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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/24/2015
Broadband access infrastructure vendor Adtran may have had a setback at AT&T this week but it has a new access product in development that, in the future, might open ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/9/2015
Infinera has made a $350 million offer to buy Sweden's Transmode as it looks to broaden its portfolio of optical networking products and bolster its presence outside ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/2/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- OFC, or the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition to give it its expanded name, is the annual get-together of the optical ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/2/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- The OFC event brought together many different types of companies from around the world, with one unifying technology/topic/trend -- optical.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/25/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- Count Facebook among the companies that would like to see more consolidation in the optical components sector, particularly in the rapidly ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/23/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- Optical transport efficiency, in particular for the data center interconnect market, looks set to be the hottest topic at this year's ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/18/2015
The pace of consolidation in the semiconductor space doesn't appear to be slowing as Microsemi announced Wednesday it will acquire Vitesse in a deal worth $389 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2015
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies -- The explosion in bandwidth demand is not merely requiring network operators to add capacity to their networks ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/16/2015
One of the hottest topics in the semiconductor market these days is how the pace of consolidation among chip suppliers has picked up in recent months. As that ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/10/2015
What do you do after you've deployed a 10 Gbit/s transoceanic network that business customers can configure in minutes using SDN tools? Take it up to 100 Gbit/s.
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MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
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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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