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Key developments in the 100G, 400G, Terabit, packet-optical, DWDM and general optical transport sector.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/19/2014
Minnesota co-op Paul Bunyan Communications has committed to one of the most geographically sprawling gigabit network deployments to date, vowing to cover a whopping ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/17/2014
Google Fiber has named a new boss with a telecom industry pedigree to take the helm as it continues to pursue its gigabit network expansion.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/16/2014
Here's one that should stump opponents of municipal networks: A Missouri city is turning over operation of its fiber network to a local data center and plans to give ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/15/2014
Representatives of state and local government in Connecticut have formed an alliance designed to attract investment in gigabit networks throughout their state.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/12/2014
Now that JDSU has outlined its plan to split into separate optical components and network and service enablement companies, it's time to place bets on how quickly ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 9/11/2014
As anyone who's met me knows, it's not often that I'm stuck for words, but the huge changes that are currently sweeping the telecom industry this year have had even ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/10/2014
JDSU, which took one of the wildest rides of any telecom company during the industry's turn-of-the-century boom-and-bust cycle and survived (well, in some form ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/9/2014
Cyan has added some new features to its Z-Series packet-optical platform, along with four new APIs for its Blue Planet SDN offering, enhancements that come as the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/9/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; Eircom boasts ...
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Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/19/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan ...
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
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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VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
Friday, September 19, 2014
ADVA Participates in Global Transport SDN Demo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
Guth Replaces O'Hara As Integra CEO
Monday, September 8, 2014
NTT, NEC, Fujitsu Test 400G Over 10,000km
Friday, September 5, 2014
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
Thursday, September 4, 2014
OIF to Demo 100G Multi-Vendor Interoperability
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Net Insight Supports 8K Media Transport
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Telefónica Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 100G Gear
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Fibercore Buys Fibertronix
Monday, September 1, 2014
NEC Wins Deal to Build SEA-US Subsea Cable
Friday, August 29, 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 ...
Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

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INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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