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ADVA today is announcing nine different commercial proofs-of-concept for the Facebook-designed Voyager open packet-optical system, now being developed by the Telecom ...
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To boost the bottom line and achieve greater efficiencies, operators and enterprises are shifting from proprietary purpose-built hardware to "white box" solutions, ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 8/17/2016
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) that involves packet processing optimization, ...
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Virtualization has already blossomed at the edge of the network, but there are now clear signs it is pushing its way into the access as well.
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