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Is Brocade for Sale?
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.

Is Huawei Suffering Middle-Aged Spread?
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

The seemingly unstoppable Chinese vendor looks surprisingly trim next to its traditional rivals. But is it?

AT&T Looks to Push Industry Faster to 400G
News Analysis | 10/28/2016

While products are years away, carrier is trialing 400G in metro and long-haul networks next year to speed things up, including its open router platform.

Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.

ZTE Grows Sales as Western Rivals Struggle
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

The smaller of China's two equipment vendors has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months despite the tough operating environment.

Nokia Forecasts Sales Decline in 2017, Shares Fall
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Equipment vendor swings to net loss in third quarter amid difficult operating conditions.

Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.

Ericsson Appoints Investor AB's Ekholm as New CEO
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Wallenberg man will be expected to steer the turnaround of a business that has faced challenges on numerous fronts.

Juniper Grows Sales but Sees Margins Shrink
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Equipment maker flags pricing pressure but sees a healthy rise in third-quarter revenues.

Cost Cutting Must Continue, Says Ericsson's New CEO
News Analysis | 10/26/2016

Ericsson's incoming CEO says the company must become more profitable but reveals little about his strategic vision.

GTT Applauds AT&T's New Distraction
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Competitive carrier looks to capture a bigger share of cloud connectivity market globally when incumbent players turn their focus elsewhere.

Berkshire to Accelerate Masergy Growth
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Managed service provider expects to leverage new investment to fund organic growth as well as possible acquisitions.

Aquantia Throws Data Centers a Copper Lifeline
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Aquantia is creating a 100Gbit/s all-electrical technology to deliver low latency for networking applications, notably data centers.

Marvell ICs Ease Data Center Path to 25G
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

Marvell Technology has announced a set of Ethernet switches and transceivers designed to help data center operators move to 25 Gigabit Ethernet.

UKCloud Pushes VMware Aside to Make Room for OpenStack
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

The cloud provider was looking for something more open.

Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
News Analysis | 10/21/2016

Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.

Broadband's Multidimensional Shift & Why It Needs to Embrace the Cloud
Shades of Ray | 10/20/2016

The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.

Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.

What Is Juniper Nowadays?
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

Juniper is refocusing on scalable networking hardware innovation, after a tumultuous – and sometimes comical – few years.

Use Open Platforms or Die, Adtran Tells Telcos
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

Broadband equipment vendor urges operators to back open source platform initiatives or risk going out of business.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part IV
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

In the fourth and final installment of the Cable Upgrade series, Light Reading examines the early decisions cable operators face as they begin the transition to new virtualized networking systems.

FairPoint Adds Value in the Cloud
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

New cloud-based app lets PBX and SIP Trunking customers also do more efficient customer service without the complexity and cost.

Why Vendors Face a Procurement Pitfall
LRTV Interviews | 10/17/2016

As telecom operators look to simplify their business, automate operations and become digital service providers, so their requirements and procurement processes are changing, and that provides a significant challenge for the vendor community, explain Ovum Associate Consultants Mark Newman and Jason Simpson.

Telecom Italia Plots Digital 'Overlay,' Not Transformation
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

Former state-owned monopoly says transforming its legacy IT systems would be a 'nightmare.'

Colt Takes Versa on Its SD-WAN Journey
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Versa Networks scored another big customer win this week when Colt Technology Services announced it was using its gear to roll out the next phase of its SD-WAN services.

Comba Rides Virtualization Wave to the Edge
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

A Hong Kong antenna specialist is making waves in the field of mobile edge computing.

Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part III
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

In part three of our four-part series, a look at the development of software orchestration tools for virtualized cable networks.

Enemies No More: Amazon & VMware Partner on Cloud
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Enterprises will be able to run VMware workloads on the Amazon public cloud, turning private clouds into hybrid clouds.

Orange Preps ECOMP Trial in Poland, Broadens AT&T Collaboration
News Analysis | 10/13/2016

Orange is going to put ECOMP, AT&T's NFV management system, through its paces in Poland, according to senior executive.

Beginning of the End for Ericsson?
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Ericsson is not in terminal decline, insists its acting CEO, but the vendor will struggle to escape its current downward spiral.

Colt Boasts Multi-Operator SDN Service Breakthrough
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

European operator says it has partnered with a major US operator to enable international, multi-network SDN-enabled flexible services that can be set up in minutes by one operator to run on another's network.

Windstream Puts the Person in Company Personality
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 10/12/2016

When it comes to company culture, Windstream focuses on the network and the people behind it, with an emphasis on the latter, its SVP of Carrier Operations Beth Lackey says.

Ericsson Profit Warning Sends Shares Tumbling
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Swedish vendor suffers steep falls in sales and earnings amid ongoing difficulties.

Broadcom Samples 64-Port 100G Switch Chips
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Broadcom announced immediate availability of its new family of 50G/100G Ethernet switches for use in data centers and in high performance computing (HPC) applications.

Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part II
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

In part two of our four-part series, a look at the incremental steps that cable companies are considering on the path to network virtualization.

Equinix Gets Jiggy With Free Space Optics
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Wireless technologies including free space optics look set to play a much bigger role in Equinix's plans.

Eurobites: ETSI Prepares for Next-Gen Future
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zeetta lands Bristol gig; Facebook hands ammunition to tax critics; Huawei invests in Nigeria.

Google Not Trying to Be Major Telco Rival, Says Exec
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

Search engine giant says it is does not want to be the world's ISP amid growing operator concern about its encroachment on their turf.

Verizon Nearing $3.5B Data Center Sale to Equinix – Report
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

US service provider is thought to be in advanced discussions with Equinix about a sale of data center infrastructure.

OpenStack 'Newton' Unites Infrastructure
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Focused on scalability, resiliency and improved user experience for the popular open source cloud platform.

2020 Vision – Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2016

Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.

It's OpenStack or Vendor Lock-In, Says AT&T
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Telco resistance to OpenStack is crumbling, says AT&T's Sorabh Saxena, as companies realize there is no realistic alternative.

The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2016

The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.

Is Big Switch Prepping for an IPO?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

The company hired its first CFO, often the sign that it's getting ready for an initial public offering.

Juniper Pushes Security Into Network Interior
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

The networking vendor extends its security platform to go beyond guarding the network edge to automate enforcing policies at the switch level

HPE Fails to Deliver at Swisscom – Sources
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Swisscom needs more NFV firepower than HPE can deliver, according to industry sources.

Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2016

The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.

GOP Fails to Block Transfer of Net-Naming Operation
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

The task of assigning Internet addresses officially passed from US government control to the private sector over the weekend, after one last hail-Mary legal maneuver by opponents to prevent the transfer was batted down.

Nokia: Why Web Scale Alone Can't Win
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

The web-scale movement is global, but networking power in the near future will depend on local infrastructure, and that says a lot about who will win and who will lose in the next Internet era.

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