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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/12/2018
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cisco Live -- Cisco is taking a big step in its transformation from equipment vendor to software and service provider, launching APIs to allow third ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/8/2018
The explosion in demand for diverse sources of bandwidth is fueling the business case for one dark fiber provider that is using subsea optical cables to cross lakes, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/31/2018
The MEF today is touting progress on enabling automated orchestration of a range of services, including multivendor SD-WAN, across different service provider networks ...
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By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/30/2018
Lori Treseder, director of mechanical engineering at Infinera, discusses everything from improving power in the data center to empowering young women to pursue technical careers in the comms industry.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/23/2018
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Intent-based networking re-emerged at the forefront of the telecom lexicon last year as a way to automate data center ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/14/2018
Although it is facing some of the same legacy service decline headwinds that buffeted business revenues at rivals AT&T and Verizon, CenturyLink's enterprise sales are ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/9/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- Among the hundreds of network operators here for this massive deal-making event are at least a couple newer disruptors who ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/8/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecom Week -- Six months into his tenure as CEO of FiberLight, veteran telecom exec Don MacNeil says he's taking the company back to its ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/8/2018
Optical, Ethernet and IP are the technologies that formed he bedrock of Light Reading's early years and which are still very important to us today. So the Most ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/7/2018
CHICAGO -- International Telecoms Week -- "Escape from New York" seems to be an emerging theme at this massive event, where global wholesalers, subsea cable ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/3/2018
Telia Carrier announced this morning that it's moving into the Mexican telecom market, marking its first venture into Latin America. The wholesale provider says its ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/3/2018
There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women, according to Taylor Swift, among others... but there's a special place in the Leading Lights ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2018
The Open Network Foundation today says it's bringing open networking to the optical network layer, one of the last proprietary strongholds, in an open source project ...
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Satori Botnet Targeting D-Link Routers in Latest Attack
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/21/2018
The Mirai-based Satori botnet is targeting a widely used router and modem device ...
Containers in the Cloud Are Great, but Are They Secure?
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 6/21/2018
Containers are an efficient means to package, deploy and run software in the ...
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Data Centers on the Edge: Stay Ahead of DCI
6/20/2018
Ahead of NGON & DCI Europe 2018, BBWN features an interview with Africa's ...
Operators Win Smart City Hearts With Mix of Broadband Techs
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/20/2018
To bridge metro areas' digital divides, some cities are mandating coverage areas ...
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 3: Principle One
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Yip and Markus assess damage from the attack, Yip and Yaz make plans, Yip flees ...
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Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
OTTAWA -- The telecom industry is moving toward autonomous networks, but Ciena says it is taking a different approach. As a supplier of optical, packet and software ...
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