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Key developments related to packet-optical platform deployments and systems.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/30/2019
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?
By James Kisner, Contributing columnist, 9/11/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 9/10/2019
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/5/2019
International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/5/2019
Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/23/2019
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/16/2019
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.
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By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/10/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 7/9/2019
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.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/14/2019
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/13/2019
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.
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 5/23/2019
Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.
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