Ciena and ADVA separately show off the ability for their new data center interconnect gear to address a variety of distance needs.
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
Who's buying and who's selling as optical sector consolidation takes off?
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
Facebook's considerable sphere of influence is growing to include the optical networking sector.
Semiconductor firm MACOM has been an acquirer in recent years, but will that continue as sector consolidation persists?
IP and optical have been moving toward a physical convergence for years, but software layer integration is the new hot topic.
Optical Transport Month at Light Reading has come to an end, but stay tuned for much more optical coverage.
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.
Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
VNF, DevOps, IaaS and FTTdp are among the technology acronyms that came into increasingly common usage in 2014.
Analysts suggest existing Verizon supplier Ciena is favorite to win a 100G metro spot at Verizon, but several vendors are in the running.
Software programmability, IP and optical integration, metro 100G and other key trends are worth watching in the transport sector in the coming year.
Verizon quietly rolls out 200G on a single route, meeting its timetable and highlighting the next step beyond 100G.
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.
The 25G Gigabit Ethernet Consortium looks like a case of companies moving to establish a default standard where the standards process has failed so far.
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.
Check out the second batch of Leading Lights contenders in this category.
Presenting the first six of 12 finalists for the Leading Lights Best Telecom Product award.
Huawei names Ming He to lead its US operations, such as they are...
While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.
A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.
Network equipment providers (NEPs) should take a close look at what they've learned from the transition to all-IP networks as they adapt to a world that's embracing SDN and NFV.
Cisco is consolidating its controllers, but not in favor of OpenDaylight's.
As it tussles with financial drama and SDN issues, Cisco's answer to both could be a marketing and pricing revamp for enterprise products.
A rapidly growing number of SDN technologists are changing office addresses.
A SoftBank/T-Mobile deal would bring John Legere back in touch with SoftBank and another past acquaintance – himself.
Once called "the new Ethernet," Carrier Ethernet 2.0 still hasn't been widely adopted.
As the IT and web giants raise questions about personal data collection, communications service providers stay silent.
Its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners may be complete, but the Tellabs story doesn't look over yet.
Cisco's poor quarterly report and negative outlook call attention to an issue that bears watching -- slower than expected customer evaluations of new SDN platforms.
The datacenter sector awaits the detailing of Cisco's plans for Insieme this week, as Cisco's datacenter rivals position their own strategies.
An outage at a Verizon Terremark datacenter causes more problems from Healthcare.gov, while embarrassing Verizon in the datacenter market.
Sudden investor interest in tw telecom Thursday wasn't all due to the fact it recently won a Leading Lights award.
The under-hyping of SDN could send a technology trend that was being viewed with some logic right over a hype cliff.
Carriers and vendors should think about the potential competitive value of the MEF's Carrier Ethenet Certified Professional program.
A Wall Street Journal report says the NSA can collect emails between US citizens, reaching 75 percent of domestic Internet traffic.
Does Level 3's new leadership understand what the old guard didn't – that acquisitions and bandwidth band-aids won't heal its financial wounds?