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Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.
Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.
Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story
The Philter  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.
In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.
Podcast: Ciena CEO Gary Smith Plans for More Growth
The Philter  | 
12/19/2018  |  Post a comment
With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.
Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.
Arista Promises New 400G Switches for These Cloudy Times
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10/23/2018  |  1 comment
Before the end of this year, Arista said it will be shipping at least one new 400G switch aimed at helping cloud and data center providers handle the growth and sheer number of enterprise workloads.
Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber
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8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes
The Philter  | 
8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
Colt Invests in US Network, Bigs Up Its Global Appeal
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6/19/2018  |  3 comments
Operator has hooked up 13 North American cities and is pitching itself as the only operator with its own network spanning Asia, Europe and the key markets in the US and Canada, though it may meet some competitive resistance...
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.
Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.
Optical on the Up: OFC 2018
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4/2/2018  |  2 comments
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Nokia Routers Take a Step Toward 'Petabit' Age
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12/22/2017  |  1 comment
Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players – a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.
Broadcom Ups Its Game in Ethernet Switching
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12/19/2017  |  3 comments
The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.
100GbE in Action & More at MEF17
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/30/2017 – Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson and John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Ethernet expert, discuss innovations, proof of concepts and how enhancements to Ciena's packet portfolio allows service providers to cost-effectively expand and scale their Ethernet Business Service offerings up to 10GbE and 100GbE for new and broader revenue streams.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
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11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
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11/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
400 Gigabit Ethernet Is Here, but Who Benefits?
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8/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Who benefits from the new Ethernet protocol and why? Ixia Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Harris has some suggestions.
Usual Suspects Lead US Fiber-Lit Building List
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8/2/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon are one-two but after that it's all about the mergers to determine who owns the most fiber-lit buildings.
Mellanox Chip Shop Aims to Batter Broadcom With Next-Gen Ethernet Switch
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Israeli semiconductor vendor is hoping to grab market share from archrival Broadcom with the launch of a next-generation chip for Ethernet switches.
Eurobites: Nokia Teams With Telkom for G.fast Trial
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7/4/2017  |  Post a comment
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 Free-Orange costs dispute.
ADVA Swoops for MRV in 'Strategic' $69M Bid
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7/3/2017  |  2 comments
Optical giant ADVA aims to gather more customers outside Europe.
Catching Up With Colt
Shades of Ray  | 
6/29/2017  |  Post a comment
I visited Colt's headquarters in London to catch up with a quartet of execs about developments at the progressive network operator.
Arista Strengthens Its Case for the Network Core
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6/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Having proven out merchant silicon in the data center, Arista continues to aim for the service provider core with upgrades to its R-series of universal spine switches.
IDT Drops $250M on GigPeak
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
With the acquisition, the company gets itself into the optical interconnect market, complementing its electrical and RF interconnect products.
Fluke Debuts Cat 8 Tester
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1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Having a tester available is a prerequisite for the use of the new cabling type, likely to be first used to support new 25G and 40G connectivity in data centers.
25G Plugfest a Success; 25G Spec Published
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
A variety of 25G and 50G devices, switches, cables, interconnect and testers proved largely interoperable. Other companies looking to build 25G/50G product have a stable spec now available.
Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
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1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Ixia Boasts 400GbE Demo First
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1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.
NeoPhotonics Sells 10G Line to APAT
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.
Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei
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12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.
Eurobites: Nokia Helps A1 Hit 500 Mbit/s With Triple CA
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12/9/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.
Macom Buys Applied Micro for $770M
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11/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Why split the proceeds of a promising new data center interconnect product with Applied Micro when Applied Micro was so cheap?
Eurobites: Colt Commits to 100G Upgrade
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom treads water in Q3; Ericsson extends Turkcell partnership; Privacy Shield faces French legal challenge.
AT&T Looks to Push Industry Faster to 400G
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10/28/2016  |  4 comments
While products are years away, carrier is trialing 400G in metro and long-haul networks next year to speed things up, including its open router platform.
Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
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10/27/2016  |  1 comment
New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.
GTT Applauds AT&T's New Distraction
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10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Competitive carrier looks to capture a bigger share of cloud connectivity market globally when incumbent players turn their focus elsewhere.
Aquantia Throws Data Centers a Copper Lifeline
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10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Aquantia is creating a 100Gbit/s all-electrical technology to deliver low latency for networking applications, notably data centers.
Broadcom Samples 64-Port 100G Switch Chips
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10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcom announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high performance computing (HPC) applications.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
ECOC: Satisfying the Need for Speed
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9/21/2016  |  3 comments
It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
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9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
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8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
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