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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/21/2018
With initial 5G launches looming ever nearer, network operators are running out of time to make critical decisions about the transport network infrastructure that ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/19/2018
Colt has extended its international network into the US, launching connectivity services up to 100G (and a range of wholesale services) to cement relationships with ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/15/2018
Source packet routing in networking, or SPRING, is a standards-based approach to segment routing that is gaining a lot of traction among service providers and cloud ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/5/2018
In what looks like a step towards a slightly more open coherent optical module market, Acacia and Oclaro have teamed up to develop interoperable CFP2-DCO (digital ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/1/2018
In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/31/2018
Optical and packet transport systems specialist Ciena ends May on a mixed note with news of an interesting strategic acquisition (positive), year-on-year revenues ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/31/2018
In today's regional roundup: Nokia completes unit sale, ushers out senior exec; Ericsson lands 5G R&D loan; Orange and Google team up to co-invest in hot startups; ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/28/2018
MADRID -- Network Virtualization Europe -- Telefónica is edging closer towards a distributed telco cloud with the deployment of disaggregated access network ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/15/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- The 2018 Leading Lights Awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner attended by hundreds of communications industry executives at Brazos Hall ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/15/2018
Find out who's been welcomed into the Light Reading Hall of Fame this year.
By Light Reading, 5/14/2018
Basil Alwan, president of IP/Optical Networks at Nokia, offers to buy a round of drinks on the eve of his induction into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
By Robert Clark, 5/14/2018
A Trump tweet has offered a lifeline to embattled ZTE and reset the course of US-China economic negotiations -- but it may also have played into China's hands.
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Phishing Attacks Are Increasing & Gaining in Sophistication
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/25/2018
Reports from Palo Alto Networks and Barracuda Networks show that different types ...
Adware & Cryptomining Remain Top Enterprise Security Threats
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/25/2018
New research from Morphisec Labs finds that adware remains a consistent if ...
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Google in 'The Case of the Minimal Microtrenching'
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/22/2018
Savings money on micro trenching doesn't count if you have to come back and pay ...
Frontier CFO Resigns, Stock Price Drops
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/21/2018
With the resignation of R. Perley McBride, Frontier stock drops to lowest point ...
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Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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 ...
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Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
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