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The Case for Flexibility Beyond 100G
Valley Wonk  | 
5/15/2013  |  3 comments
Comcast joins Google in asking for a flexible-rate optical standard, rather than 400G or terabit, but that's easier said than done
Virtualization Takes the Stage at Interop
Valley Wonk  | 
5/7/2013  |  2 comments
Cisco, Juniper and other more traditional Interop speakers might get overshadowed by the forces of virtualization
SDN Still Needs a Gathering Like ONS
Valley Wonk  | 
4/19/2013  |  3 comments
The Open Networking Summit has climbed the hype curve, but the conference should cling to its roots as a techie discussion forum for software-defined networking
What OpenDaylight Really Wants to Do
Valley Wonk  | 
4/16/2013  |  1 comment
The coalition's chairman says all these companies plan to further the SDN cause and don't have a 'nefarious' angle
Cisco Sees Daylight for SDN
Valley Wonk  | 
4/1/2013  |  2 comments
Big vendors are reportedly banding together to unify SDN's approach but is it more about steering the conversation?
Coherent Turns 5
Valley Wonk  | 
3/14/2013  |  4 comments
Forget Pi Day. Let's talk about optical milestones and the legacy of Nortel
Silicon Valley's SDN-Fest Returns
Valley Wonk  | 
3/5/2013  |  Post a comment
The Open Networking Summit has been the SDN place to be seen, but it's always a challenge for a conference to stay cool while growing
Juniper Isn't So Secure in the Enterprise
Valley Wonk  | 
2/27/2013  |  5 comments
A rumor that Juniper tried to sell off some enterprise assets isn't all that surprising
Users Want 'Open' SDN Done Right
Valley Wonk  | 
2/14/2013  |  3 comments
'Open' isn't open enough. The Open Networking User Group wants to make sure that as SDN evolves, it doesn't trigger some old traps
Metcalfe Gets Into Parc Party Mode
Valley Wonk  | 
2/12/2013  |  Post a comment
Bob Metcalfe didn't get asked to be on the cake and ice cream committee, but he'll help discuss innovation when Ethernet's birthday comes around in May
Tellabs vs. Sycamore
Valley Wonk  | 
2/1/2013  |  4 comments
What do Tellabs and Sycamore have in common? One less thing, as of Friday
Cisco's Farewell to Consumers
Valley Wonk  | 
1/25/2013  |  5 comments
Linksys was the last soldier standing in Cisco's fight to catch a consumer electronics transition
Silicon Photonics Prep for 100G Arrival
Valley Wonk  | 
1/24/2013  |  1 comment
Intel is grabbing 100G headlines, but it's still not time for optical suppliers to push the panic button
Cisco's Elfrink Gets $1M Bonus
Valley Wonk  | 
1/9/2013  |  2 comments
11:00 AM That's provided the chief globalisation officer sticks around after his move to the US -- which sounds doable
Spare a Dime for Analog?
Valley Wonk  | 
1/4/2013  |  1 comment
4:45 PM Sanjay Jha (formerly) of Motorola sees 4G gold in LTE-Advanced, but getting startups in on the game won't be so easy
Where SDN Is Going Next
Valley Wonk  | 
12/21/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Well, it seems to be going everywhere, but here are some guesses as to what might come of that
Juniper Cracking SDN Open
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12/13/2012  |  Post a comment
5:00 AM The $176M acquisition of startup Contrail looks like an attempt to create an open-source movement in software-defined networking
Photos: Broadcom's CES Preview
Valley Wonk  | 
12/12/2012  |  Post a comment
1:35 PM From an 18th-story San Francisco office, Broadcom shared its ideas for a wireless near-future
Buying Into the New Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
12/11/2012  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM For all the talk of a software-and-services makeover, Cisco might not be ready to let the switch/router market fall prey to SDN
SDN & the Commodity Question
Valley Wonk  | 
11/14/2012  |  9 comments
6:00 PM Software-defined networking won't eradicate Cisco or Juniper. At least not right away
SDN's Pragmatic Side
Valley Wonk  | 
10/26/2012  |  1 comment
3:35 PM Far from the years-away talk of network programmability, a couple of TelcoTV panelists discuss what SDN can do for them now
Infinera Has Tier 1 News (Soon)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/25/2012  |  21 comments
8:30 AM The company talked about this big North American customer. The deal finally happened, and there aren't many guesses as to who it is
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/23/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Kicking off a series of blogs about the 2012 Leading Lights awards, here's the reasoning for the six telecom product finalists we picked
How EMC Could Declare War on Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
10/5/2012  |  8 comments
5:50 PM There's no sign it would actually happen, but one analysis of EMC buying Juniper brings up some interesting ideas
Brocade Finds Another Use for Routers
Valley Wonk  | 
9/12/2012  |  1 comment
4:00 PM Analytics are another function that routers can absorb, depending on what you mean by 'analytics'
Verizon's Elby Leads LR Voting
Valley Wonk  | 
8/3/2012  |  4 comments
4:45 PM In our informal poll for the LR Hall of Fame, Qualcomm's founder was a favorite. But he's getting outbid
Where VMware Is Outdoing Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
7/30/2012  |  5 comments
1:00 AM Cisco rightly prides itself on leading the way through market transitions. But what about the one that's happening now?
White House Joins SDN Bandwagon
Valley Wonk  | 
6/13/2012  |  3 comments
8:00 PM Soon, the entire national press corps will be talking SDN. (Yeah, right)
Familiar Signs of a Bubble
Valley Wonk  | 
6/7/2012  |  6 comments
10:15 AM It's another social-media IPO, except that people love this one
What's the Holdup With Cisco & SDN?
Valley Wonk  | 
5/31/2012  |  4 comments
11:15 AM Cisco does take software-defined networking seriously, and that's supposedly why it's waiting two more weeks to explain its plans
OpenFlow's Optical Connection
Valley Wonk  | 
4/18/2012  |  5 comments
11:25 AM The guys who live down at Layer 1 are cheering for software defined networking more fiercely than you might realize
Optical Mergers Get Tougher From Here
Valley Wonk  | 
3/30/2012  |  2 comments
5:25 AM Mergers like Oclaro/Opnext do help, but the really big moves in optical components will have to be made by outsiders
OFC/NFOEC 2012: Yet More Photos
Valley Wonk  | 
3/12/2012  |  27 comments
3:00 PM An editor's-eye view of the big optical show during its last visit to LA (for now)
Still Waiting for Optical Consolidation
Valley Wonk  | 
3/7/2012  |  5 comments
2:30 PM -- Don't bother stopping us. You've heard this one before
Should Cisco Buy NSN?
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  7 comments
5:55 PM The optical division, not all of NSN. But even that might be a stretch
Eric Schmidt's Sunny World
Valley Wonk  | 
2/29/2012  |  6 comments
2:00 AM Sure, maybe it's true that connectivity can bring peace, love and harmony – but enough, already
Timing the Terabit Standard
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2/24/2012  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM Even though terabit work is already underway, it might not be too early to start worrying
Cisco's Half-Empty Glass
Valley Wonk  | 
2/10/2012  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Everyone sure sounded happy on Cisco's earnings call, but there's plenty to be worried about
OpenFlow Doesn't Always Mean Commodity
Valley Wonk  | 
2/8/2012  |  1 comment
9:15 AM That's what premium chipmakers are going to argue, and they might have a point
It's Open Season for OpenFlow
Valley Wonk  | 
2/6/2012  |  Post a comment
Tired of hearing about software-defined networking? Too bad
Cisco Finally Drops ūmi
Valley Wonk  | 
1/4/2012  |  8 comments
3:30 PM If the beloved Flip had to go, then the less-beloved ūmi wasn't going to be long for this world
Why Boards & Councils Failed Cisco
Valley Wonk  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM A lot of people thought Cisco's new-age structure was dumb, but suppose it wasn't. What went wrong? It all comes down to the boss man
The Fabless Tab
Valley Wonk  | 
12/16/2011  |  2 comments
5:15 PM It was right for chip startups to stop owning manufacturing, but somehow that added up to a wrong turn
Ciena Lets You Spy on SC11
Valley Wonk  | 
11/17/2011  |  5 comments
5:15 AM Hey, there are worse ways to spend a coffee break
ITU-T Makes an MPLS-TP Statement
Valley Wonk  | 
11/15/2011  |  6 comments
3:25 PM Exactly what this means for the potentially split MPLS-TP standard isn't that clear, though
Extreme vs. Arista
Valley Wonk  | 
11/14/2011  |  7 comments
4:20 PM Techy stats are nice, but they don't get you profiled in The New York Times
Ciena Goes Terabit
Valley Wonk  | 
10/31/2011  |  29 comments
11:00 AM Running 1Tbit/s isn't pretty yet, and that's part of the fun
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Valley Wonk  | 
10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM Our pick of the litter: products that tap some big telecom themes and open up some intriguing possibilities
Leading Lights Finalists: Deal Maker
Valley Wonk  | 
10/14/2011  |  Post a comment
6:45 AM Our reasons for picking the deal maker contenders in a big year for mergers and company transformations
Leading Lights Non-Finalists: Deal Maker
Valley Wonk  | 
10/4/2011  |  2 comments
8:05 AM Why a few juicy possibilities didn't make the cut
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