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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/12/2016
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AT&T is helping to launch a new group called Open ROADM to develop specifications for creating software-controlled ROADMs that operate on open hardware. The goal, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/22/2016
When Juniper announced the acquisition of packet-optical metro systems vendor BTI Systems in late January, there was a lot of speculation about the price paid: In the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/21/2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OSA Executive Forum/OFC 2016 -- Just as the data center interconnect (DCI) system market was taking off, one of the biggest potential buyers of ...
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Ciena has joined the pre-OFC optical news rush with a metro packet-optical system that comes ready made with a badge of honor: It already has a Tier 1 customer in the ...
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Fixed line operator Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) is deploying fronthaul transport technology from Infinera to enable it to offer wholesale services that ...
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Indian service providers have started to experiment with advanced forms of 4G, with mobile market leader Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL) being the first to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/3/2016
Ciena reported its fiscal first-quarter financials early Thursday and they might just set off some alarm bells in the vendor community.
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