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Windstream Expands Long-Haul 100G
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9/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Following Infinera deployment, Windstream moves on to second phase of expansion, about 4,100 route miles.
Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
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9/29/2014  |  2 comments
Google puts money into InnoLight; Rockley is hiring; Oplink shareholders still aren't happy.
GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
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9/29/2014  |  3 comments
The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.
NTT Electronics Ships 20nm Low-Power Coherent DSP
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9/26/2014  |  Post a comment
CMOS Integrated Circuit (IC) with enhanced digital coherent processing core designed for production of smaller 100G Coherent pluggable transceivers.
Xtera Demonstrates High-Capacity Unrepeatered Reach
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
ECOC demo follows paper from Xtera, Verizon and Corning on maximum unrepeatered distance at high capacity for optical fiber.
Alcatel-Lucent Announces 200G DWDM Line Card
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Single-carrier line card allows 100G transmission up to 4,000km and 200G up to 1,000km.
Bunyan Selects Calix for GigaZone Project
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
GigaZone will leverage the 844G GigaCenters deployed in subscribers' homes via direct fiber connections to offer Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
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9/25/2014  |  8 comments
Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.
Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Removal Cast Into Doubt
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9/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK boss maps out revival plan; Google faces potential EU fine; Saudi mobile ventures run into sand.
Energy Bill Shocks Orange Into Action
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9/24/2014  |  4 comments
French giant is addressing its power consumption, and improving its customer experience, as its annual power bill trajectory takes it towards $1 billion by 2020, says executive.
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
Gigabit Nets Boost GDP, Says FTTH Council
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9/23/2014  |  9 comments
Study claims that communities with gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1% higher than communities that don't.
Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
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9/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.
Optical Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
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9/22/2014  |  5 comments
Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to speed up its R&D cycles to keep pace, says Alcatel-Lucent CMO Tim Krause.
Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Tester for FTTx, metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul and more will debut at ECOC and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Infinera Targets Data Center Connectivity Market With Metro Platform
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
After years of speculation, Infinera finally unveils its market-ready PIC-based metro platform, and adds packet capabilities to its DTN-X platform too.
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport SDN plugfest.
Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
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9/17/2014  |  8 comments
The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.
ADVA Participates in Global Transport SDN Demo
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9/17/2014  |  Post a comment
New hypervisor will have a place in international demonstration organized by OIF and ONF.
North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
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9/16/2014  |  8 comments
The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.
Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
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9/15/2014  |  9 comments
State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.
JDSU Spinoffs Look M&A-Ready
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Analysts see the optical vendor's spinouts as likely candidates for consolidation.
Introducing 'The New IP'
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9/11/2014  |  32 comments
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
JDSU to Split in Two
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
JDSU will split into two different companies along the line of its current optical and network and service enablement groups.
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
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9/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Group develops common spec for using four 25 Gbit/s lines to carry 100G data center traffic.
SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
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9/10/2014  |  4 comments
Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.
Cyan Punches Up Its Packet Optical Pitch
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9/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
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9/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Packet-optical vendor announces ROADM, amplifier modules, MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet features, while adding four new Blue Planet SDN APIs.
Eurobites: Dante Demos Terabit Super-Channel
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9/9/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; and more.
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Intel launches its Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processor for data center gear, including networking equipment.
Guth Replaces O'Hara As Integra CEO
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9/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Telecom veteran Robert Guth takes over as interim president and CEO of regional fiber network operator
Offshore Bandwidth Sparks Africa Fiber Boom
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9/8/2014  |  2 comments
Africa is starting to see the knock-on effects of having greater international connectivity via multiple subsea cables.
Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
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9/5/2014  |  27 comments
The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.
NTT, NEC, Fujitsu Test 400G Over 10,000km
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9/5/2014  |  Post a comment
NTT, NEC, and Fujitsu take a step towards the commercialization of long-distance 400Gbit/s optical transmission technology following successful tests.
Ciena's Smith: Revenue Dip Short-Term
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9/4/2014  |  4 comments
CEO remains convinced Ciena is well-positioned for the software-centric network transition -- now if only Wall Street would calm down.
Calix Pushes Gigabit Further Indoors
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9/4/2014  |  1 comment
The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical components start-up adds three industry veterans to its engineering team in Pasadena, Calif.
OIF to Demo 100G Multi-Vendor Interoperability
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
OIF will show its live traffic demos involving new smaller-form 100G components at the ECOC event in Cannes later this month.
Ciena Ramps in Q3, Dampens Q4 Expectations
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9/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.
Ciena Poised for Strong Quarter
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9/3/2014  |  1 comment
Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.
Eurobites: Scotland Gets a Gigabit City
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9/3/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks gets busy for the fall; chip vendors fined €138 million by European Commission for cartel; AlcaLu does 100G in Spain.
Net Insight Supports 8K Media Transport
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9/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Company's Media Switch Routers (MSRs) enable transport of 8K UHDTV signals over IP infrastructure.
C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
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9/2/2014  |  3 comments
The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.
Telefónica Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G Gear
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9/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Ultra-broadband 100G technology will address ever-growing demand for network capacity in Spain fueled by increased use of video and cloud services.
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber specialist snaps up coatings firm.
Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
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9/1/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around UK broadcaster; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.
NEC Wins Deal to Build SEA-US Subsea Cable
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8/29/2014  |  Post a comment
A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies agreed today to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the US.
GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
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8/29/2014  |  3 comments
The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.
Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.
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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

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Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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