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Key developments from the world of optical, broadband, wireless, and software components, including chips and modules.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/29/2014
Here's the latest news in Bit Parts, our semi-frequent, sometimes dramatic, always intriguing roundup of the optical components sector:
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/26/2014
Intel is adding to its wireless assets with a US$1.5 billion investment in Chinese mobile chipset specialist Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2014
CANNES, France -- ECOC 2014 -- The optical sector underpins pretty much every major communications networking development under the sun, but the perception of "value" ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/19/2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Qualcomm Uplinq 2014 -- Qualcomm moved its annual developers' conference away from its hometown of San Diego for the first time, welcoming a packed ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/19/2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Qualcomm Uplinq 2014 -- Count Facebook among the early proponents of LTE Multicast, or Broadcast, technology, but other content providers are still ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2014
Chipmaker Cavium has thrust itself headlong into the Ethernet switching silicon sector with bold claims and an enticing new product set that looks set to ask a lot of ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/16/2014
In another sign of its sagging fortunes, Entropic is now exploring a wide range of options for the company's future, including possible sale.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/12/2014
Now that JDSU has outlined its plan to split into separate optical components and network and service enablement companies, it's time to place bets on how quickly ...
By Robert Clark, 9/11/2014
Qualcomm has entered the low-end LTE market with the launch of a new chipset aimed at putting sub-$100 4G phones onto the market.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/10/2014
JDSU, which took one of the wildest rides of any telecom company during the industry's turn-of-the-century boom-and-bust cycle and survived (well, in some form ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/29/2014
The latest release from OpenDaylight doesn't just push the process and software ...
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Cloud & Telecom: Merging Like a Zipper
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 9/26/2014

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CenturyLink Opens Hosting Site in China
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2014
Working through partners, US carrier creates hosting presence in Shanghai data ...
Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/29/2014
Google puts money into InnoLight; Rockley is hiring; Oplink shareholders still ...
Cisco Beefs Up Its Intercloud, Adds Telco Partners
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2014
As it aims to create a 'cloud of clouds,' Cisco teams up with service providers ...
Eurobites: EC to Charge Apple With Illegal Tax Deals in Ireland
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/29/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trujillo eyes Telecom Italia stake; ...
5G: So Where's the US?
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At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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NTT Electronics Ships 20nm Low-Power Coherent DSP
Friday, September 26, 2014
Intel Buys $1.5B Stake in Chinese Chip Firm
Friday, September 26, 2014
Xtera Demonstrates High-Capacity Unrepeatered Reach
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Broadcom Unveils Next Gen Ethernet Switch Chip
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Qualcomm Offers an LTE-Broadcast SDK
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Entropic to Explore Strategic Alternatives
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ericsson Shows Off at IBC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
Teleste Introduces Ethernet Over Coax WiFi Adapter
Friday, September 5, 2014
Nokia Networks Extends Liquid Applications
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Broadcom Chip Doubles WiFi Speeds
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Seals License Deal With Broadcom
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
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LRTV Documentaries
A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
LRTV Documentaries
New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

9|25|14   |   02:01   |   (0) comments


As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
LRTV Documentaries
SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

9|24|14   |   01:43   |   (2) comments


Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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