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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/9/2014
Optical components firm Finisar said nothing on its fiscal second-quarter earnings call late last week to contradict the widely held belief that it could acquire ...
By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 12/9/2014
If hardware platforms can sometimes appear a tad dull against the growing software buzz that's surrounding the likes of SDN and NFV, then there's always silicon ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/19/2014
Koch Optics has announced it is acquiring optical components maker Oplink for $445 million, a bid that sent Oplink shares soaring by more than 13% today, but also ...
By Eduard Beier, 11/17/2014
The Terabit Demonstrator Project will showcase a 1 Terabit (10 x 100GigE) data path over about 1,000 kilometers at SC14, the Supercomputing Conference, in New ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/6/2014
Microsoft loomed large on Arista's third-quarter call Thursday afternoon as analysts asked -- and asked again -- just how big of a "cloud titan" Redmond is for the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/3/2014
Since we last checked in on Bit Parts, our optical components sector overview, we've seen one big M&A deal announced with more consolidation likely to come in 2015:
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/28/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
By Steve Vogelsang, CTO, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent, 10/27/2014
There's a funny thing about the OSI stack: It's not just an abstraction of a communication system, but also a social hierarchy that creates a kind of class system in ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Don't know about G.fast yet? You soon will, because the noise level around this next generation of copper-enhancing broadband technology is about to be cranked to 11 ...
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Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 ...
Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
Robert Clark, , 12/17/2014
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 ...
Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange ...
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
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Huawei, Imec Team on Silicon Photonics
Friday, December 5, 2014
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
NTT Electronics Ships 20nm Low-Power Coherent DSP
Friday, September 26, 2014
Xtera Demonstrates High-Capacity Unrepeatered Reach
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
Monday, September 1, 2014
Mellanox, ProLabs Team to Target EMEA, US
Monday, August 4, 2014
Oplink Answers Activist Investors
Friday, August 1, 2014
Inphi to Buy Cortina's Optical Assets
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
TE Connectivity Reports Q3
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Fujitsu Announces 100G CFP2 Transceiver
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Reflex Gives SNAP12 a Boost
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Prime Reading
Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
Carolyn Mathas , 5/1/2014
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components ...
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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LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

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At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
LRTV Documentaries
US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
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How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
LRTV Documentaries
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

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Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
LRTV Interviews
TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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