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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/9/2015
Following a bountiful holiday season that included a contract win from an existing customer and new debt funding, Cyan this week raised its outlook for fourth-quarter ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/7/2015
Consolidation in the US competitive carrier space is so common, it sometimes escapes notice when a merger is about more than just the consolidation of two businesses.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/29/2014
Metro 100G data center interconnection deployments are expected to be the talk of the optical sector in 2015, but the rumor mill is getting a little bit of a head start.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/26/2014
This year saw the usual parade of folly, with corporate executives and government officials in clown shoes stumbling from one error to the next.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/24/2014
A year ago, the optical sector -- for better or worse -- seemed relatively free of the hype surrounding SDN and NFV. The primary owners of optical infrastructure were ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 12/22/2014
Verizon has made good on its previously stated plan to use 200G optical wavelengths in its network before the end of 2014.
By Robert Clark, 12/22/2014
Telstra has emerged as the latest potential savior for Hong Kong-based regional network operator Pacnet, with Australian incumbent having confirmed a Bloomberg report ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/19/2014
The OpenDaylight Project Technical Steering Committee has set up an official security response team following disclosure of a serious vulnerability in the open source ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/12/2014
The abrupt change of leadership at the top of Windstream appears to be a response to the recent financial struggles of a company that seemed determined to innovate ...
By Robert Clark, 12/12/2014
Japanese enterprise services specialist KVH has expanded its Ethernet-based data center interconnect service to other APAC markets in an effort to attract customers ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/11/2014
Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal has torn into rival Cisco, calling an intellectual property lawsuit against Arista a "smear campaign" but conceding one accusation.
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Chinese vendor expands its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office ...
T-Systems Looks to Restructuring for Recovery
Iain Morris, , 1/20/2015
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Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/20/2015
Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of ...
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/26/2014
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
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TSIC, 365 Partner on Tier 2 US Data Center Connections
Monday, January 19, 2015
EdgeConneX Chooses Zayo for Connectivity
Monday, January 19, 2015
Juniper Taps Jonathan Davidson to Head Development
Friday, January 16, 2015
Infinera Announces New Sales Execs
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Integra Creates New Business Units
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Windstream Taps Cyan for 100G Upgrade
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Plexxi Introduces SDN Starter Kits
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
MRV Names Bonney President, CEO
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Who Does What: SDN Controllers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 12/5/2014
SDN is one of the technologies that all the vendors are talking about, but which ...
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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