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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
By Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena, 7/17/2018
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 7/6/2018
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/27/2018
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/21/2018
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/31/2018
Ciena announces disappointing fiscal second quarter margins and the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2018
Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/20/2018
ZTE hits back at US Dept. of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, raises prospect of 'judicial measures' and questions its own survival.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/16/2018
As part of an ongoing dispute, the US Department of Commerce bans component sales to ZTE.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
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