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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of 100G optical transport systems.
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 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom's H1 revenues rise; new 100G link between China and Russia; du buys into IoT messaging platform.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
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 Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/6/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Asia-Pacific network with Ciena; Telefónica integrates security features with Microsoft Azure; Ofcom clamps down ...
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 ...
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By Danny Dicks, 9/26/2017
The optical systems market has been shaken up in the past couple of years by the emergence of programmable optical modules using digital signal processors (DSPs) ...
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 Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/30/2017
Transport network equipment specialist ADVA has revamped its revenue and profitability guidance for the third quarter due to "weaker than expected orders," and has ...
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 Simon Stanley, 7/24/2017
The widespread deployment of 100G connections in data centers and across networks is driving demand for 400G solutions and funding the development of 400G components. ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
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Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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