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Router, Ethernet Switch Sector Grows
News Analysis | 11/29/2013

Infonetics numbers show year-on-year growth in value of router and Carrier Ethernet switch market.

Top 7 Reasons to Attend 'The Future of Cable Business Services'
Breznick Unbound | 11/28/2013

MSO keynotes, special presentations, panels galore, and New York pizza promise to make it a memorable day.

Omnitron: Give Me PoE, Quoth the Small Cell
News Analysis | 11/27/2013

Omnitron makes a handy little box that should make it easier and cheaper to deploy small cells (eventually).

SSE Lights Up Extra UK Capacity
News Analysis | 11/27/2013

Telecom arm of British utility company extends network and adds optical and IP gear as it aims to double its revenues.

Small Cells Exposed! Securing the Mini-RANs
News Analysis | 11/27/2013

It may just be getting on operators' radars, but a combination of IPsec and encryption will be necessary to protect small cells.

Alcatel-Lucent: Not Ready for a Breakup
Column | 11/26/2013

Under new leadership and with a new strategy in place, Alcatel-Lucent isn't as vulnerable as it once was.

Euronews: Huawei Lands 400G Router Deal
News Analysis | 11/26/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre to float; Voxsmart's call-recording breakthrough; Mobistar begins 4G services.

Momentum Builds on 400G Optical, 400 Gig-E
News Analysis | 11/25/2013

The magic number this month for optical and Ethernet standards groups and technology demonstrators is 400 Gbit/s.

SK Telecom Eyes Virtual Packet Core
News Analysis | 11/25/2013

South Korean mobile operator checks out the potential of a virtual evolved packet core (EPC) to support its 4G LTE services.

Where's the Optical Market At?
News Analysis | 11/21/2013

Optical vendors are experiencing a rollercoaster ride as the carrier capex on transport networks wavers.

Bolder Is Better for IP Transformation
Rewired | 11/21/2013

Metaswitch says every carrier is different, but the ones that go big do better than those that take baby steps.

Bandwidth-On-Demand May Not Add Revenue
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

A new Heavy Reading report explores dynamic bandwidth models and finds that bandwidth-on-demand might not augment revenue.

Big Bandwidth Bolsters SC13
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

Telecom companies come out in force to the Super Computing 2013 (SC13) event in Denver to show how 400G and 1 Tbit/s can support the next era of high-performance computing.

Router Startup Banks $42M, Cuts Staff
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

Compass-EOS may have closed a new round of funding but it has also cut its headcount by about a third.

Cisco Highlights Tire-Kicking Caution
DOS Attack | 11/15/2013

Cisco's poor quarterly report and negative outlook call attention to an issue that bears watching -- slower than expected customer evaluations of new SDN platforms.

AlcaLu Joins the Patent Chase
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

As part of its turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent is once again looking to its intellectual property to deliver incremental revenues.

Juniper Names New CEO
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Former Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir will take the helm in January 2014 to lead Juniper onto the SDN battlefield.

Macro-Economic Woes Still Hurting Cisco
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Cisco Systems reported scant revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter as it takes hits from the government shutdown and declining service provider orders.

SDN Middleman: A Second Look at Juniper's MetaFabric
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Juniper Networks seems intent (as usual) on casting itself against Cisco Systems as the datacenter hardware vendor that accommodates software and openness.

Extreme Joins New Switch Parade
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

The fourth switch vendor to announce a new product in the last two weeks is taking a different approach, targeting big data.

Seaborn Nears Funding for Seabras-1
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

With a credit guarantee in hand, Seaborn Networks' next announcement may involve funding for the Seabras-1 subsea cable between the US and Brazil.

DT Boosts Datacenter, SDN Strategy With Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Acquisition of GTS Central Europe for €546M strengthens German giant's transport network and datacenter operations and will further its SDN ambitions.

Pacnet Gets Agile With SDN
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Asia/Pacific carrier is signing up customers for the beta version of a software-defined networking (SDN)-based service underpinned by Vello Systems technology.

Cisco Asks the Killer SDN Question
Shades of Ray | 11/7/2013

There will be plenty that aren't keen on Cisco's take on the virtualized world but it asks a critical question about future networking choices.

Top 5 Worst Tradeshow Experiences
Slide Shows | 11/7/2013

Tradeshows can be informative and cutting-edge. They can also be boring as hell.

Cisco's ACI Gets Physical With SDN
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Cisco answers the SDN movement with a hybrid hardware and software fabric to drive application-centric networking, while acquiring the spin-in that developed it.

Nimble? The FCC?
Rewired | 11/6/2013

New FCC head Wheeler is promising fast action, but can he deliver on new rules for the IP era?

XO Courts Cloud Users
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

New bandwidth-on-demand and multi-cloud connections aim to make cloud services more user friendly.

Huawei Hits London
Slide Shows | 11/6/2013

Huawei brought its team, telco executives, and some dancers to the UK capital.

Huawei CEO Pledges 5G R&D Investment
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Acting CEO outlines next-gen mobile broadband investment plans and Huawei's views on the potential for software-defined networking (SDN) and OSS/BSS transformation.

Insieme Is Imminent
DOS Attack | 11/4/2013

The datacenter sector awaits the detailing of Cisco's plans for Insieme this week, as Cisco's datacenter rivals position their own strategies.

John D'Ambrosia's Ethernet Wow Moments
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2013

Dell's Chief Ethernet Evangelist John D'Ambrosia talks about the Ethernet wow moments that gained him a place in the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

Alcatel-Lucent to Raise $2.7B
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

As part of its Shift Plan, vendor announces new stock issue, a bond sale and a new credit line to boost its available funds by about $2.7 billion.

Tellabs Delivers Final Earnings Fizzle
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Tellabs posted lower revenue and a growing net loss in its third-quarter earnings report, likely its last as a public firm.

CenturyLink, Ericsson Leverage Legacy for Agile IT
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Old OSSs serve their function in catalog-based approach to streamlining service provider IT.

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