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By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/22/2014
Infinera's third quarter earnings managed to clear the carrier capex hurdles that have recently entangled other vendors, as this afternoon the vendor posted revenue ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/22/2014
Despite significant new activity this fall on the NFV specification front, two industry analysts who closely follow network functions virtualization are warning that ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/21/2014
Normally, hitting big numbers in Las Vegas is a gambler's dream, but CenturyLink isn't gambling in signing a data center partnership with Switch SUPERNAP that will ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/20/2014
For once, Infinera isn't being chastised for its failure to win a contract with AT&T or Verizon.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2014
The testing of prototype SDN gear in carrier labs shows that interoperable SDN is approaching commercialization, according to one official involved.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/8/2014
Dell's open networking strategy is starting to pay dividends. The company today announced software-as-a-service provider Medallia as the first customer of its open ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/8/2014
Cyan today announced that its Blue Planet SDN orchestration system will now support the most widely used Cisco and Juniper routers, giving service providers a single ...
By Simon Sherrington, 10/7/2014
The market for packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) has grown rapidly, and shows no likelihood of slowing substantially in the coming years.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/6/2014
Network processor developer EZchip saw its stock value decline more than 10% in midday trading today, as it became the latest vendor to warn of lower revenue in its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2014
Global Capacity announced two more deals on Monday: one that expands its service footprint in rural areas and another landing a major customer, as the US wholesale ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2014
Tower Cloud, whose fiber network in the southeastern US was built for mobile backhaul, is now getting into business services. The company announced Monday its first ...
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Poll: NFV Bang for the Buck
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 10/21/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is set to revolutionize many aspects of ...
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Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/21/2014
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed ...
Kroes Decries Divided Europe
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/22/2014
Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, ...
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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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 ...
Verizon Brings Thunder to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/12/2014
Verizon is looking to appeal to enterprise customers by marrying cloud elasticity ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

10|22|14   |   6:51   |   (0) comments


Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

10|21|14   |   10:15   |   (0) comments


SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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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.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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