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Key developments in the 100G, 400G, Terabit, packet-optical, DWDM and general optical transport sector.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/1/2015
Ciena gets the unenviable task this Thursday of reporting quarterly earnings during a week when financial markets once gain have been plunging. However, the news in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/31/2015
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update: - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Ciena has boosted switching capacity on its 5430 OTN switch from 3.6 Tbit/s to 15 Tbit/s, such a big increase that it might sound like a technology advancement in ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
Brand-new JDSU spinoff Lumentum has been presumed to be an acquisition target for other companies in the optical components space, but don't be surprised if the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/28/2015
We continue to see great progress toward all-IP networks, and it's become a forgone conclusion that TDM is dead.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/27/2015
Every telecom sector vendor is facing the same challenge: find new revenue streams. Just being a developer and supplier to telecom operators is no longer a viable ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/27/2015
ZTE, so often in the shadow of its bigger, more aggressive domestic rival Huawei, is having a good week and one that will likely boost its credibility in markets ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/25/2015
Also in today's regional roundup: Dimension Data plans acquisitions; Huber+Suhner feels currency pain in H1; Liquid Telecom and MTN hook up in Africa; Telefónica ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/24/2015
CEOs make too much money... is an eternal complaint, regardless of what industry, market, company, country or time period that statement might bring to mind. So, it ...
By Simon Stanley, 8/24/2015
Third-generation optical modules and semiconductor components supporting 28Gbit/s interfaces have made 100G more attractive than 10G or 40G and open the door to 400G ...
By Denise Culver, 8/20/2015
If one word describes the M&A activity in the current colocation center market, it could be robust, with a number of companies actively acquiring, or partnering with ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/19/2015
As optical vendors have begun to bring more programmability to their architectures in a nod to the SDN evolution progressing at higher layers of the network, Fujitsu ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/17/2015
Only months after unveiling its Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000 system, Ericsson has secured innovative and influential network operator SK Telecom as an ...
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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 ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

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Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

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Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

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Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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