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Key developments from the optical components sector, including lasers, transceivers and specialty cables.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/18/2014
With its move to acquire the LSI Axxia networking chip unit from Avago late last week, Intel's Internet of Things (IoT) and data center strategies are clicking into ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/15/2014
The optical components sector always seems to have more than its share of corporate and financial drama. Here's an update on a few recent happenings.
By Robert Clark, 8/5/2014
China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer, Yangtze Optical Fibre & Cable (YOFC), has applied to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/29/2014
Cisco's Transceiver Module Group has lost its second high profile employee this month. Adam Carter, the general manager of the optical unit, has left to become Chief ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/2/2014
The second half of the year has started with an acquisitions boom, with six M&A deals announced within the first two days of July by leading Service Provider ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/27/2014
Huawei has ended a week of increasingly bold optical development announcements by unveiling a 200Gbit/s photonic integrated chip (PIC)-based device designed for ...
By Light Reading, 6/25/2014
What could be more fun than to network with a few hundred people in a planetarium on the shores of a major lake, have drinks and dinner, and then hand out some ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2014
To recognize the critical role that components companies play in this industry of ours, Light Reading this year introduced the Outstanding Components Vendor category ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/10/2014
The metro market is quickly being redefined as the data center interconnection market, and Ciena is rolling out a new metro transport platform aimed at not only ...
By Carolyn Mathas, 6/9/2014
Innovation in OTN switching is rapidly becoming the key enabling technology -- the glue, if you will -- that will sufficiently bring down costs to spur 100G ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/6/2014
Ciena spread some cheer for the optical transport sector Thursday following a strong second fiscal second quarter that defied concerns about AT&T's capex strategy, ...
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ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
Robert Clark, , 8/20/2014
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; ...
Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Packaging: Don't Keep It Under Wraps
Carolyn Mathas , 5/1/2014
Chip packaging may not make many headlines but is critical in components ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

8|11|14   |   1:13   |   (0) comments


Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

7|24|14   |   1:25   |   (7) comments


Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

7|15|14   |   5:49   |   (0) comments


Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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