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Key developments related to DWDM optical deployments and systems.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/9/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and MTS test LTE Broadcast in Russia; BT starts more trials with AlcaLu; Deutsche Telekom tackles the cell edge.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2015
Having tantalized with its 100G metro aggregation talk for so long, Infinera finally put the market out of its misery Tuesday with the launch of its new, home-grown ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du reaches 400G with Huawei; French rivals get 700MHz bids in; harvesting ambient energy for the IoT.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/23/2015
Have we been spending so much time in the last year talking about metro data center interconnect that we have ignored the obvious -- DCI is an application not ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2015
Hibernia Networks' much-anticipated Hibernia Express transatlantic submarine cable is ready for service, promising under 60 milliseconds latency for some roundtrip ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/11/2015
Finisar's CEO Eitan Gertel quit late Thursday following disappointing fiscal first-quarter financials and a weak second-quarter outlook that shaved more than 14% from ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/3/2015
News of "short term" implementation delays by "three to four" North American Tier 1 customers put a damper on Ciena's fiscal third-quarter earnings, and left revenue ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/1/2015
Ciena gets the unenviable task this Thursday of reporting quarterly earnings during a week when financial markets once gain have been plunging. However, the news in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/31/2015
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update: - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Ciena has boosted switching capacity on its 5430 OTN switch from 3.6 Tbit/s to 15 Tbit/s, such a big increase that it might sound like a technology advancement in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Brand-new JDSU spinoff Lumentum has been presumed to be an acquisition target for other companies in the optical components space, but don't be surprised if the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/19/2015
As optical vendors have begun to bring more programmability to their architectures in a nod to the SDN evolution progressing at higher layers of the network, Fujitsu ...
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The New IP
Opening Up the White Box Network
Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 10/12/2015
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big ...
Dell's EMC Buy All About New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/12/2015
In acquiring EMC, Dell is hoping to address a market that is moving away from ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
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What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
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The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
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Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Close-up on ConfD

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Tail-f's Renée Robinson-Stromberg tells Steve Saunders about the powerful ConfD management interface.
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Women in Comms: Highlights From Dallas

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The best soundbites, quotes and words of wisdom from leading women from Intel, AT&T, Verizon and Genband at our recent WiC breakfast in Dallas.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
NetNumber Founder on Managing Signaling Control

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NetNumber Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Doug Ranalli describes the essential complexity of real-world signaling-control and how NetNumber enables carriers to bring signaling-control "under-control". Learn why virtualization alone isn't the answer.
LRTV Documentaries
Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance

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SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer. As Shawn Hakl, VP of enterprise networking and managed solutions for Verizon, explains, the carrier had to develop new skill sets and change some of its internal operations, but the payoff was happier enterprise customers.
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Tail-f, Cisco & What the Future Holds

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Steve Saunders meets with Tail-f's Director of Technology, Carl Moberg, in Stockholm to discuss becoming part of Cisco, ETSI MANO, virtualization and the need to combine science and business in order to create opportunities for service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Broadband Forum Embraces SDN & NFV

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Robin Mersh and Kevin Foster from the Broadband Forum explain how the industry body is adapting to meet the SDN, NFV and cloud needs of the access network sector.
LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

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At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
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M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

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Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
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JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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