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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of 100G optical transport systems.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/20/2017
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 2017 -- In an effort to meet the expanding needs of its communications network industry members, industry body MEF has broadened the scope of its ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2017
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- MEF kicked off its annual event here today by rolling out MEF 3.0, the latest version of its specification/certification program and one adapted ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom's H1 revenues rise; new 100G link between China and Russia; du buys into IoT messaging platform.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit -- The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is spreading its wings into areas such as artificial intelligence while ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2017
Ciena is trying to jump out ahead of the edge computing craze, today announcing three new products and a product update that bring 10-gig and 100-gig capacity closer ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/6/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Asia-Pacific network with Ciena; Telefónica integrates security features with Microsoft Azure; Ofcom clamps down ...
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 ...
By Danny Dicks, 9/26/2017
The optical systems market has been shaken up in the past couple of years by the emergence of programmable optical modules using digital signal processors (DSPs) ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2017
Major hurricanes, even ones as powerful and large as Hurricane Irma, don't disrupt subsea cables, according to industry executives. But that doesn't mean traffic ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/19/2017
Level 3 Communications today announced an encrypted wave service that adds encryption at the optical layer for more secure connections into the cloud and the data ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 8/30/2017
Transport network equipment specialist ADVA has revamped its revenue and profitability guidance for the third quarter due to "weaker than expected orders," and has ...
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Salesforce, IBM & Google Relationship Status: 'It's Complicated'
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Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also ...
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
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