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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/11/2019
Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/6/2019
For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 5/20/2019
A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.
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By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 3/25/2019
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/15/2019
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By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 3/6/2019
More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 12/19/2018
With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.
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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 12/13/2018
The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 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 Bureau Chief, 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 Bureau Chief, 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.
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.
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Defense Discovered for Defending Against BGP Hijacking & Off-Path DNS Attacks
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/20/2019
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New 'IPStorm' Malware Uses Peer-to-Peer Network for Communication
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/19/2019
It's a whole new headache for the security team.
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Cable Access Network Shift Underway
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/19/2019
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/19/2019
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Larissa Herda and her tw telecom team chose the hard way when integrating a major ...
The Optical Market: A Health Check
Carolyn Mathas , 2/13/2014
How's the market for optical systems and components? Light Reading takes its ...
Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/20/2013
The telecom sector needs to embrace the concept of open networking, says Ciena ...
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During Cisco's recent corporate trade event, Cisco Live, the company's CEO Chuck Robbins devoted roughly half an hour to a Q&A session with reporters, covering everything from Cisco's position on the world's geopolitical stage to the company's latest networking products.
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