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Key developments in the Carrier Ethernet and IP/routing infrastructure and services sectors.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/14/2017
Seeking to move aggressively into the enterprise sector, Arris has set up a new division incorporating the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch businesses that it bought ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
Ribbon, the company created last month from a merger between Sonus and Genband, has named Fritz Hobbs as its new president and CEO following the resignation of Ray ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/14/2017
A new survey of IT professionals, conducted for CenturyLink, shows businesses are still very interested in using MPLS, even as they add software-defined WANs to the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/12/2017
It's that festive time of year when the soothsayers and prognosticators peer into their virtual reality glasses and summon up visions of the near future.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/7/2017
Orange plans to increase spending to a peak of €7.4 billion (US$8.7 billion) next year as it continues to invest in the deployment of higher-speed networks.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/6/2017
PRAGUE -- 2020 Vision Executive Summit -- Some of the world's biggest operators are now gearing up for initial launches of 5G new radio technology in 2018. But there ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/6/2017
The road to automation is paved with data collection points, and Viavi aims to unify the information they amass on a single network management platform.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/5/2017
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services -- SD-WAN services are just the tip of the spear of a new generation of business services that will need to be flexible, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/3/2017
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider Interoute is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2017
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/30/2017
Deutsche Telekom is struggling to reduce costs in some of its core business areas because of higher-than-planned spending on cloud and digital transformation, Light ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/30/2017
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services --- Cable's recent entry into software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) services could be a real game-changer in more ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/29/2017
UPDATE: Nokia's press office has issued a formal denial of a CNBC report that it is negotiating a possible $16 billion acquisition of Juniper.
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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
Kubernetes Advances Windows Support
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
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Disney Buys Video Assets From 21st Century Fox for $52.4B
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
Disney is upping its streaming video game with its deal with 21st Century Fox.
Survey: What IT Professionals Want (Security, QoS, Reliability)
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
CenturyLink's survey also asked IT professionals about SD-WAN, Ethernet and MPLS.
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
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