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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/11/2016
Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM) announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high-performance ...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been unable to meet the NFV needs of national European operator Swisscom, which is now seeking an additional virtualization ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/13/2016
Brocade has introduced a new high-end router that even the boss says should have come out a year ago. The SLX 9850 router is designed to "move [Brocade] up" into ...
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On its earnings call Thursday, Brocade provided a glimpse of a big -- and long-overdue -- router announcement coming in mid-September.
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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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