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Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
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9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena surprised the sector with fiscal third-quarter revenue that fell well short of estimates, blaming "short term" customer issues.
Ciena Sales Lower Than Expected
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Fiscal third-quarter revenue misses guidance range due to customer deployment delay, while earnings per share increases.
Ciena Names Locoh-Donou COO
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Long-time Ciena employee will take over responsibility for Ciena's Global Field Organization.
Ciena Watchers Expecting Solid Q3 Results
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9/1/2015  |  1 comment
Financial markets are plunging, but the news for Ciena is looking pretty positive.
Epsilon Boosts Its Metro Capacity in Singapore
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Epsilon has added fiber routes in Singapore to hook up to more data centers and bolster its infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
Infinera Nabs EMEA Sales Exec From Ciena
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9/1/2015  |  1 comment
Nick Walden joins Infinera as senior vice president of EMEA after playing similar role at Ciena.
EXFO Hires Philippe Morin as COO
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Leaves Ciena in October.
Ericsson Boasts Silicon Photonics R&D Breakthrough
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
European research project IRIS, backed by Ericsson and others, claims to have developed a silicon photonics switch designed for housing thousands of optical circuits on a single chip.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
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8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
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8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena upgrades its 5430 switch with several enhancements, including a capacity boost to 15 Tbit/s.
Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
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8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Why OT Is HOT for Telecom Vendors
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8/27/2015  |  1 comment
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
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8/27/2015  |  3 comments
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's efforts to migrate to IP and secure critical infrastructure.
ZTE's Euro Star Shines Brighter
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8/27/2015  |  1 comment
A global relationship with Telefónica helps its international cause.
Ciena Boosts 5430 Capacity, Deploys With SK Telecom
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset pushes OTN switch capacity above 15 Tbit/s.
Huawei Helps BT Trial G.fast
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei has provided a range of hardware and supporting software for BT's first field trial of fixed broadband access technology G.fast.
MACOM Launches New GPON Transimpedance Amplifier
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor unveils ultra high sensitivity transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON customer premises equipment (CPE) units.
Infinera Helps AJC Cable Recovery
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's new Time-Based Instant Bandwidth helps the Australia-Japan Cable recovery from an outage.
Eurobites: BT Boasts 330 Mbit/s With G.fast Field Trial
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8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica boosts links to the Canary Islands.
The Pay's the Thing
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8/24/2015  |  14 comments
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.
Enablence Gets New Funding, Adds Board Member
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8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor has arranged a new $10 million financing package and has added a senior executive from ZTE to its board.
Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.
Fujitsu Embraces Disaggregated Optical Model
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.
Fujitsu Unveils Disaggregated Architecture Offering
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Blade-based 1Finity family spans packet-optical, transport, access, wireless, and employs SDN principles.
SKT Adopts Ericsson's Telco Cloud Platform
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8/17/2015  |  3 comments
South Korean operator is moving towards a deployment of Ericsson's HDS 8000 data center platform as part of its shift towards a software-defined cloud architecture.
Infinera-Transmode Closing Imminent; Karl's in Charge... of Metro
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8/14/2015  |  3 comments
Infinera nears completion of its Transmode acquisition after the Swedish vendor's investors approved the deal.
Ciena's Top Sales Exec Leaving
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8/14/2015  |  2 comments
Philippe Morin, who joined Ciena five years ago when it bought Nortel's metro Ethernet unit, quits as SVP of worldwide sales with no successor named yet.
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix
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8/14/2015  |  1 comment
Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.
Huawei IT for Digital Transformation
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei is committed to becoming the most trusted and strategic business partner for carriers through continuous innovation. Here it breaks down how.
Transmode Shareholders Approve Infinera Takeover
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's offer to the shareholders of Transmode is accepted by shareholders holding an aggregate of 26,536,929 shares, corresponding to approximately 95.8% of the total number of outstanding shares and votes in Transmode.
WACS Upgrades With Huawei's 100G
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei completes upgrades on the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to UK of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) using Huawei Marine's 100G transmission solution.
Sogetel Deploys Transmode's TM-Series Gear
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Canadian operator deploys Transmode to extend its optical network infrastructure to enhance both reach and performance across Quebec.
Eurobites: Europe Gains From Subsea Upgrades
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8/12/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits at Orange's Israeli partner take a dive; Amino completes Entone acquisition; Google heading for collision with BMW over Alphabet.
NFV Gets Real – Finally
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8/10/2015  |  1 comment
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
Eurobites: Cyber Attack Hits UK Mobile Giant
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8/10/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Opera sizes up a sale; Batelco tests TWDM-PON with Huawei; Orange agrees sale of Armenian unit.
Inphi Unveils PAM4 Chipset for DCI
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8/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor's 4-level Pulse Amplitude Modulation chipset supports both intra-data center and inter-data center cloud interconnect.
Ciena Absorbs Cyan for New IP Onslaught
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8/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.
Eurobites: Work Starts on Cameroon-Nigeria Link
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8/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: deadline set for Serbian bids; WiTCOM chooses ADVA's ROADM tech; Telecom Italia plugs into smart metering program.
ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
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8/3/2015  |  1 comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit brings on small form factor clock technology via Time4.
Ciena Closes Cyan Acquisition
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Cienas wraps Cyan and its previous Agility software business into a Blue Planet software division, headed by former Cyan president Mike Hatfield.
Optical Innovation Puts Focus on DCI, SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Metro data center interconnect (DCI) and transport SDN were the key themes of Optical Innovation Forum 2015.
CyrusOne Sticks With BTI for DCI
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7/27/2015  |  1 comment
As CyrusOne expands, the colocation provider has chosen BTI a second time for further deployment over a growing roster of DCI competitors.
Ciena Supports euNetworks' 200G Effort
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena's 6500 platform with WavceLogic3 Extreme, being deployed in London area, enables 200G per 50GHz DWDM channels.
CyrusOne Expands BTI Deployment
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator continues using BTI 7800 for 100G data center interconnection needs as it expands in Northern Virginia.
CEO Chat With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent
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7/24/2015  |  5 comments
Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
Infinera Wallops Q2 Guesses, Reassures on Transmode Deal
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera clears $207 million in revenue as the metro market builds up and the long-haul market continues to yield opportunities.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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