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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/15/2015
Nokia claims it will become the second-largest provider of networking hardware, software and services to communications service providers globally if its acquisition ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/14/2015
Last week's big announcement from Infinera was all about the company's planned Transmode acquisition, but CFO Brad Feller also dropped a tantalizing nugget for those ...
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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/9/2015
Infinera's planned acquisition of Sweden's Transmode is a rare M&A move by the California company that mostly answers the question of how Infinera will fill out its ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/7/2015
Nobody should be surprised that Verizon tapped Cisco for its coveted metro 100G contract, the vendor's top optical executive said this week. But he's not surprised by ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/2/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- OFC, or the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition to give it its expanded name, is the annual get-together of the optical ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes "Net Neutrality Nation."
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/31/2015
Infinera is supplying gear for Facebook's European network, the vendor announced Tuesday in something of a coup. This is believed to be the first time Infinera, or ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/30/2015
As it continues to build out its long-haul 100G network, Verizon will be able to leverage new software-based wavelength routing capabilities from Alcatel-Lucent that ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
There are plenty of industry awards but very few worth winning. A Leading Lights award from Light Reading is definitely worth winning because it's a true reflection ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone fattens up Wallet offering; Sicily gains Internet exchange; Telecom Italia prepares towers listing.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/26/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015Huawei came to OFC this week armed with multiple transport SDN demonstrations, along with the belief it could complete ten or more transport ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/25/2015
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2015 -- Count Facebook among the companies that would like to see more consolidation in the optical components sector, particularly in the rapidly ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/23/2015
One of the biggest criticisms competitors have leveled at Infinera over the years is its insistence on 500Gbit/s PICs, a strategy that seemed to eschew granularity ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Data Center Interconnect, or DCI, is one of the hottest sectors in telecom currently. Since coming back to Light Reading last year, prodigal-son style, I've ...
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

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Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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