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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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/30/2018
Sales are up 12%, stock is up more than 13% and CEO Gary Smith's excitement level is through the roof.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/24/2018
Also in today's regional roundup: Gigabit broadband battle in Poland; Russians mull non-domestic Internet company tax; Dutch payment venfor on the tear; IBM's coffee drone.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/16/2018
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/25/2018
Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/9/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/26/2018
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/21/2018
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/18/2018
Cable R&D group is prepping its Full Duplex Coherent Optics effort to vastly increase the fiber capacity in the cable access network.
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