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In Memoriam: Sir Charles Kao
News Analysis | 9/28/2018

The 'father of fiber optics' has passed away at 84.

Ciena's CTO on Optical Success in India
News Analysis | 9/28/2018

Ciena has been riding high in India's optical equipment market, but a wave of consolidation and government steps to bring manufacturing back home could make life difficult in the months ahead.

NFV & SDN Event Wines Down in Denver
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2018

Light Reading's dynamic trio wind down from the NFV & Carrier SDN event by answering the question: Which wines pair with telecom acronyms?

Vodafone & China Mobile Lead New Charge Towards Automated, Cross-Domain VPNs
News Analysis | 9/25/2018

With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.

Vodafone's Holo Demo Dazzles Crowd, But Is It a Viable 5G Use Case?
News Analysis | 9/21/2018

Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.

Eurobites: ECI Unveils IPO Plans
News Analysis | 9/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reboots its startup incubator; Inmarsat strikes in-flight WiFi deal with Panasonic; UK considers Internet regulator.

Vodafone UK: We'll Be Ready to Launch 5G in Mid-2019
News Analysis | 9/20/2018

UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.

Will Coherent DSP Control Reshape the Optical Vendor Landscape?
Column | 9/20/2018

Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.

Eurobites: Apple Stumps Up €14.3B in Unpaid Taxes to Ireland (But Doesn't Really Mean It)
News Analysis | 9/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage trumpets 'SD-WAN 2.0'; Wind Tre uses Open Fiber's FTTH network in Matera; Sky bundles in Netflix; UK mobile operators carry on charging.

Look Into the Future of Optical Networks at ECOC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/17/2018

Key developments and research for future optical networks will be discussed during a special workshop at ECOC on Sunday, September 23.

So Long, & Good Luck With That
From the Founder | 9/14/2018

After almost two decades at Light Reading, it's time for a different optical adventure.

Eurobites: Orange Bolsters African Presence With Subsea Deal
News Analysis | 9/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes big in Bavaria; new MVNO targets hearing-loss sufferers; why telco customer experience (often) sucks.

Just Like Ericsson, Nokia Flogs Majority Stake in Its Video Biz
News Analysis | 9/13/2018

Finnish vendor will retain a minority stake in the video business as it follows in the wake of Ericsson and Cisco to become the third big network vendor this year to sell video assets.

Verizon's Bill Stone: 5G Is Really Coming Home
LRTV Interviews | 9/12/2018

Bill Stone, Verizon's VP of Technology Development & Planning, said the carrier's 5G Home launch is a huge step forward for the industry as it shows 5G's potential – and Verizon's advantage in having fiber, wireless and mass market service experience.

Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Large on NB-IoT
News Analysis | 9/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's 'Gigafast' broadband is switched on in Milton Keynes; Orange and Huawei trial 5G in Poland; Ofcom nabs BT boffin.

Ericsson Lands $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile Weeks After Nokia Did Same
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.

Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge
The Philter | 9/11/2018

Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.

Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.

Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.

The Programmable Switch Era Is Here... At Last!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/7/2018

Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.

5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
Shades of Ray | 9/6/2018

Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.

Ciena Bolsters Blue Planet With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Ciena is adding to its network management automation capabilities with the acquisition of inventory specialist DonRiver.

Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.

Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.

Colt Ramps Its Blockchain Efforts, Explores SDN Federation Use Case
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Network operator sees multiple opportunities to improve inter-carrier settlement management, SDN interoperability and more using blockchain technology.

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