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Israeli startup Teramount is developing a novel optics-aligning module that promises to make single-mode fiber connectors profoundly easier to make and use. Data ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Infinera laid down a benchmark in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform sector Wednesday by unveiling Cloud Xpress 2, its next-generation DCI platform, saying ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/21/2016
DÜSSELDORF -- ECOC 2016 -- Merry Pranksters and Top Gun cadets are dilettantes compared to network operators when it comes to a need for speed, and nowhere do ...
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The new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus Inc. may come in the standard CFP2 format commonly used in data centers and other networking ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 8/17/2016
Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) has been shipping its silicon photonic interconnect modules since June. The information was revealed by Diane Bryant, executive vice ...
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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Eager to bask in the "open networking" sunshine that has given the switch and router fraternity a shiny new glow, optical systems vendor {complink 2566|Infinera ...
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When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 7/21/2016
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: MLNX) turned in its fifth consecutive quarter in which it increased revenue, and during the company's call with analysts, CEO ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 7/7/2016
While the number of 400G products is still small, critical mass has been achieved; there is enough commercially available for companies to start developing and ...
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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" ...
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From Philly, With Love

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Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

Jonathan Ruff, senior director of global technical ...

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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