press and analyst event today with a keynote from CTO Kevin Schneider who focused on innovation, and the technological drivers behind innovation that will help service providers get to gigabit gold.
Electric Lightwave Takes Back Its Brand
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8/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate business unit and resuming use of its title as the corporate brand.
Nokia Reports Q2
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8/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor suffers 11% year-on-year decrease in sales in the second quarter.
400G Packet Processing Required
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8/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Findings from our most recent multicore processor survey show how important these devices are in networking systems, giving us a look at what will be increasingly vital in 2017.
Juniper Buys Aurrion for Silicon Photonics
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8/2/2016  |  5 comments
New technology will enable scaling of lower-cost solution to optical networking.
PLDT Boosts Bandwidth With NTT Comms' 100G
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8/1/2016  |  Post a comment
PLDT taps NTT Communications to boost international connectivity with 100Gbit/s ultra-bandwidth.
Light Reading Beyond
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7/28/2016  |  28 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
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7/28/2016  |  17 comments
The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Infinera reports second quarter sales growth but warns of a downturn.
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
Shades of Ray  | 
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
Shades of Ray  | 
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.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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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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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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