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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/5/2017
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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Less than a year after its IPO, optical technology vendor Xtera Communications is believed to have made major cuts to its headcount as it struggles with a liquidity ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2016
Infinera laid down a benchmark in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform sector Wednesday by unveiling Cloud Xpress 2, its next-generation DCI platform, saying ...
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By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 9/15/2016
With video and data traffic skyrocketing, service providers are looking toward packet optical transport technologies and SDN as a way to provide the flexibility and ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/13/2016
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Software-defined networking is the glue enabling network operators to consolidate the management of their IP and optical network layers ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2016
Infinera has joined the swelling ranks of companies offering transport SDN capabilities by unveiling its own SDN controller and accompanying applications, saying ...
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Ciena's CEO proclaimed that the company had its "best quarter ever" for sales to web services firms as the optical vendor reported an 11.2% year-on-year increase in ...
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Heavy Reading: The Webscale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent webscale operators report, which featured research on how webscale operators view the market, the best webscale companies to ...
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.