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Key developments related to the platforms and tools used to test and measure optical and packet networks and applications.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 10/14/2019
It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 10/8/2019
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/30/2019
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
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By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 9/11/2019
The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/30/2019
LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/22/2019
The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/5/2019
Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/4/2019
There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/17/2019
Israeli startup claims to be first to market with a disaggregated router that supports 400G-per-port throughput as it courts major telcos and takes on the router establishment.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/10/2019
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
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 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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/15/2019
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Spirent Appoints New CEO
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Security Now
Cylance Discovers WAV Files Can Hide Malware
Larry Loeb, Author, 10/21/2019
BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers Anuj Soni, Jordan Barth and Brian Marks ...
What's New in the EU Security Market
Oliver Schonschek, Security Now News Analyst, 10/18/2019
This October we visited the trade fair it-sa, which counts as one of the more ...
Broadband World News
UNH-IOL Updates on CloudCO at #BBWF
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/22/2019
At the recent Broadband World Forum 2019 event, Lincoln Lavoie from the ...
BBWN Bites: Verizon Remodels 5G Home With Chicago Launch
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/21/2019
Also, TIM nets new chairman, Sky's Gfast service flies, AZ wants broadband ...
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Prime Reading
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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 ...
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
, 12/8/2015
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
When Bikash Koley jumped ship from Google to become the CTO of Juniper Networks in mid-2017, it was considered quite a win for the networking firm. Koley, who had ...
CEO Danielle Royston is in the process of taking Optiva -- formerly Redknee, a troubled BSS provider -- and giving it a new focus.
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