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Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.
Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
DOS Attack  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  3 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
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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  |  10 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.
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.'
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.
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefónica's IoT Lego.
Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  3 comments
Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.
Vantage Makes Cloud Connection With Zayo
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Vantage teams with transport network operator Zayo to provide cloud connections to its data centers.
Calient Chooses Euro Sales Partner
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales Force Europe will help optical circuit switch vendor tap into service provider and data center opportunities in Europe.
Huawei Plans Greater Procurement Spend in Europe
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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.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
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.
Infinera Looks to Rise Above Capex Concerns
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  1 comment
Infinera is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings this week, potentially free of the capex drag other vendors have noted.
ZTE Claims 400G Record
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor achieves single carrier 400G wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) signal transmission over 3000km.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
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.
Pacnet Picks BTI for Data Center Interconnection
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier uses BTI 7800 Series to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo at 200G per slot.
SDN Tests Go Swimmingly, Says OIF
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Interoperability testing among multiple carrier labs shows pre-standard SDN bear can meet most of the requirements for cloud-bursting.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
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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?
BT, ADVA Show Off Transport SDN
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Demonstration in Düsseldorf virtualizes the connectivity network and integrates it into a bandwidth-allocation application.
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.
Europe-India Cable Upgrades With Ciena
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
MTN Nigeria Deploys 100G With AlcaLu
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Network transformation will benefit a country with 275 mobile subscribers for every landline with an economy that relies on fast, dependable, high-capacity mobile broadband access.
TE SubCom Tapped for US-Brazil Cable
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor will build 10,556km submarine cable from Boca Raton, Fla. to Brazil, backed by Google and others.
Eurobites: WiFi's Lightbulb Moment
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Now Capex Crunch Hits Juniper
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2014  |  7 comments
Juniper's stock slides, and others go with it, as lower telco demand forces the IP networking vendor to cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.
Coriant Wins Deals in Brazil, Taiwan
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom and TIM Brasil join the Coriant club.
NEC Wins AAE-1 Subsea Extension Deal
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
NEC to build Hong Kong extension to the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 submarine cable system.
BT, Huawei Boast 3Tbit/s Transmission Trial
News Wire Feed  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Speed achieved over a fully managed core Flexgrid optical network.
The Promise of Next Generation Metro WDM Access
UBB Forum News  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendors and operators are working on a new optical transport standard for fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Eurobites: EC, China Close to Deal in 'State Subsidies' Dispute
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and BT claim 3 Tbit/s over fiber link; Orange considers IPO for Africa, Middle East units; tablets turf TV out of UK kids' bedrooms.
Ciena Wins AAG Subsea Deal
News Wire Feed  | 
10/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Trans-Pacific submarine cable consortium will deploy vendor's GeoMesh platform.
TIA Enlists Non-Telecom Leadership
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2014  |  2 comments
The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.
Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Integra Unveils Dedicated 100G Connections
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Express routes offer assurances of greater bandwidth and lower latency between several metro markets in the Western US.
MaxLinear to Acquire Physpeed
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Transaction accelerates entry into enterprise and infrastructure markets.
100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
Televõrgu Deploys ADVA's 100G Core
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Televõrgu deploys ADVA 100G core to connect Northern and Eastern European countries to Central Europe over a route running through the Baltic States and Poland.
Spirent Slammed by Slowdown
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2014  |  2 comments
Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.
Cisco Applies Analytics to IoT Video
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2014  |  1 comment
Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.
Capex Crunch Hits EZchip
News Analysis  | 
10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.
BTI Unveils New Ethernet Access Platform
News Wire Feed  | 
10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Adds BTI SA-805 service access platform for high-capacity Ethernet access.
RST Deploys Transmode's iWDM-PON Solution
News Wire Feed  | 
10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor's iAccess product supports North Carolina telco's ambition for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
Column  | 
10/3/2014  |  7 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
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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

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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

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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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

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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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