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Is Brocade for Sale?
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  2 comments
Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.
Navigating the NFV Phase
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Separating fact and fiction in the brave new world of NFV.
CenturyLink Splashes $34B on Level 3 Buy
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  10 comments
Deal to merge CenturyLink and Level 3 operations would create a new behemoth in enterprise telecommunications.
Ciena Unveils Its Logical Next Step
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  4 comments
New WaveLogic Ai hardware is designed to improve performance and lower cost-per-bit but also exposes link information to enable network automation.
Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Symantec for IoT Security
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo profits hit by foreign exchange movements; Tele2 completes acquisition of TDC Sweden; UK MPs call for national roaming.
BT's Security Boss: Tech Has No Age
Mentor Monday  | 
10/31/2016  |  1 comment
Kate Kuehn, deputy CISO and head of security practice at BT Americas, shares how she went from taking phones apart to keeping networks intact and what she's learned along the way.
Is Huawei Suffering Middle-Aged Spread?
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  7 comments
The seemingly unstoppable Chinese vendor looks surprisingly trim next to its traditional rivals. But is it?
AT&T Looks to Push Industry Faster to 400G
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  4 comments
While products are years away, carrier is trialing 400G in metro and long-haul networks next year to speed things up, including its open router platform.
Gigabites: Et Tu, Google Fiber?
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  3 comments
Alphabet's decision to back away from further Google Fiber deployments is a familiar wireline story.
Eurobites: Proximus Ups Full-Year Forecast After Perky Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria, Net Insight increase revenues in Q3; EU gets heavy with WhatsApp; Orange connects tobacco giant.
WiCipedia: Icelandic Inequality, Diminishing WiT & Presidential Impact
WiCipedia  | 
10/28/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: How the US presidency will affect women in tech; Icelandic women protest for gender pay equality; the downward trend of women in tech; and more.
Airtel's Mittal Begs Indian Government to Moderate Spectrum Prices
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Indian businessman Sunil Bharti Mittal has lashed out at the government's regulation of the telecom sector.
The OTT Firms Rule Under the Waves
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2016  |  3 comments
Internet giants are becoming increasingly dominant in the subsea capacity business.
Neener, Neener, Google Won't Stop Moonshots
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  6 comments
Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat and Google CEO Sundar Pichai vowed that the company's investments in machine learning, cloud and broadband are worthwhile, as are its latest forays into hardware like the new Pixel phone and Google Home device.
Level 3, CenturyLink on Verge of Merger
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  2 comments
CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications are negotiating a merger; if the two agree to a deal, it could be consummated as early as next week.
New Apple TV App Looks a Lot Like... Comcast?
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  3 comments
Apple announced a new Apple TV app today, and it has a lot in common with the Comcast X1 platform.
Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.
FCC Dems Pass Broadband Privacy Rules
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
In another vote split right down the political aisle, the FCC today passed controversial new broadband privacy rules.
Arris Maintains Strong Pace in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
After reporting robust second-quarter results, Arris follows up with another strong quarter as broadband and video CPE sales jump once again.
Princeton Upskills U on Open Source Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/27/2016  |  4 comments
Princeton Professor and returning Upskill U lecturer Nick Feamster addresses the security risks and benefits of open source software.
ZTE Grows Sales as Western Rivals Struggle
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The smaller of China's two equipment vendors has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months despite the tough operating environment.
WiC Radio: Sprint's Pipeline Progress
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint's VP of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco joins WiC on Wednesday, November 2, at 1PM ET to share how Sprint is tackling the three biggest pipeline pain points affecting women in comms.
Qualcomm Makes $39B Bet on NXP
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Largest-ever semiconductor deal puts smartphone chipmaker in the automotive, IoT and near-field communications businesses.
Eurobites: BT Revenue Up – But So Is Its Pension Deficit
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia CFO resigns; business revenues shrink at KPN; ADVA revenues up 30.4% in third quarter.
Mobile Edge Computing: Building a Bridge to 5G
Column  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Addressing current and future app demands while laying the foundation for mobile's next big network transition.
Explaining OpenStack With Wacky Analogies
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  4 comments
The right analogy can explain the complexity of OpenStack to folks who are unfamiliar with it. Or it can confuse them even more.
OpenStack Interoperability Demo Disappointingly Fails to Explode
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Sixteen vendors demonstrate they can run the same workload on different OpenStack distributions, cruelly depriving the audience of an opportunity to see more than a dozen people humiliate themselves onstage.
Telefónica Cuts Payouts to Combat Debt
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator has made sharp reductions to dividend payments this year and next in an effort to deleverage organically.
Nokia Forecasts Sales Decline in 2017, Shares Fall
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Equipment vendor swings to net loss in third quarter amid difficult operating conditions.
Airtel Transforms IT to Meet Digitization Challenge
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel has become one of the most digitally advanced companies in India.
Defining MANO: Open Source vs. Standards
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Operators see the need for both traditional SDOs and forward thinking open source projects, but the trend is to focus more heavily on the latter.
Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.
Comcastic Quarter Proves Power of X1
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  1 comment
Comcast basks in the glow of X1 and its prescient decision to buy up NBC Universal more than five years ago.
Google Fiber Hits Pause Button, Scales Back
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  12 comments
Alphabet unit stops work in most of its early dozen 'potential fiber cities' and lays off staff as it evaluates how to proceed with gigabit rollouts in rest of US. CEO will step down.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Hit by £4.6M Fine
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor's Q3 dented by write-downs; EC probes Czech network-sharing agreement; UK MPs examine EE's 4G emergency services contract.
Ericsson Appoints Investor AB's Ekholm as New CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Wallenberg man will be expected to steer the turnaround of a business that has faced challenges on numerous fronts.
Juniper Grows Sales but Sees Margins Shrink
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Equipment maker flags pricing pressure but sees a healthy rise in third-quarter revenues.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/26/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.
Cost Cutting Must Continue, Says Ericsson's New CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's incoming CEO says the company must become more profitable but reveals little about his strategic vision.
AT&T CEO: We'll Move Faster to 5G Because of Time Warner Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  13 comments
AT&T execs say they would get a kick in the RAN to deploy 5G faster with Time Warner's video muscle onboard.
Pro Sports a Growth Market for Intel
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  1 comment
New Intel Sports Group will be responsible for developing partnerships with major sports leagues to use Intel technologies to create new immersive experiences for fans.
Apple Revenues Down 9% as iPhone Sales Fall
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  2 comments
Meanwhile, as usual with Apple, carriers complain they can't even get new iPhone 7 models to sell.
Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
Column  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.
Hybrid CDNs Now Available to All, Courtesy of Cedexis & Varnish Software
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Cedexis and Varnish Software are aiming to help content owners create customized delivery networks by stitching together public clouds and CDNs in whatever combination makes the most sense for their business needs.
OpenStack: Small Pond, but the Big Fish Love It
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Some of the world's biggest businesses have strategic OpenStack deployments, but the market is tiny compared to proprietary public cloud giants like Amazon Web Services.
OpenStack Goes Inside Atoms, Across Galaxy
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  4 comments
Researchers are using OpenStack to explore the basics of atomic physics, as well as looking ahead to build a vast telescopic array that will peer across the galaxy.
Sprint: Revenue up 3%, Capex Will Rise Again
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  7 comments
Sprint execs explain why the operator's capex is so low right now, while CEO says AT&T-TW deal makes Sprint more 'strategic.'
If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
Column  | 
10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.
GTT Applauds AT&T's New Distraction
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Competitive carrier looks to capture a bigger share of cloud connectivity market globally when incumbent players turn their focus elsewhere.
Upskill & Outsmart DDoS Attacks
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
10/25/2016  |  1 comment
Arbor Networks' Gary Sockrider examines proactive countermeasures to DDoS attacks at Upskill U.
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