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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/28/2016
France's Orange is carrying out trials of optical transport network (OTN) technology that could help it to realize its target of having an all-IP, "programmable" ...
By Simon Stanley, 6/21/2016
Hyperscale and large data centers will need 400G connections to support rapidly growing server input/output (I/O) as the combination of higher server density and a ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 6/15/2016
At nearly the end of the business day on the West Coast on Wednesday night, Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM) announced it will acquire QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC) for ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook plan to build a subsea transatlantic cable designed to support cloud apps, with construction starting in August and finishing up 14 months ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/24/2016
It's been a big month for the 2550100 Alliance: It celebrated the recent commercial introduction of some of the first servers and NICs supporting 25G interconnect, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/22/2016
Virtualization might be the flavor of the decade but the shortlist for Best New Product (Telecom) in this year's Leading Lights awards shows there's still plenty of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/20/2016
The market for optical and Ethernet services continues to thrive, providing the catalyst for network operators to further innovate and provide customers with products ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/16/2016
Transport networks have only just evolved to 100G speeds and yet the need to move to 400G is already not just apparent but critical for some network operators. Some ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/12/2016
Tucked into Oclaro's third-quarter 2016 financials was an announcement that it plans to wind down production of its 40G line side products, signaling the end of the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 4/22/2016
Mellanox reported record Q1 earnings, with $196 million in revenue, up 34% from the like quarter a year ago, beating analyst expectations. But analysts freaked out ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/8/2016
The pace of industry consolidation shows no sign of slowing down, with Corning and GigPeak the latest to book a seat on the M&A bandwagon.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/4/2016
Three senior ZTE executives, including CEO Shi Lirong, are set to announce their resignations in the wake of the Chinese vendor's run-in with the US Commerce ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/29/2016
Time is running out to participate in Leading Lights 2016, the industry's most prestigious awards program, but the good news is that it's quick and easy to enter and ...
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Survey: 94% of Operators Have NFV Plans
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/28/2016
A survey by the OPNFV Project found that NFV is making headway with network ...
Managing the Big Video Explosion
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 6/28/2016
The Video Transformation track on this site will offer insight and information on ...
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Operators Lay NFV Groundwork
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/28/2016
As CSPs implement today's technologies, one critical consideration is its ...
BT & Oracle Partner to Simplify Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Alison Diana, Ambassador, New IP Agency, 6/28/2016
BT and Oracle are partnering to alleviate enterprise concerns over reliability, ...
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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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 ...
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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Masergy: 'Now Is the Time for NFV'

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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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