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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 3/28/2017
The newly formed ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, with about 100 people in attendance and panel participation from Verizon, ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/24/2017
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/23/2017
The pieces for a flexible optical network are in place, in the sense that the hardware exists and can be gotten commercially. What's missing is the software.
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Increasing demand for cloud computing resources, the increasing use of SDN capabilities and the virtualization of network functions and data center architecture are ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/23/2017
China Mobile has followed in the footsteps of smaller rivals China Telecom and China Unicom by announcing plans to reduce capital expenditure this year following a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/22/2017
Following a pause for breath, China's optical networking sector looks set for a rebound during the rest of 2017 and that's good news for some of the optical component ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/22/2017
LOS ANGELES -- What comes after the Internet of Things? How about the Internet of Skills?
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/21/2017
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2017 -- Nokia and Facebook have announced a test where they've jammed 32 Tbit/s down one undersea cable, more than double the bandwidth normally ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/21/2017
India's fastest growing and newest mobile service provider, Reliance Jio (RJio), has deployed Ciena's multi-terabit converged packet-optical technology in its ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/20/2017
Infinera has a very clear message for the optical networking community hanging out at the OFC event in Los Angeles this week -- speeds and feeds are still important ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2017
The latest in the seemingly endless string of ADVA product announcements is essentially the "yin" to last week's direct detect announcement "yang." Today, ADVA is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 3/20/2017
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2017 -- Ciena broke with tradition Monday by making one of its key in-house technologies, the WaveLogic Ai chipset, available to third-party ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/17/2017
Telia Carrier's successful test of the Voyager white box transponder-router on its fiber optic network between Stockholm and Hamburg is proof that an open multivendor ...
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Bjørn Taale Sandberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Telenor Research, 3/27/2017
Telenor is working across three primary fronts for its digitization initiative.
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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BBWF 2016: Orange Poland's Next-Gen Central Office

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Introduction to Orange Poland's legacy next-generation central office solution.
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Viavi at OFC 2017

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Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
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Connecting the Entire Home With DOCSIS 3.1

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Hitron Technologies had the first cable modem certified for DOCSIS 3.1 and already has over 120,000 units in the field. Greg Fisher, CTO of Hitron, provides an update on his company's rollout of new gateways and why he thinks DOCSIS 3.1 will continue to drive value for operators into 2017 and beyond.
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Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT

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Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
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How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
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The ABC of OTT

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At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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OFC & Hyperscale: A Good Mix?

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Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
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Etisalat on NFV Journey

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Etisalat is a service provider that prides itself on bringing innovative technologies to the markets it serves. It was one of the first operators to implement 3G and leads the pack in fiber penetration. Now, Esmaeel Al Hammadi, Etisalat's SVP of Network Development, explains the operator's journey to virtualization, beginning with the network core, as well as the ...
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.