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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2014
It might seem a bit of a stretch for CENX to go from operating an Ethernet exchange that never really took off to offering a service orchestration platform for SDN ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/11/2014
As anyone who's met me knows, it's not often that I'm stuck for words, but the huge changes that are currently sweeping the telecom industry this year have had even ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/9/2014
Cyan has added some new features to its Z-Series packet-optical platform, along with four new APIs for its Blue Planet SDN offering, enhancements that come as the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/5/2014
Web content firms now represent the fastest-growing vertical market for retail Ethernet services in the US, and a handful of other emerging verticals are reshaping ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/4/2014
Calix is trying to give service providers more ability to extend gigabit services into customers' homes with the introduction of a new line of access devices.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/3/2014
Packet-optical vendor Ciena is set to report fiscal third-quarter earnings Thursday morning, with Wall Street expecting the company to make good on CEO Gary Smith's ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/27/2014
FirstLight Fiber has augmented its years-long mission to amass a New England fiber empire with an acquisition more geared toward expanding its enterprise customer base.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/14/2014
PEG Bandwidth has expanded its optical backhaul system to accommodate not only the ever-growing capacity needs of mobile networks, but also the rise in gigabit ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/13/2014
SDN cast a glimmer of good news on a financial quarter in which Cisco continued to struggle, announcing plans for up to 6,000 layoffs amid steeply declining carrier ...
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Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight ...
Optical Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2014
Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs ...
Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Orange Creates Business-Class Internet Service
Monday, September 22, 2014
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
Friday, September 19, 2014
AT&T, IBM Team on Private Secure Cloud Connections
Thursday, September 18, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Guth Replaces O'Hara As Integra CEO
Monday, September 8, 2014
EXFO Kit Monitors Virtualized Networks
Friday, August 29, 2014
AT&T, VMware Team on Cloud Connectivity
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Cyan Reports Q2 Revenue Uptick
Monday, August 11, 2014
Mellanox, ProLabs Team to Target EMEA, US
Monday, August 4, 2014
Inphi to Buy Cortina's Optical Assets
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Videocon Deploys Brocade Ethernet Fabric
Monday, July 28, 2014
IEEE Studies 25G Ethernet Standard
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Doing the Dirty Work Pays Off
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 3/27/2014
Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

9|19|14   |   3:57   |   (0) comments


Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

9|17|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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