Staffed by Stanford alumni with OpenFlow development experience, Forward Networks is the latest SDN startup to emerge.
'We're committed to open source, ok?'
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.
Rami Rahim's compensation package is smaller than his predecessor was eligible for.
The 'New IP' helped drive a solid quarter for Brocade, which is seeing traction for its Vyatta controller.
This time, it's not something out of Star Trek – it's the real-world challenge of melding two realms together on the fly.
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it's banking on its software experience to make a difference.
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At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
Informal collaboration in OpenConfig group with Microsoft yields key draft standard on BGP protocol and policy model, laying ground for future efforts.
Controller allows super-sized data center traffic flows to be switched over optical topology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
The company is in the early days of significant proof-of-concept trials with Pica8 and Cumulus.
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather than dark fiber for 'fronthaul' connectivity.
Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.
Comcast is readying a new Ethernet @Home service that will extend Ethernet connectivity from office locations to teleworkers at home.
A year after launching its strategy, equipment vendor sees progress on making the premises the first beachhead for NFV.
Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads cloud across Middle East and Africa; AlcaLu claims cost savings with new edge router.
Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.
Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...
The carrier says it will 'pause' expansion of its gigabit network until the debate over net neutrality is decided.
But what took them so long?
CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.
Its new Symphony Orchestration Platform aims at automating network management on a multi-vendor, multi-layer basis that includes NFV & SDN.
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position…
As it integrates the multi-billion dollar tw telecom deal, Level 3 wants its customer-facing teams ready to run.
BT's director of research and technology, Chris Bilton, taks about the 'third way' in which network operators can manage their next-generation assets in a world of SDN and NFV.
Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.
The introduction of virtualized functions into telco networks is a real opportunity for a re-evaluation of OSS systems – but quite how much of a revamp can be achieved is another matter.
Holy moly! Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir quits following review by the vendor's board of his leadership and his conduct with a customer.
With SDN experience already under its belt, Colt is looking to evolve its management systems to adapt to a hybrid environment of physical and virtual capabilities.
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
Cyan needs a little money to get by as it waits for a number of SDN trials to turn into revenue.
Local residents in seven Colorado communities vote to overturn the state's ban on municipal networks.
Under-fire Juniper bets on virtualization bearing fruit.
In the OSS arena, change is gonna come....
Virtualization pioneer needs NFV to maintain the automatic correlation between faults and affected services.
Heavy Reading breaks down the varied approaches NTT Communications, AT&T, EE, BT and Colt are taking to adapt their OSS for SDN and NFV.
Juniper is looking to meet carriers' needs for equipment that scales down as well as up.
The 25,000-person organization is... reorganizing! It's all part of a fundamental shift in industry technology.
Fireworks a-plenty in today's EMEA regional roundup, including: Nokia's Saudi win; Ericsson's OpenStack breakthrough; AlcaLu sells cyber-security business to Thales; fiber-to-the-Yorkshireman; Interoute expands in Germany.
SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.
CEO set to outline its efforts to expand into non-telecom sectors during upcoming Capital Markets Day presentations.
Google Fiber backs out of plans to deploy a gigabit network in Leawood, while AT&T steps up its plans in the market.
Critics want more from the ETSI NFV ISG, but its chair says there are reasons to stick to its scope and work more closely with other industry bodies.