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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/23/2016
Israeli startup Teramount is developing a novel optics-aligning module that promises to make single-mode fiber connectors profoundly easier to make and use. Data ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/21/2016
DÜSSELDORF -- ECOC 2016 -- Merry Pranksters and Top Gun cadets are dilettantes compared to network operators when it comes to a need for speed, and nowhere do ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/16/2016
The new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus Inc. may come in the standard CFP2 format commonly used in data centers and other networking ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/14/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- The telecom industry needs to move quickly past the first generation of NFV, where existing hardware elements are simply virtualized as ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/12/2016
SoftBank has become the latest telco to announce a big commitment to LoRa technology, revealing that it will begin providing Internet of Things (IoT) services -- ...
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In the golden age of seafaring, every sailor feared getting "caught in the doldrums." The doldrums was a colloquial term for the low pressure areas of the Atlantic ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/6/2016
Semiconductor giant Intel has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) developer called Movidius for an undisclosed sum as it jostles for influence in emerging ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/6/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns take aim at 5G; Sky prepares for IPv6; Facebook reshuffles in Europe; EE gets Cat 9 ready.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/5/2016
SoftBank executive Ren Tanaka will not take charge of ARM, as previously reported, but rather "promote new business development" at the UK chip designer, says the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/1/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: SoftBank's Tanaka to head ARM; Nokia unveils 4.5G Pro technology and a 4.9G plan; Orange cosies up to Iran's MCI; Telecom ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/1/2016
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook have both switched to 48V data center server racks, but the two are hoping to standardize on a single approach in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/31/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opens mmWave testing lab; Telenet upgrades mobile network with ZTE; Telefónica reconsiders infrastructure unit IPO.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/25/2016
SAN DIEGO -- Light Reading went out to the ballgame this week. Or, more precisely, we skipped most of the ballgame -- because we are not interested in baseball -- and ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 9/26/2016
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 3/11/2015
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.