Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues
Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.
Cisco can prosper even if every datacenter stops buying its switches.
New Hyperscale offering and expanded footprint is first look at what the combined cloud operation will be able to deliver.
But SDN and NFV will be important for Cisco as part of an architecture, says the big boss.
Ericsson signs up a major customer for its new service provider IT (SPIT) offering, freeing CenturyLink from some of its OSS servitude.
Carrier's CTO says the Spanish giant can't wait any longer for the benefits that network functions virtualization (NFV) can bring to its international network.
Juniper offers to help carriers become telco 'cloud builders' with an expanded range of network management tools, virtualized functions and router capacity upgrades that build on its SDN story.
Swedish giant decides it's time to start talking about network security issues and the capabilities it already has in its portfolio.
Juniper Networks unveils a new operating plan that pleases activist investor Elliott Management and brings Kevin DeNuccio on board.
Equipment vendor reports steady wireless market gains but declines in both enterprise and broadband segments for fourth quarter.
Cogent's Dave Schaeffer says he doesn't like to fight, but he's not backing down from war with Verizon over Netflix traffic.
Network virtualization is emerging as a potentially key carrier datacenter trend, but what's it all about?
Only days before Mobile World Congress, NFV is a hotter industry term than LTE.
A joint development between Ericsson and Ciena suggests a new day for IPoDWDM, courtesy of SDN's multi-vendor management capabilities.
Vendor introduces new NFV-powered module for delivering Ethernet service over DOCSIS coaxial cable networks without need for a plant upgrade.
New AnyCell system designed to future-proof fiber-to-the-tower deployments by wireless operators or mobile backhaul providers.
Led by engineering talent formerly of Juniper Networks, the company is working to bridge enterprise LANs with service provider cloud networks.
Alcatel-Lucent's transition from boxes to the cloud is designed to help providers offer more scalable networks to customers, with flexible pricing and greater innovation.
With NFV set to be a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie says it's a case of when, not if, carriers virtualize their network functions.
Pica8 adds to its arsenal of SDN switches but still has work to do on its go-to-market strategy, believes one industry analyst.
Brocade's fiscal first quarter earnings show a rise in datacenter fabric sales that validates a recent strategy shift.
Could they be more than just friends with benefits?
Will they swap line cards over a Valentine's Day glass of champagne? Ciena and Ericsson are joining forces to develop packet/optical technology for the SDN era.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European M&A puts brakes on Liberty Global; Swisscom's data-security mess; Maroc Telecom numbers hit by tax bill.
We're getting jiggy with components and making out with modules. That's just how we roll.
Citrix unveils a WAN optimization appliance with virtual Windows app servers, while WAN optimization market hopes build.
On the heels of financial results that left Wall Street unimpressed, the vendor announces major new features for its SDN and metro optical gear.
Light Reading is now accepting responses to its fourth annual telecom industry salary survey, exploring hiring, firing, raises, job satisfaction, and opportunities in the space.
New report from ONF Migration Working Group details migration strategies for SDN based on experience of pioneers Google, NTT, and
Dr John Chevers describes what he gets up to in the course of a week as chief business development officer at DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe).
Time Warner Cable becomes North America's most notable Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider, certifying for all six business service classes.
New report due out next week shows compliance with industry standards for payment cards is still sorely lacking.
Here's some stuff that could make you barking mad in Barca.
Margins and share price are up, costs are down and a buyer for the Enterprise division has been found as the Shift Plan kicks in.
Matt Bross is back in town and heading up a router startup that's hedging its bets on on-chip photonics.
After a brief hiatus, Light Reading has a West Coast Bureau again -- meet one man and his dog…
Why Heavy Reading is at the heart of the 'reborn' Light Reading.
Mobile operators need to figure out how to protect their networks and their subscriber data in an all-IP 4G world – and they need to do it now.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan talks about how mobile operators are reacting to customer privacy concerns post-Snowden and how they're dealing with potential network threats in an all-IP 4G world.
Matt Beal's new job description could expand greatly if Vodafone is to acquire all of Tata's telecom assets, as rumored.
Despite recent moves, a Jefferies analyst says Alcatel-Lucent could fall well short of its Shift Plan cost-cutting goal for 2015.