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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- If anyone thought there might, at some point, be a pull-back by telcos from SDN and NFV, then such thoughts would have ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/17/2014
Wholesale network operator Zayo went public Friday at $19 per share, and saw its price jump more than 20% by late morning, suggesting that investors weren't scared ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2014
The testing of prototype SDN gear in carrier labs shows that interoperable SDN is approaching commercialization, according to one official involved.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/14/2014
Austin has quickly become the unofficial epicenter of the Gigabit Cities movement, with multiple telecom and cable operators now vying for the gigabit attention of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/14/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- When I used to think of Germany, I would think "lovely people, amazing cake." Now, I also think of SDN, because this ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/10/2014
It's pretty clear that not all consumers are convinced that they need a gigabit. It's also becoming increasingly clear that a lot of them might not even know what it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/10/2014
The coming earnings season could be painful for the communications networking vendor community as a slowdown in demand for network systems starts to hit revenues and ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/9/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and BT claim 3 Tbit/s over fiber link; Orange considers IPO for Africa, Middle East units; tablets turf TV out of UK ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/8/2014
The Telecommunications Industry Association has stepped outside telecom industry boundaries and recruited a longtime Washington, D.C. association leader to fill the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Don't know about G.fast yet? You soon will, because the noise level around this next generation of copper-enhancing broadband technology is about to be cranked to 11 ...
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SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that ...
STB Revenues Up But Shipments Down
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 10/16/2014
Cable set-top boxes enjoy strong second quarter, posting sequential gains in both ...
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/17/2014
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that ...
Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/17/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefónica ...
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
5G: So Where's the US?
Joanne Taaffe, , 9/24/2014
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BT, ADVA Show Off Transport SDN
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Europe-India Cable Upgrades With Ciena
Monday, October 13, 2014
MTN Nigeria Deploys 100G With AlcaLu
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Thursday, October 9, 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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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

10|16|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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Exploring the Future of Cable Access

10|15|14   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
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Optimizing & Monetizing WiFi

10|15|14   |   5:53   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Vince Pandolfi outlines the reasons for cable WiFi's rapid growth, lays out the issues with the technology and explains the new Cisco tools that can help operators monitor and improve their WiFi delivery.
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Emulex & Huawei Collaboration Mutually Beneficial

10|14|14   |   4:17   |   (0) comments


US company Emulex collaborates with Huawei in areas such as blade servers and workload documentation. Mike Heumann of Emulex believes that Huawei has done incredibly well moving from a telecom company into servers and networks, working closely with customers to realize their needs.
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Chile's VZION Looks Forward to Seeing More of Huawei

10|14|14   |   4:43   |   (0) comments


VZION is a systems integrator company in Chile with a focus on virtulization technology. In this video, Cesar Alcacibar talks about the challenges in virtualization and how Huawei helps his company to achieve the best results possible. Alcacibar is expecting more adoption and integration of Huawei technologies in Chile.
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Pro-Datech & Huawei for a High-Tech Singapore

10|14|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


Pro-Datech Systems is a specialty IT solution provider based in Singapore. For an added value to its customers, the company uses Huawei's hardware and trusted performance and features for a total solution. It's looking forward to the creation of a lab, to be based in Singapore, for the two companies' coorporation on total storage solution.
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