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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/27/2014
Optical vendor MRV Communications has dismissed CFO Stephen Garcia and replaced him with board member Mark Bonney, after the company admitted problems with a series ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
New transport SDN prototype testing this fall, to be conducted in two carrier labs in North America and two in China, could provide crucial insight on specifications ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/26/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/26/2014
The optical market is shrinking. So, why have several optical transport vendors sounded fairly optimistic about the future in recent months? The answer lies in what ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/15/2014
The optical components sector always seems to have more than its share of corporate and financial drama. Here's an update on a few recent happenings.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/14/2014
PEG Bandwidth has expanded its optical backhaul system to accommodate not only the ever-growing capacity needs of mobile networks, but also the rise in gigabit ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/13/2014
The OIF today said it has started work on a common electrical interface for full-size backplane panels for 400G networks, one sign that those standards are marching ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/12/2014
Packet optical vendor Cyan reported on it second-quarter earnings call late Monday that it had surpassed revenue expectations for the quarter, but Cyan CEO Mark Floyd ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google is involved in another submarine cable project -- at least its third in the last six years -- as it continues to make fiber networks a bigger part of its business.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/5/2014
Long-time Verizon executive Stuart Elby has left the carrier to join Infinera, where he will head up the transport equipment vendor's new cloud network strategy and ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/29/2014
Cisco's Transceiver Module Group has lost its second high profile employee this month. Adam Carter, the general manager of the optical unit, has left to become Chief ...
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China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark, , 8/27/2014
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/27/2014
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to ...
TiVo Continues Cable Run
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/27/2014
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it ...
MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/27/2014
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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OIF & ONF Join Forces to Test Transport SDN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Finland's Corenet Taps ECI Telecom
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Telstra Picks Ericsson, Ciena for Optical, SDN/NFV
Monday, August 18, 2014
OIF Adds Long Reach to 400G Roadmap
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cyan Reports Q2 Revenue Uptick
Monday, August 11, 2014
FASTER Subsea Partners Tap NEC for New Cable
Monday, August 11, 2014
Infinera Appoints Elby As Cloud Guru
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Mellanox, ProLabs Team to Target EMEA, US
Monday, August 4, 2014
Oplink Answers Activist Investors
Friday, August 1, 2014
Inphi to Buy Cortina's Optical Assets
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Anritsu Unveils OTN Field Tester
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Hibernia Subsea Cable Build Begins
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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 ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
Top 10 Carrier SDN Vendors
Craig Matsumoto , 8/14/2013
Who's poised to make a mark in carrier-grade software-defined networking? Your ...
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

8|27|14   |   5:40   |   (0) comments


Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

8|19|14   |   5:19   |   (0) comments


Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

7|28|14   |   02:54   |   (0) comments


Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

7|24|14   |   14:59   |   (0) comments


Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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