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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/22/2017
Nokia is ready to take its shot at selling routers into web-scale cloud providers, as the company has begun shipping gear based on its supercharged FP4 processor.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
Broadcom has begun sampling a new merchant chip for high-end Ethernet switches, specifically targeting the most demanding hyperscale networks.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
Ciena is trying to jump out ahead of the edge computing craze, today announcing three new products and a product update that bring 10-gig and 100-gig capacity closer ...
By Jeff Harris, VP Solutions Marketing, Ixia, 8/10/2017
High-speed Ethernet is a moving target. While 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) is still rolling out, 400GE is already nipping at its heels. In fact, IEEE802.3bs-compliant, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/2/2017
In creating its first US Fiber Lit Buildings Leaderboard, Vertical Systems Group ran into an unexpected problem: The telecom industry players who provide fiber ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/6/2017
Israel's Mellanox is taking a swing at dominant rival Broadcom with the launch of a new Ethernet switch chip that will offer customers scalable bandwidth capabilities ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2017
ADVA plans to acquire US rival MRV Communications in a $69 million deal it says will strengthen its line-up of products and broaden its customer base. (See ADVA to ...
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Larry Loeb, Author, 4/20/2018
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their ...
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Jeffrey Burt, Freelance Editor & Journalist, 4/20/2018
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and ...
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Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
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Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
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Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/20/2013
The telecom sector needs to embrace the concept of open networking, says Ciena ...
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