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Calix Touts Channel Bonding for NG-PON2
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.
Calix Demos NG-PON 2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined access enables easier combination of channels to create local fiber network more multi-purpose.
Eurobites: Nokia & Apple Bury the Hatchet
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.
Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.
Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
It's a new era of coopetition as telcos compete and partner with apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators, with voices from AT&T, EdgeConneX, Masergy and Zayo.
Windstream Launches SDN-Orchestrated Waves
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New wholesale service orchestrates wavelengths for dynamic data center and cloud connections.
ZTE Wins More Than 70% Allocation in New China Mobile PTN Project
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
ZTE rated number one in China Mobile's new PTN procurement project.
PON Community Calls for Standard & Industry Convergence
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5/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei attended the first passive optical network (PON) industry development workshop recently held in Beijing.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  1 comment
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
Telia Carrier Adds Milan PoPs
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
New facilities boost company's presence in Italy and enables content delivery to North African market.
Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
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5/15/2017  |  2 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Windstream Opens 5 New US Fiber Routes
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New routes leverage assets Windstream acquired in buying Earthlink and were announced at this week's ITW show.
Telia Carrier Adds Shorter Zurich-Frankfort Route
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
New connection through France provides lower-latency path and additional route diversity.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service
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5/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Most Innovative Telecoms Product or Service (Fixed/Carrier Ethernet/Optical) shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
NEC First to Achieve 50Tb Submarine Cable Over 10,000km by Using C+L EDFA
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
NEC Corporation today announced that it has demonstrated a transmission capacity of 50.9 terabits (Tb) per second on a single optical fiber, over a distance greater than 11,000km.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Check out which companies made this year's components award shortlist and why.
Tel Aviv: A Hub of Innovation
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5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Dan Allen discuss the technology innovation, food and amazing sights they witnessed during a recent trip to Israel.
Tough Start to 2017 for Infinera
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5/5/2017  |  1 comment
Optical vendor is still suffering from pricing pressure and customers' capex constraints.
Infinera Reports Q1
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5/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera reported first-quarter revenues of $175.5 million, way down from the $244.8 million generated in the first quarter of 2016.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
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5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
SUNET Deploys ADVA's 100G Tech in National Research & Education Network
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The research and education infrastructure, which stretches 8,000km across Sweden and into Norway, will deliver coherent ultra-high bandwidth connectivity to over 100 organizations.
Eurobites: BICS Bags TeleSign for $230M
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 IPO rumor resurfaces; Orange teams up with Facebook on accelerator program; Telekom Austria's Q1; CityFibre's full year.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
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4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Corning Lands $1B Deal With Verizon
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon has agreed to $1.05 billion three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning for optical products.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
ZTE Bounces Back in Q1 After US Trade Fine
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports strong growth in sales and profits as it moves on from a trade dispute with the US.
WiC 2017 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/17/2017  |  1 comment
Learn about five women who are inspiring others through their success, business acumen, outreach and advocacy in the next-gen comms industry.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Smaller Telcos Deserve Some Limelight
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Let's hear it for the little guys...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
NeoPhotonics Announces CFO Departure
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
NeoPhotonics CFO Ray Wallin is heading for the exit door.
Eurobites: Huawei Faces Device Sales Ban in UK
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Norway and Cisco Jasper link up on IoT; Telia Carrier adds PoP in Berlin; BICS gets into the Coriant Groove; Nokia lands 100G contract in Japan.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Kicks Off Turin 5G Project With Live Network Trial
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4/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify agrees deal with Universal Music; Telia expands global backbone in US; Kontron works with Lufthansa on in-flight connectivity.
The Value of SDN-Based IP & Optical Integration
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
IP and optical integration has a long history, but years of product announcements and demonstrations did not materialize in major commercial deployments -- until now.
ONF/ON.Lab Combo Showcases SDN Innovation
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4/3/2017  |  2 comments
Merged structure, ahead of formal merger, will build on core ONOS and CORD platforms to enable range of SDN and cloud-native use cases.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
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3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
EXFO's Mixed Bag: Sales Up, a New CEO, Stock Slumps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Test vendor has plenty of positives to talk about but investors were expecting better, it seems.
EXFO Reports Q2 Sales Hike
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
EXFO reports a 12% increase in fiscal second quarter revenues to $60 million.
What Is MACOM's Role in Enabling the Upgrade From 100G to 400G Optical Connectivity?
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MACOM's Vivek Rajgarhia, vice president and GM of Lightwave Networking Components, discusses MACOM's complete solution of innovative technologies and products that have achieved success in the PON access market, as well as in Long Haul, Metro and DCI networks with 100G to 400G technology.
Ekinops Eyes $64M Takeover of OneAccess
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3/30/2017  |  2 comments
Optical equipment specialist says the deal will open up virtualization opportunities and give it access to Tier 1 service providers.
Colt Reveals SDN & NFV Next Steps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Enterprise-focused network operator says its next Novitas-based service will be an Internet-access-on-demand offering.
China's ZTE Comes Off US Trade Blacklist
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3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor will be free to use equipment from US suppliers after saying it broke export rules and agreeing to pay a hefty fine.
Source Photonics CEO Doug Wright Talks About the Future of Source Photonics
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3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Source Photonics' CEO, Doug Wright, talks to Light Reading about how the company is continuously investing in its operations to meet not only its customers' current technology demands but also to deliver their next-generation technology needs.
ZTE Claims 256QAM Milestone for 400G
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3/28/2017  |  Post a comment
ZTE's beyond 100G technology sets new world record.
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The 80-year-old telco has already gone through several transformations, including every time it made an acquisition, but its purchase of Level 3 coupled with changes in technology and customer expectations necessitates its biggest transformation yet.
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Logtel CEO: Making Sense of IoT

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Jacques Bensimon, founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based training and consultancy Logtel, talks about the need to make IoT more than just a buzzword.
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