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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/29/2014
Here's the latest news in Bit Parts, our semi-frequent, sometimes dramatic, always intriguing roundup of the optical components sector:
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/24/2014
CANNES, France -- ECOC 2014 -- Orange is putting power consumption management at the heart of its corporate strategy to prevent its annual power bill reaching the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/22/2014
CANNES, France -- ECOC 2014 -- The optical sector underpins pretty much every major communications networking development under the sun, but the perception of "value" ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After years of speculation about Infinera's plans for the 100G metro market, the transport infrastructure vendor has finally revealed the Cloud ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/12/2014
Now that JDSU has outlined its plan to split into separate optical components and network and service enablement companies, it's time to place bets on how quickly ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/10/2014
JDSU, which took one of the wildest rides of any telecom company during the industry's turn-of-the-century boom-and-bust cycle and survived (well, in some form ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/9/2014
Cyan has added some new features to its Z-Series packet-optical platform, along with four new APIs for its Blue Planet SDN offering, enhancements that come as the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/9/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; Eircom boasts ...
By Robert Clark, 9/8/2014
Sparked by the arrival of major offshore cables, Africa is undergoing a mini-bandwidth boom.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/4/2014
Even as Wall Street is knocking Ciena's stock around today -- it was down 8% today, based on its projections of lower earnings in the fourth quarter -- Ciena CEO Gary ...
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What China Mobile Wants From 5G
, , 9/30/2014
With 4G still to deliver so much, the world's largest mobile operator wants more ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with ...
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan, , 9/30/2014
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because ...
5G: So Where's the US?
, , 9/24/2014
At an event in London, the Europeans were wondering what role the US will play in ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
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Xtera Demonstrates High-Capacity Unrepeatered Reach
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent Announces 200G DWDM Line Card
Thursday, September 25, 2014
VeEX Rolls Out OTDR
Friday, September 19, 2014
ADVA Participates in Global Transport SDN Demo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cyan Enhances Z-Series, Adds SDN APIs
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
NTT, NEC, Fujitsu Test 400G Over 10,000km
Friday, September 5, 2014
Rockley Photonics Expands Engineering Team
Thursday, September 4, 2014
OIF to Demo 100G Multi-Vendor Interoperability
Thursday, September 4, 2014
MTN Trials Transport SDN, 2.4T WDM With Huawei
Thursday, August 28, 2014
OIF & ONF Join Forces to Test Transport SDN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
Tuesday, August 26, 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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A Cultural Shift for an OTT World

9|26|14   |   01:41   |   (3) comments


Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
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New Skills Needed as Telecom, IT Collide

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As telecom and IT collide, new technologies are emerging, new skills are needed and new opportunities for women are arising.
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Do IP Networks Need An Overhaul?

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As traffic levels ramp, do IP networks need new technologies and topologies?
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Sprint Wields Its Influence in the Valley

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Anne-Louise Kardas, Sprint's connection to startups in the Valley, explains how telcos can be innovative and find new opportunities with partners.
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SDN, NFV & The Future of XO's Network

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XO Communications COO Don MacNeil explains how cloud, SDN and NFV are altering its network requirements as well as changing data centers of the future.
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The OTT Conundrum

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What is holding back prosperous partnerships between telcos and the OTT players?
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Putting Broadband to Work

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High-speed broadband network rollout is key to telco strategies, but it's what happens after the network is built that counts.
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Light Reading's Women in Telecom Recap

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Our first Women in Telecom breakfast was a huge success, and we hope you'll join us in London for the next event on November 6.
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Monetizing Ultra-Broadband

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Ultra-broadband networks need to be built, with fiber-to-the-premises the ultimate goal, but they need to be monetized, too.
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

9|19|14   |   4:35   |   (0) comments


The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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