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Key developments related to the technologies and services used for the transport links between data centers in metro areas.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/21/2019
The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/15/2019
Cisco's service provider business declined 13% in the third fiscal quarter, but overall revenue was up, so it was (metaphorical) high fives for everyone on Cisco's quarterly earnings call.
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Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.
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Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 5/9/2019
Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/2/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.
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Google launched several new services to connect enterprises with its cloud platform. The company says it's not competing with telcos, but it sure looks like they are.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/28/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/27/2019
EdgeConneX said it's seeing growing demand for edge computing from 5G and IoT. And the company isn't alone. Players ranging from Google to Equinix to Vapor IO are eyeing how best they will play at the edge.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 3/25/2019
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.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/19/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.
By Simon Stanley, 3/18/2019
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/18/2019
Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.
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