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Dan O'Shea OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea  
9/17/2014  
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, currently drawing to a close inside four carrier labs on three continents.
Dan Jones AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses
Dan Jones  
9/17/2014  
AT&T's first commercial offering using its new cloud network architecture is coming to Austin by the end of this year and will allow businesses to change Ethernet network services and speeds in near real time, the operator said Wednesday.
Carol Wilson Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
Carol Wilson  
9/17/2014   3 comments
When Rackspace was rumored to be an acquisition target, the cloud provider's stock soared. With yesterday's news that an acquisition isn't happening, Wall Street reacted predictably, knocking 18% off the stock price.
Alan Breznick Atlantic Broadband Grabs Gigabit Torch
Alan Breznick  
9/17/2014  
Beating other broadband providers to the punch in Southeast Florida, Atlantic Broadband has joined the ever-expanding Gigabit club, launching 1-Gig service in the greater Miami area.
Dan Jones Cisco to Buy Metacloud for Hybrid Clouds
Dan Jones  
9/17/2014  
Cisco said Wednesday that it intends to buy startup Metacloud for an undisclosed sum to help it build hybrid public and private clouds for customers.
Mari Silbey FourthWall Plays Doctor With Set-Top Data
Mari Silbey  
9/17/2014  
Five years after interactive TV company BIAP reinvented itself as FourthWall Media, the technology vendor is breaking ground again with a new set-top data service.
Jason Meyers Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
Jason Meyers  
9/17/2014   7 comments
Google Fiber has named a new boss with a telecom industry pedigree to take the helm as it continues to pursue its gigabit network expansion.
Rupert Baines Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
Rupert Baines  
9/17/2014   1 Comment
One of the areas of increasing discussion about LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and especially around the yet-to-be defined 5G standard is the tension between the "edge" and the "cloud."
Sarah Reedy Orange: NFV Is the Green Data Center Choice
Sarah Reedy  
9/17/2014  
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- Virtualization can make data centers a lot more dynamic, but an added benefit is it's also the greenest choice for an operator, according to Orange Silicon Valley's senior research scientist.
Graham Finnie Municipal Mania: Lessons From Europe
Graham Finnie  
9/17/2014  
Are municipal FTTH networks a good idea?
Mitch Wagner Brocade: There's Something About the Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
9/17/2014  
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- The NFV, SDN and cloud revolutions are like the movie There's Something About Mary, said Kelly Herrell, VP and GM of the Brocade software networking business unit, in a presentation here.
Mitch Wagner NFV Lets NTT America Flex Its Networks
Mitch Wagner  
9/17/2014  
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV gives NTT America the flexibility to provide global cloud services and connectivity to the world's biggest enterprises.
Mitch Wagner How Virtualization Transforms Network Needs
Mitch Wagner  
9/17/2014   2 comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV requires operators to find new ways of looking at basic values like performance, reliability and security.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Sky Deutschland Rejects BSkyB Bid
Paul Rainford  
9/17/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jazztel shares spike to be investigated; Uber unbanned in Germany; Berne-Wankdorf latest.
Jason Meyers North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
Jason Meyers  
9/16/2014   8 comments
Here's one that should stump opponents of municipal networks: A Missouri city is turning over operation of its fiber network to a local data center and plans to give away gigabit services to local residents after a one-time fee.
Carol Wilson CenturyLink Pushing Faster Service Cycles
Carol Wilson  
9/16/2014   5 comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud operations, and that includes developing a layer of open applications programming interfaces that exists above the network, VP-Network Strategy and Development James Feger told the near 200-strong crowd here today.
Sarah Reedy Ixia's New CEO to Telcos: Read Up On Cloud
Sarah Reedy  
9/16/2014   1 Comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Light Reading's Women in Telecom Breakfast -- As the worlds of IT and telecom continue to merge, Ixia's new CEO, Bethany Mayer, has some words of advice to those who have been in the telecom industry for a long time: read up on the cloud.
Mari Silbey Roku Hits 10 Million Mark – Now What?
Mari Silbey  
9/16/2014   5 comments
Roku, the little streaming box that could, announced Tuesday that it has now shipped more than 10 million players in the US since its launch in 2008.
Most recent post: thebulk... As always, content is king! 
Carol Wilson Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
Carol Wilson  
9/16/2014   1 Comment
Telecom has been in a skills race -- some would say a skills battle -- for some time now. The need for new IT-related skills outpaces the availability of talent in many companies and pressures today's more telecom-skilled workers to adapt or become irrelevant.
Dan Jones Devicescape Preps Auto WiFi-to-Cellular Software
Dan Jones  
9/16/2014   5 comments
WiFi aggregator Devicescape has developed smartphone software that can automatically pick between cellular and WiFi, depending on which is the best connection, and expects to launch it with a carrier later this fall.
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