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RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
News Analysis | 1/31/2016

RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.

Curing America's China Syndrome
Column | 1/29/2016

It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.

Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
Column | 1/29/2016

There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.

Cisco EVP Development Patel Says Sayonara
News Analysis | 1/29/2016

Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief executive officer, bids Cisco adieu in the second half of 2016.

CEO Chat With Mitel's Rich McBee
Between the CEOs | 1/28/2016

Light Reading's Steve Saunders discovers how Mitel CEO Rich McBee has steered his company from olde worlde voice player to convergence pioneer.

Juniper Buying BTI: Is That Enough?
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2016

Juniper looks like it's on the offensive and defensive with the acquisition of data center interconnect (DCI) specialist BTI Systems but will it need to do more?

MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.

Facebook Wins Big in Q4
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Beating analyst estimates again, Facebook reported sky-high earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Sony Buys 4G IoT Chip Specialist Altair
News Analysis | 1/28/2016

Israeli LTE chip firm is being acquired for $212 million by Sony, which is planning to expand its IoT components portfolio.

Major Telcos Join Facebook's Open Compute Project
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, and Verizon are among those joining the new Open Compute Project Telco Project launched today.

Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.

Ericsson Shares Tumble Despite Profit Growth
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

Profitability improvements at Ericsson do not appear to have assuaged investor concern about its emerging-market and IP networking prospects.

VMware Announces 800 Layoffs, Executive Shake-Up
News Analysis | 1/27/2016

As part of the decline in its on-premises computing business and shift to cloud and networking, the company is laying off 800 employees.

Juniper Flies Into DCI With BTI Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

Juniper is jumping into the data center interconnect (DCI) market and adding to its cloud portfolio with its acquisition of BTI Systems.

BT Enters SD-WAN Fray With Cisco
News Analysis | 1/26/2016

UK's telecom incumbent takes wraps off SD-WAN service and unveils Walgreens Boots Alliance as its first customer.

Now Nokia Steps Up for VNF Testing
Shades of Ray | 1/25/2016

Nokia's Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Virtualized Mobile Gateway (VMG) are the latest virtual functions to get an independent evaluation.

Partnerships Drive Dell's NFV Strategy
Wagner’s Ring | 1/25/2016

Dell looks to provide the platform for NFV while other companies provide the application software.

Ciena Aims Blue Planet at Indian SDN, NFV
News Analysis | 1/24/2016

Optical and Ethernet equipment maker is already piloting SDN and NFV technologies with Indian operators.

Imagine/HPE Deal Joins Media, Enterprise Tech
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

New partnership deal between Imagine Communications and Hewlett Packard Enterprise pairs upgraded TV infrastructures with enterprise tech.

Two SDN Startups Join 2016 Funding Parade
News Analysis | 1/21/2016

Google joins as an investor for Plexxi, while Cumulus scores a $35 million C round.

Genband Wins Round 1 in Court Clash With Metaswitch
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

The IP technology middleweights are going head-to-head in an intellectual property punch-up and Genband just won Round 1 on points.

Achieving the Right Price Point for vCPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/20/2016

Containerization is at last enabling CSPs to cost-effectively serve smaller customers with individualized network features – as early NFV supporters envisaged more than three years ago.

Dell Sets Stage for Software-Defined Data Center
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Dell announced Linux-based Operating System 10, facilitating unified networking, compute and storage.

Eurobites: BT Mobile Gets Agile With Openet
News Analysis | 1/20/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels approves proposals to end geo-blocking; ARM's 4K chip; Swisscom pushes ID-by-video service for banks.

Telstra Rolls Out New SDN Services
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Operator's international business adds new on-demand capabilities to the PEN offering it has developed since acquiring Pacnet last year.

SDN Startup Big Switch Lands $48.5M Funding
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Plans to put the money toward international expansion and R&D.

Arista Improves EOS Visibility for Cloud Deployments
News Analysis | 1/19/2016

Improving performance and manageability in big, hybrid clouds.

Eurobites: Swisscom Trials DSL-LTE Bonding
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.

Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
Column | 1/18/2016

The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.

HPE Bridges Physical, Virtual Networks
News Analysis | 1/18/2016

HPE Service Director is designed to help comms companies manage services across hybrid networks comprising physical and virtual elements.

Ericsson Shares Drop on Analyst Downgrade
News Analysis | 1/15/2016

Deutsche Bank flags concern about the company's IP routing business and risks posed by emerging markets.

WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
Column | 1/15/2016

While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.

Genband Axes Its President of Global Sales
News Analysis | 1/14/2016

CMO Patrick Joggerst will serve as President of Global Sales & Marketing in an effort to better align the company's sales and marketing organizations, the company says.

Finn de Siècle for Alcatel-Lucent
Shades of Ray | 1/14/2016

Alcatel-Lucent has become part of Nokia, spelling the end for two of the giant brands of the legacy telecom era.

ADVA CEO: Overture Acquisition Adds to Our Open NFV Pitch
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Brian Protiva talks up ADVA's NFV potential following the acquisition of Overture.

ADVA Adds NFV Smarts With $35M Overture Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

Optical and Ethernet specialist ADVA says it is creating an 'NFV powerhouse' by acquiring Overture.

Comcast Eyes Global Moves, BYOD & More
News Analysis | 1/13/2016

VP Scott Boyarsky opens up on possible international expansion for Comcast, competing with rival service providers in video program guides and Comcast's struggle with the bring-your-own-device movement.

BT, DT Tie-Up Holds All-IP, Cloud Promise
Morris Lore | 1/12/2016

With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.

Eurobites: BT Lands EU Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 1/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bags utility contract; exec changes in the Nordics; OTT in the UK; Euro boffin boost for Infinera.

Why Cities Matter Most
Rewired | 1/11/2016

Shifting populations, nimbler political structures and a focus on getting things done makes the globe's cities the place to focus.

Dumbest Gadgets of CES 2016
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2016

There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.

Job Alert! BT Needs a New CTO
Shades of Ray | 1/11/2016

Critical appointment for UK incumbent as it once again adds mobile to the mix and takes its first steps towards a virtualized cloud infrastructure.

Huawei Threatens Cisco With Application Driven Networking
News Analysis | 1/11/2016

ADN is a principle for building networks that adapt to the needs of the application, based on open components.

Nokia Confirms Leadership Team
News Analysis | 1/8/2016

Nokia executives will take ten of the 13 top spots in the newly merged company.

Shaw Selects Cisco's New Open CDN Platform
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

Cisco's new CDN platform traces its roots back to Comcast's open sourced CDN technology.

PCCW Taps CPLANE for OpenStack Cloud Management
News Analysis | 1/6/2016

CPLANE will provide service and orchestration software for PCCW's global cloud service.

Check Your Virtualized Blind Spot
Column | 1/5/2016

Network Packet Brokers are key to mitigating enterprise network blind spots -- but unless chosen wisely, they can compromise visibility.

Vodafone Defines Innovation at Enterprise Studio
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

The carrier partners with enterprise customers to generate ideas for New IP transformation.

Say Hello to HaLow, the New WiFi Spec for IoT
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

HaLow is a new IoT networking specification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, but the first HaLow product certifications aren't expected until 2018.

From Head of Bell Labs to Cisco Cloud Guru
Between the CEOs | 1/4/2016

After moving up the ranks at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs, Gee Rittenhouse is now Cisco's cloud guru. In part one of this interview with Steve Saunders, he discusses how he consolidated the efforts of over 1,500 developers working on Cisco's move towards the cloud. Now he's focused on helping service provider customers develop new business opportunities from virtualized networks.

EMC Cuts Jobs Ahead of Dell Takeover
News Analysis | 1/4/2016

As part of its cost-cutting program ahead of its acquisition by Dell, EMC has started a headcount cull that will cost $250 million in charges.

AlcaLu's Gorti: Diversity Shouldn't Be an Initiative
Mentor Monday | 1/4/2016

It should be a standard practice throughout the organization, not a one-off thing, the soon-to-be head of Nokia's NFV strategy says.

A Peek Inside AT&T Partner Solutions
Slide Shows | 1/4/2016

This entrepreneurial unit is expanding its responsibility to include wholesale services and agents, but keeping its agile method of operating within the bigger AT&T.

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