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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/5/2016
A few people held their breath when JDSU split into two companies in August last year, wondering what fate might befall optical components spin-out Lumentum and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/26/2016
Ciena has joined the growing list of transport equipment vendors that have developed network security features that can protect "in-flight" data traffic on metro and ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/20/2016
Acacia Communications has rushed in where other technology startups fear to tread. The optical components specialist filed for an initial public offering while other ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/18/2016
Infinera believes it has cracked one of the major challenges of the optical networking world -- how to increase network capacity without sacrificing transmission ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 12/24/2015
A bidding war for Anadigics has developed between GaAs Labs and an unnamed suitor. Anadigics said Thursday that GaAs Labs had increased its offer, but its offer was ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/14/2015
The competition in the data center interconnect (DCI) systems market is already smokin' hot -- and now Coriant has added fuel to the flames with the ...
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, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 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 ...
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Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/9/2016
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will ...
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
The New IP
The Evolution of NFV
Kevin Shatzkamer, CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade, 2/10/2016
Brocade CTO Mobile Networking shares his perspective on where NFV has been, where ...
Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
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Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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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 , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 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 ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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