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DZS beefs up mobile transport play with Optelian deal
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Deal for Optelian, the first acquisition under new DZS CEO Charlie Vogt, will add coherent optics technology to DZS's portfolio and provide it with a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.

5G fronthaul 2020: Focusing on practical scenarios
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/16/2020

As discussed at Light Reading's 5G Transport & Networking Strategies event, operators are looking at practical approaches to converged fronthaul transport, but they need to act quickly.

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on network slicing, edge needs for 5G applications
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2020

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on open RAN and network slicing
LRTV Interviews | 11/5/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the first day of the 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium and discuss topics including network slicing and open RAN.

Podcast: Infinera's Tim Doiron on TIP, open networking and how vendors adapt
LRTV Interviews | 10/30/2020

Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.

Podcast: Pandemic's pull on network traffic patterns
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2020

Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.

DoD awards $600M to AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, others, for 5G testing
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'

Eurobites: Cellnex, Everynet combine on IoT network rollouts
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three ponders masts sale; TIM, Ardian finalize terms of Inwit deal; MTN Zambia bolsters backbone with ZTE.

Podcast: COVID-19 challenges online learning, network performance
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2020

Light Reading podcast veteran Prof. Nick Feamster from the University of Chicago shares an update on his research of network usage and performance during the pandemic.

Podcast: Closing the digital divide during COVID-19
LRTV Interviews | 9/9/2020

CommScope's Morgan Kurk and Dave Wright join the podcast to discuss challenges service providers face in delivering rural broadband services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska Comm brings broadband to the bush
News Analysis | 9/3/2020

Deploying a network to as many Alaskans as possible requires utilizing a variety of connectivity services, including copper, fiber, satellite and even Facebook Terragraph.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

EXFO, Infovista, Keysight Technologies, Netrounds, Sandvine, Spirent Communications, Tutela Technologies and Viavi Solutions stand out as the eight final contenders for outstanding test and measurement vendor this year.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)
The Philter | 8/6/2020

Seven companies, with six offerings – AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick – made the cut in a highly competitive category.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 7/23/2020

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Verizon outlines 800G fiber intentions
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Verizon said it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera. However, economics will continue to govern whether operators deploy 800G or 400G.

Infinera's latest 800G test gets carrier buy-in
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Windstream cosigns on Infinera's latest ICE6 technology test, which sustained an 800G transmission from Phoenix to San Diego.

As Nokia bolsters 5G spend, other R&D is suffering
Morris Lore | 5/4/2020

The Finnish vendor's efforts to restore the all-important 5G business have put a squeeze on other investment activity.

Backhaul or anyhaul: Why IP transport is critical to 5G
News Analysis | 3/30/2020

In 5G, transport must be in sync with the radio access network or it will be a bottleneck.

Networks bearing up to demand in COVID-19 era, finds Nokia research
News Analysis | 3/23/2020

Nokia Deepfield research shows that networks are coping so far, although growth in traffic is reaching unprecedented levels.

Telefónica takes open RAN into 5G territory
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.

UK mobile networks hit problems as COVID-19 spreads
News Analysis | 3/17/2020

EE, O2 and Three all suffer issues along with popular gaming and collaboration apps, but fixed-line broadband holds its own.

Scenes from the Satellite Show
Slide Shows | 3/13/2020

The Satellite Show 2020 was a hardware-centric haven that reveled in the more grounded side of the new space race.

Network operators brace for COVID-19 traffic spikes
News Analysis | 3/13/2020

Fortnite, Netflix, Call of Duty, videoconferencing and other online services are growing in popularity amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Are network operators ready for a digital deluge?

Rakuten Mobile to use an optical mesh network for backhaul
News Analysis | 3/11/2020

Rakuten's deployment is unique because it's the first time a reconfigurable optical network will be used for mobile backhaul, according to Nokia.

Musk's Starlink is 'not some huge threat to telcos'
News Analysis | 3/10/2020

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said his company's satellite broadband project will serve hard-to-reach customers and 'be helpful' to telcos.

OFC management: 500 sponsors and exhibitors are planning to attend
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The annual optical networking confab said that cancellation lists don't tell the full story of what's set to happen in San Diego next week.

Eurobites: Nokia goes a-slicing
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm notches up record chip shipments in Q4; French operators bid for 5G spectrum; no tin hats required, UK 5G basestation tests find.

Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.

Is It Finally Time for Free-Space Optics to Shine?
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Free space optics is currently being touted as a backhaul solution for 5G. But this isn't the first time it's been positioned as a backhaul savior.

Next-Generation Coherent Optics Lead to New Market Dynamics
Column | 1/23/2020

As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.

5G Networks in 2020: Show Me, Don't Tell Me
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2020

It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.

Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2019

Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.

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