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Eurobites: BT, Huawei Hit 2 Tbits/s
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Member states approve 700MHz proposals; 3 to trial ad-blocking technology; Ireland's privacy watchdog bares teeth at Facebook.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Facebook: TIP Will Open Telecom Hardware
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
BCE speaker Hans-Juergen Schmidtke says Telecom Infra Project will do for infrastructure technology what OCP has done for data centers.
2550100 Alliance Tries to Make 25G Easy
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The 2550100 Alliance has been working feverishly to give data center operators enough reason to follow a new path through 25G, 50G and then on to 100G.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best New Product (Telecom)
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5/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Twelve companies, including ADVA, Ciena, Cisco and Nokia, made the shortlist for this year's best telecom product award.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
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5/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Colt and Hibernia made the shortlist in this year's Ethernet/Optical service category.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA, Amdocs, Cisco/Ericsson, CommScope, Infinera, Netscout and Nokia are the seven finalists in this awards category.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Private Company of the Year
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.
Acacia Prices Its IPO
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5/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Provider of coherent optical interconnect products announces the pricing of an underwritten registered public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $23.00 per share.
Ciena Supports 4K Video & High-Speed Internet Services for Videotron
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5/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Quebec-based provider deploys Ciena's converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone network.
40G Dead in Transport Networks
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5/12/2016  |  Post a comment
With Oclaro's announcement that it will soon cease producing 40G line side components, 40G is pretty much dead in transport, and it's beginning to look a little wan in the data center market too.
GTT Ready to Bust Out
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5/11/2016  |  Post a comment
A series of eight acquisitions helped build a global powerhouse that now needs a global profile for its cloud connection capability.
Eurobites: EU Vetoes O2/3 Combo
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5/11/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels studies Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plan; Nokia brings LTE-Advanced to Jeddah; Mobistar turns Orange.
GTT, GBI Team on Middle East Connectivity
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5/11/2016  |  Post a comment
GTT brings its global network and GBI its Middle East connectivity and data centers to a strategic relationship on enhanced services.
Global Capacity Automates Multi-Site Network Design
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5/10/2016  |  1 comment
Connect Marketplace lets enterprises easily see all available connections to multiple sites to craft a smarter multi-site network buy.
Wireless Weakness Dents Nokia Sales, Outlook
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5/10/2016  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports sales setbacks in its first full quarter since the takeover of Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: 'Uzbekgate' Scandal Claims More Telenor Scalps
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle lands major subsea gig; utility firm seeks slice of Metroweb; T-Mobile Czech Republic taps Ericsson for revenue management.
Hibernia, Electric Lightwave Make Waves in Chicago
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
New protected wavelength services and greater diversity in West Coast fiber routes mark the opening of International Telecom Week in Chicago.
Hibernia Offers Protected Wavelengths on Undersea Routes
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
New service guarantees network reliability on three trans-Atlantic routes for gigabit services.
Electric Lightwave Doubles Long-Haul Routes
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Through organic growth and its opticAccess acquisition, Integra subsidiary creates unique critical routes along the US West Coast.
Telstra Bolsters AsiaPac Connectivity
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5/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Through a series of investments in subsea and terrestrial fiber, Telstra has substantially upgraded its Asia Pacific regional connectivity
Hanoi Telecom Taps Infinera for Intelligent Transport
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5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendor will provide HTC with a unified metro and backbone network that includes a common network management system for rapid service delivery in Vietnam.
Eurobites: Q1 Core Profits Down at Telefónica
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica upgrades metro networks with Huawei; Telenor execs cleared over Uzbekgate; MTS offers towers for rent.
Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
CITIC Telecom to Acquire Linx Telecommunications
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Acquisition will boost network service coverage in central & eastern Europe.
Telia Carrier Taps Infinera for California Expansion
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4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
New fiber route marks first deployment of Infinera's expanded metro 100G product line, including the newly integrated Transmode technology.
Infinera Reports Q1
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4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
GAAP revenue for the quarter was $244.8 million compared to $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $186.9 million in the first quarter of 2015.
So... What Do We Do Now?
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
Nokia + AlcaLu 2015: A Financial Retrospective
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4/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Want to know what Nokia's financials would have looked like if it had owned Alcatel-Lucent in 2015? Check this out.
ADVA Reports Q1
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Quarterly revenues climb to €122 million, in line with guidance.
Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
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4/21/2016  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.
Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced
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4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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4/20/2016  |  2 comments
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 12th year.
Eurobites: Nokia Sales to Hit $26.5B in 2016 – Analyst
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4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU objects to Android; Swisscom touts mobile broadband breakthrough; Finnish smartphones ready to ship again.
Eurobites: BT Flags Up Cloud Salvo
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4/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's boffin cloud; Vodafone does FTTH in Italy; Africa-1 cable system takes shape.
Transition Unveils 40G QSFP+ Transceivers
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4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New offering will allow network managers to cost-effectively upgrade their enterprise networks to accommodate newer, more data-intensive services, claims the vendor.
Huawei's Carrier Division Set to Dwarf Ericsson by 2018
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4/15/2016  |  16 comments
China's biggest network vendor is on course to be more than one and a half times as big as its main Western rival by 2018.
Hall of Fame 2016: Who's in the Running?
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4/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Who deserves to be welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year? Let's take a look – and you can vote for your favorites.
Adtran Reports Q1
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Adtran reports revenues of $142.2 million for the first quarter, about flat with a year ago, and net income of $5 million, up from $3.3 million.
Introducing the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine: Bigger, Smaller, Better
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
The Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine provides a step function in optical networking performance and enables network operators to increase the security, reach and capacity of on-demand networks while reducing TCO.
Windstream Uses Infinera Inside the Data Center
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4/12/2016  |  2 comments
Connections between floors or suites of large data centers can prove expensive and cumbersome so Windstream is using pre-provisioned Cloud Xpress.
Juniper Issues Q1 Warning
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4/12/2016  |  1 comment
Reduced demand from enterprises and service provider deployment timing will cause Juniper to miss its previous guidance on revenue and income, the company said.
Eurobites: Merger of O2 & 3 Is a Bad Idea, UK Tells EC
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4/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Ireland completes 4G upgrade; UK's Daily Mail eyes Yahoo; Nokia appoints new president at subsea unit.
Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.
Corning, GigPeak Engage in Components M&A
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Optical fiber giant Corning is buying AFOP while GigPeak (who?) has completed the acquisition of video specialist Magnum Semiconductor.
Corning to Buy AFOP for $305M
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4/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Corning says the acquisition of Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) will support its plan for growth in the cloud data center market.
CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
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4/7/2016  |  5 comments
Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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