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CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth

Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.

Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink

CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.

Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber

The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.

5G Potential Is All in the Timing

The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.

Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover

A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.

Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead

The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.

Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018

Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.

Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services

The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.

The New Infinera Is Already on Edge

Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.

Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena

Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy

Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.

Capex Growth Will Double for Internet Content Providers

OTT and cloud companies will grow their capex by 100% over the next five years, according to Ovum. That will have them soon spending more on infrastructure than fixed-line telcos.

Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks

Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.

Verizon's Sensity Buy Brightens IoT Strategy

Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.

US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities

From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.

Light Reading Beyond

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Pics: BCE Crowds Mob New IP Agency Live Interoperability Demos

AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV Interoperability Demos, which drew standing room only crowds to the busy exhibition floor.

Eurobites: Vodafone Livid as German Regulator Approves DT's Vectoring Plans

Also in today's regional roundup: Orange appoints healthcare services chief; M&A in the UK's managed services sector; Spanish FTTH lines top 3.4 million; Ciena lands utility network deal in Germany.

Eurobites: 15,000 Telecom Italia Jobs at Risk

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hails wireless backhaul breakthrough; Hutchison offers more concessions on O2 deal; Safaricom strikes broadband deal with Kenya Power.

IoT's Year Zero

Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.

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