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Cisco plans hefty cuts as virus pain deepens

As sales fall, the equipment giant is trying to juggle a desire to invest in growth areas with the need to cut costs.

Windstream's new optical network runs on Ciena

A national network upgrade for Windstream will include photonics, coherent optical tech and software platforms from Ciena.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)

Seven companies, with six offerings – AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick – made the cut in a highly competitive category.

Is edge computing the cure to videoconferencing's latency woes?

Executives at companies ranging from EdgeMicro to Deutsche Telekom have suggested that videoconferencing could be improved by edge computing. But others offer a decidedly less rosy view of the notion.

Eurobites: Italy considers independent 'broadband champion'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google hooks up to UK and Spain; Eir EXFOliates; Prysmian files cable patent lawsuit.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Verizon outlines 800G fiber intentions

Verizon said it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera. However, economics will continue to govern whether operators deploy 800G or 400G.

Eyeing $12B market, Nokia lands Apple deal for new data center switch

The Finnish vendor has today added a new switching line to its portfolio of optical and routing products, promising features that have not previously been available.

US officials reject subsea connection to Hong Kong over security worries

Team Telecom – a government committed formed by President Trump in April – recommended against forging a direct Internet connection between the US and Hong Kong.

T-Mobile's 'significant capacity issues' led to network outage

While misinformation rocketed around the Internet, T-Mobile said an issue in its network core was to blame for a multi-hour outage on Monday.

Fiber remains plentiful as Akamai builds private network backbone

Akamai began construction of a private fiber backbone three years ago. Today the effort stretches across North America, Europe and parts of Asia.

Cisco takes a coronavirus beating as profits fall

The Internet equipment giant is suffering as supply chains are disrupted and business customers cancel projects.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Wall Street traders fight over milliseconds in mmWave transmission battle

A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.

What did the world do during quarantine? Watch more YouTube

A new report from Sandvine offers a cohesive look at how global lockdowns affected Internet traffic, essentially funneling it through fixed consumer broadband networks.

As Nokia bolsters 5G spend, other R&D is suffering

The Finnish vendor's efforts to restore the all-important 5G business have put a squeeze on other investment activity.

Microsoft's 5G, edge computing and private wireless ambitions come into focus

Microsoft spent a reported $1.35 billion to buy Affirmed Networks. Now, its plans for the company, Azure, edge computing, 5G and private wireless networks are becoming clearer.

Juniper is heading for another sales dip this year

Supply chain constraints and weaker demand from enterprise customers will make the equipment maker increasingly reliant on its cloud business in 2020.

US agencies take aim at China Telecom

Several government agencies ask the FCC to 'revoke and terminate' China Telecom's licenses in the US, citing foreign ownership and imminent security threats.

Podcast: Carrier voice traffic stays over-the-top

TeleGeography's Paul Brodsky joins Light Reading's Phil Harvey to talk about international voice traffic and how the mix of traffic on carrier networks has changed over the years.

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