Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.
As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Not the publicly traded incumbents, say two of the industry's veteran financial analysts.
Huawei summit offers insights into how Asia-Pacific operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-A and ultimately 5G.
Wind River gains a significant partner, while Huawei takes another step toward disaggregation.
IP networking sales were up in the fourth quarter while SAN sales declined. And Brocade predicts a sharp downturn for the first quarter of 2016.
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.
The 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are on the way are too fast for enterprise IT networks. Broadcom's 2.5G switches will be able to handle Wave 2's faster data rates.
A parade of SDOs pledged cooperation in the effort to figure out service delivery over virtual and physical networks, but many questions remain.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
As Alcatel-Lucent's Steve Vogelsang points out, it's the massive workloads that traverse the network between data centers that are driving SDN development.
Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.
White box networking helps service providers achieve flexibility and differentiation.
The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.
An increase in the creation of 'security-threat-in-a-box' kits by skilled hackers is an alarming trend, according to vendor, which has just published its latest DNS Threat Index.
White box networks disaggregate into software, hardware and maintenance; AT&T procures each separately.
New platform creates intelligence layer between SDN controllers and SDN-based applications using real-time route intelligence.
Cisco is enhancing its router operating system, while Arista adds router capabilities to its leaf and spine switches.
Intel is looking to comms networking to drive future growth, as its PC business flattens.
Connectivity deal goes beyond the usual to offer an application delivery service.
If this week's coverage of 'Ciscosson' left you digitally indigested, as if you'd swallowed a John Chambers-sized meatball, then here's a tasty roundup.
Successful open source communities cultivate people.
The planned acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has resulted in a fractious war of words between EZchip and investors and a delayed shareholder vote.
If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.
In its Q1 report, Cisco said it is still profiting from its hybrid cloud approach. And it expects sales of next-gen data center equipment to eclipse its previous line sometime in 2016.
Marcus Weldon will be the CTO of Nokia and continue as the President of Bell Labs once the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent acquisition is complete.
Components can go down but the service needs to stay up.
The days of trusting vendors to provide innovation are at an end.
With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.
OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.
Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.
Designed to help service providers offer flexible networks and managed services to meet enterprise customer needs.
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
Stock is down following announced team up of competitors.
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
US giant's willingness to divest what was once a core business and key to profits is a sign of what web-scale competition is doing to this space.
New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.
The global partnership between Cisco and Ericsson will require some very close and sensitive management, notes Heavy Reading's chief analyst.
IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.
TIA, USTelecom set to announce new North American trade show plans Monday, Light Reading hears.
The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.
The UK operator argues for more work on standardization and theory to aid NFV rollout.
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
ParStream and Lancope provide tools for analytics and security for Internet of Things networks.
On a recent visit to Israel, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders had a chance to speak with Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, about Sedona's multi-layer control solution.
Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.
Juniper threw ambivalence to the wind Tuesday and fully embraced white box networking and NFV.
Core Network Dynamics is one of a new breed of virtualization suppliers whose technology could spur a shake-up in the mobile sector.
UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.
Once the very definition of closed and proprietary, the cable industry is slowly coming around to open source technologies.
Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.