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Elizabeth Miller Coyne Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
9/23/2016  
Software-defined networking used to be a term with specific meaning, but now "thanks to our friends in marketing," it's "a completely meaningless term," says Huawei's David Lenrow.
Mari Silbey Gigabites: Arris Bulks Up on Gigabit Gateways
Mari Silbey  
9/23/2016  
It's Friday! In today's roundup of gigabit news, Arris expands its gigabit gateway line, AT&T sues Nashville over a new Google-friendly law, Ting adds to its list of gigabit cities and more.
Iain Morris Twitter Soars on Takeover Rumors Reports
Iain Morris  
9/23/2016  
Shares in Twitter are up more than 20% on the New York Stock Exchange today following speculation that Google, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Verizon are among potential bidders for the social media company.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: The Women Helping Women Edition
Eryn Leavens  
9/23/2016   2 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Kristen Bell releases hilarious "Pinksourcing" video; girls from Oakland to Senegal learn to code; digital tools help new moms acclimate when going back to work; and more.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: BT Seeks Control of YouView Remote
Paul Rainford  
9/23/2016  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.
Brian Santo Tiny Module Might Accelerate Jump to 100G/400G in Data Centers
Brian Santo  
9/23/2016   2 comments
Israeli startup Teramount is developing a novel optics-aligning module that promises to make single-mode fiber connectors profoundly easier to make and use. Data center operators will be keenly interested in the technology; if it works as advertised, they will be able to switch to single mode fiber and upgrade their facilities from 10G/40G to 100G/400G far more rapidly.
Dan Jones Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!
Dan Jones  
9/22/2016   5 comments
As cable companies get on Verizon's turf in mobile, Verizon is moving into cable territory with fixed wireless 5G.
Mitch Wagner Cisco, Salesforce Team Up on Workforce Productivity
Mitch Wagner  
9/22/2016   1 Comment
Cisco and Salesforce on Thursday announced an alliance to boost business user productivity by jointly developing and marketing collaboration and Internet of Things tools. It's an alliance to strengthen both companies against competitors delivering enterprise applications in new ways.
Mari Silbey Verizon Eyeing Video Startup Vessel Report
Mari Silbey  
9/22/2016   1 Comment
Tacking onto its high-profile acquisitions of OnCue from Intel, AOL and most recently Yahoo (which is expected to close early next year), Verizon may be set to buy yet another company for its growing mobile video portfolio.
Carol Wilson Step Away From the Firewall
Carol Wilson  
9/22/2016   1 Comment
Are you a firewall hugger?
Carol Wilson Wedge Adds AI for Better Malware Blocking
Carol Wilson  
9/22/2016  
Wedge Networks today introduced what it is calling an entirely new approach to blocking malware that is yielding strong results in stopping zero-day attacks and other malware in real time.
Carol Wilson Digital Realty Targets Equinix With Service Exchange
Carol Wilson  
9/22/2016  
Data center operator and colocation provider Digital Realty today announced its new global interconnection service to enable easy hybrid cloud connections for enterprises, a move that takes direct aim against primary rival Equinix.
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser Upskill U on Implementing DevOps With Tech Mahindra
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser  
9/22/2016   1 Comment
Successful DevOps implementation not only requires strong support from the executive team, but also a sound strategy for incorporating DevOps into traditional business operations. Identifying clear KPIs from the start is essential to providing the business case for DevOps, keeping a check on progress, eliminating waste and boosting the bottom line.
Elizabeth Miller Coyne NFV: Driving Toward Openness
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
9/22/2016  
As service providers move toward virtualized, New IP networks, the number of paths to take and the infrastructure decisions they need to make can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when it comes to the "openness" the industry is longing for, said Andrew Coward, vice president of strategy at Brocade, during a keynote at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver last week.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Ericsson to Close Remaining Swedish Plants – Report
Paul Rainford  
9/22/2016   2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems helps connect Daimler; SAP does IoT deal with Bosch; EU backtracks on roam-like-you're-at-home; Nokia aims for AlcaLu squeeze-out.
Ray Le Maistre Huawei, Nokia Land Initial G.fast Deals at BT's Openreach
Ray Le Maistre  
9/22/2016   1 Comment
BT's access network division, Openreach, is pressing ahead with its ambitious plans to deploy G.fast broadband technology to 10 million homes and businesses across the UK by 2020 and plans to do that with commercial G.fast network equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK).
Iain Morris Telcos Give Vent to Edge-Computing Anxiety
Iain Morris  
9/22/2016   3 comments
MUNICH -- Mobile Edge Computing Congress -- Several of the world's largest telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone, have raised fresh concerns about the business case for network edge computing, despite industry consensus on the ultimate need for a distributed cloud architecture.
Ray Le Maistre Infinera Ups the DCI Ante
Ray Le Maistre  
9/22/2016   3 comments
Infinera laid down a benchmark in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform sector Wednesday by unveiling Cloud Xpress 2, its next-generation DCI platform, saying that the new product will address the need for greater and more scalable capacity between data centers as 100GigE connectivity becomes more commonplace. (See Infinera Intros Cloud Xpress 2.)
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Mari Silbey Charter Will Activate Verizon MVNO Deal
Mari Silbey  
9/21/2016  
Count Charter in on the new cable wireless movement.
Carol Wilson Equinix Says It's All About the Network
Carol Wilson  
9/21/2016   2 comments
In a booming and diverse data center market, Equinix still primarily exploits its heritage of rich network connections as its primary differentiator, according to public interviews with two executives.
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