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Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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
Between the CEOs  | 
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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
The Pediatrician  | 
4/10/2017  |  2 comments
Let's hear it for the little guys...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Prime Reading  | 
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
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
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.
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2017  |  3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
Optical's Focus
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3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
What's the most important focus area for optical systems vendors in 2017?
OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?
Valley Wonk  | 
3/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
With ROADMs in Place, Next Step Is Software
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Big achievements in ROADM hardware are here. Now we need software and automation to help run these newly complex networks.
Ixia Delivers First 50 Gigabits Per Second, PAM4-Based 200 Gigabit Ethernet Technology Demonstration at OFC 2017
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Ixia is demonstrating a groundbreaking 200 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) live at OFC 2017, The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition.
Cloud Boom, Virtualization Benefit Data Center Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
The vendor community is responding to the need for greater innovation both within and beyond the data center.
Juniper Launches New DCI System
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Open Cloud Interconnect enables a diverse range of network operators to accelerate cloud service delivery, while simplifying network operations, claims the vendor.
Chinese Telco Capex to Fall 13% This Year
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Update from the country's biggest mobile operator confirms that total capex investment levels will dip this year.
Huawei Unveils Its 'All-Cloud' Pitch
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3/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's 'All-Cloud' network architecture comprises three parts.
China Set for Optical Rebound – Analysts
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Good news for the optical components community – there's talk that China's optical market is set for an upturn.
How Optical & Wireless Could Build the 'Internet of Skills'
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
In an OFC keynote, Professor Mischa Dohler discusses what it would take to let the Internet transmit surgery or piano-playing skills.
VeEX Shows Off at OFC
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
VeEX has been unveiling and demonstrating a range of test and measurement products at OFC 2017.
Nokia & Facebook Push Undersea Fiber to 32 Tbit/s
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3/21/2017  |  7 comments
As web-scale players like Facebook install their own undersea cables, Nokia Bell Labs shows a way to more than double fiber capacity.
Ciena Bags Backbone Deal at India's RJio
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3/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's disruptive 4G operator Reliance Jio has turned to Ciena for its packet-optical backbone gear.
EXFO’s New Platform Enables All-in-One Spectral & Transport 100G Testing Solution
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The FTB-4 Pro offers the industry's smallest form factor and delivers unprecedented power, flexibility and scalability for tests in high-speed networks, data centers and R&D labs.
Fujitsu Enhances 1Finity for DCI
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu Network Communications is advancing its family of high-performance data center interconnect (DCI) solutions with enhancements to its 1FINITY T100, a hyper-dense transponder, packaged together with the new 1FINITY T400, a 1 Tbps layer 1 aggregator.
Optical DCI Market Grows Nearly 50% in 2016
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Globally, optical data center interconnect (DCI) hardware revenue grew by nearly 50 percent in 2016 to reach $1.9 billion.
Infinera Adds Business Smarts to Its Instant Network Pitch
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has a lot to say about its latest 'software-defined capacity' management capabilities and plenty to say about Ciena.
Sedona Adds Analytics to NetFusion
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New release adds network analytics and reporting capabilities for service providers seeking a phased approach to network automation and SDN deployment.
ADVA Sets 600G Benchmark
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New terminal adds 50% to wavelength capacity for single rack system of 3.6 TB, all aimed at the booming DCI market.
ADVA Hits 600G for DCI
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest terminal device for ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect can transport 600 Gbit/s of data over a single wavelength.
Ciena Sets Its WaveLogic Free
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3/20/2017  |  2 comments
Vendor hands over its WaveLogic coherent tech to Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro for product development and teams with all three on 400G R&D.
Infinera Launches Instant Network
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera introduces Instant Network, its next generation of software defined capacity (SDC) capabilities.
Ciena Offers Its Wavelogic Tech to Component Vendors
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3/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ciena is making its WaveLogic coherent technology available to Lumentum, NeoPhotonics and Oclaro.
Growing Ecosystem for 200 GbE & 400 GbE Transport to be Demonstrated at OFC
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Acacia Communications, Optelian, Precise-ITC, Spirent and Xilinx to demonstrate the industry's first interoperability across the technology spectrum to support 200 GbE and 400 GbE connectivity over standardized OTN and DWDM at OFC 2017.
Voyager Trial 'Very Cool' for Telia Carrier
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3/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Test of white box optical solution proves open multivendor approach works but it will require internal optical networking expertise.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom on what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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