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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/5/2015
While Cyan has appeared since last year to be a likely acquisition candidate, company officials say the firm wasn't looking to sell before Ciena offered a bid of ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2015
Arista and Infinera are teaming up in the metro data center interconnect (DCI) market, hoping the sum of their parts will be more attractive in this fast-growing ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/4/2015
Level 3 Communications is moving rapidly to incorporate the on-demand bandwidth capabilities it acquired as part of last year's tw telecom buy, and will be rolling ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/4/2015
Ciena's bid to acquire Cyan pushes the packet-optical vendor deeper into the SDN/NFV software market, giving Ciena the keys to Cyan's Blue Planet ecosystem just as ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/29/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty merger talk resurfaces; Telefónica raises prices in Spain; eCall system becomes a reality.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/29/2015
Optical sector watchers are in virtually universal agreement about consolidation: It needs to happen, it's already started happening and more of it will happen. With ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/28/2015
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/27/2015
As the optical networking sector consolidates, midsized packet optical vendor ADVA sees a growing opportunity to beat larger vendors whose focus could stray as they ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
Fiber optic network providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks are merging in an all-cash deal valued at $1.9 billion, the two companies announced ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/24/2015
Broadband access infrastructure vendor Adtran may have had a setback at AT&T this week but it has a new access product in development that, in the future, might open ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/22/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/22/2015
As it works to close its recently announced acquisition of Transmode, Infinera is still showing its ability to be a cash-generating machine. The optical vendor late ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/21/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice-Oi deal gets EU approval; gigabits on trains; BT's cloud of clouds; ARM's up.
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Infinera, Arista Team on Metro DCI
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Ciena to Acquire Cyan for $400M
Monday, May 4, 2015
Midcontinent Deploys Infinera DTN-X
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Forsythe Data Centers Connects With Ciena
Thursday, April 30, 2015
MACOM Ships 100G CFP2 Module Drivers
Monday, April 27, 2015
Lightower, Fibertech to Merge
Monday, April 27, 2015
Mila Gets 100G Via Ekinops
Thursday, April 23, 2015
ADVA Quarterly Revenue Up 22% YoY
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Infinera Q1 Revenue Reaches $186.9 Million
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Liberty Global Deploys Transmode's Metro 100G Gear
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ciena Tapped for KJCN Submarine Upgrade
Monday, April 20, 2015
Integra Extends Network to 3,000 Buildings
Thursday, April 16, 2015
ADVA Announces ConnectGuard Security Suite
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Prime Reading
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 ...
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
Gaining 2020 Vision: Executive Summit Report
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 1/30/2015
Light Reading held its first 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, ...
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 ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
LRTV Documentaries
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
LRTV Documentaries
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
LRTV Interviews
Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
LRTV Documentaries
LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
LRTV Documentaries
The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
LRTV Documentaries
AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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