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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/25/2016
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Hard on the heels of naming its first-ever CTO, and a plan to move out of its Layer 2 comfort zone, the MEF today announced a series of initiatives aimed at keeping ...
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Light Reading brings you the latest update on the Carrier Ethernet world. Kevin Deierling of Mellanox introduces their latest technology and shares insights on the white box movement, innovating software platforms and the important role of OCP in the telecom world.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/9/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Level 3 expands across Europe; Nokia cozies up to Comarch for M2M; Sky hooks up with Iflix in South East Asia.
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Verizon is buying XO Communications for $1.8 billion, immediately bulking up its national fiber optic network significantly. The deal fits into a general industry ...
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