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Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Time to Do More With Less Spectrum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Self-interference cancellation technology, allowing full-duplex use of a single frequency channel, may soon allow operators to double the capacity of their broadcast spectrum.
Small Cells: The Next Sure Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/25/2016  |  4 comments
Small cells have gone from 'next big thing' to 'over-hyped' and back again… but now it looks like 2016 will finally be the Year of the Small Cell.
Let Business Reality Trump ICT Fantasies
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2016  |  2 comments
We should be careful not to let our visions of the future Industrial Internet of Smart Things (or whatever) get too far ahead of our infrastructure reality.
Optical Encryption's Value Shouldn't Be a Secret
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/21/2015  |  5 comments
Encryption is not new to the telecom industry; however, encrypting at Layer 1, the lowest optical layer, is new and is causing a stir between those who feel it may interfere with public safety issues and those who feel it offers solutions for encryption issues.
DCI Boxes Aren't Just for Metros Anymore
DOS Attack  | 
9/23/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena and ADVA separately show off the ability for their new data center interconnect gear to address a variety of distance needs.
Coming to Terms: 'Telco' Lives On
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9/18/2015  |  14 comments
As it turns out, talking 'telco' is a pretty divisive topic.
Comment: Jersey boy - DOShea - 9/17/2015
All Aboard: Hibernia Express Cable Completed
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9/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Hibernia Networks says Hibernia Express, the first new transatlantic subsea cable in more than 12 years, is ready for business.
Viptela Gets Cisco, TWC Vets For Advisory Board
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9/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Viptela appoints long-time telecom executives Charles Giancarlo amd Michael Lajoie to its advisory board.
Comment: Re: Missed opportunity - DOShea - 9/11/2015
Finisar Flops, CEO Exits, Stock Tanks
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2015  |  8 comments
Finisar's share price plummets and CEO Eitan Gertel quits as the optical components specialist fails to meet revenue and earnings estimates for fiscal Q1.
Activist JDSU Shareholder Now Stalks Viavi
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2015  |  1 comment
A JDSU shareholder who once wanted JDSU to sell now wants JDSU spinoff Viavi to do the same.
Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
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9/3/2015  |  2 comments
Ciena surprised the sector with fiscal third-quarter revenue that fell well short of estimates, blaming "short term" customer issues.
Ciena Watchers Expecting Solid Q3 Results
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2015  |  1 comment
Financial markets are plunging, but the news for Ciena is looking pretty positive.
Subsea Update: FCC Wants More Outage Info
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2015  |  Post a comment
The submarine cable sector has yielded waves of news in the last week. Here's a quick update.
Comment: Heading to EXFO - DOShea - 8/31/2015
Ciena 5430 Makes Massive Capacity Jump
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Ciena upgrades its 5430 switch with several enhancements, including a capacity boost to 15 Tbit/s.
Comment: Roadmap - DOShea - 8/28/2015
Lumentum Looks to Be a Buyer
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2015  |  1 comment
Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.
Powerful Attraction: Utilities Still Love TDM
DOS Attack  | 
8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
Critical Infrastructure: Why Telecom Is Taking a Renewed Interest in the Utility Sector
Prime Reading  | 
8/27/2015  |  4 comments
Telecom vendors are taking an increasing interest in the utility industry's efforts to migrate to IP and secure critical infrastructure.
The Pay's the Thing
DOS Attack  | 
8/24/2015  |  16 comments
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
Money Problems
Haiku  | 
8/24/2015  |  9 comments
World markets collapse
Another fiscal winter
Or just a cold snap?
Fujitsu Embraces Disaggregated Optical Model
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.
Infinera-Transmode Closing Imminent; Karl's in Charge... of Metro
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2015  |  6 comments
Infinera nears completion of its Transmode acquisition after the Swedish vendor's investors approved the deal.
A Critical Time for Critical Infrastructure
DOS Attack  | 
8/13/2015  |  3 comments
Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.
Ciena Absorbs Cyan for New IP Onslaught
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8/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.
Comment: Kinetic - DOShea - 8/5/2015
Comment: "tuck-in" - DOShea - 8/4/2015
ADVA Clocks an Acquisition, Eyes 2 More
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2015  |  1 comment
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems
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8/3/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA's Oscilloquartz unit brings on small form factor clock technology via Time4.
Comment: Ft, Worth - DOShea - 7/30/2015
CyrusOne Sticks With BTI for DCI
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2015  |  1 comment
As CyrusOne expands, the colocation provider has chosen BTI a second time for further deployment over a growing roster of DCI competitors.
Infinera Wallops Q2 Guesses, Reassures on Transmode Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera clears $207 million in revenue as the metro market builds up and the long-haul market continues to yield opportunities.
Awaiting Deal Closure, Infinera Aims for $200M Q2
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7/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect yet another strong quarterly earnings report from Infinera as its Transmode acquisition moves toward closure.
Comment: Qualcomm - DOShea - 7/14/2015
Comment: Voice remote - DOShea - 7/14/2015
Farewell to Longtime Tellabs Chief Birck
DOS Attack  | 
7/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Mike Birck guided Tellabs for more than 30 years over a span of five decades.
Zayo's IaaS Enhances 'Triple Threat' Status
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7/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Zayo's infrastructure-as-a-service offering shows its ability to leverage its M&A moves into new services.
TSIC Plots a Flexible Future for Transport
News Analysis  | 
7/9/2015  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier intends to deploy flexi-rate optical transport software, but doesn't see the demand just yet.
Gemalto Game for Growing Encryption Demand
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gemalto adds a new product to its SafeNet family to address growing high-speed encryption needs in networking.
Ciena Adds New CPE to Its Agility Matrix
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.
What's Next for White Boxes in a Post-Chambers World?
DOS Attack  | 
6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.
Infinera Ups DCI to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.
Coriant Trials New Flexi-Rate Software With TSIC
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Coriant is set to unveil new optical layer software suite Tuesday that was used in a field trial with TSIC, Light Reading has learned.
Comment: No rush - DOShea - 6/17/2015
Brisk Web Business Boosts ADVA's Outlook
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA increases its revenue and income outlook for the second quarter, noting increasing business with web companies.
Hitting Reset on the Telco Mindset
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2015  |  5 comments
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event provided reminders of the cultural challenges for telcos as they move into cloud and data center networking.
MRV Limbers Up for 100GE Demand
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor looks to satisfy growing demand for 100Gbit/s Ethernet with new OptiPacket OP-X1 box.
Adventures in 'Platforming' at BTE
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2015  |  1 comment
BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.
Comment: Stats - DOShea - 6/9/2015
Koley: Google Open Sourcing Config Models
News Analysis  | 
6/9/2015  |  1 comment
In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.
BTE 2015: DCI's Here; Where's It Going Next?
DOS Attack  | 
6/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
Fibrenoire Finds Assurance With Accedian
News Analysis  | 
6/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.
ADVA Ups Its DCI Game
News Analysis  | 
6/1/2015  |  1 comment
ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2015  |  1 comment
The three finalists for Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical service know that software now outweighs hardware and raw speed.
OIF Releases Transport SDN Framework
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.
Ciena Surfs DCI Wave With New Platform
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2015  |  5 comments
Ciena adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Comment: How soon? - DOShea - 5/15/2015
North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2015  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
Comtek Revives Sorrento for Another Run
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Following its acquisition by Comtek, Sorrento Networks returns to a greatly changed optical sector with plans for new products.
Comment: Politics - DOShea - 5/5/2015
Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid
News Analysis  | 
5/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.
Comment: White boxes - DOShea - 5/5/2015
Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2015  |  6 comments
Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.
Comment: Ciena buying Cyan - DOShea - 5/4/2015
A Guide to Optical's Summer of Love
DOS Attack  | 
4/29/2015  |  4 comments
Who's buying and who's selling as optical sector consolidation takes off?
ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2015  |  2 comments
ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.
Comment: Ciena - DOShea - 4/23/2015
Infinera Keeps Its Revenue Streak Alive
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
The optical vendor posts its fifth straight quarter of revenue growth, and has its eye on a sixth.
ADVA Opens Up Its Security Umbrella
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2015  |  Post a comment
ADVA expands its network security offerings and collects them under the new ConnectGuard brand.
ViaWest Lives Off the Edge
DOS Attack  | 
4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator has been succeeding in second-tier markets away from the coastal big cities, but it's hungry for expansion.
Infinera Expects to Nail Q1 Revenue Guidance
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2015  |  2 comments
On the heels of announcing a planned acquisition, Infinera prepares for what will likely be another positive earnings report.
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Prime Reading  | 
4/14/2015  |  1 comment
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center operator ViaWest is continuing to expand, confident that demand will follow.
Infinera Coming Closer to Mastering the Metro
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's Transmode acquisition gives it a metro aggregation product family in can leverage now, while planning a longer-term hardware integration.
Comment: Metro - DOShea - 4/9/2015
Cisco: Don't Be Surprised At Verizon Optical Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2015  |  4 comments
Cisco's top optical executive gets 'defensive' when people say they didn't know the company has an optical business.
Optical Feels the Facebook Effect
DOS Attack  | 
4/3/2015  |  13 comments
Facebook's considerable sphere of influence is growing to include the optical networking sector.
Comment: Infinera comment - DOShea - 3/31/2015
Infinera's Big Customer Reveal: Facebook
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  4 comments
Infinera announces Facebook as a customer, a surprising acknowledgement further validating its reported success with the web services giants.
ALU, Verizon Tune In to Wavelength Routing
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent adds Wave Router Engine software to existing 100G hardware to achieve new level of wavelength routing and management.

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