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By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 1/16/2018
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
In a sign of growing hostility towards Huawei and ZTE from some quarters of the US establishment, Texas Congressman Mike Conaway has proposed new legislation that ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/11/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica takes a step closer to a transport SDN deployment; a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/10/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt demos the gigabit; SVoD surges in the UK; Orange TV gets Pickled; Carphone Warehouse fined for data breach.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
Optical equipment maker Corning is to splash $900 million in cash on a takeover of 3M's communications market business as part of an acquisition strategy aimed at ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/8/2017
PRAGUE -- 2020 Vision Executive Summit -- The idea of optical disaggregation is working up a head of steam, but operators don't yet consider it a top priority.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/7/2017
Ciena is expecting automation to help grow its software role in 2018 -- CEO Gary Smith said on the company's earnings call Thursday -- but with a focus on mechanizing ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/6/2017
"In our opinion, Finisar needs to buy Oclaro," writes analyst Mike Genovese, calling the hypothetical deal a "make-or-break proposition" for Finisar.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Blackberry loses patents case to Nokia; Telecom Italia looks at fixed-line network; Tele2 goes with Infobip for enterprise ...
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also ...
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The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 ...
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/18/2018
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The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
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