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Bikash Koley came to Juniper from Google, but had previously worked at Ciena, so he wasn't unfamiliar with the telecom space by any means. So he likely knew what he ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/26/2018
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
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The race is on to build the first commercial 5G networks, but beyond providing ever faster mobile broadband connectivity, what type of applications and services will ...
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
In the cloud, as with real estate, location is paramount. Applications need to be located near their users to ensure fast responsiveness, whether the users are people ...
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"Mind the gap" is an automated, verbal warning issued to customers disembarking London's crowded tube trains, lest travelers half disappear into the darkness between ...
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Look for Ruckus Networks to focus even more intently on the emerging markets of edge computing IoT and next-gen mobile services when Ian Whiting takes over as ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/19/2018
Cisco is acquiring July Systems to help enterprises use WiFi to locate customers, employees and visitors inside facilities.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/19/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is making good on promises made in its spring reorganization, announcing four new reference designs for virtualizing the network's edge ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit -- With a hefty portion of the communications sector's messaging system market already under its belt, Mavenir is seeking to build its ...
By Mike Yang, President, Quanta Cloud Technology, 6/15/2018
Fifth-generation (5G) cellular promises gigabit speeds, single-digit-millisecond latencies and mission-critical reliability. To deliver on those promises, mobile ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/14/2018
Telco Systems is hoping to bring a new dimension to the virtual CPE market, through a joint development agreement with ARM which will develop uCPE boxes based on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2018
VMware today made its major play to be the telco infrastructure for edge computing, announcing vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0, a carrier platform that targets 5G ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/12/2018
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cisco Live -- Cisco and Google are penciling in October for delivery of joint Kubernetes capabilities to deploy applications spanning public and ...
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IDT CIO Faces Down New Crop of Global Threats
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 7/16/2018
IDT CIO Golan Ben-Oni has faced down two serious cyberattacks in the last year ...
Broadcom's Deal for CA Puts Big Iron in the Spotlight
Larry Loeb, Author, 7/16/2018
With Broadcom buying CA for $18.9 billion, old-time big iron is suddenly cool ...
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One Day, Two New Paths to Accelerate Fiber Rollout
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 7/13/2018
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August ...
400G-ZR Standard Revs Up Optical Network Speeds
7/13/2018
Line rates of 400G and higher will become more power efficient in 2019 and 2020, ...
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Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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