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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
After successfully demonstrating Global Transport SDN, the Optical Internetworking Forum is starting an effort to develop implementation agreements for the interfaces ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/20/2014
Optical circuit switch maker Calient Technologies is pushing further into the SDN realm, having announced this week an OpenDaylight-based controller that allows data ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/19/2014
Koch Optics has announced it is acquiring optical components maker Oplink for $445 million, a bid that sent Oplink shares soaring by more than 13% today, but also ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/17/2014
CenturyLink and Infinera this week are taking ultra-high capacity demand to where it's likely to be most appreciated -- SC14 in New Orleans -- to show how 100-Gig ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/14/2014
The submarine cable sector does not often get the attention of other parts of the network, but deep below the surface, a shakeup is happening.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/7/2014
Cyan has gotten a lot of credit for being an early mover in the SDN market, but the company is still waiting for its big SDN payday. It's looking more and more like ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/3/2014
Since we last checked in on Bit Parts, our optical components sector overview, we've seen one big M&A deal announced with more consolidation likely to come in 2015:
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/30/2014
Will corporate enterprises be buyers of optical infrastructure? That's something of an eternal question facing optical equipment vendors. Common wisdom is that a few ...
By Steve Vogelsang, CTO, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent, 10/27/2014
There's a funny thing about the OSI stack: It's not just an abstraction of a communication system, but also a social hierarchy that creates a kind of class system in ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 11/20/2014
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Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North ...
Huawei Targets 4.5G Mobile by 2016
Robert Clark, , 11/21/2014
Chinese vendor is working on a '4.5G' mobile solution that can achieve 1Gbit/s ...
Eurobites: BT in Talks to Buy O2
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's rivals get onto Ofcom; Netflix sued ...
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Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/24/2014
Israeli-based Shine wants to help operators block advertisers to get a cut of ...
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
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Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
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Pangaea on Packet Optical Path With Transmode
Friday, November 21, 2014
OIF Launches SDN Implementation Project
Friday, November 21, 2014
Calient Unveils Optical SDN Controller
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
ECI Unveils Its SDN Framework
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
R&E Nets Complete ANA-200G Ring
Monday, November 17, 2014
Cyan Q3 Revenue Falls Year Over Year
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Angola Cables Takes South Atlantic Route
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Calient Chooses Euro Sales Partner
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pacnet Picks BTI for Data Center Interconnection
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Europe-India Cable Upgrades With Ciena
Monday, October 13, 2014
TE SubCom Tapped for US-Brazil Cable
Monday, October 13, 2014
Coriant Wins Deals in Brazil, Taiwan
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Prime Reading
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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The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration

11|21|14   |   04:29   |   (7) comments


At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
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Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

11|20|14   |   3:40   |   (1) comment


Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
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How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

11|19|14   |   6:52   |   (0) comments


In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
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SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

11|19|14   |   3:06   |   (1) comment


At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
LRTV Interviews
Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

11|19|14   |   09:09   |   (0) comments


Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
LRTV Documentaries
FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

11|19|14   |   1:56   |   (1) comment


The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
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Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

11|19|14   |   3:01   |   (2) comments


It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
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Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

11|17|14   |   9:32   |   (0) comments


Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
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Telecom Analytics Grows Up

11|14|14   |   1:15   |   (4) comments


The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Compass

11|14|14   |   3:17   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
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Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

11|14|14   |   2:56   |   (1) comment


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
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Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

11|14|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
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