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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/13/2017
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2017
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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 11/24/2017
Successful homegrown Indian telecom vendors are hard to come by. That makes Bengaluru-based Tejas Networks something of an anomaly. Started way back in 2000, Tejas is ...
By Simon Stanley, 9/26/2017
Using feedback from leading web-scale and telecom network operators, the ON2020 group has collated optical network requirements through 2020 and beyond, identifying ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/24/2017
Even as cable operators steadily accelerate their rollouts of the new, multi-gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 spec, leading industry engineers are pressing forward with ...
By Simon Stanley, 8/17/2017
Following a successful workshop at OFC in March this year, ON2020 has spent the summer surveying the network needs and evolution strategies of leading network ...
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By Simon Stanley, 7/24/2017
The widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding the development of 400G components. ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/21/2017
NICE, France -- NGON 2017 -- BT has started the process of evaluating networking technology startups that, if selected, will end up in the operator's TIP Ecosystem ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 6/13/2017
Infinera has upgraded the popular metro transport aggregation platform that it brought on board with the acquisition of Transmode two years ago by boosting the ...
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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
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Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
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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