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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/27/2018
After hiving off its consumer business, Reliance Communications seems to have turned its attention to the sale of its undersea lines, data centers and domestic ...
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.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/12/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
By Helen Xenos, Senior Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, 3/9/2018
We've grown to accept 100G, and even 200G, as the norm on the network these days. It's catered to our insatiable demand for video, enabled the rise of cloud, and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/8/2018
Could it be the time of year? With the annual optical love-fest that is OFC just around the corner, speculation has been swirling through the transport system sector ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/6/2018
Nokia has lit the annual optical speeds-and-feeds touch-paper ahead of next week's OFC event in San Diego with the unveiling of its Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) ...
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By Robert Clark, 1/30/2018
The Australian government has displaced Huawei from the construction of a 4,000km South Pacific cable and will largely fund the project itself.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/15/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/14/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 12/7/2017
Ciena is expecting automation to help grow its software role in 2018 -- CEO Gary Smith said on the company's earnings call Thursday -- but with a focus on mechanizing ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/6/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange PoPs into South Africa; du teams up with ecommerce portal; T-Mobile Netherlands gets TD-LTE in synch with Oscilloquartz.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/29/2017
Having successfully run its first transatlantic subsea cable for almost two years now, Aqua Comms is planning additional subsea cables in northern Europe and eyeing ...
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The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
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