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Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye

The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei

International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth

Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility

Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation

The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.

Huawei Slaps Verizon With $1B+ Patents Bill – Reports

Chinese vendor ups the ante in battle with the US by reportedly demanding more than $1 billion in patent payments from the US carrier for the use of technology it has in its networks, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World

Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.

Optical's Shifting Sands

The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.

Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink

CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber

The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.

Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages

Ciena's Proactive Network Operations is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict and prevent service disruptions.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019

We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

Nokia Suffers 5G Blues in Q1, Stock Slumps

When the CEO and CFO say the quarter was 'weak,' you know it was bad: investors agreed.

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