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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/1/2018
Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 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.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/9/2018
OTT and cloud companies will grow their capex by 100% over the next five years, according to Ovum. That will have them soon spending more on infrastructure than fixed-line telcos.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/12/2016
Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/18/2016
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
By Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 5/31/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/8/2016
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 4/7/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.
By Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 3/30/2016
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
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