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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2018
The Open Network Foundation today says it's bringing open networking to the optical network layer, one of the last proprietary strongholds, in an open source project ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/20/2018
ZTE has hit back at the US Department of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, calling the ...
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The US government has banned domestic tech companies from selling components to Chinese systems vendor ZTE for seven years in a move that will affect chipmakers like ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
By Simon Stanley, 3/27/2018
The ON2020 panel session at OFC this year, titled "Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap," provided a fascinating insight into the challenges ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Lumentum gave the crowds at this annual optical love-fest something to get excited about Monday with the news that it is acquiring ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/8/2018
Could it be the time of year? With the annual optical love-fest that is OFC just around the corner, speculation has been swirling through the transport system sector ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/7/2018
Did your company do something special during the past year? Is it the best in its business? Are you worthy of being a winner in the industry's most prestigious awards ...
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Microsoft Offering GDPR-Like Protection for All Customers
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 5/23/2018
Microsoft plans to expand GDPR privacy protections to all its customers, both ...
Spectre Number 4 Disclosure Raises Fresh Hardware Alarms
Larry Loeb, Author, 5/23/2018
The latest side-channel vulnerability, dubbed Spectre Number 4, is raising new ...
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Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox ...
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/22/2018
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access ...
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Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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 ...
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