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Mitch Wagner A10 Latest Victim of Carrier Spend Slowdown
Mitch Wagner  
10/30/2014   6 comments
The slowdown in carrier spending claimed another victim Thursday, as A10 reported disappointing quarterly earnings. The company saw a net loss of $12.3 million compared with $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2013. Total quarterly revenue was $43.4 million, compared with $39.8 million in the year-ago quarter.
Mari Silbey BT Joins Virgin in Streaming Netflix
Mari Silbey  
10/30/2014   1 Comment
Netflix is officially the new darling of the pay-TV world.
Carol Wilson Verizon: Cloud Users Seek 'Best of Breed'
Carol Wilson  
10/30/2014   6 comments
Enterprises are getting more comfortable with cloud services and with using different clouds for different applications, putting more emphasis on the ability to both connect and deliver cloud services, according to the latest Verizon study of enterprise cloud usage.
Ari Banerjee Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Ari Banerjee  
10/30/2014   2 comments
Cost reduction alone cannot be the only economic justification for cloud adoption. To change the economic model, it is critical to look at what cloud adoption creates in the way of new business models and transactions.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford  
10/30/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes "European Internet"; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
Alan Breznick Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
Alan Breznick  
10/30/2014   1 Comment
Determined to join Comcast at the top of the US cable heap, Charter Communications racked up another strong quarter of revenue growth, thanks to its better-late-than-never investments in digital video and broadband upgrades.
Ernie Bergstrom Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
Ernie Bergstrom  
10/30/2014  
What kinds of embedded hardware will telcos need in the 2020s? Surely they will want a mature modular standard with far greater capabilities than systems have today. And it's a good bet they will want an open standard to provide low costs and wide availability. They'll want hardware that has huge capacities for processing, memory, I/O, and storage. It will need to have built-in support for today's advanced features, such as SDN, NFV, cybersecurity, cloud computing, fabrics, and management; be able to handle a wide variety of applications; be maintainable and upgradable, and have a large ecosystem. To make such a standard available, we will have to start defining it now. That is what we plan to do with PICMG GEN4.
Dan O'Shea Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
Dan O'Shea  
10/30/2014  
Will corporate enterprises be buyers of optical infrastructure? That's something of an eternal question facing optical equipment vendors. Common wisdom is that a few of the very largest enterprises, particularly big financial services firms, might be interested, but the market opportunity is not big enough to command much attention. Vendors traditionally have been much more concerned with the care and feeding of their carrier accounts. And with good reason, as the carriers have been and still are their dominant source of revenue.
Carol Wilson Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
Carol Wilson  
10/29/2014  
CenturyLink's choice of Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS router for its core network upgrade was based largely on its capacity and power consumption, says James Feger, vice president, CenturyLink network strategy and development. The third-largest US carrier has been deploying the AlcaLu gear since earlier this year and has now almost completed the network upgrade that will enable it to keep up with annual bandwidth increases in the terabit range, he notes. (See CenturyLink Upgrades IP Core With Alcatel and CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers.)
Mari Silbey Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
Mari Silbey  
10/29/2014   18 comments
It's all in the name of competition.
Carol Wilson CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson  
10/29/2014   2 comments
CenturyLink today announced that it has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS routers for its planned major IP core network upgrade.
Carol Wilson Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson  
10/29/2014  
Tata Communications today debuted its approach to offering flexible connectivity for cloud services with IZO, a platform that delivers multiple flavors of public Internet connections as well as dedicated private connections, all aimed at global enterprises with diverse endpoints for their cloud applications. (See Tata Launches Public-Private Cloud Connectivity Platform.)
Mitch Wagner Verizon-Backed Site Bans Stories on US Spying, Net Neutrality
Mitch Wagner  
10/29/2014   8 comments
A Verizon-sponsored news site is making headlines of its own as critics accuse it of censoring news about US spying and government neutrality.
Jason Meyers Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
Jason Meyers  
10/29/2014   3 comments
Many operators rolling out gigabit services are jumping on the bandwagon and are more focused on simply providing ultra-high-speed access than on enabling new applications, according to a new study.
Graham Finnie G.fast: Niche or Not?
Graham Finnie  
10/29/2014   1 Comment
At last week's Broadband World Forum, G.fast, the technology of choice for FTT Distribution Point (FTTdP) deployments, dominated the debate about the evolution of fixed access networks, showing just how far and how quickly it has come since first mooted in 2011.
Sarah Reedy Verizon Fires Up FireEye Security Partnership
Sarah Reedy  
10/29/2014   1 Comment
Verizon is continuing to beef up its managed security services for the enterprise with a fresh partnership, announced Wednesday, with cybersecurity vendor FireEye.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
Paul Rainford  
10/29/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in "young millennials" content.
Alan Breznick Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Alan Breznick  
10/29/2014  
More than five years after Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) introduced the concept of multiscreen video, TV Everywhere is still going nowhere for many, if not most, most viewers.
Dan Jones Exalt Communications is Dead, Long Live Exalt Wireless!
Dan Jones  
10/29/2014   7 comments
Exalt Communications has "reinvented" itself as a new company, Exalt Wireless, and is hoping to leave its troubled recent past behind.
Alan Breznick Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
Alan Breznick  
10/28/2014   1 Comment
Bright House has become the latest major broadband provider to announce that it will significantly increase data transmission speeds to stave off similar moves by rivals.
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