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VMware Seeks Cloud Dominance by Building Bridges
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2016  |  1 comment
New platform and orchestration tools are designed to let enterprises and service providers bridge public, private and hybrid clouds, including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
VMware Launches Cross-Cloud Architecture for Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Designed to make it easier to run software defined data center clouds by enabling customers to manage, govern and secure applications running across public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud.
Is There No Stopping Huawei?
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  6 comments
The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.
Brocade Revenue Climbs on Ruckus Acquisition, But Earnings Fall Hard
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  Post a comment
'Healthy product demand' for Ruckus's wares sent revenue up, but it wasn't enough to offset slumps elsewhere.
Brocade Teases Big September Router Launch
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  1 comment
A new router based on the Broadcomm Jericho switch is designed for big enterprise and service provider networks.
Brocade Reports $591M 3Q Revenue Up 7% YoY
News Wire Feed  | 
8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Ruckus Wireless acquisition helps drive growth.
ZTE Gains Ground on Ericsson, Nokia in H1
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.
Tybee Island, Ga., Deploys Adtran's ProCloud
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8/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Tybee Island, Ga., is using ADTRAN's ProCloud Subscription Services to bundle enterprise network infrastructure and cloud-managed services and offer them as a simple monthly expense for businesses in its market.
Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  2 comments
Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?
Arista Banned From Importing Products – Cisco
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  6 comments
Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.
Adtran Adds Control & Orchestration to Mosaic
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Adtran's Mosaic Cloud Platform adds control and orchestration capabilities to its Mosaic SD-Access platform so that service providers can orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the entire network.
NTT America Rides Channel Down Market
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  3 comments
Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.
Adtran Brings Mosaic Architecture to Life With Cloud Platform
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8/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Adtran's new Mosaic Cloud Platform provides control and orchestration capabilities for its Mosaic Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture.
Arista Expands to Next-Generation Telemetry
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8/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Adding real-time telemetry to improve network resilience.
Arista Launches Real-Time Telemetry for Cloud Networks
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Joins a field of vendors looking to automate network management in real time.
Kontena Launches Container Platform, Banks Seed Funding
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8/23/2016  |  Post a comment
The container platform is intended to provide an easier alternative to the likes of Docker, Kubernetes and Heroku.
PLUMgrid Launches CloudSecure to Secure Containers, OpenStack Clouds
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8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The software is designed to provide segmentation, multi-tenancy, security and analytics.
Cisco Developing 'Monica' Digital Assistant
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  19 comments
Monica is a digital assistant like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, but built for business.
Charter Surges in Ethernet Services
News Wire Feed  | 
8/19/2016  |  1 comment
Charter surges ahead of Verizon into third position due to its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
DT, SK Telecom Plot 'Global' 5G Trials
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.
DT, SK Telecom to Trial 'Transcontinental' 5G Network
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8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom are extending their 5G collaboration.
Open Source Adoption by Telcos
UBB Flash Poll  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
To what extent are open source developments being embraced by telcos in their next gen network strategies?
AT&T: What Is 'Open Source,' Anyway?
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  3 comments
The company has defined three 'key characteristics' to make sure open source software lives up to the label.
US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
Upskill U on Open Source & White Box Networks With LinkedIn
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/18/2016  |  3 comments
At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.
Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2016  |  3 comments
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
Cisco Throws 5,500 Overboard on Cruise to Richer Waters
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  8 comments
Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.
Cisco Laying Off 5,500 on Flat 2016 Revenue
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco today reported fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended July 30, 2016.
Router Startup Redux
Haiku  | 
8/17/2016  |  1 comment
A router startup
Seems ambitious, even in
An SDN world
Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.
What People Don't Get About Open Source
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/17/2016  |  1 comment
Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?
RAD Highlights Investment Drivers for Power Utility Comms
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8/17/2016  |  Post a comment
A survey commissioned by RAD unveils the key investment drivers for US power utility communications networks, including cybersecurity challenges and NIRC-CIP compliance.
Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  1 comment
World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.
128T Aims to Displace SD-WANs
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2016  |  5 comments
Startup moves out of stealth mode with a new approach called Secure Vector Routing, built by a team of Acme Packet veterans.
5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore  | 
8/16/2016  |  9 comments
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Eurobites: BT Attacks 'Orwellian' Rivals
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.
Verizon, SK Telecom Extend 5G Partnership
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8/16/2016  |  10 comments
US and South Korean operators flag new alliance aimed at accelerating the development of 5G technology.
Telstra Adds New PoPs to Its Global Network
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8/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Telstra reinforces network leadership position in Asia-Pacific.
Workday Partners With IBM on Cloud
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8/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Workday will use the IBM Cloud for development and testing in a multi-year pact.
ZeroStack Partners With Dell, HPE on Cloud Appliance
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8/15/2016  |  Post a comment
ZeroStack's cloud platform software will be available on hyperconverged hardware from Dell and HPE.
Cloud Lifts Rodan + Fields Towards $1B Revenue
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8/15/2016  |  5 comments
The consumer package goods company relies on the cloud to support its direct sales business model.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
Slide Shows  | 
8/15/2016  |  2 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Workday Signs With IBM for Cloud Hosting
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The deal starts with development and testing, with plans to expand to other business functions in the future.
CSPs Shift SMB Mindset From Capex to Opex
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2016  |  1 comment
Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.
Rackspace Expands Multi-Cloud Security to Microsoft Azure
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8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Now covers Azure, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace's own dedicated and virtualized environments.
Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.
Eurobites: 3 Group Europe Revenues Slip in H1
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NTT expands IP network with German PoPs; OTE sees mobile revenues slide in H1; BT not out of woods yet on Openreach.
Mirantis Charts Course Far Beyond OpenStack
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  3 comments
Leveraging Kubernetes, Mirantis has an ambitious plan to pivot its business model to deliver a broad array of services.
China-EU Telecom Compact Stalls
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2016  |  1 comment
A deal that would have given the EU better access to Chinese markets appears to have run aground.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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