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When will cable need 10G?
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

No one knows exactly for sure, but one top industry network engineer believes cable operators will need access network capacities of 'at least' 10 Gbit/s by 2035.

Why AT&T's latest open source contribution matters
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' adds more fiber to its diet
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Vendor extends capabilities of its access network virtualization platform as some MSOs deploy fiber-to-the-premises in targeted and greenfield scenarios.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing
CxO Spotlight | 9/30/2019

Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.

Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again
The Philter | 9/30/2019

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

Eurobites: Telecom Italia chairman steps down following pressure from Vivendi
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway the latest to ignore US advice on Huawei; Telenor and Ericsson run 5G pilot in Elverum; CityFibre starts digging in Northampton.

Cable Access Revenues Plummet 40% in Q2 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Decline driven by excess capacity, particularly in the downstream, amplified by recent indecision about the path forward on the cable access network, analyst says.

Dan Whalen, Arris's Former Top Network Exec, Heads to Adtran
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

Hiring Whalen as chief product officer is another indicator that Adtran is accelerating its cable industry strategy as MSOs mull their next-gen access network moves.

SCTE-ISBE's Mark Dzuban: '10G' Set to Be the Star of Cable-Tec Expo
CxO Spotlight | 9/26/2019

CEO of cable's engineering and standards-setting organization says 10G will be 'foundational' to the industry's future and a major focus as Cable-Tec Expo has its Swan Song in The Big Easy.

Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.

Evaluating Democrats' Vow of 'Internet for All'
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Most major Democratic contenders, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, have issued 'Internet for All' promises, yet only a few have detailed plans. Would any of these recommendations actually work?

Eurobites: Is the UK Heading for a Big Copper Switch-Off?
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom takes back control of enterprise telecom from T-Systems; ADVA lands Kuwaiti gig; TalkTalk cleans up its act; coffee gets connected.

Corning's Fiber Business Is Cratering, but What Does That Mean for 5G?
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.

Eurobites: Sky Targets New-Builds With Last-Mile Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange signs subsea deal; Telia falters in Latvia; Vodafone UK bucks the high street trend; Telefónica takes stake in alarms company.

Eurobites: Telia Teams Up With Datek for Smart Home Market
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom unit under the EU microscope; German spooks can use iPhones; CityFibre appoints new chairman; Canal+ cozies up to Netflix.

Eurobites: Dennelind Lands CEO Role at Du
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: It's crunch time for Apple versus the EU; Infinera deployed for Greece-Italy link; TIM gets new multimedia boss; why Netflix should be worried.

Acacia Ups the Coherent Ante
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Optical module specialist makes a mark with its latest product that will give parent-to-be Cisco something to smile about.

Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.

ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye
Column | 9/11/2019

The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight | 9/10/2019

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.

Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Ekholm Tells Employees He's Going Nowhere
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dominique Leroy leaves Proximus for KPN and massive pay rise; TIM and Ericsson test cloud-native 5G network; Telenor's merger with Axiata is off.

Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.

Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

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
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

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.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

The Edge Is Coming but Are Networks Ready?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

Edge computing brings high-performance storage, compute and network resources closer to users and devices than ever before.

Eurobites: Iliad in Talks Over Fiber Joint Venture
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia seeks to smooth path to Bonnier acquisition; VEON sets out its long-term strategy; Deutsche Telekom connects the car to the smart home.

Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.

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