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Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues
CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  2 comments
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/29/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
Major Chinese Operators Choose Alcatel IP Router
News Wire Feed  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent awarded bids for its ground-breaking IP core router by China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile.
CenturyLink Upgrades IP Core With Alcatel
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink today announced an upgrade of its core IP network using Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS core routers.
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  4 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
Tata Launches Public-Private Cloud Connectivity Platform
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
New IZO offer includes public Internet connections with greater security and predictability, as well as private and dedicated cloud connections.
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray  | 
10/28/2014  |  4 comments
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column  | 
10/28/2014  |  11 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
Pics: Düsseldorf Delights for SDN Congress
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
OpenStack Specialist Mirantis Raises $100M
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Insight Venture Partners leads what Mirantis says is the largest ever Series B financing round in open source history.
Net Insight Seals €1.7M Deal With Rai Way
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Italian network services provider chooses Net Insight's transport solution for media, IP and broadcast networks.
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more jobs will go.
Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
Juniper Pummeled by Weak Carrier Demand
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  3 comments
Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  6 comments
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
Adtran Unveils Gigabit Access Router
News Wire Feed  | 
10/23/2014  |  Post a comment
NetVanta 56660 integrates Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities in a single box for service providers' enterprise Carrier Ethernet accounts.
Vantage Makes Cloud Connection With Zayo
News Wire Feed  | 
10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Vantage teams with transport network operator Zayo to provide cloud connections to its data centers.
Adtran Gets Its CE 2.0 Badge
News Wire Feed  | 
10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Expands applications beyond FTTH Gigabit broadband service aggregation to include business Ethernet and small cell backhaul markets.
Huawei Plans Greater Procurement Spend in Europe
News Wire Feed  | 
10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Expects to make direct purchases worth US$4.08 billion in Europe by 2015.
TeliaSonera IC Hooks Into Angola
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western Africa.
Suddenlink Picks NuTEQ for Call Routing & Management System
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Crosstel Call Routing Management System chosen by seventh-largest cable operator in US.
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  4 comments
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
WebNMS & VeEX Partner on Remote Ethernet Testing
News Wire Feed  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Multi-vendor network management provider and test solution company team to offer remote automated testing of end-to-end Carrier Ethernet services.
Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling
LRTV Custom TV  | 
10/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  5 comments
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Colt Preps Next-Gen OSS for NFV, SDN
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.
Meet The New IP Tee
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  2 comments
IP is the new black (T-shirt) -- find out how to get one of these for your own self.
ETSI Group to Tackle Thorny Operations Issues
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  4 comments
Today's white paper from 30 operators engaged in NFV effort spells out interoperability and operations challenges that must be tackled next.
Brocade, VMware Team on The New IP
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Brocade collaborates with VMware to support The New IP and advance adoption of the software-defined data center and network virtualization.
Operators Set Course for NFV's Future
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  1 comment
Thirty operators have authored a new white paper to help set the roadmap for the future of NFV developments.
Amdocs Offers OSS for New IP Networks
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Amdocs puts more network cloud offerings on the table.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
Setting the SDN Agenda
Shades of Ray  | 
10/14/2014  |  2 comments
The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?
Ericsson Demos NFV With NTT Docomo
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Ericsson successfully demonstrates proof of concept of NFV with NTT Docomo.
AlcaLu Losing Key NFV Exec
Shades of Ray  | 
10/14/2014  |  1 comment
Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.
Coriant Intros SDN, NFV Portfolio
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Coriant unveils its SDN and NFV capabilities plus a live service trial with a Tier 1 operator in Asia.
Will Apple Enable VoLTE for the iPad?
Jonestown  | 
10/13/2014  |  7 comments
The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.
KT Plans NFV Shift With AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2014  |  6 comments
South Korean operator works with Alcatel-Lucent to introduce virtualized functions into its 'Gigatopian' network.
Don't (White) Box Me In
Haiku  | 
10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Existential angst Weighs on the router giants. They fear the white box
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:12   |   (0) comments

At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:24   |   (0) comments

David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments

Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments

Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments

At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

10|31|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments

This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (1) comment

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments

SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

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Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

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Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments

In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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