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Fluke Debuts Cat 8 Tester
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Having a tester available is a prerequisite for the use of the new cabling type, likely to be first used to support new 25G and 40G connectivity in data centers.

Tibit Wins $13.8M for CORD Play
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

With AT&T and Liberty Global on its partner list, Tibit plans to disrupt the access network industry.

25G Plugfest a Success; 25G Spec Published
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

A variety of 25G and 50G devices, switches, cables, interconnect and testers proved largely interoperable. Other companies looking to build 25G/50G product have a stable spec now available.

There's a Reverse Cloud on the Horizon
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

So says CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney, who also believes a 'reverse cloud' will be necessary to support future augmented and virtual reality applications.

Telefónica Hands Huawei a Key Virtualization Deal
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) developments instrumental as Chinese vendor is selected to help Spanish carrier build its next-generation packet core platform in Europe and Latin America.

Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Loss-Making Ericsson Still Short on Vision
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

New CEO Börje Ekholm says Ericsson must become more profitable if it is to flourish in the long run but admits he is still formulating his strategic vision.

Introducing the Next-Generation ONT (Optical Network Terminal) From Virtual Gateway Labs
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/26/2017

Virtual Gateway Labs has developed Next Generation Optical Gateways to offer added smarts and capabilities beyond the traditional ONT (Optical Network Terminal).

Keysight Brokers Takeover Talks With Ixia: Reuters
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

The race to acquire test vendor Ixia is intensifying, with Keysight now engaged in M&A talks, according to Reuters.

Ixia Boasts 400GbE Demo First
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

The test company claims to be the first to demonstrate a particular implementation of 400G technology designed for use in data centers.

Calix Virtualizes Pre-Deployment Integration
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

New AXOS Sandbox makes it easier to do the tough pre-deployment integration to speed up broadband access.

Eurobites: BT's Italian Bother Claims Sciolla's Scalp
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN invests in healthcare startup; Nokia upgrades in Camboda; Orange expands mobile money service in Africa.

Dodgy Italian Job Savages BT Earnings, Share Price Tanks
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

BT's share price goes into freefall after the operator says an accounting scandal in Italy will cost it dearly.

SD-WAN Startup Aryaka Raises $45M From DT, Others
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Latest injection of funding comes amid expectations of an SD-WAN boom and speculation that merger activity lies ahead.

Google's AI Software Beats Humans at Writing AI Software
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Not content with jeopardizing other people's jobs, AI researchers are targeting their own.

IBM: AI Needs More Than Just Technology
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Algorithms and public data alone won't cut it – AI needs expertise and lots of industry-specific data to succeed in healthcare, finance and beyond, an IBM executive says.

US Sues Oracle for Pay, Hiring Discrimination
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

The Department of Labor alleges that Oracle pays white men more than its female and minority employees in the same positions and favors Asians in its recruiting.

China Mobile Adds Brocade to Its NFV Mix
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Giant Chinese operator is deploying a Brocade virtual function along with its Nuage SDN platform.

Nico Fischbach Leaves Colt, Joins Security Specialist Forcepoint
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

One of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors has left Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint.

Growing Pains Will Force Telcos to Shape Up
Morris Lore | 1/17/2017

In a no-growth future, service providers will need to focus more keenly on cost savings and efficiency gains.

10 Key Tasks for Ericsson's New CEO
Shades of Ray | 1/16/2017

Börje Ekholm started his new job as the CEO of Ericsson today – here are 10 things I'd like to see in his first 10 weeks at the helm of the Swedish giant.

Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.

Switching Redefined for the Virtual Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017

As the industry moves toward virtualized solutions in data centers, developers are creating switches to help with the bandwidth backlog service providers are experiencing. As a result, vendors are putting more switch devices on the market than at any time in the past decade.

Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2017

Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.

DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
News Analysis | 1/13/2017

Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.

MANO: A Key Virtualization Component
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2017

The management and orchestration of virtualized networks is one of the toughest challenges facing operators and their technology suppliers, so there are plenty of initiatives and vendors addressing it.

Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.

Colt Aims to Ramp Up Asian Investments
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

UK-headquartered operator to roll out new networks in Hong Kong and Singapore, with other Asian cities to follow.

Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.

Verizon Turns to SevOne for SD-WAN Visibility
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

Verizon is using SevOne tech to gain visibility into the performance of its SD-WAN service -- will other providers have to go the same route?

5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?
Morris Lore | 1/10/2017

The forthcoming 5G standard sounds impressive, but it seems unlikely to reinvigorate the telco business.

China Mobile Taps Nuage for Public Cloud SDN
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.

Alibaba Meets With Trump, Plans 1M New US Jobs
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.

How Walmart Builds Open Source Culture
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.

M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac | 1/5/2017

Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?

Digging Bluebird's Data Center
Slide Shows | 1/5/2017

Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.

Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray | 1/5/2017

We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.

Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.

Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore | 1/4/2017

The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.

CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.

Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2017

As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.

The More Things Change...
Rewired | 1/3/2017

The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.

VMware Aims for Key Role in India's Virtualization Market
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

VMware expects India to account for a substantial share of global spending on software and virtualization technologies.

Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.

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