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Optical Transport Month in Review
DOS Attack  | 
1/31/2015  |  1 comment
Optical Transport Month at Light Reading has come to an end, but stay tuned for much more optical coverage.
Gaining 2020 Vision: Executive Summit Report
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1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading held its first 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, in December 2014. It was cold but the topics of discussion were most definitely hot.
Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
DOS Attack  | 
1/30/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
Seabras-1 Gets $270M in Debt Financing
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Seaborn Networks' US-to-Brazil submarine cable gains more funding via banking firm Natixis.
JDSU Reports Fiscal Q2
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
GAAP net revenue was $437.1 million, with net loss of $25.1 million, or $0.11 per share.
Vodafone Spain Trials 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Test using Alcatel-Lucent 400G technology over existing network between Madrid and Zaragoza demonstrates significant increase in ultra-broadband access capacity.
Eurobites: Vodafone Spain Checks Out 400G With Alcatel-Lucent
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1/30/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.
Comlink Jumps Into 100G
DOS Attack  | 
1/29/2015  |  3 comments
Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.
The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot  | 
1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.
Light Reading Strengthens Editorial Team
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading strengthens editorial team by appointing Iain Morris as News Editor, Sarah Thomas as Editorial Operations Director and Eryn Leavens as Copy Editor.
CommScope Agrees $3B Takeover of TE Network Assets
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Merger will help CommScope enter new geographical and product markets and generate $150 million in annual cost synergies.
Metro 100G: Get Excited, but Not Too Excited
DOS Attack  | 
1/28/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.
CommScope to Buy Rump of TE Connectivity for $3B
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Transaction expected to accelerate CommScope's strategy to drive profitable growth by entering into attractive adjacent markets.
Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.
Colt Bigs Up the Benefits of Virtual CPE
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
NFV pioneer has seen significant benefits from introducing virtual CPE to enterprise customers during the past two years, executive tells webinar audience.
CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Comlink Turns On 100G With Transmode
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
US regional carrier Comlink has started deploying 100G managed services using Transmode's TM-Series platform.
Comlink Enters 100G Race
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Midwest network operator sets up dedicated 100G link for carrier customer in Michigan.
PICs Get the Laser Treatment
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1/26/2015  |  1 comment
A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming photonic integrated circuits.
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  9 comments
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/23/2015  |  2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
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1/23/2015  |  5 comments
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified customer base, a combination that has lit a fire under its share price.
Infinera Reports 'Exceptional Year' Earnings
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1/22/2015  |  1 comment
Revenue grew more than 20% for the second consecutive year.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  10 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
Communicating With a Twist of Light
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1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
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1/22/2015  |  4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
PTC Sails On Without Us
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1/21/2015  |  6 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
Tata Taps Into Seabras-1 Cable
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Tata Communications makes investment to purchase capacity on Seaborn Networks' route from US to Brazil.
Ciena, Cisco Tipped for Verizon Metro 100G
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Ciena was long thought to be favored but now Cisco is also seen as a winner, according to analyst reports.
Huawei Marine Boasts Successful Subsea Tests
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Announces successful completion of sea trials for its second-generation Repeater, RPT 1660 R2, and Branching Unit, BU 1650 R2.
Ciena to Upgrade Japan-US Cable Network
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor brings latest programmable coherent optical technology to consortium-owned submarine cable network.
MENA Deploys Infinera's DTN-X in Egypt
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Network will allow MENA to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capacity.
Telstra Turns On 100G Subsea Routes
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Telstra launches new 100G Wavelength connectivity across multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes globally.
Ciena to Cut 55 Jobs in Outsourcing Move
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1/16/2015  |  1 comment
Optical vendor moves some distribution, repair and other responsibilities to partners to improve its supply chain.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Hibernia Completes Network Expansion With Ciena
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Hibernia ready for service on six new long-haul fiber routes in the Northeast US.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
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1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
Infinera Announces New Sales Execs
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera announces two new sales executives focusing on the content and government sectors just as those markets are heating up for optical.
Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.
Integra Positions to Catch Bigger Fish
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Western US carrier Integra creates two new units to better address the needs of different-sized businesses.
Integra Creates New Business Units
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier aims Electric Lightwave unit at large enterprises, data centers, wholesale and government, while aligning Integra Business to serve mid-market customers.
Huawei Boosts Operating Income by 17%
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1/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor provides greater detail on 2014 financials.
Cyan Ups Q4 Outlook, Promises SDN Wins
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1/9/2015  |  2 comments
Things are looking up for Cyan, which raised its fourth-quarter outlook this week on the heels of a new contract and new funding.
Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
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1/9/2015  |  9 comments
A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.
Optical Priorities 2015
Flash Poll  | 
1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Subsea Network Near Vietnam Cut... Again
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1/7/2015  |  1 comment
A troubled spoke of the Asia America Gateway subsea cable faces repairs following the latest of multiple cuts within the past year.
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Gets New CEO
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1/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent appoints Luis Martinez-Amago as CEO of its flagship company in China.
Coriant Claims Agile Networks Buildout
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Coriant 8600 router and network management software get the call for planned fiber and wireless network in Ohio.
Hibernia Hires Chief Commercial Officer
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1/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Omar Altaji, former executive with Global Crossing and AT&T, joins submarine cable player in new role.
Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
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1/5/2015  |  8 comments
Another small community is gigabit-ready, thanks to a utility-owned FTTH network.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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