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Arista Faces Legal Challenge as It Files for $200M IPO
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Cloud switch vendor files its IPO papers with the SEC, but it faces a potential legal challenge from one of its founders.

Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
Rewired | 3/31/2014

Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?

Huawei Pumps Up Its Profits to $3.5B
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests 400G
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Also in today's globally warmed EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa arrives in Romania; Belgacom offloads Telindus; smokin' UC deal for OBS.

Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
Shades of Ray | 3/31/2014

The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.

In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
Column | 3/28/2014

There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.

Insights From Cable Next-Gen 2014
News Analysis | 3/28/2014

Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport… all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.

Comcast Exec: Cable Industry on Track for Simplified, Distributed Networks
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Cable companies can make their all-IP networks more distributed, simpler, and better able to scale in support of apps.

Cable Has a PIC Opportunity, Reckons Infinera
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

At the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver, Infinera execs push a PIC-based future for cable transport infrastructure.

Alcatel-Lucent Soars on $1B China Deal
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Major equipment deal with China Mobile gives AlcaLu's stock a boost.

Dell Builds Its Service Provider NFV Case
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Dell unveils a new data center switch and fabric controller that position it to support both SDN and NFV.

The Rise of Virtual EPC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/26/2014

The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).

Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray | 3/26/2014

Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.

Sales Slump Takes Shine Off ZTE's Profits
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.

'Foreign' Tech Key to Cable Next-Gen Strategies
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Light Reading Live event in Denver digs into shift to all-IP and virtualization by cable industry, as well as new video strategies.

Telefónica Looks to SDN for Network Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Telefónica is looking to implement mature SDN solutions in 2015 at the earliest.

A Peek Inside CenturyLink's Cloud Expansion
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

As the carrier announces three new data centers and a major expansion of five others, what's the underlying strategy?

NSA Reportedly Spying on Huawei: What's Chinese for 'Ironic'?
Shades of Ray | 3/24/2014

The NSA gives the Huawei 'security threat' story a new angle…

Cisco Set to Launch Cloud Services
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Plans data center investments to enter cloud computing market dominated by Amazon.

Going All IP
Column | 3/24/2014

Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.

ETSI & ONF Hold Hands Over SDN & NFV
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

ETSI and ONF are working together to further the development of NFV specs.

SDN & NFV: Evolution, Not Revolution
Column | 3/21/2014

The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.

US Carriers Should Fix Own Regulatory Crisis
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

An industry exec advocates solving the issue of how to interconnect in the all-IP realm, instead of leaving it to the regulators and politicians.

Lessons From the All-IP Transition
DOS Attack | 3/18/2014

Network equipment providers (NEPs) should take a close look at what they've learned from the transition to all-IP networks as they adapt to a world that's embracing SDN and NFV.

Windstream CEO: Protect Interconnection
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

The transition to the all-IP network can't eliminate network interconnection processes that deliver greater choice to businesses.

Infinera Shifts Up a Gear
Shades of Ray | 3/13/2014

It looks like the next few years could be the making of the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) system specialist.

Ciena CEO: I'm So Excited!
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

And he just can't hide it… An exuberant Gary Smith implores the networking industry to 'play nice' to keep the network relevant in a content-centric world.

The Most Depressing And/Or Inspirational Thing You'll Read Today
Column | 3/11/2014

Service providers face tough economic and engineering obstacles to meeting bandwidth demands. And that's good news.

Open Source Breaks Optical Barriers
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

A new industry group plans to break down the cost, complexity, and interoperability issues that are hampering data center operators and cloud service providers.

OMG... It's OFC! Part 1
Slide Shows | 3/10/2014

Pics from San Francisco as the Moscone Center prepares to host the optical crew.

Going Beyond 100G? Not So Fast…
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2014

There's growing urgency around the need to migrate beyond 100G to 400G transport networks, but who is driving that urgency? Is 400G really the next evolutionary step?

Windstream Taps Infinera for National Buildout
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Using existing fiber, the carrier will build its first national DWDM network, reaching into major metro areas.

Who Will Buy Intune Networks?
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

The optical burst specialist is in financial difficulties and it's hard to imagine it'll be left to go out of business.

Telco Data Centers: Crisis Control
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/7/2014

Looking for a telco pain point? Seek no further than the data center...

Packet-Optical Drives Ciena's Sales
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

As legacy sales reduce, packet-optical revenues leap.

Windstream Makes Regional Cloud Play
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

Operator focuses on businesses closest to its 27 data centers in delivering a consultative approach to selling cloud.

Leading Lights Awards: Could You Win?
Shades of Ray | 3/6/2014

Is it really that time again already? It sure is…

Cisco Tweaks Enterprise Marketing Model
DOS Attack | 3/6/2014

As it tussles with financial drama and SDN issues, Cisco's answer to both could be a marketing and pricing revamp for enterprise products.

Equinix Offers Optimization Options
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

New Performance Hub service will package WAN, datacenter, and equipment in a customized package mostly aimed at enterprises.

AT&T Reveals Audacious SDN Plans
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud will allow customers to self-provision network services on the fly, as they now do with compute servers and storage from cloud providers.

MWC14: What Are Telcos For?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/5/2014

A view of Mobile World Congress from the outside – it looks a whole lot different and doesn't require comfortable shoes.

MRV Looking to Regain Momentum
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

With several announcements planned for OFC 2014, MRV Communications is trying to push hard in the optical sector, a market it almost gave up on.

ONS Day 1: Pac-Man Escapes From Alcatraz
Slide Shows | 3/4/2014

Pac-Man, green rice, and mysterious orange blogs were highlights of the Open Networking Summit. Also, people talked about networking.

NEC Intros SDN 'Controller of Controllers'
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

The Unified Network Coordinator is designed to connect multiple datacenters in a single virtual network.

Brocade Bridges SDN & MPLS
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

The company is adding OpenFlow 1.3 support to its products to help service providers build hybrid OpenFlow and MPLS networks.

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