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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/17/2018
Optical components specialist Acacia likely wishes that Monday, April 16, 2018, never happened. That's because yesterday's announcement from the US Commerce ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/4/2018
A lot of working in government is about making do with what you've got, which is why the private telecom sector rightly argues that it's much better suited to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/3/2018
Light Reading's Mari Silbey interviews New Orleans CIO Kimberly LaGrue on broadband in the Big Easy.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/27/2018
LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit -- Major changes announced this week by the Open Networking Foundation are more about process and getting the right kind of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
GTT today snapped up Toronto-based Accelerated Connections, a managed networking, VoIP and colocation service provider, which marks its third acquisition of the year. ...
By Helen Xenos, Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 3/9/2018
We've grown to accept 100G, and even 200G, as the norm on the network these days. It's catered to our insatiable demand for video, enabled the rise of cloud, and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2018
The combination of GTT and Interoute creates a stronger global disruptor in the telecom market, eager to challenge incumbents in the battle for multinational ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Equinix has acquired Infomart Dallas, a major interconnection hub and home to half of its eight International Business Exchange centers, for $800 million, the company ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Telia Carrier and Pilot, a US metro fiber provider, today announced a partnership that will let the latter continue to try to disrupt some of the most competitive ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
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Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 3: Principle One
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Yip and Markus assess damage from the attack, Yip and Yaz make plans, Yip flees ...
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Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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