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Key developments related to DWDM optical deployments and systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/5/2016
A few people held their breath when JDSU split into two companies in August last year, wondering what fate might befall optical components spin-out Lumentum and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/2/2016
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/26/2016
Ciena has joined the growing list of transport equipment vendors that have developed network security features that can protect "in-flight" data traffic on metro and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2016
Infinera believes it has cracked one of the major challenges of the optical networking world -- how to increase network capacity without sacrificing transmission ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/13/2016
Germany's ADVA has acquired Overture Networks for an initial $35 million in a bid to strengthen its cloud access business and create what it claims will be an "NFV ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/29/2015
Much of my work in the past year has been on Light Reading events, so it's not surprising that some of my most memorable moments of 2015 happened on the stages I ...
By Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 12/21/2015
Someone once said networking is not just speeds and feeds: OK, a lot of people have said that. This phrase has been deployed in many different contexts, but it is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/14/2015
The competition in the data center interconnect (DCI) systems market is already smokin' hot -- and now Coriant has added fuel to the flames with the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/11/2015
Ciena's stock got slammed Thursday, losing nearly 17% of its value, following the publication of its fiscal fourth-quarter financials and its 2016 forecast. The ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/25/2015
If picking investment winners and losers in telecom is part of your Black Friday shopping agenda, then you might want to take heed of what two veteran financial ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/26/2015
Alcatel-Lucent might be edged out of Verizon's long-haul transport network, with Ciena adopting a solo supplier status with the Tier 1 US operator, according to a ...
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 G.fast 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 ...
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BBC's David Butler on IP Video R&D & Virtualization
David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
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Data Download: Super Bowl Post-Game
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/8/2016
Super Bowl 50 is a poster child for the need for virtualized, agile New IP ...
Security Innovation & the Shifting Mindset
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 2/8/2016
The cloud is proving itself as a secure environment for business but the risks of ...
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Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
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 , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 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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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.