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Ciena Tapped for KJCN Submarine Upgrade
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4/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Korea-Japan Cable Network, owned by KT, SoftBank and others, will move to 100G by using GeoMesh architecture.
Nokia to Beef Up Indian Presence with AlcaLu Deal
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4/17/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent's wireline strength could help Nokia to address the coveted enterprise space in India.
Integra Extends Network to 3,000 Buildings
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Regional network operator grows significantly in four Western US markets and across its footprint follows recent shift to two business units.
ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
ADVA Announces ConnectGuard Security Suite
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA offers transport-layer security for data center interconnection and Ethernet-layer security as data protection at all levels becomes more critical.
Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What's Going On?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/15/2015  |  7 comments
There's a lot to take in regarding the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent – here's a quick guide to our coverage.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
Infinera Expects to Nail Q1 Revenue Guidance
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
On the heels of announcing a planned acquisition, Infinera prepares for what will likely be another positive earnings report.
Global Capacity Lights Metro Fiber Ring in Dallas
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity is adding a new point of presence in Dallas and building a fiber ring to connect the new PoP to its existing PoP primary for data center interconnection.
How Do Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent Stack Up?
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4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading takes a closer look at the strengths and recent financial performance of the two vendors as they negotiate a possible merger.
Nokia/AlcaLu: The Key Friction Points
Shades of Ray  | 
4/14/2015  |  4 comments
The potential merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will throw a spotlight on some key decisions that need to be made, particularly related to the wireless portfolio, IP relationships and management of the combined company.
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
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4/14/2015  |  1 comment
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center operator ViaWest is continuing to expand, confident that demand will follow.
Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent in Merger Talks
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4/14/2015  |  7 comments
Network infrastructure vendors confirm they are in talks about a deal to create a $27 billion giant.
CTS Telecom Deploys BTI's Carrier Ethernet Gear
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
BTI Systems propels CTS Telecom's transition to next-generation gigabit packet optical services.
Cyan Lands Indatel for 100G, Names Rural Customers
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Cyan today announced multiple wins for its packet-optical transport gear and SDN software including deployment of 100G services by Indatel, a national group of wholesale carriers.
Global Capacity Expands MPLS Nationally
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4/13/2015  |  1 comment
Global Capacity today announced a major expansion of its MPLS services over its One Marketplace backbone for wholesale customers.
Eurobites: Cell C Plans $660M LTE Investment
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q1 optimism; Slovenia bids expected; One Direction latest.
Telco Consortium IFN Chooses Ciena
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendors supports optical network and Ethernet service expansion announced by Indiana Fiber Network in February.
Infinera Coming Closer to Mastering the Metro
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4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's Transmode acquisition gives it a metro aggregation product family in can leverage now, while planning a longer-term hardware integration.
OPNFV Adds Adva, 2 Others
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4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
The Open Platform for NFV group continues to build support, adding ADVA, Canonical and Stratus to its membership roles.
Infinera Makes $350M Offer for Sweden's Transmode
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4/9/2015  |  1 comment
Infinera says takeover will help it address entire WDM market and target 100G opportunities from next year onwards.
Cisco: Don't Be Surprised At Verizon Optical Deal
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4/7/2015  |  4 comments
Cisco's top optical executive gets 'defensive' when people say they didn't know the company has an optical business.
ECI Taps Valdivielso as EMEA Sales VP
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4/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Former executive with NSN and others will now tout ECI's new elastic network strategy to European customers.
Optical Feels the Facebook Effect
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4/3/2015  |  13 comments
Facebook's considerable sphere of influence is growing to include the optical networking sector.
Pics From OFC: Blinded by the Light
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4/2/2015  |  3 comments
This year's Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference and Exposition took place in the welcome heat of Los Angeles -- check out our pics from the show.
OFC Snapshot: Emcore
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4/2/2015  |  1 comment
On the show floor at OFC, optical tech specialist Emcore was showing off its DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities.
Eurobites: Ziggo Plans Post-Merger Job Cuts
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4/1/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes 'Net Neutrality Nation.'
Corning Completes Samsung Fiber Buy
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3/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The fiber manufacturer wraps up the acquisition of Samsung’s fiber optics unit, a deal announced last December.
Infinera's Big Customer Reveal: Facebook
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3/31/2015  |  4 comments
Infinera announces Facebook as a customer, a surprising acknowledgement further validating its reported success with the web services giants.
Infinera Tapped for Facebook Euro Network
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3/31/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor's DTN-X chosen for data center interconnection across long-haul European route.
ALU, Verizon Tune In to Wavelength Routing
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3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent adds Wave Router Engine software to existing 100G hardware to achieve new level of wavelength routing and management.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
ALU Enables Flexible Wavelength Routing for Verizon
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3/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor introduces flexible wavelength routing for long-haul optical networks using its 1830 PSS platform; deploys capability for Verizon.
Eurobites: Interoute Gets Private Equity Boost
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3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone fattens up Wallet offering; Sicily gains Internet exchange; Telecom Italia prepares towers listing.
Cloud's Bright Shadow
Haiku  | 
3/27/2015  |  3 comments
Is it ironic
That the cloud is dominant
In the Year of Light?
EXFO Intros Automated Wireless Fiber Test Tool for Smart Devices
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds WiFi connectivity to its automated test process and ability to run fiber testing applications on Android devices.
OFC: Calient Unveils Interconnect Orchestration Software
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Lightconnect is targeted at intra-data center interconnection of Calient’s Optical Circuit Switches to create virtual Pod-based data centers.
OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
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3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.
PMC Enables Metro 400G OTN Switching
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
PMC-Sierra says its new DIGI-G4 processor boosts OTN line card capacity to 400G and reduces power by 50%.
OFC: Molex Participates in OIF CEI Demonstration
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor joins with other Optical Internetworking Forum members to showcase 56 Gbit/s Common Electrical Interface.
OFC: PMC Sierra Unveils OTN Fronthaul Solution
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor targets Centralized Baseband RAN architectures in LTE networks with OTN-based solution for fronthaul networking.
OFC: Ciena Joins GENI SDN Testbed
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena augments its existing SDN testbed program by joining National Science Foundation project.
OFC: MACOM & Kaiam Demo 400G
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Companies demonstrate MACOM semiconductor in 100G/400G transceivers with Kaiam module.
Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
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3/25/2015  |  2 comments
The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.
OFC: Huawei Demos IP+O, T-SDN Apps
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Apps are believed to be the first developed through the operator-oriented SDN platform of the Open Network Operating System group.
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Cisco Scores 'Shocking' 100G Metro Deal at Verizon
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3/24/2015  |  3 comments
The rumors were true! Cisco joins Ciena in Verizon's next-generation metro transport network, and that spells bad news for Fujitsu and Coriant.
Verizon Taps Cisco, Ciena for Next-Gen 100G US Metro Network
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Verizon plans to test and deploy the equipment on portions of its 100G metro network this year, with plans to turn up live traffic in 2016.
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2015  |  4 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

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Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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