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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/16/2018
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/25/2018
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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 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.
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By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 7/6/2018
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
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Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
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 Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 6/14/2018
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/31/2018
Ciena announces disappointing fiscal second quarter margins and the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design.
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