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ECI Extends Elastic Vision to DCI
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
New ElastiCloud data center and cloud networking solution will be on display at NANOG, June 1-3 in San Francisco.
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
AquaComms Closes Financing for Transatlantic Cable
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
$300 million project being built with TE SubCom is scheduled to be ready for service by the end of this year.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins Optical Deal in China
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent provides advanced fiber-optic technology for China railway authorities to harness speed of light in train operations.
Huawei Wins MCT Subsea Network Deal
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
MCT cable system will provide connectivity between Cherating in Malaysia and Rayong in Thailand.
100G: Ready for Prime Time
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5/26/2015  |  1 comment
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
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5/26/2015  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone shareholders like the sound of a merger with Liberty; German spectrum auction imminent; TeliaSonera makes IoT investment.
100G Reaches the Availability Tipping Point, Heavy Reading Finds
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Many companies now ship 100G ports, and about half of all vendors expect to ship 400G ports by mid-2017, says Heavy Reading Components Insider.
Cable & Wireless Takes Coriant to the Caribbean
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor's hiT 7300 to be used in Barbados and Jamaica for 100G and beyond.
7 Service Providers Tap Accedian for vCPE
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The NFV-powered virtual customer premises equipment assures performance of hybrid cloud connections while reducing costs and increasing revenue.
OIF Releases Transport SDN Framework
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.
Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge
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5/21/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
WIN Does 100G With Ekinops
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
WIN, the all-fiber Wisconsin Independent Network, has selected Ekinops for its first 100G deployment.
Ciena Waveserver Targets Data Center Interconnect
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New Waveserver platform and Emulation Cloud prototyping environment are aimed at the unique infrastructure and IT requirements of web-scale companies.
Ciena Surfs DCI Wave With New Platform
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5/20/2015  |  4 comments
Ciena adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Colt Adds Infinera to European Supercore
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
European operator deploys DTN-X to allow Instant Bandwidth capabilities for Colt customers, including carriers, cloud providers and enterprises.
OIF Approves Transport SDN Framework
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Framework white paper follows 2014 prototype demonstration, identifies APIs for transport SDN.
The Security Challenge of SDN
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
ECI Intros New 400G Flex Grid Blade
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
ECI introduces the Truly Elastic 400G Flex Grid Blade suited to service providers and data center operators. ECI’s 400G Blade will be showcased at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago and WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking in Nice in June.
Electric Lightwave Develops Managed Service With Ciena
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Powered by Ciena, Spectrum technology provides large enterprise, data center and content providers terabit-level network resources without the burdens of network management.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Gig for SMBs
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5/18/2015  |  4 comments
On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.
North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
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5/15/2015  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
TSIC Connects With Netrality
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Wholesaler TeliaSonera International Carriers expands its fiber connectivity services in three US markets through Netrality Properties.
Clouditalia Puts Coriant 7090 to Work
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Italian service provider extends existing relationship with Coriant by using packet transport platform with MPLS-TP to deliver Gigabit Ethernet to SMBs.
TSIC Leases Fiber From UPN for Dallas Expansion
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier partners with Unite Private Networks as it continues to build out presence in North America.
Amada to Invest in JDSU Spinoff Lumentum
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Japanese metals/tools manufacturer agrees to buy up to $40 million in preferred stock of a subsidiary of Lumentum after the spinoff is completed.
Eurobites: TalkTalk Raises Growth Forecast
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Technologies cuts jobs; Orange under competition scrutiny in France; AlcaLu sells optical plant.
Cisco Earnings: Carriers Cast Shadow Over Sunny Quarter
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.
Alcatel-Lucent Claims Subsea Optical Record
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent achieves submarine cable breakthrough with record transmission distance of more than 610km for unrepeatered system.
CEO Chat With Rod Naphan, Fujitsu Network Communications
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.
Wilcon Expands in Hollywood
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Fiber and data center operator expands on its existing footprint by building out in the Hollywood Media District to keep pace with growing demand.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
Telstra Brings PEN SDN to Optical Layer
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
After acquiring Pacnet and expanding its PEN SDN capabilities to more PoPs, Telstra extends PEN to address Layer 1 infrastructure-on-demand needs.
AEConnect Gets Microsoft as Foundation Customer Summary
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
AquaComms lands Microsoft as its first customer for its AEConnect trans-Atlantic 100G submarine cable.
Telstra Taps Ericsson for CDN
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson announces Telstra as the first operator customer for its Media Delivery Network, a IP video distribution platform.
Microsoft Taps Hibernia for North Atlantic Route
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Subsea and terrestrial operator Hibernia Networks helps software/Web giant with data network expansion at points between Canada, England and Ireland.
TSIC Touches 62 North American Data Centers
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Wholesale operator TeliaSonera International Carrier has added 100 service provider customers in North American region over last 18 months.
Comtek Revives Sorrento for Another Run
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Following its acquisition by Comtek, Sorrento Networks returns to a greatly changed optical sector with plans for new products.
The Need for Speed
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5/8/2015  |  2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
Electric Lightwave Offers Managed Fiber Network Service
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Integra unit launches Spectrum service to provide benefits of private fiber network without costs of owning and managing dark fiber and wavelength services.
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
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5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Getting Nitty-Gritty on Carrier Ethernet
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
A featured workshop at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event will dig deep into the details of Carrier Ethernet's evolving role in the cloud era.
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
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5/7/2015  |  8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
Sorrento Relaunches After Comtek Acquisition
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Firm wound down business prior to 2014 deal, but returns to an optical market ripe with opportunities.
OIF Tackles Specs for Coherent Apps
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
April meeting in Portugal yields update: Modulator and receiver coherent app specs underway, possible SDN demo in 2016.
Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid
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5/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.
Infinera, Arista Team to Conquer DCI Space
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5/5/2015  |  2 comments
Integrated solution targets fast-growing market of metro connections that need high capacity, flexibility, scalability and more.
Infinera, Arista Team on Metro DCI
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5/5/2015  |  1 comment
Infinera and Arista are teaming up to create a metro data center interconnect approach that combines their respective optical and switching products.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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