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Open Source 'CloudRouter' Aims to Simplify Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 3/31/2015

The software is designed to run anywhere, on bare metal, as a virtual image in a hypervisor, or in container images in the cloud.

ALU, Verizon Tune In to Wavelength Routing
News Analysis | 3/30/2015

Alcatel-Lucent adds Wave Router Engine software to existing 100G hardware to achieve new level of wavelength routing and management.

Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray | 3/30/2015

Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.

Juniper Pics: Ice Cream Makes Everything Better
Slide Shows | 3/27/2015

Whether Juniper truly has its act together remains to be seen, but it undeniably proved it has delicious snacks.

OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.

Corsa Looks to Bring SDN to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/26/2015

Uses custom hardware with SDN, which is kind of a contradiction, like kosher bacon.

Accedian Takes Virtual CPE to the Minimum
News Analysis | 3/25/2015

'Bite-sized' devices support maximum flexibility at the edge and continue Accedian's history of service assurance.

EZchip Pitches New Chips at NFV
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Networking chip specialist is targeting the high end of the multicore server market with an ARM-based processor that can meet the needs of SDN and NFV deployments.

Sonus Stock Crashes on Lost Orders
News Analysis | 3/24/2015

Order fallout prompts slashing of revenue projections by 33% and trading is halted as Sonus shares tumble.

Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
Shades of Ray | 3/24/2015

If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.

Data Center Interconnect to Star at OFC 2015
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Data center interconnect is clearly going to be in the limelight this week at OFC 2015, and that's reflected in the pre-show noise.

Infinera Asks: Hungry for a Slice of Photonics?
News Analysis | 3/23/2015

Infinera offers new PICs with sliceable bandwidth to address emerging metro needs.

Open Networking Acronym Soup
Column | 3/20/2015

Bamboozled by the flood of abbreviations and acronyms that SDN and NFV have inspired? Here's a guide to some of the key standards bodies whose initials you will need to know.

Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
Shades of Ray | 3/19/2015

The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!

Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.

ADVA Gets Real About Virtualization
News Analysis | 3/18/2015

The optical equipment vendor is expanding its line-up of network interface devices as part of a new NFV strategy.

Pics: Meet 'Big Bertha' at Juniper's Data Center Lab!
Slide Shows | 3/18/2015

Juniper uses its POC Lab to put its gear through its paces and win customers.

Bandwidth On-Demand Raises Business Model Concerns
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Operators are looking to NFV and SDN to support the rollout of more flexible offerings, but what does this mean for their business model?

Cox's Athena to Virtualize Home Network
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

New project builds on CableLabs' virtual CPE work to create personal cloud environments for customers to simplify home networks/services.

Cisco Beefs Up Carrier Routing
News Analysis | 3/17/2015

Introduces a virtual router, routing software upgrade and new line cards for its edge router.

Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2015

Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.

Might SDN & NFV Help Telcos Crack Open the SMB Market?
Shades of Ray | 3/16/2015

The recent test of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution by independent test lab EANTC suggests the SMB market might at last be a viable one for telcos.

Allworx Simplifies VoIP/UC for SMBs
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

The VoIP equipment arm of Windstream simplifies the way smaller firms can access advanced features, such as mobile convergence, with new servers.

FCC Stops Clock on Merger Madness
News Analysis | 3/16/2015

The FCC has again stopped its review of merger transactions involving Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, AT&T and DirecTV pending a court ruling.

Think Outside the White Box
Column | 3/16/2015

Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.

Eurobites: Swisscom Tests Low-Power IoT Network
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom hires former SFR man; Netflix splashes out on content; T-Mobile Poland wants your Bitcoin.

Cyan's CenturyLink Win Built on Experience, Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/13/2015

VP James Feger says the ability to deliver new services through APIs and a quiet but well-documented track record won the day.

Alcatel-Lucent Adds Depth to Its Metro Lineup
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Vendor inserts metro edge box in platform family covering metro needs from core to access.

Telco Systems Puts NFV Ecosystem on Edge
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

The latest vendor ecosystem, the Open Edge Alliance, tries to bring services and applications together at the edge of the network.

NFV's Looming Battle: Systems Integration
Shades of Ray | 3/12/2015

As NFV moves out of the lab and into networks, a major and important battle is set to take place to win key systems integration deals.

CenturyLink Lands on Cyan's Blue Planet
News Analysis | 3/12/2015

Third-largest US carrier chooses Cyan's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for key role in delivering services over its converged network and cloud.

Juniper Doubles Down on Custom Silicon
Wagner’s Ring | 3/12/2015

In an effort to put a grim year behind it, Juniper has introduced a router based on new chips, new switches and security and management services.

MRV's New Refocuser Refocuses on Refocusing
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The packet optical vendor tries again to invest in its future without giving up on its past.

AT&T Sees Brightest Future in the Enterprise
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

CFO John Stephens says that AT&T will be a business services provider first with its combined wireline and wireless assets and recent acquisitions under its belt.

When Gigabit Communities Go Rogue
The Gigabot | 3/11/2015

A private community in Florida takes broadband matters into its own hands and builds out a gigabit-speed network.

AT&T, Verizon CFOs Predict Title II Litigation
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

AT&T and Verizon's CFOs reiterate their disdain for the FCC's new net neutrality regulation, noting that they need to see the documents, but warning litigation is bound to result.

Ericsson to Cut 2,200 Swedish Jobs
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The Swedish equipment maker is laying off about 13% of its Swedish workforce as part of cost-cutting efforts.

Facebook Releases Data Center Tech
News Analysis | 3/11/2015

The hypercloud operator is releasing the specs of its Wedge switch, a new server called Yosemite and management software.

Key SDN, Metro Steps for Infinera
News Analysis | 3/10/2015

Transport vendor has evolved its SDN 'middleware' and is believed to be on course to unveil its next metro 100G product in the second half of the year.

SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
Column | 3/10/2015

There are a number of key questions to consider before any SDN migration plans are put into action.

Orange Fosters Gigabit App Development
News Analysis | 3/9/2015

The French operator operates a Silicon Valley lab with the goal of prompting more gigabit network application creation.

In the Lab: Cisco Service Provider SDN Test
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2015

The story behind Light Reading and EANTC's validation of Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solution.

New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.

Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.

NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.

5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.

CEO Chat With John Chambers, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 3/3/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization -- including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions -- with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray | 3/3/2015

The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.

Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.

Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.

The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 3/2/2015

My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.

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