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Telco Systems Strong-ARMing uCPE
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
ONAP Says Its Beijing Release Is Market-Ready
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6/12/2018  |  2 comments
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
VMware Makes a Big Push for the Edge Cloud
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6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.
Fiber Diversity Drives Crosslake Underwater
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6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.
ETSI's Zero-Touch Group Launches First PoC, Focused on 5G Slicing
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6/6/2018  |  1 comment
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
CenturyLink's Feger: Edging Out Isn't Easy
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's James Feger explains why converting some central offices into data centers may be necessary but also notes it won't be easy.
MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
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5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
Verizon: It's How You Automate That Counts
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5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon Partner Solutions, the wholesale unit, is turning its automation process around to be more customer-centric.
Verizon, AT&T Splash the Cash for Lumina
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5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon leads $10 million 'A' round of funding, and AT&T is investing as well to help commercialize open-source SDN controller.
Large & In Charge: Operators Take Control
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5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators are taking more control over the digital transformation process as reliance on traditional vendors weakens.
ADVA Moves Encryption Into Software to Protect Cloud-Based Apps
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.
ONF: Major Vendors Not Joining Open Edge
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
ONF's Timon Sloane tells Open Compute Project Workshop that incumbents haven't yet embraced fully disaggregating edge compute and open source.
CenturyLink Exec: Enterprise Success Is All About the Network
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.
New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.
MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
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5/8/2018  |  1 comment
Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.
Comment: Re: Yogi logic - Carol Wilson - 5/7/2018
Interconnections & the Escape From New York
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5/7/2018  |  2 comments
Exchange and interconnection companies point to avoiding 'pinch points' and creating greater diversity than traditional carrier hotels.
Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
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5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.
ONF Cracks Open Optical Networking
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5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest initiative, ODTN Project, takes aim at integrated optical networking gear with disaggregation, open source software.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.
OPNFV Goes Cloud-Native With Fraser
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.
Verizon Takes a Big Step Towards a Smarter, Simpler Edge
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4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The network operator is using Cisco and Juniper boxes, but will decouple the control planes to bring business and consumer services into one edge device.
AT&T CFO: Business Revenues Bouncing Back
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4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
John Stephens tells financial analysts there's a positive trend in AT&T's business revenues, even with another quarterly decline.
Google Partners Compete on Ease of Cloud Connections
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators take different approaches to using new Google Partner Interconnect.
ACG Survey: Security Top Automation Worry
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation takes human error out of the equation but adds the ability to screw things up much faster.
Incompas Sues to Reinstate Net Neutrality
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Petition to US Circuit Court of Appeals in DC says FCC went against its own previous findings to roll back Obama-era regulations.
Verizon Biz Bucks Continue to Slide
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Revenues down about 5% despite investments in fiber and newer services based on virtualization.
OpenStack Promises More Focused Edge Work
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic initiatives aimed at filling the technology gaps around specific use cases including NFV and the edge.
Comment: Re: Big talk - Carol Wilson - 4/18/2018
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
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4/18/2018  |  6 comments
Verizon executive Vickie Lonker thinks both vendors and network service providers can do a better job to move forward faster.
Pai Critic Clyburn Leaving FCC Early
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
Democrat and Ajit Pai critic stepping down ahead of her term's end.
Verizon Closes the Loop on Virtual Services
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
New service bundles let customers more easily access virtual services to speed their own transformations, and will lead to self-service soon.
128 Technology Goes Zero-Touch
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4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Partnership with Arrow Electronics builds on Lanner white box with integrated solution including supply chain and ongoing support.
NetElastic Playing With the Big Boys
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4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Two-year-old NFV software startup says it is in trials with multiple large operators and will have one major deal this year.
MEF, ETSI & Linux Foundation Work Together on New NFV-Related Specifications
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
New work on LSO Presto specs creates abstraction and tool-chaining that can automate service delivery over multiple underlying networks.
Ransomware Rising as It Grows More Lucrative
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Attackers can get easy access to encryption, and face low risk of being caught, making ransomware attacks more prevalent, says Verizon DBIR.
Colt Sees ONAP as Longer-Term Industry Orchestration Standard
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4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Near-term requirements will necessitate vendor-specific solutions while ONAP matures.
CenturyLink CTO: SDOs Crucial to Automation
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4/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Aamir Hussain joined MEF's Board of Directors and points to its LSO work and the API frameworks provided by TM Forum as important.
Inocybe, Cablevision Argentina Virtualize CDN
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
That kind of narrow use case is becoming typical for how Tier 2 operators initially embrace virtualization, says Inocybe's Zannos.
CNCF: Containerize Your Legacy!
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4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Dan Kohn says going cloud-native doesn't require a total rewrite to microservices of legacy systems – that can come later.
Lumina Ties BGP/MPLS Into White Box Switching
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4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.
Startup Zededa Targets Cloud-Native Edge
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3/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.
CenturyLink to Open Source NFVi Orchestrator
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3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operator took service logic from ONAP and repackaged it, now preparing to upstream what it developed.
Open Source Zeroes In on the Edge
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3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.
LF Networking Gets Ambitious About Open Harmonization
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Expansion into AI, network operating systems for white box and edge computing are built into efforts to collaborate more across industry groups.
DANOS Fuels AT&T's White Box Binge
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator announces 60,000 white boxes will be deployed using DANOS, a new open source OS built on AT&T seed code.
LFN: Open Source $11B Vendor Opportunity
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
A white paper, funded by Linux Foundation, finds major opportunities for vendors in orchestration and edge technologies over next five years.
AT&T's Anschutz: ONF Shift Is More About Culture Than Technology
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T exec encourages ONF Vision Summit attendees to focus on changing the process and making operators more responsible for what happens.
ONF Operators Take Charge of Edge SDN
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic initiative led by eight major operators will spell out for vendors exactly how operators want new open networks to be built.
TM Forum Brings Open APIs to Linux Partnership
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Formal collaboration means 50-plus REST-based APIs will be available for use by open source projects under Apache 2.0 licenses.
Automating SD-WAN Lets Telus Be More Like 'Bob'
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation enables Telus to offer a self-service portal and tools that mid-market customers can use to get better overall customer experience.
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
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3/21/2018  |  4 comments
MSOs already have almost a two-thirds share of the market and are likely to increase that lead despite telco gigabit deployments.
Siemens Goes All-In on Orange SD-WAN
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3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Global electronics and energy company inks six-year deal for global SD-WAN linking 1,500 sites in 94 countries.
Intraway Partners to Wow WOW
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3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
OSS-BSS vendors wins orchestration deal after months of strategic partnership and planning for a more automated future.
Is Business Voice Rapidly Fading?
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3/15/2018  |  4 comments
Voice is down significantly in the last two years, says one major consultant to Fortune 100 companies on communications.
Equinix Says Security Play Aids MSPs
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3/14/2018  |  1 comment
New SmartKey service for more convenient enterprise management of encryption keys is something they can leverage, says Equinix.
Google Leads New SDN Charge
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3/13/2018  |  1 comment
Web giant contributes seed code to new open source group within ONF that is redefining SDN and promising faster innovation and upgrades.
8x8 Brings AI, Machine Learning to UC&C
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
New X-series platform stresses smarter use of vast amounts of unstructured data to improve customer experience on all channels.
GTT Buys Canadian Operator
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Accelerated Connections is GTT's third acquisition of the year and extends its reach into the Canadian market.
ONF Takes SDN Next-Gen
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.
Vodafone's Heeran: Cloud-Native Apps More Cost Competitive
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendors who only virtualize and don't cloudify their apps are costing the carrier more in cloud resources, so they may lose out.
CenturyLink Lights Up Cisco Spark for UC&C
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operator plans significant push on unified communications and collaboration space, leveraging Level 3's enterprise base.
RingCentral Makes Major Platform Play
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
UCaaS company bidding to be single communication and collaboration platform for enterprises.
Calder: GTT+Interoute Ready to Rumble
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3/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Two companies with history as industry disruptors come together into a more powerful challenge, says GTT CEO Rick Calder.
Consolidated Speeds FairPoint Integration
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3/1/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO tells investment analysts the company is on or ahead of schedule and willing to aggressively invest to improve service.
Investors Burn Frontier Over Missing Dividend
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2/28/2018  |  2 comments
Company suspends dividend payments to pay down debt, sees stock fall 25%.
Is Paid Prioritization the New Privacy?
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2/28/2018  |  8 comments
Internet users have grown used to being tracked online, but will they ever accept the fact that some applications need special treatment by ISPs?
Court Puts FTC Back in Net Neutrality Mix
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2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
US appeals court upholds agency's authority to regulate some trade practices of common carriers, lets suit proceed against AT&T.
Telenor: Containers Essential to 5G
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
New white paper, co-authored by Metaswitch, relates PoC and trial experience showing faster service turn-up, greater efficiencies.
CenturyLink: Millennials Driving SMB Bus
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2/23/2018  |  1 comment
Head of CenturyLink's SMB biz says younger customers do more business digitally and require greater automation of back office ordering and more.
Clearfield Gets Passive Aggressive
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2/22/2018  |  1 comment
Company expanding market reach and product portfolio in the fiber distribution space with Calix passive product line acquisition and new aerial gear.
Who Puts Mobile Biz at Risk? It's You & Me
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2/21/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.
AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch
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2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Company announces new group within Linux Foundation and launches its edge computing test zone in Palo Alto.
CenturyLink CEO: Automation Key to Improved Customer Experience
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2/15/2018  |  1 comment
Glen Post pledges more automated and simplified products, processes and systems in future for a combined CenturyLink-Level 3.
Equinix Buys Infomart Dallas for $800M in Southwest Expansion
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Data center/interconnection specialist buys iconic Dallas facility to fuel its expansion in southwestern US.
Windstream Rebrands to Challenge Incumbents
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Rebranded units will more aggressively target customers, particularly customers of incumbents not changing with the times.
Pilot Banks on Telia Carrier
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Partnership enables four-year-old fiber-based ISP to expand rapidly in competitive business markets.
Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.
AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy
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2/8/2018  |  1 comment
Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.
OPNFV Unveils Vendor Verification Program
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New verification process intended to make commercialization simpler and faster.
CenturyLink Builds on a Double Dose of Security Smarts
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2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Top security exec says the combination gives a better end-to-end view of customer network traffic, with both network and on-prem visibility.
AT&T's Rice: White Box OS a Team Effort
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2/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New open source group may not be as dependent on AT&T-produced code, says top exec.
Catching a CASB Key to Securing SaaS
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2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed security service providers are joining enterprises in looking to cloud access security broker software as a critical addition.
Comment: Re: Tampa? - Carol Wilson - 1/31/2018
Comment: Re: Tampa? - Carol Wilson - 1/30/2018
Verizon, Calix Roll Out Commercial NG-PON 2
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1/30/2018  |  5 comments
First-scale deployment is happening in Tampa, Fla., using Calix gear and software.
T-Mobile Joins 100% Renewable Gang
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1/30/2018  |  Post a comment
US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.
CEO Smith Abruptly Exits Equinix
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1/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Company release cites 'poor judgment' in handling an employee matter as the reason for Smith's shocking departure.
Verizon Wraps Ribbon Around Virtual SBCs
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1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator rolls out SBCaaS as part of its Virtual Network Services portfolio using software from Ribbon Communications.
Can Congress Crack Net Neutrality? No Way!
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1/24/2018  |  12 comments
New ads call for Internet Bill of Rights that applies to ISPs and content giants, but what are the chances Congress can get this done?

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