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ADTRAN Reports Q4 Loss
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
ADTRAN reported revenues of $126.5 million and a net loss of $11.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.
The Cumulus Networks Success Story
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Cumulus Networks helps organizations of all sizes and across all verticals to adopt web-scale networking technologies simply and affordably.
China Mobile Completes vCPE Test with NXP
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
NXP's vCPE solution successfully completed a China Mobile Communications networking trial.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
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1/16/2018  |  3 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
Automation: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
ZTE Unveils Its 5G Core System
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
ZTE has unveiled its 5G core product, Cloud ServCore, which is based on the Service-Based Architecture (SBA) that is compliant with the 3GPP R15 standard.
MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2018  |  16 comments
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Ethernet Alliance Hails Arrival of 200G & 400G
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
IEEE 802.3bs, the standard for 200G and 400G Ethernet, arrives.
CenturyLink Appoints 2 New Senior Execs
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1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has appointed executive VPs for Marketing and Product Management, both of whom will report to COO Jeff Storey.
The Legacy of Legacy
Rewired  | 
12/27/2017  |  13 comments
Legacy business services aren't that easily shed when customers resist change but service providers need to find a more aggressive path forward.
Mobile Workforce & IT Driving Hosted VoIP Adoption – CenturyLink Survey
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12/26/2017  |  Post a comment
As more companies migrate to the cloud, CenturyLink's Eric Nowak says businesses are deploying VoIP to enable the use of more collaborative applications such as Skype, Spark and other integrated applications.
Nokia Routers Take a Step Toward 'Petabit' Age
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12/22/2017  |  1 comment
Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players – a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.
What Cable's Ethernet Gains Mean
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.
Moffett: Business Market Price Wars Coming
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
In this interview, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett warns that cable operators may soon feel the effects of price deflation in the commercial services market.
Huawei Passes EANTC's SD-WAN Tests
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's SD-WAN technology has passed a series of tests conducted by the respected and independent European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC).
Broadcom Ups Its Game in Ethernet Switching
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12/19/2017  |  3 comments
The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.
Zain Upgrades With Cisco
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Zain has deployed Cisco's next-generation IP/MPLS gear to introduce segment routing and lay the ground for network automation.
Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.
Spectrum Enterprise Bets on SD-WAN
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi, group VP of data and cloud products at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise, sees a big market for MSO's new hybrid SD-WAN service.
Arris Charges Into Enterprise Sector
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the closing of its $800 million purchase of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch, Arris has created a new enterprise networks unit to focus on the growing wireless LAN and Ethernet switching markets.
Ribbon Cuts Ties With Ray Dolan, Names New CEO
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12/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ribbon, the newly named mash-up of Sonus and Genband, cuts ties with ex-Sonus boss Dolan and names Fritz Hobbs its new president and CEO.
CenturyLink Survey: Bloom Not Yet Off MPLS Rose
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but it's being used for managing the combination of MPLS and broadband, as companies seek more bandwidth to the cloud.
ADVA on Optical's Critical Role in 5G
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
With MRV on board to further boost its optical portfolio, its Ensemble virtualization business growing and its synchronization smarts in focus, ADVA can offer the foundations for a successful 5G network rollout, explains the company's Senior VP of Marketing and Investor Relations, Stephan Rettenberger.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  3 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
Comcast Business Network Investments in Pa., N.J.
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12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Expansion of its fiber-based network in Chambersburg and Ethernet network in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Orange Capex to Peak at €7.4B in 2018
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12/7/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says capital expenditure will reach a peak next year before starting to decline in 2019.
Barefoot Networks Launches Deep Insight
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12/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Barefoot Deep Insight software analyzes and pinpoints myriad conditions that can impede packet flow, and does so in real time and at line-rate.
Telecom Industry Falling Short on 5G Architecture Challenges – HR Analyst
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12/6/2017  |  2 comments
Operators may have to look beyond traditional standards bodies and vendors for answers to questions about 5G system architecture.
Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
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12/6/2017  |  1 comment
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
6WIND Extends Brocade vRouter Replacement Program
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Customers seeking an alternative to Brocade's Vyatta vRouter can transition to 6WIND's Turbo Router and receive immediate support.
Next-Gen Services Need Customer Control
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Panel at Future of Cable Business Services event says putting the customer in charge requires automation to create simple but powerful interfaces.
So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/3/2017  |  1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
Epsilon: Future Wholesale Markets Need Better APIs
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12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
100GbE in Action & More at MEF17
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11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/30/2017 – Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson and John Hawkins, Ciena's resident Ethernet expert, discuss innovations, proof of concepts and how enhancements to Ciena's packet portfolio allows service providers to cost-effectively expand and scale their Ethernet Business Service offerings up to 10GbE and 100GbE for new and broader revenue streams.
DT 'Cost Lag' Could Overshadow Transformation Agenda
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11/30/2017  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom says that spending on 'transformation' is impeding its efforts to reduce costs outside the US.
Will SD-WANs Spark Cable Competition?
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11/30/2017  |  5 comments
HR's Alan Breznick says new SD-WAN services could be a game-changer in letting cable extend service reach, which could spark sector competition.
Update: Nokia Denies Reports of Juniper Deal
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11/29/2017  |  13 comments
Less than two years after swallowing Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is reportedly preparing a $16 billion bid to net Juniper.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
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11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
AT&T: Flexware-Based SD-WAN to Marry Network, Edge Smarts
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.
Ericsson Hypes 5G After Telcos Slam 5G Hype
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11/28/2017  |  11 comments
The latest mobility report from the Swedish equipment supplier predicts there will be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 but does little to answer the burning telco questions.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
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11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
MEF CTO: Standards Pace Accelerating
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11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
Morris Lore  | 
11/21/2017  |  17 comments
While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.
BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.
DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.
Cisco Boosted by Rosier Outlook
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11/16/2017  |  4 comments
Shares in vendor giant get a boost as the company forecasts sales growth next quarter.
Verizon Betting on Wholesale SD-WAN
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11/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operator thinks many fellow operators will prefer to outsource their SD-WAN strategies and says it can scale to meet that demand.
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