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MTN Trials Transport SDN, 2.4T WDM With Huawei
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8/28/2014  |  Post a comment
MTN has completed a live trial of transport SDN and 2.4 Tbit/s WDM capabilities in South Africa using technology from Huawei.
MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue reporting mistakes.
FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.
WDM Gets Edgy
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to enable deployments.
OIF & ONF Join Forces to Test Transport SDN
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
OIF, ONF team with multiple carrier labs to test interoperability of SDN transport.
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
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8/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Game hosting provider and data center operator i3D.Net of the Netherlands deploys MRV's OptiDriver platform.
Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
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8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
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8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
Finland's Corenet Taps ECI Telecom
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8/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Service provider deploys Apollo packet-optical system to support data center, cloud connectivity.
Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems
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8/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
Telstra Picks Ericsson, Ciena for Optical, SDN/NFV
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8/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Australian telco continues existing supplier relationship with Ericsson, adds packet-optical platform from Ciena.
Bit Parts: Investors Hound Oplink
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8/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Activist investors hound Oplink, while Alliance Fiber Optics Products critics worry about too much revenue coming from just one source.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
OIF Pushing 400G Specs Forward
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.
OIF Adds Long Reach to 400G Roadmap
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum is adding a new long-reach interface that will double the current data rate.
UTStarcom Announces CFO Transition
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8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Min Xu joins the company, replacing Robert Pu.
Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
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8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.
Cyan Reports Q2 Revenue Uptick
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8/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Cyan surpassed its second quarter revenue guidance and reported a lower net loss.
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
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8/11/2014  |  9 comments
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.
FASTER Subsea Partners Tap NEC for New Cable
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8/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Six-member consortium includes China Mobile, Google, China Telecom Global, KDDI, SingTel and Global Transit.
Gigabit Is the New Black
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8/8/2014  |  9 comments
The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
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8/7/2014  |  3 comments
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even been coined.
CenturyLink to Expand Gigabit Service to 16 Cities
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8/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Seattle are among the cities getting the gigabit treatment.
Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
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8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.
Infinera Appoints Elby As Cloud Guru
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8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Infinera hires Stu Elby, formerly of Verizon, as senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.
Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
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8/5/2014  |  7 comments
Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.
Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
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8/5/2014  |  5 comments
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
China Fiber-Maker Preps IPO
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8/5/2014  |  2 comments
China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Mellanox, ProLabs Team to Target EMEA, US
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8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Mellanox and ProLabs partner to bring Mellanox components to EMEA and the US.
GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
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8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.
Oplink Answers Activist Investors
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8/1/2014  |  1 comment
Oplink addresses the requests of two investors for seats on its board as it evaluates future plans.
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
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8/1/2014  |  4 comments
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
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7/31/2014  |  6 comments
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.
Inphi to Buy Cortina's Optical Assets
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7/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor player Inphi will acquire Cortina Systems' high speed interconnect and optical transport assets
The Power of the Gig
The Utilitarian  | 
7/30/2014  |  8 comments
The increasing pace of gigabit network rollouts by providers of all stripes is putting more pressure on competitors to respond.
Eurobites: BlackBerry Buys German Security Firm
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7/30/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!
Utilities, Automakers Team on Vehicle Charging
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7/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Utilities and automakers collaborate on a platform for electric vehicle charging that would integrate vehicle telematics systems into the smart grid.
Comporium Aims Gig at Businesses, Residents
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7/29/2014  |  7 comments
The carrier prepares to extend its Zipstream gigabit service to 15,000 residents in Rock Hill, S.C., while continuing to drive business development efforts in the region.
SDN Powers AT&T, IBM On-Demand Cloud Connections
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7/29/2014  |  5 comments
New proof of concept builds on SDN-based API that allows traffic to burst on any layer of the network, on-demand.
AT&T to Launch Gigabit Network in Nashville
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7/29/2014  |  Post a comment
The company announces plans to add Nashville and other parts of Tennessee to the list of cities where it will roll out GigaPower service.
Get Carter: Oclaro Did, From Cisco
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7/29/2014  |  2 comments
Oclaro hires the general manager of Cisco's module transceiver group.
If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
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7/28/2014  |  14 comments
Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?
Anritsu Unveils OTN Field Tester
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7/28/2014  |  Post a comment
MT1000A supports OTN, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Sonet/SDH testing at rates to 10 Gbit/s.
Muni Utilities Take Gigabit Fight to FCC
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7/28/2014  |  3 comments
Utilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. petition the FCC to let them expand their gigabit networks to surrounding communities.
Infinera Hints At Metro 100G Launch
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7/25/2014  |  3 comments
Is the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) specialist close to unveiling its long-awaited metro platform?
ADVA Reports Q2 Results
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7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Q3 revenues expected to range between €82 million and €87 million.
Hibernia Subsea Cable Build Begins
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7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom start manufacturing phase on Hibernia Express 100G submarine cable.
Infinera Reports Q2
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7/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Revenue for the quarter was $165.4 million, compared to $142.8 million in the first quarter of 2014.
BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator
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7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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