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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Optical Deal in China
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent provides advanced fiber-optic technology for China railway authorities to harness speed of light in train operations.
Huawei Wins MCT Subsea Network Deal
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
MCT cable system will provide connectivity between Cherating in Malaysia and Rayong in Thailand.
Charter to Merge With Time Warner Cable, Acquire Bright House Networks
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Complex deal that brings together three cable operators will result in the creation of a company serving 23.9 million customers in 41 states.
Small Cell Forum, ETSI Complete Remote LTE Plugfest
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Twelve of the Forum's member companies worked with ETSI to remotely test and address the key issues with LTE small cells.
Huawei Launches Big Data Security Solution
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Protects the core information assets of enterprises from APT attacks by providing fully-connected network protection covering cloud, pipe and devices.
NTT Communications Joins OpenStack Foundation
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
NTT hopes to accumulate OpenStack knowhow by contributing to the development of open source cloud technologies.
100G Reaches the Availability Tipping Point, Heavy Reading Finds
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Many companies now ship 100G ports, and about half of all vendors expect to ship 400G ports by mid-2017, says Heavy Reading Components Insider.
Huawei Unveils Its Agile Campus 3.0 Tech
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei's Agile Campus 3.0 Solutions include an Ethernet Network Processor (ENP)-based Wi-Fi acceleration algorithm and Wi-Fi soft handover technology.
Huawei Unveils Cloud Fabric 3.0
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Huawei's cloud service-oriented Cloud Fabric 3.0 Architecture leverages SDN technology to support fast service innovation and implementation.
Cable & Wireless Takes Coriant to the Caribbean
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor's hiT 7300 to be used in Barbados and Jamaica for 100G and beyond.
Brocade Reports $547M 2Q 2015 Revenue
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
IP networking revenue up, storage down.
7 Service Providers Tap Accedian for vCPE
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The NFV-powered virtual customer premises equipment assures performance of hybrid cloud connections while reducing costs and increasing revenue.
Comcast, Level 3 Ink Interconnection Deal
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The largest US broadband ISP agrees to terms for delivering content, especially video content, with one of Netflix's major backbone providers
Sling TV Adds Android TV/Google Nexus Player
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Sling TV releases app for Android TV, including Google's Nexus Player.
ETRI Uses UBIqube for Cloud Serviecs Orchestration Project
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) is using UBIqube's MSActivator Framework for its Lifecycle Service Orchestration development project.
Sigfox, T-Mobile Team on IoT Network in Czech Republic
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Three-month pilot operation with T-Mobile-managed installation in Prague.
Europe's Operators Could Save €39B From SDN & NFV Deployment
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
A report from Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs concludes that Europe's fixed and mobile operators could save a collective €39 billion from SDN/NFV network deployments.
Microsoft Debuts OTA Tuner for Xbox One
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Over-the-Air TV tuner available now for Xbox One in the US and Canada.
Comcast Doubles PBS Programming in VoD Library
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
PBS and Comcast partner to double current season in-demand programming.
Midokura Boosts Network Visibility & Analysis
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Adds OpenStack Kilo and Docker Support to Midokura Enterprise MidoNet.
MegaPath Unveils New Channel Sales Model
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Managed services provider MegaPath continues its transformation, unveiling a new sales and service delivery model for its channel partners.
C Spire Taps NetCracker for Converged Billing
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
US wireless operator uses NetCracker to combine its prepaid and postpaid billing services into one platform.
Sckipio, iPhotonix Team on G.fast NFV
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership will enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio's G.fast solution.
Amino Acquires Cloud TV Player Booxmedia
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Acquisition intended to bolster Amino's TV Everywhere capabilities.
WIN Does 100G With Ekinops
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
WIN, the all-fiber Wisconsin Independent Network, has selected Ekinops for its first 100G deployment.
Alcatel-Lucent Unifies IP & Optical Networks
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Unifies service automation and real time network control with SDN.
Ciena Waveserver Targets Data Center Interconnect
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New Waveserver platform and Emulation Cloud prototyping environment are aimed at the unique infrastructure and IT requirements of web-scale companies.
MediaMelon Introduces New Streaming Approach
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
New video streaming technology reduces streaming bitrates by 30-45% while improving video playback quality.
ZCorum, Alianza Team on VoIP Solution
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Strategic partnership provides broadband operators with easy-to-manage, success-based next-gen VoIP solution.
Colt Adds Infinera to European Supercore
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
European operator deploys DTN-X to allow Instant Bandwidth capabilities for Colt customers, including carriers, cloud providers and enterprises.
Nokia Networks Unveils an LTE Network in a Box
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Ultra-compact LTE network for quick deployment to support first-responder communications in disaster areas.
Skyport Systems Delivers Secured Infrastructure to Protect Critical Applications
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
SkySecure addresses demand to make critical systems secure by default.
OIF Approves Transport SDN Framework
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Framework white paper follows 2014 prototype demonstration, identifies APIs for transport SDN.
Sprint, Google & 20 Others Join WBA
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Wireless Broadband Alliance signs up 22 new members to help drive growth of Hotspot 2.0 and other next-generation WiFi services.
Arista Networks Names New CFO
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Ita Brennan is ex-CFO at Infinera.
Sprint Takes Direct 2 You to More States
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint first to bring in-store, wireless Xperience to customers' homes, offices or other locations with Direct 2 You.
ECI Intros New 400G Flex Grid Blade
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
ECI introduces the Truly Elastic 400G Flex Grid Blade suited to service providers and data center operators. ECI’s 400G Blade will be showcased at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago and WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking in Nice in June.
Ruckus Boasts Launch of Hotspot 2.0, Release 2 Gear
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5/18/2015  |  1 comment
Latest news from Ruckus Wireless, from the WBA WiFi Global Congress in London, announcing the introduction of the industry's first commercially available products to be Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA), Passpoint™ certified, for Hotspot 2.0, Release 2.
Amdocs Expands Its Big Data Analytics Capabilities
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Amdocs introduces new big data actionable analytics for service providers' marketing, network and customer care operations.
Telefónica Uses Amdocs for Data Aggregation in Chile, Peru
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Spanish giant chooses Amdocs data management services for an operational data store solution at its operations in Chile and Peru.
Huawei, PLUMgrid Automate OpenStack for SDN, NFV
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
PLUMgrid and Huawei partner to deliver integrated and automated installation of PLUMgrid ONS through Compass.
Electric Lightwave Develops Managed Service With Ciena
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Powered by Ciena, Spectrum technology provides large enterprise, data center and content providers terabit-level network resources without the burdens of network management.
Telefónica Pumps $200M Into Innovation Fund
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Telefónica forms partnership with Coral Group to create investment platform.
Light Reading & SCTE Join Forces to Create Multimedia Cable Content
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
SCTE and Light Reading will work together to produce a wide range of multimedia content, including research reports, industry surveys, webinars, white papers, infographics and video series.
CenturyLink Expands Business Gig Service in 17 States
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is launching symmetrical 1 Gig service to about half-a-million SMBs in 17 states, including services in five new states.
Arista Reports $179M Quarterly Revenue
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Cloud networking adoption drives record revenue and non-GAAP operating income, the supplier says.
SCTE to Take On Cyberthreats at Cable-Tec Expo Symposium
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Two of the world’s foremost experts on cyber-threats will take the lead when the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and CableLabs host a ground-breaking Cybersecurity Symposium Oct. 13 in conjunction with SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®.
NetCracker Releases NFV Migration Platform
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
NetCracker 10 combines virtualization, cloud apps and analytics into one platform to help operators transition from their existing network infrastructure to virtualized networks and IT.
TSIC Connects With Netrality
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Wholesaler TeliaSonera International Carriers expands its fiber connectivity services in three US markets through Netrality Properties.
MEF Offers CE 2.0 Certification for 100G
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
The Metro Ethernet Forum today announced it is offering Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for network equipment delivering 100 gig services.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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