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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2015
In an effort to make interconnection of Ethernet services ubiquitous, the Metro Ethernet Forum has organized large Carrier Ethernet providers in an initiative to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2015
Juniper Networks today reported a downturn in revenue, based in part on weak spending by North American service providers, but still managed to beat analyst ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/21/2015
With network security at all levels becoming an increasingly hot topic, ADVA, an early backer of optical layer encryption, has expanded and extended its portfolio of ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/20/2015
Reports surfaced from Bloomberg over the weekend that the US Department of Justice is looking for a way to put a halt to Comcast's plans to acquire Time Warner ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/16/2015
Data center operator ViaWest has made its living focusing on second-tier cities and staying away from the coastal population centers, but don't mistake its avoidance ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/14/2015
ORLANDO -- ComptelPlus Spring 2015 -- While mobile backhaul remains a driving force for competitive network expansion, data center interconnection is also in the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2015
Global Capacity today announced a major expansion to its service set that will make MPLS virtual private network service available across its entire national ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/9/2015
Infinera's planned acquisition of Sweden's Transmode is a rare M&A move by the California company that mostly answers the question of how Infinera will fill out its ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/7/2015
Nobody should be surprised that Verizon tapped Cisco for its coveted metro 100G contract, the vendor's top optical executive said this week. But he's not surprised by ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/7/2015
AT&T has been able to rapidly expand its Network on Demand service, today announcing 100 new cities where it's available, based on widespread deployment of an ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/30/2015
As it continues to build out its long-haul 100G network, Verizon will be able to leverage new software-based wavelength routing capabilities from Alcatel-Lucent that ...
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/26/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015Huawei came to OFC this week armed with multiple transport SDN demonstrations, along with the belief it could complete ten or more transport ...
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ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000, featuring Intel's Rack Scale Architecture, caused a stir when it was announced at MWC 2015. For more on this revolutionary product, join me on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a Super Webinar event, A New Hardware Paradigm for the Telco Data Center.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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