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By Dan O'Shea, 1/31/2015
I know what you're thinking: It feels like Optical Transport Month here at Light Reading just started, and now it's already over.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/30/2015
If you scan the headlines of Light Reading's recent optical transport coverage, the transition to metro 100G is getting a lot of attention. It shouldn't come as a ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/29/2015
Metro 100G is the talk of the optical sector, and on the roadmaps of every service provider great and small. The smaller network operators might not seem the most ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/28/2015
As part of Optical Transport Month here at Light Reading, I caught up with Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin, who talked to me about a variety of pertinent ...
By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 1/26/2015
A new manufacturing process, impressively dubbed as Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI), might well usher in a new breed of photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/23/2015
Infinera's share price soared by more than 13% in pre-market trading Friday morning following the publication of impressive fourth-quarter financials and a very ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/21/2015
If you're reading this story, it means I may still be alive. On the fourth of January, I embarked from Chicago via ice bridge across Lake Michigan, taking a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/20/2015
Ciena and Cisco have been tipped to land the metro 100G business at Verizon, according to financial analysts who follow the optical equipment sector.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/16/2015
Ciena later this year plans to lay off about 55 employees involved in distribution, repair and related activities, as it outsources those responsibilities to partners ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/7/2015
What's eating the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine network? Service is once again disrupted following another cable cut near Vietnam, the site of several cuts ...
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The Optical Market: A Health Check
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How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Weekly Executive Interview
Join us live for Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he has to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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