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Key developments in the 100G, 400G, Terabit, packet-optical, DWDM and general optical transport sector.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
After successfully demonstrating Global Transport SDN, the Optical Internetworking Forum is starting an effort to develop implementation agreements for the interfaces ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/20/2014
Optical circuit switch maker Calient Technologies is pushing further into the SDN realm, having announced this week an OpenDaylight-based controller that allows data ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Cisco-backed startup Altiostar has unveiled a virtualized Cloud-RAN system that it claims will be more scalable and much cheaper to deploy than alternative systems ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/19/2014
Silver Star Communications takes the concept of economic development seriously when it comes to its gigabit network deployment in Wyoming: The company believes ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/19/2014
Koch Optics has announced it is acquiring optical components maker Oplink for $445 million, a bid that sent Oplink shares soaring by more than 13% today, but also ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/18/2014
Grande Communications is living proof that Google's launch of ultra-high-speed broadband services has accelerated competition in the broadband sector. "In all ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2014
CenturyLink and Infinera this week are taking ultra-high capacity demand to where it's likely to be most appreciated -- SC14 in New Orleans -- to show how 100-Gig ...
By Eduard Beier, 11/17/2014
The Terabit Demonstrator Project will showcase a 1 Terabit (10 x 100GigE) data path over about 1,000 kilometers at SC14, the Supercomputing Conference, in New ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/14/2014
The submarine cable sector does not often get the attention of other parts of the network, but deep below the surface, a shakeup is happening.
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Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/20/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
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Calient Unveils Optical SDN Controller
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Windstream Upgrades With Overture
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
ECI Unveils Its SDN Framework
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
R&E Nets Complete ANA-200G Ring
Monday, November 17, 2014
CenturyLink, Infinera Take Terabit Link to SC14
Monday, November 17, 2014
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Monday, November 10, 2014
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Friday, November 7, 2014
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Angola Cables Takes South Atlantic Route
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Salary Survey Report 2014
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 7/23/2014
Light Reading's fourth annual salary survey of telecom professionals reveals that ...
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Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

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Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
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How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

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In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
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SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

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At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
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Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

11|19|14   |   09:09   |   (0) comments


Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
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FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

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The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
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Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

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It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
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Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

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Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
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Telecom Analytics Grows Up

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The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
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Huawei Compass

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
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Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
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Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
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Caroline Chappell on Open Cloud Trends

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At OpenStack Summit 2014, Caroline Chappell from Heavy Reading shared her perspective of open cloud trends. She believes it's really important to all work as a community and establish stable core to OpenStack.
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