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MEF Says CE Certification Up 350%
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
The Metro Ethernet Forum says the number of Carrier Ethernet Certified Engineers has risen by 350% in two years.
ECI Extends Elastic Vision to DCI
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
New ElastiCloud data center and cloud networking solution will be on display at NANOG, June 1-3 in San Francisco.
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
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5/26/2015  |  2 comments
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking software -- and even hardware.
A Tale of 2 Genbands
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5/26/2015  |  3 comments
The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.
100G: Ready for Prime Time
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5/26/2015  |  2 comments
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.
Wave Raises $130M for Gigabit Expansion
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5/22/2015  |  1 comment
Wave plans to bulk up on fiber in Washington, Oregon and California after raising $130 million in a corporate bond sale.
Brocade: IP Networking Up, But Storage Down
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Service provider and US federal customers drove increased year-over-year IP sales, Brocade says.
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.
OIF Releases Transport SDN Framework
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.
All-IP DT Could Drive Euro M&A, Say Analysts
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The German incumbent may be on the prowl for takeover opportunities in Europe if it can first offload T-Mobile US.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
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5/21/2015  |  5 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
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.
AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Focuses on Network
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Instead of competing for cloud services, AT&T is now leveraging NetBond to sell integrated access to hybrid clouds that is on-demand and secure.
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.
Ciena Surfs DCI Wave With New Platform
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5/20/2015  |  4 comments
Ciena adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  15 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
Arista Networks Names New CFO
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Ita Brennan is ex-CFO at Infinera.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Gig for SMBs
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5/18/2015  |  4 comments
On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  15 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.
North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
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5/15/2015  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
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.
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.
Clouditalia Puts Coriant 7090 to Work
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Italian service provider extends existing relationship with Coriant by using packet transport platform with MPLS-TP to deliver Gigabit Ethernet to SMBs.
Cisco Earnings: Carriers Cast Shadow Over Sunny Quarter
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.
EZchip Reports Q1 Growth
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
EZchip announces first quarter 2015 results; provides update on status of NPS adoption.
Study Shows Consumer Interest in Wired Solutions for Wireless Network Issues
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
MoCA/Parks Associates study shows consumer interest in wired solutions for wireless network issues.
Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network to Portland Businesses
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Ethernet services now available in growing business district attracting companies looking for unique office space and convenient access to downtown Portland.
Cisco Reports $12.1B Revenue for 3rd Quarter 2015
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Brags about wins at EE, AT&T and Telstra.
CEO Chat With Rod Naphan, Fujitsu Network Communications
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.
SwitchRay Offers PBX Fraud for Carriers
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
New fraud protection software helps stem revenue loss for service providers.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
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5/11/2015  |  3 comments
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.
TSIC Touches 62 North American Data Centers
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Wholesale operator TeliaSonera International Carrier has added 100 service provider customers in North American region over last 18 months.
NTT Supplies 100GE to Hetzner
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Data center operator Hetzner Online chooses NTT Communications as its first provider of 100 Gigabit Ethernet service for IP transit services.
The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
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5/8/2015  |  6 comments
What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?
Portugal Telecom Trials vCPE With NEC & NetCracker
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
vCPE trial shows new revenue opportunities and reduced costs for personalized broadband services.
SDN Startup CloudGenix Raises $25M
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Investment led by Bain Capital Ventures.
The Need for Speed
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5/8/2015  |  2 comments
How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
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5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Getting Nitty-Gritty on Carrier Ethernet
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
A featured workshop at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event will dig deep into the details of Carrier Ethernet's evolving role in the cloud era.
The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
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5/7/2015  |  8 comments
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.
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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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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
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My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
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