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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/14/2017
With mobile as well as fixed line operators facing a capacity crunch that will only intensify once the 5G era arrives, infrastructure vendors are developing new or, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2017
ADVA today formally launched its optical network hypervisor intended to bring the same software-driven flexibility to the optical layer that exists in other network ...
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After a tough year, optical transport specialist Infinera ended 2016 on a brighter note than expected, giving its share price a much needed lift.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/3/2017
Optical equipment vendor Coriant has cut about 100 jobs, roughly 4% of its workforce, at its Naperville, Ill., headquarters, Light Reading has learned.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a "Siri" for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2017
January just got a bit brighter and more interesting courtesy of some preliminary financial numbers released by optical components specialist Oclaro.
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So you've blanked out the festive season, deleted those pics from your social media accounts and now you're trying to look forward to 2017… and if you're a vendor, ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/3/2017
In preparation for the final phase of my professional career, I used the prolonged holiday break to go through a massive quantity of previous work -- now stored in ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/17/2016
Infinera has unveiled a new set of optical transport products that, it hopes, can revive its fortunes after a tough year that has seen demand and revenues take a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/1/2016
Facebook has unveiled an open source approach to dense wave division multiplexing called Open Packet DWDM that unbundles packet optical hardware and software. The new ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2016
Ciena has unveiled WaveLogic Ai, the hardware foundation that underpins its plans to enable automated, software-driven networks and its next leap forward in optical ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/5/2016
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
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