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Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.

Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues

CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

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.

Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.

The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries | 10/29/2014

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?

Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.

Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

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.

NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray | 10/28/2014

For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.

Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.

Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column | 10/28/2014

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.

Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.

Pics: Düsseldorf Delights for SDN Congress
Slide Shows | 10/27/2014

The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column | 10/27/2014

Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'

Juniper Plans More Cuts
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that likely means more jobs will go.

Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.

Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.

Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

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.

Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?

Juniper Pummeled by Weak Carrier Demand
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.

Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

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.

Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.

SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray | 10/17/2014

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.

Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
News Analysis | 10/17/2014

The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.

Colt Preps Next-Gen OSS for NFV, SDN
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.

Meet The New IP Tee
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

IP is the new black (T-shirt) -- find out how to get one of these for your own self.

ETSI Group to Tackle Thorny Operations Issues
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Today's white paper from 30 operators engaged in NFV effort spells out interoperability and operations challenges that must be tackled next.

Operators Set Course for NFV's Future
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Thirty operators have authored a new white paper to help set the roadmap for the future of NFV developments.

AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.

Setting the SDN Agenda
Shades of Ray | 10/14/2014

The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?

AlcaLu Losing Key NFV Exec
Shades of Ray | 10/14/2014

Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.

Will Apple Enable VoLTE for the iPad?
Jonestown | 10/13/2014

The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.

KT Plans NFV Shift With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

South Korean operator works with Alcatel-Lucent to introduce virtualized functions into its 'Gigatopian' network.

NEC Slashes OpenFlow SDN Controller Pricing
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

From $150,000 to $3,000 – that's a big price cut.

Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot | 10/10/2014

Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.

Now Capex Crunch Hits Juniper
News Analysis | 10/10/2014

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.

Report: Cisco Starts Reorg, Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.

Dell Win Marks Open Networking Progress
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Dell Networking names a SaaS operator as its first open networking customer, and looks toward eventual carrier wins.

Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray | 10/7/2014

A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.

100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2014

Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.

Spirent Slammed by Slowdown
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.

Capex Crunch Hits EZchip
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.

Wheeler: FCC Will Protect Competition in All-IP Era
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.

Global Capacity Adds Indatel, Granite to Growth Plan
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Wholesale Ethernet marketplace provider grows fiber footprint in mid-America and adds a major national customer.

Tower Cloud Jumps Into Business Services
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.

Russo Rises as HP Readies New Structure
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Former Alcatel-Lucent chief Pat Russo set for major role at HP's enterprise business.

CenturyLink Merges Cloud & Network
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2014

CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.

Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
Column | 10/3/2014

A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.

Lower Revenue in Europe Alters Adtran's Q3
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.

Telco Data Centers: Run for Your Life
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2014

With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.

Windstream: Telcos Need Talent Plus Vision
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Jeff Gardner tells independent telcos to hire new talent whose view of the industry's future isn't shaded by its past.

AT&T NetBond Getting Amazon Ties
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

By 2015, AT&T customers will be able to get an integrated solution that includes on-demand VPN access and Amazon's cloud.

Windstream BOBs for Fixed Wireless Broadband
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The telco continues to expand its broadband offerings for businesses with the acquisition of fixed wireless provider Business Only Broadband.

GTT Acquires More Cloud Prowess
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.

OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Shades of Ray | 10/1/2014

Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.

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