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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
GTT today snapped up Toronto-based Accelerated Connections, a managed networking, VoIP and colocation service provider, which marks its third acquisition of the year. ...
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We've grown to accept 100G, and even 200G, as the norm on the network these days. It's catered to our insatiable demand for video, enabled the rise of cloud, and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Equinix has acquired Infomart Dallas, a major interconnection hub and home to half of its eight International Business Exchange centers, for $800 million, the company ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Telia Carrier and Pilot, a US metro fiber provider, today announced a partnership that will let the latter continue to try to disrupt some of the most competitive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/22/2018
Digital Realty today announced that it has added dedicated private access to Oracle Cloud to its Service Exchange in 14 metro areas and 59 data centers. The addition, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/18/2017
Wholesale connectivity provider Epsilon is on the verge of turning off its legacy provisioning system, in favor of an automated platform three years in the making ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
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