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Key developments related to packet-optical platform deployments and systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/5/2016
A few people held their breath when JDSU split into two companies in August last year, wondering what fate might befall optical components spin-out Lumentum and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/2/2016
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/2/2016
Telefónica has taken a step closer to a programmable transport architecture with a field trial of SDN capabilities involving commercial traffic. The trial took place ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 2/2/2016
Juniper Networks got a bargain when it scooped up packet optical vendor BTI Systems last week, paying $50 million -- or less.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/28/2016
For pretty much the whole of 2015 it was clear Juniper needed to shake off its recent past and transform itself in one way or another. For many, that transformation ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/26/2016
Ciena has joined the growing list of transport equipment vendors that have developed network security features that can protect "in-flight" data traffic on metro and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/13/2016
Germany's ADVA has acquired Overture Networks for an initial $35 million in a bid to strengthen its cloud access business and create what it claims will be an "NFV ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/29/2015
Much of my work in the past year has been on Light Reading events, so it's not surprising that some of my most memorable moments of 2015 happened on the stages I ...
By Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com, 12/21/2015
Someone once said networking is not just speeds and feeds: OK, a lot of people have said that. This phrase has been deployed in many different contexts, but it is ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/14/2015
The competition in the data center interconnect (DCI) systems market is already smokin' hot -- and now Coriant has added fuel to the flames with the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/11/2015
Ciena's stock got slammed Thursday, losing nearly 17% of its value, following the publication of its fiscal fourth-quarter financials and its 2016 forecast. The ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/20/2015
With communications service providers worldwide wondering how to build networks that can cope with the data and video traffic loads of the future, researchers at Bell ...
By Simon Sherrington, 11/10/2015
We can expect to see a revolution in transport networking during the next couple of years. Early adopters, such as AT&T, Colt, Equinix, GÉANT, Telstra, Verizon and XO ...
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Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The Burning Platform of African Telecom
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 2/5/2016
Africa's operators need to overhaul their business models and strategies if they ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: The Calm Before the MWC Storm
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
A weekly roundup of New IP news from around the globe.
Pics: Metro Over Miami
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
Intrepid builders of fiber optic networks brave the Miami winter to talk about ...
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
Lumentum Reports Fiscal Q2
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Indonesia's Biznet Deploys Ciena
Friday, January 15, 2016
Ciena Reports Fiscal Q4 2015 Results
Thursday, December 10, 2015
OIF Launches Flex Coherent DWDM Framework Effort
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
ZTE Boasts Sales, Profits Growth in Q1-3
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Phonoscope Chooses Infinera for Data Interconnect
Monday, October 26, 2015
Rural Telco MBC Chooses Infinera
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Infinera Adds Metro Products, Unifies Portfolio
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Coriant Appoints a New CEO
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
NeoPhotonics Unveils 400G Suite at ECOC
Monday, September 28, 2015
ADVA Conducts 400G DCI Trial
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Ciena Outfits Waveserver for Long Haul DCI
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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