Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that likely means more jobs will go.
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.
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Today's white paper from 30 operators engaged in NFV effort spells out interoperability and operations challenges that must be tackled next.
Thirty operators have authored a new white paper to help set the roadmap for the future of NFV developments.
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?
Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.
The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.
South Korean operator works with Alcatel-Lucent to introduce virtualized functions into its 'Gigatopian' network.
From $150,000 to $3,000 – that's a big price cut.
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Juniper's stock slides, and others go with it, as lower telco demand forces the IP networking vendor to cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.
The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.
Dell Networking names a SaaS operator as its first open networking customer, and looks toward eventual carrier wins.
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.
The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.
FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.
Wholesale Ethernet marketplace provider grows fiber footprint in mid-America and adds a major national customer.
Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.
Former Alcatel-Lucent chief Pat Russo set for major role at HP's enterprise business.
CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.
With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.
Jeff Gardner tells independent telcos to hire new talent whose view of the industry's future isn't shaded by its past.
By 2015, AT&T customers will be able to get an integrated solution that includes on-demand VPN access and Amazon's cloud.
The telco continues to expand its broadband offerings for businesses with the acquisition of fixed wireless provider Business Only Broadband.
The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.