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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/23/2019
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
By Light Reading, 5/16/2019
CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/15/2019
The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.
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By Stephen Lawson, 5/10/2019
The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 1/2/2019
A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 12/13/2018
The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/20/2018
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.
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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 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 Bureau Chief, 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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 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 Bureau Chief, 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.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 12/4/2019
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Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
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Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
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