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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 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, 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, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2018
The Open Network Foundation today says it's bringing open networking to the optical network layer, one of the last proprietary strongholds, in an open source project ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/20/2018
ZTE has hit back at the US Department of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, calling the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/16/2018
The US government has banned domestic tech companies from selling components to Chinese systems vendor ZTE for seven years in a move that will affect chipmakers like ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/27/2018
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
By Simon Stanley, 3/27/2018
The ON2020 panel session at OFC this year, titled "Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap," provided a fascinating insight into the challenges ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/16/2018
As one of the optical industry's key jamborees drew to a close, Heavy Reading senior analyst and optical networking industry celebrity Sterling Perrin discussed developments in 600G transport, probabilistic constellation shaping and other key trends from this year's OFC.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Lumentum gave the crowds at this annual optical love-fest something to get excited about Monday with the news that it is acquiring ...
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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 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 ...
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 8/27/2015
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
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