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Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei

International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, Software AG Team Up for IoT Expansion

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss takes a £1.2 million pay cut; BT may cut its dividend to fund fiber rollout; ADVA connects in Kuwait.

Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services

International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

India's Tejas Targets Big Gains in US

The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World

Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.

Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019

The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor

Acacia Communications, Finisar, ProLabs, Source Photonics and Xilinx all submitted standout entries for the Outstanding Components Vendor category in this year's Leading Lights contest.

In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'

The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.

Optical Networks for the Next Decade

The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise

More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.

Eurobites: Analyst Upgrades Ericsson as Huawei Backlash Intensifies

In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.

Podcast: Ciena CEO Gary Smith Plans for More Growth

With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.

Cisco Sees Optics Innovation, Manufacturing Automation in Luxtera

Why spend more than $600M on a company that makes optical transceivers? It wasn't just one product, but an entire automated manufacturing process that may help Cisco stay ahead of future bandwidth bottlenecks.

Infinera Restructures as It Absorbs Coriant

The optical networking vendor said in a filing with the SEC that it will take a charge against earnings related to severance and other related costs.

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