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Nutanix IPO Blesses Hyperconverged Data Centers
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Nutanix IPO trades at $33.74 midway through its IPO day Friday, more than double the $16 initial price.
Silicon Shake-Up? Qualcomm & NXP Said to Talk $30B M&A
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9/30/2016  |  1 comment
Qualcomm is reportedly eyeing the biggest M&A deal in the chip market since SoftBank bought ARM.
Gigabites: D3.1 in 'Hundreds' of Homes
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9/30/2016  |  1 comment
Early Comcast deployments have put DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit services in 'hundreds of homes,' but the transition to the next-gen technology isn't easy.
Will SD-WANs Buck Past Trends?
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9/30/2016  |  2 comments
Service providers are jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon but are they ready to put MPLS revenues as risk?
Telefónica Scraps Telxius Sale Plans
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator's efforts to reduce its debt load have taken a further blow.
Eurobites: BT Italia Suspends Key Execs – Report
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9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: another day, another automotive-telecom alliance; Salesforce wants EU to probe Microsoft/LinkedIn deal; Brexit doesn't mean Brexit.
Google Expands for Global Cloud Domination
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Adds eight new regions, 1,000 new people and a silly rebranding.
Microsoft Bets Big on AI Future
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Launches a 5,000-person business unit focused on AI with Microsoft Research veteran Harry Shunn at the helm.
Vote Delay Sparks Set-Top Fray
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
The delay of the FCC's vote on the Set-Top Box Order was a surprise even to some Commissioners.
Nokia Amps Cloud Core for Private LTE
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia anticipates private LTE networks getting bigger with its updated Cloud Packet Core system.
EarthLink Jumps on SD-WAN Trend
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
EarthLink is aiming to help business customers optimize their networks and improve customer experience with SD-WAN.
Hey Euro Politicos – Don't Forget Cable!
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Is cable technology being overlooked by fiber-obsessed European regulators?
Eurobites: Fate of User Data Could Scupper Future M&A
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9/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IT bosses see the point of open networking; O2 chooses Netcracker for billing; CityFibre finds Manchester partner; Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud.
Xtera Slashes Headcount as Liquidity Crunch Intensifies, Say Sources
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9/29/2016  |  2 comments
Optical vendor's liquidity crisis has forced it to make major cuts in its workforce, according to Light Reading sources.
Tencent Uses OpenDaylight for Critical Issues
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese cloud giant already leveraging OpenDaylight controllers in multiple ways, including DCI and virtual firewall scaling.
Hitron Intros Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS CPE specialist Hitron Americans Technologies has introduced a handheld spectrum analysis meter for cable network installers and technicians.
Telcos Need App Partners to Make Edge Profitable
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9/28/2016  |  3 comments
A leading professor from Carnegie Mellon University thinks telcos could lose an infrastructure battle with web-scale players unless they can attract app developers to edge computing.
Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
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9/28/2016  |  5 comments
Company's modeling shows it will need 80% more network capacity for data than it has today, enterprise exec tells ODL Summit.
Eurobites: Germany Gets Tough on Facebook's Data Grab
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva revenues up; Nokia helps French UBB program; Ericsson updates analytics; Vodafone UK tops mobile complaints table.
Avi Bridges the Enterprise Multi-Cloud
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Helps enterprise apps scale, load-balance and achieve cloud vendor independence.
TiVo's Got 4K for Cable & More
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
TiVo's software is giving pay-TV providers a lot of hardware options.
Sonus Snaps Up Taqua for $20M
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9/28/2016  |  2 comments
Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.
ODL: Open Source Hastens Software Usability
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9/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Advocates claim open source process is bringing users and developers closer together and that interaction speeds usability for software.
AT&T's Rice: Stamp Out NFV 'Snowflakes'
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9/27/2016  |  1 comment
VNFs cannot be unique, they need to be more like – you guessed it – Lego blocks, AT&T Labs exec tells ODL Summit.
India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
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9/27/2016  |  2 comments
Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.
Eurobites: Nokia & Friends Rev 5G Engines
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9/27/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange invests in Israeli security startup; ETNO reaffirms support of ICANN proposals; 3 pushes for BT/Openreach separation.
Salesforce Adds Einstein AI to Commerce Cloud
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9/27/2016  |  2 comments
Relaunching the e-commerce cloud following acquisition of Demandware in June.
Comcast Moves Toward Hybrid Pay-TV Apps
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9/27/2016  |  1 comment
As the TV app era begins, operators have to consider the merits of HTML5 and native app platforms. Comcast is developing its own hybrid approach.
ARM Intros New Coherent Backplane
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9/27/2016  |  1 comment
ARM has introduced its third-generation backplane in support of its ARMv8 architecture, designed to provide the performance demanded by next-generation applications, including virtual reality and autonomous vehicles.
Orange Business Services Adds Muscle to the New IP Agency
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9/26/2016  |  Post a comment
The service provider adds enterprise services muscle to NIA's mission of providing real-world testing for network virtualization.
Mellanox, Intel & the Data Center Bottleneck
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9/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Intel and Mellanox are both making gradual progress in their race to unclog a bottleneck that arises when scaling computer networks up to massive numbers of nodes or processors.
Casa Joins Virtual CCAP Parade
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9/26/2016  |  1 comment
Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.
Nokia Debuts Virtualized Cable Access Platform
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9/26/2016  |  1 comment
The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.
Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Juniper for Network Security
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9/26/2016  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit the road.
OPNFV Heads Down Colorado Trail
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9/26/2016  |  2 comments
Third release enhances features, boosts security and positions OPNFV for upcoming open source MANO activity.
Espial Upgrades as TV Battle Lines Are Drawn
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9/26/2016  |  2 comments
With a new hosted solution and approximately 10 million pay-TV customers, Espial is a challenger to watch in the TV software market.
Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
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9/23/2016  |  2 comments
It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.
Gigabites: Arris Bulks Up on Gigabit Gateways
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9/23/2016  |  1 comment
Arris is launching a new gigabit gateway that includes a dedicated video SSID for wireless video streaming.
Twitter Soars on Takeover Rumors – Reports
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9/23/2016  |  2 comments
Tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Verizon said to be among potential suitors.
Eurobites: BT Seeks Control of YouView Remote
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9/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.
Tiny Module Might Accelerate Jump to 100G/400G in Data Centers
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9/23/2016  |  2 comments
A novel optics-aligning module promises to make silicon photonics for 100G/400G networking significantly easier to implement, which would be a tremendous boon for data center operators.
Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!
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9/22/2016  |  10 comments
A bullish Fran Shammo talks 5G at Goldman Sachs.
Cisco, Salesforce Team Up on Workforce Productivity
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9/22/2016  |  1 comment
Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.
Verizon Eyeing Video Startup Vessel – Report
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9/22/2016  |  2 comments
If Verizon buys video startup Vessel as reported, it would add to other major digital media acquisitions by the telco, including AOL and Yahoo.
Wedge Adds AI for Better Malware Blocking
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9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
New product, first in a series, uses Cylance's Artificial Intelligence to block more threats at the network layer.
Digital Realty Targets Equinix With Service Exchange
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9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center player jumps into booming market for hybrid cloud connections with what it believes is a better exchange.
NFV: Driving Toward Openness
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9/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.
Eurobites: Ericsson to Close Remaining Swedish Plants – Report
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9/22/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems helps connect Daimler; SAP does IoT deal with Bosch; EU backtracks on roam-like-you're-at-home; Nokia aims for AlcaLu squeeze-out.
Huawei, Nokia Land Initial G.fast Deals at BT's Openreach
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9/22/2016  |  1 comment
UK operator is expanding its G.fast trials and sourcing production systems from two suppliers, Huawei and Nokia, leaving Adtran out in the cold.
Telcos Give Vent to Edge-Computing Anxiety
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9/22/2016  |  3 comments
Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.
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CenturyLink: SD-WAN Customers Looking for Value Not Cost Savings

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At NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak told Light Reading that when customers launch SD-WAN, they aren't necessary looking to save money, but instead they are looking for more value from what they're spending. He also shared some unique case studies and lessons learned from launching SD-WAN services.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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Introducing IoT World News

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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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