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To TDS, TV is a Gigabit Must-Have
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.
XO Taps Infinera for 100G Expansion
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
XO says it will use the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport platform to deliver 100G services nationwide.
Salary Survey Report 2014
Prime Reading  | 
7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that good times are here again, as salaries are high and optimism is even higher.
The Municipal Menace?
The Utilitarian  | 
7/22/2014  |  17 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Net Insight Boosts Q2 Revenues
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7/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Progress in North American market contributes to overall sales increase.
Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.
Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
Verizon Tests 100G Ethernet NIDs
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7/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Verizon shows successful traffic management between two 100G Ethernet NIDs.
Anritsu Lands Optical Test Deal from BT
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7/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Anritsu will supply more than 1,000 units of the MT9090A Network Master under the contract, to measure the quality of fiber optic cable and connections in order to verify the installation.
Curvature Plans to Break the Hardware Replacement Cycle
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7/15/2014  |  4 comments
An evolving strategy of support and long-term maintenance leads to a name change to emphasize IT management.
BTI Supports Interxion Cloud Connect
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7/15/2014  |  Post a comment
BTI Systems brings its Cloud Networking Solution in support of Interxion's Cloud Connect service launch.
Vello Systems Lays Off 25%, Refocusing on Software
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  2 comments
The company is throwing its weight behind its networking-as-a-service platform.
MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence
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7/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
Eurobites: Carlos Slim Lands Telekom Austria
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits up; Telefónica cozies up to Huawei; former Gowex boss could face long stretch.
Fujitsu Announces 100G CFP2 Transceiver
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu's 100G CFP2 transceiver is due out in the fourth quarter.
The Big Telecom Switch
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7/9/2014  |  12 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
Calix Helps Grande Turn Up Gigabit Fiber Services in Austin
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Grande Communications deploys E7 for Gigabit services and Compass Open Link Cable software for DOCSIS provisioning of GPON.
Missouri's Bluebird Flies With ADVA 100G
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7/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Seven-year deal brings 100G to service provider and enterprise customers along network's St. Louis to Kansas City route.
Alcatel-Lucent Wins 100G Deal in Colombia
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7/8/2014  |  Post a comment
UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones and Alcatel-Lucent deploy Colombia's first 100G ultra-broadband backbone network.
Coriant 7100 Lands Beijing Metro Deployment
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7/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Coriant's 7100 Nano system, acquired in the Tellabs deal, is selected for deployment by ISP Beijing Internet Harbor.
Reflex Gives SNAP12 a Boost
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Reflex Photonics gives SNAP12 new twist with 120G performance and introduces an industrial temperature version.
China Mobile Deploys Ericsson's Fiber Fronthaul Solution
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
First commercial deployment of a C-RAN based architecture at China Mobile for TD-LTE services uses Ericsson's fiber fronthaul solution.
Eurobites: Etisalat Embraces 400G OTN
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Norwegian unit to TeliaSonera; Orange looks Spain-wards for future M&A action; Telefónica broadens pay-TV interests.
White Paper: Making Money with 10G While Waiting for 100G
Information Resources  | 
7/7/2014  | 
Today the demand for bandwidth from enterprise users and datacenter interconnect customers continue to increase. Operators are being asked to provide much more bandwidth, but at a cost per bit that is much lower than in the past. In order to provide such high speed services to customers, fiber optics must be used. In some cases, fiber is widely available, but in general there is a dearth of fiber to end users. This white paper details how operators must optimize their fiber infrastructure - whether owned or leased - to maximize revenue and ROI.
Zayo Files for IPO
News Analysis  | 
7/4/2014  |  3 comments
Wholesale services specialist Zayo files its IPO documents, but warns that profits are still some way off.
BTE Panel: Network of the Future
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7/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent 400G test with Huawei.
BTE Bits: A Packet-Optical Review
DOS Attack  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.
Sacofa Backhauls With Tejas Gear
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7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
State-backed Malaysian operator opts for Tejas Networks' PTN offering for mobile backhaul.
ADVA Touts Encryption for 100G Metro Optical Networks
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  9 comments
ADVA says Layer 1 encryption will help secure 100G metro optical networks.
Innovation: Are You in the Zone?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/30/2014  |  3 comments
The seven members of the Big Telecom Event's Innovation Zone tell us why their product or service is unique, notable, and worthy of being in the zone.
OIF, ONF Team Up on SDN Demo
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6/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Optical Internetworking Forum and Open Networking Foundation team on demo of SDN transport, highlighting how to overcome challenges.
Cracking the Transport SDN Challenge
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  8 comments
OIF and ONF team up on demo based in carrier labs that uses real-world experience to find out how to move OpenFlow into optical networks.
Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/30/2014  |  3 comments
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
Light Reading's Leading Fights
Shades of Ray  | 
6/27/2014  |  6 comments
Did you see what happened when we mixed booze + balls at this year's Leading Lights awards party?
Colorado Gigabit Network Shuns Video, Embraces OTT
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  14 comments
Longmont Power & Communications decides not to develop a video option for its FTTH-based service package, opting to give customers a fat pipe for OTT services instead.
Eurobites: Zayo Completes 100G Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA-based regional roundup: Google starts forgetting; Vringo takes on ZTE in Romania; EE adds value with mobile security.
Huawei Ups the Metro Ante
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  4 comments
In a week of bold optical transport announcements, Huawei announces a 200G PIC for metro networks.
Huawei Unveils 200Gbit/s Metro Photonic Integration Device
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6/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Device intended to accelerate 'WDM/OTN to the edge' deployments.
Huawei Boasts 1Tbit/s Line Card
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6/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Launches 'world's first' 1Tbit/s WDM line card at French show.
Jackson Energy Enhances FTTH Billing
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2014  |  6 comments
A municipal utility in Tennessee upgrades its billing system to integrate all triple-play and utility services.
ZTE Launches ZXONE 9700 Packet OTN Series
News Wire Feed  | 
6/26/2014  |  1 comment
Features universal packet and ODU switching, evolution beyond 100G, and SDN compatibility.
Vodafone Germany’s WDM/OTN to the Edge
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center  | 
6/26/2014  |  1 comment
Vodafone Germany talks about the transport network upgrade it needed to support LTE and future services.
Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/26/2014  |  1 comment
See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.
ZTE Launches 400G OTN Solution
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6/26/2014  |  Post a comment
Solution will enable operators to optimize bandwidth and network management, as well as enhance the flexibility of network, says vendor.
Ekinops Entices 100G Metro Market
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2014  |  2 comments
Ekinops has jumped into the metro 100G optical race with new transponder and muxponder modules.
Equinix, Ciena Team for On-Demand Networking
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6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Equinix is using Ciena's 6500 platform in its metro networks in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific to provide 100G capabilities.
Huawei Unveils 5th-Gen Optical Network Architecture
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6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
SDN-based Flex Optical Network shown at Next Generation Optical Networking Forum.
Leading Lights Winners: The Pictures
Slide Shows  | 
6/25/2014  |  4 comments
There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year – see who picked up the trophies.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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