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Key developments in the 100G, 400G, Terabit, packet-optical, DWDM and general optical transport sector.
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 Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/16/2018
Australia's largest retail service provider has blamed the government's NBN pricing for a sharp fall in profits.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/15/2018
Defense Authorization Act 2019 puts Chinese tech on purchasing hit list.
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By Light Reading, 8/14/2018
The crud on top has been skimmed off to reveal a heady brew, bubbling with insights into Ericsson, Cisco, Samsung, AI and more (it says here...)
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/9/2018
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/6/2018
With the ZTE sales ban now lifted, optical components specialist Acacia is expecting a bump in second half sales and that's given its stock a welcome boost.
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 Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 7/20/2018
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
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 Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena, 7/17/2018
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/12/2018
Cisco has lost some key SD-WAN staff that came on board with the Viptela acquisition, as they've left to join their former CEO in a new startup.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
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Congressional Campaign Websites Vulnerable to Attack, Say Researchers
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 8/17/2018
Researchers presented a study at DEF CON that showed that a third of ...
Check Point: Fax Machines, Networks Vulnerable to Attack
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 8/17/2018
Researchers for the cybersecurity company found a way to exploit vulnerabilities ...
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Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/17/2018
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things ...
Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/16/2018
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 ...
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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 , International 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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Like many other service providers, BT is looking to software-defined WAN services and cloud-based unified communications to deliver the flexibility for which ...
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