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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2017
Having successfully run its first transatlantic subsea cable for almost two years now, Aqua Comms is planning additional subsea cables in northern Europe and eyeing ...
By Danny Dicks, 9/26/2017
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/25/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2017
Major hurricanes, even ones as powerful and large as Hurricane Irma, don't disrupt subsea cables, according to industry executives. But that doesn't mean traffic ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/19/2017
Level 3 Communications today announced an encrypted wave service that adds encryption at the optical layer for more secure connections into the cloud and the data ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/4/2017
Infinera's hopes of a second-half recovery grew foggier this week, as the company issued a third-quarter forecast well below analysts' expectations.
By Robert Clark, 7/27/2017
Huawei has run into trouble yet again with Australian authorities -- this time over a subsea cable from the Solomon Islands.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/1/2017
Ciena is bucking the gloom and doom trend that seems to be pervading the telecom equipment sector of late, today announcing very upbeat second-quarter results and a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 5/5/2017
Following a brutal second half of 2016, optical equipment vendor Infinera has experienced a tough, albeit more stable, start to 2017.
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The newly formed ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, with about 100 people in attendance and panel participation from Verizon, ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/24/2017
Cloud and telecom players want different types of equipment for their networks, as the chatter at OFC reveals.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 3/21/2017
LOS ANGELES -- OFC 2017 -- Nokia and Facebook have announced a test where they've jammed 32 Tbit/s down one undersea cable, more than double the bandwidth normally ...
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Infinera has a very clear message for the optical networking community hanging out at the OFC event in Los Angeles this week -- speeds and feeds are still important ...
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