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Key developments related to 100GigE platforms and deployments.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/23/2018
Before the end of this year, Arista said it will be shipping at least one new 400G switch aimed at helping cloud and data center providers handle the growth and sheer number of enterprise workloads.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/16/2018
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/9/2018
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/19/2018
Operator has hooked up 13 North American cities and is pitching itself as the only operator with its own network spanning Asia, Europe and the key markets in the US and Canada, though it may meet some competitive resistance...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/9/2018
Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/3/2018
Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/22/2017
Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players – a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2017
The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/28/2017
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
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Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 12/11/2018
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Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
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Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open
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