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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of wholesale and data transport services.
By Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/24/2014
It is no accident that the telecom industry buzz moved from cloud services delivery circa 2012 to the hype and buzz around SDN and NFV, in which we are all currently ...
By Robert Clark, 10/20/2014
Global Cloud Xchange CEO Bill Barney expects the Asian global bandwidth and managed services player to be acquired by a strategic industry investor.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/17/2014
Wholesale network operator Zayo went public Friday at $19 per share, and saw its price jump more than 20% by late morning, suggesting that investors weren't scared ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/16/2014
DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- One of the biggest challenges for telcos as they plan to introduce NFV and SDN into their existing networks is how ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/7/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2014
DALLAS -- Comptel Plus Fall 2014 -- The FCC will not allow the transition to an all-IP network to erode competition, Chairman Tom Wheeler promised the Comptel members ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2014
Global Capacity announced two more deals on Monday: one that expands its service footprint in rural areas and another landing a major customer, as the US wholesale ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2014
Tower Cloud, whose fiber network in the southeastern US was built for mobile backhaul, is now getting into business services. The company announced Monday its first ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/3/2014
Adtran's stock value dipped nearly 7% Friday morning after the vendor Thursday night lowered its quarterly revenue and earnings outlook, in what looks like a brief ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/3/2014
Carriers that cede control of their own data centers will be disadvantaged in the competitive battle against OTT providers, according to experts interviewed for a ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 10/1/2014
Global network operator GTT Communications has deepened its cloud services focus with the $40 million acquisition of UNSi, which provides data services primarily to ...
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Cloud Dev Center Offers Peek Into CenturyLink's Software-Centric Future
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/24/2014
New Seattle facility aims to spur software development strategy companywide and ...
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The Ultimate Password
Susan Fourtané , Science & Technology Journalist , 10/24/2014
A password protocol invented by IBM scientists could be a solution for securing ...
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Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets ...
Juniper Plans More Job Cuts
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/24/2014
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that means more ...
Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/24/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following ...
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
Robert Clark, , 10/20/2014
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/7/2014
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the ...
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Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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