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Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye

The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.

Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility

Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities

US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.

Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers

Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.

Cybereason details operation soft cell: A telco security disaster

Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.

Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation

The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.

Huawei Slaps Verizon With $1B+ Patents Bill – Reports

Chinese vendor ups the ante in battle with the US by reportedly demanding more than $1 billion in patent payments from the US carrier for the use of technology it has in its networks, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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.

Nokia Suffers 5G Blues in Q1, Stock Slumps

When the CEO and CFO say the quarter was 'weak,' you know it was bad: investors agreed.

Arista Promises New 400G Switches for These Cloudy Times

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.

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%.

Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge

Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.

Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber

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.

Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes

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.

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.

Verizon, Cisco Lab Test 'Information-Centric Networking'

Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.

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