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Infinera Reports Q1 Growth
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4/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the quarter reaches $142.8M, compared with $124.6M in the first quarter of 2013.
Ericsson Creates Cloud & IP Unit
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4/24/2014  |  4 comments
Creates two business units from its current Networks division as it eyes up the telco cloud and NFV/SDN markets.
Eurobites: BT Boasts Encryption Breakthrough
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4/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA revenues up; way cleared for Slim's Austrian takeover; Ericsson shuffles its units; Nokia hangs on to Indian plant.
ADVA Revenues Edge Up in Q1
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4/24/2014  |  Post a comment
First-quarter revenues up 1.4% year-on-year at optical networking vendor.
Continuum Connects Data Centers With Ciena
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4/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Chicago data center operator is deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet Optical Platform for 100G connectivity.
ZTE Claims Coherent Optical Breakthrough
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4/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor says it has demonstrated the first ever real-time transport and coherent detection of an ultra-100G orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal.
Infinera Earnings & Metro Expectations on Tap
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4/22/2014  |  3 comments
Infinera, reporting first quarter earnings Wednesday, is likely to face questions about its 100G metro market plans.
AAE-1, TE SubCom Agreement Takes Effect
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4/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Contract for construction of 25,000km submarine cable spanning Asia, Africa, and Europe comes into force.
What's the Magic of Private Equity?
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4/22/2014  |  12 comments
With Coriant the most recent example, private equity investments look set to play an increasing role in the telecom sector.
ZTE Reports Q1 Rise in Revenues, Profits
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4/17/2014  |  Post a comment
ZTE's first quarter revenues increased by 5.5% to RMB19.5 billion, while net profit climbs more than 200% to RMB622 million.
Ciena Pushing 200G for Subsea
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4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.
AAE-1 Subsea Project Adds Malaysian Operator
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4/16/2014  |  Post a comment
TIME dotcom Berhad joins Asia-Africa-Europe-1 submarine cable consortium, with construction to begin this quarter.
Colt Joins Metro2C Alliance
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4/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Colt adds its European network presence to Sea Fibre's consortium of fiber network and data center operators.
Ciena Wraps 200G Japan-US Subsea Test
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4/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Successful trial of existing customer Japan-US Cable Network follows earlier test on a shorter segment of the network.
A10 Helps With 100G, IPv6 Transitions
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4/16/2014  |  1 comment
The company introduces its Thunder Series network appliances, designed to help carriers and enterprises make the transition to faster networks and more flexible address space.
FiberLight Teams With CirraCore on Disaster Recovery
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4/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Regional fiber backbone operator FiberLight is teaming up with Cirracore, a cloud-based provider of data center infrastructure, to offer cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity to its customers.
Telstra Offers CE 2.0 With MRV
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4/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Case study explores how Telstra is using MRV's Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified (CE 2.0) access, aggregation, and management solutions for a nationwide network upgrade in more than 1,700 metro and regional exchange service areas.
Huawei Unveils 5.6Tbit/s Metro Solution
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4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Built on new WDM/OTN Metro P-OTS platform, new products address edge need for WDM/OTN to handle big bandwidth.
EdgeConneX Ties Data Centers to Integra Fiber
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4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Partnership combines extensive fiber network with Edge Data Centers in seven major metro markets.
Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
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4/11/2014  |  15 comments
Companies issued warnings about possible vulnerabilities in some of their equipment, and continue to update the lists of products that may be affected.
New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
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4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.
ZTE Predicts Better Margins, Profits for Q1
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4/10/2014  |  Post a comment
ZTE issues guidance for a significant year-on-year increase in net profit and is optimistic about its business prospects.
Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
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4/10/2014  |  5 comments
The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.
NeoPhotonics Provides Financial Update
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4/10/2014  |  Post a comment
NeoPhotonics provides Q3 2013 report and outlook for Q4 2013 and Q1 2014 and notes growing demand in China.
Businesses Face 'Fiber Gap': Report
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4/9/2014  |  24 comments
While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.
MBC Completes Multi-Terabit Trial with Infinera
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4/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Wholesale network operator uses DTN-X to show capacity potential across Southern Virginia for customers.
China's Innovation Deficit
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4/9/2014  |  24 comments
There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.
BTI Names Former Arbor Boss as CEO
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4/9/2014  |  4 comments
Colin Doherty is a 25-year telecom vet who headed Arbor through its acquisition and beyond.
Huawei Announces Senior Management Appointments
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4/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Huawei announces the appointment of its Chief Strategy Marketing Officer, President of Products & Solutions, Vice President of the Carrier Business Group (BG), and Vice President of the Enterprise BG.
ANPI, Indatel Link Services, Networks
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4/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Coalition of rural fiber optic networks and advanced services company team up to deliver complete package for rural areas.
EXFO Bolsters Brix With OSS Acquisition
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4/8/2014  |  4 comments
Canadian test vendor adds to its service assurance capabilities with the purchase of network performance management system specialist ByteSphere.
100G Inside? Data Centers Will Get It
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4/7/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.
Ciena Fans 100G Metro Flames
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4/4/2014  |  2 comments
Ciena suggests at an investor event that the 100G metro market is ramping up more quickly than expected.
Canadian Operator Sends SOS Over OSS
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4/4/2014  |  8 comments
Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.
EXFO Intros New 10G Multiservice Tester
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4/3/2014  |  Post a comment
FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer offers test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of converged networks.
Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy
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4/3/2014  |  6 comments
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
Avago Pursues 100G Data Center Links
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4/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Components maker targets achieves 550 meters with 100G solution for inside data centers and enterprise.
Juniper Cuts Headcount by 6%, Axes ADC
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4/3/2014  |  2 comments
As part of its new operating plan, Juniper is cutting through its middle management ranks to reduce costs and ceasing application delivery controller R&D.
Internet Solutions Deploys 500G Super-Channels With Infinera
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4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Pan-African provider deploys Infinera's DTN-X platform across the company's South African long-distance network.
EXFO Launches FTB-2 Pro Test Platform
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4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Industry's smallest platform for high speed, multi-technology. and optical testing, claims EXFO.
Eurobites: Infinera Delivers 500G in Africa
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4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German regulator steps into Telefonica/E-Plus deal; mobile banking boost in UK; NSN's ping-pong diplomacy.
UFD Building Business on Diversity
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4/1/2014  |  Post a comment
By avoiding the I-95 corridor between NYC and northern Virginia, United Fiber & Data is courting customers seeking new and reliable fiber routes.
ECI Earns CE 2.0 Stamp
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4/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor's NPT platform products gain Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 business and wholsale certifications.
Open Cloud Project Formed
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3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The CloudEthernet Forum (CEF) and MEF have created the Open Cloud Project, which includes a proof of concept test lab facility.
Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
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3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?
Huawei Pumps Up Its Profits to $3.5B
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3/31/2014  |  10 comments
Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.
Neo Deploys ADVA's FSP 150 in Paris
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3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
Neo Telecoms uses Adva's FSP 150 to roll out 'IPTB' offering in Paris.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests 400G
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3/31/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's globally warmed EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa arrives in Romania; Belgacom offloads Telindus; smokin' UC deal for OBS.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
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3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
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3/28/2014  |  24 comments
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
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Optimizing SDN & NFV Architectures Through Application Awareness

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Jerome Tollet, CTO at Qosmos, explains how network equipment vendors and operators deploying SDN and NFV can take advantage of network intelligence delivered by DPI to strengthen products and services.
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Wind River Demonstrates Carrier-Grade Software for NFV

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Wind River VP of Product Management, Glenn Seiler, takes a look the industry's first and only complete NFV software platform designed specifically for the unique carrier-grade and high-performance needs of telecom networks.
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

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Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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