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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/23/2015
Infinera has added more firepower to its data center interconnect (DCI) arsenal, announcing a new version of its Cloud Xpress metro cloud platform with 100 Gigabit ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/22/2015
Coriant has not been as vocal as other vendors about its optical layer software products, but in an exclusive interview with Light Reading, Coriant CTO Uwe Fischer ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/17/2015
ADVA has increased its second-quarter guidance for both revenue and profitability, suggesting that the web-scale market, particularly Internet Content Providers and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/9/2015
CHICAG0 -- Big Telecom Event -- Google network architect Bikash Koley said in a BTE keynote presentation that Google is open sourcing some of its own optical topology ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/5/2015
Data center interconnect has had tremendous influence and impact on the transport networking sector over the last year, so it should come as no surprise that Light ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/1/2015
ADVA is the latest vendor to target a new product at the hot, if increasingly crowded, market for data center interconnection, announcing the FSP 3000 CloudConnect. ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/29/2015
Remember the days when you could win a category like "Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service" just by being the first provider to offer 10G? 40G? 100G?
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/20/2015
The list of vendors with dedicated data center interconnect (DCI) platforms now includes Ciena, though at first glance it doesn't look much like a me-too offering: ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/13/2015
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Allied Fiber is working on building a nationwide dark fiber network to support wireless operators, but it's not only the ...
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While Cyan has appeared since last year to be a likely acquisition candidate, company officials say the firm wasn't looking to sell before Ciena offered a bid of ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/4/2015
Ciena's bid to acquire Cyan pushes the packet-optical vendor deeper into the SDN/NFV software market, giving Ciena the keys to Cyan's Blue Planet ecosystem just as ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/29/2015
Optical sector watchers are in virtually universal agreement about consolidation: It needs to happen, it's already started happening and more of it will happen. With ...
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Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
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Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
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Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike

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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Vodafone: What's Good for Moms Is Good for Business

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Megan Doberneck, the general counsel for Vodafone Americas, discusses her company's progressive maternity policy, explains why promoting women in tech is good business and offers some some good advice for any women in the industry.
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NFV: Ready for Prime Time

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At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
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Tykes Talk Tech

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What does optical fiber look like? When will 5G arrive? What's the WiFi password at Ikea? Light Reading sat down with three 8-year-olds to answer some of the communications industry's most burning questions...
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Huawei Partners With TDC for World's First Early DOCSIS 3.1 Field Test

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In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
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