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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/20/2015
With communications service providers worldwide wondering how to build networks that can cope with the data and video traffic loads of the future, researchers at Bell ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2015
Having tantalized with its 100G metro aggregation talk for so long, Infinera finally put the market out of its misery Tuesday with the launch of its new, home-grown ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/6/2015
Researchers have developed a photonic memory which, unlike previous devices that rely on light as a mechanism for storage, is non-volatile and can be simultaneously ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/5/2015
Life as a woman in the comms world is like a balancing act, with your professional life on one side and your personal life on the other, according to Cheri Beranek, ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/29/2015
While the program of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Valencia, Spain, addresses high-concept technologies such as network architectures ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/11/2015
Finisar's CEO Eitan Gertel quit late Thursday following disappointing fiscal first-quarter financials and a weak second-quarter outlook that shaved more than 14% from ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/8/2015
An activist shareholder is urging Viavi Solutions to make numerous changes and explore selling all or parts of the company, and the identity of that shareholder will ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Brand-new JDSU spinoff Lumentum has been presumed to be an acquisition target for other companies in the optical components space, but don't be surprised if the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/25/2015
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/24/2015
CEOs make too much money... is an eternal complaint, regardless of what industry, market, company, country or time period that statement might bring to mind. So, it ...
By Simon Stanley, 8/24/2015
Third-generation optical modules and semiconductor components supporting 28Gbit/s interfaces have made 100G more attractive than 10G or 40G and open the door to 400G ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/3/2015
ADVA has acquired a Finnish firm with small form factor network synchronization technology for the small cell market, but a bigger deal could be on the horizon.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 8/3/2015
JDSU has officially split into two companies, and Viavi, the new company that will retain JDSU's network test and service assurance business, is emerging from the ...
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Verizon Gets Smart With Cloud Control
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/30/2015
Verizon's partnership with VMTurbo allows enterprises to speed their critical ...
Data Center & Enterprise LAN SDN Tops $1.4 Billion
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/27/2015
IHS forecasts that by the end of 2015, data center and enterprise LAN SDN ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Prime Reading
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
, 8/24/2015
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 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 , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
Carolyn Mathas , 5/1/2014
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components ...
Megaphone Moment
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Blow off some steam
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VZ Layoffs
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

11|19|15   |   08:26   |   (0) comments

Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

11|17|15   |   3:34   |   (0) comments

Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
LRTV Custom TV
Making Pay-TV User Experiences Millennial-Friendly

11|16|15   |   6:42   |   (0) comments

The unique challenge of reaching and engaging Millennials is driving pay-TV video experience transformation that can include higher quality UIs, viewing of multiple content streams at once and seamless transitions between handheld devices and the television.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
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Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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