Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'
Frontier Communications is checking out the potential of open networking as it seeks to scale its triple-play network without adding more boxes, says David Curran, director of strategic planning.
Huawei names Ken Hu, currently the chairman of Huawei USA, as its latest acting CEO.
South Korean operator completes trials of 28GHz-based 5G services in partnership with Samsung.
Executive with experience in broadcasting and energy sectors will be under pressure to cut costs and meet new digital challenges.
CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.
Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
Alierta names chief operating officer José María Álvarez-Pallete as his successor from early April.
Chinese telecom players flag strategic alliance to support future network evolution.
AT&T's Ken Duell explains how white box switches and routers based on merchant silicon will deliver a 'huge payoff' for the operator.
Transport equipment vendor combines advances in photonics and digital signal processing to create a subsystem capable of multi-terabit 'super-channels.' It's a big deal, says expert analyst, but it won't make its way into deployable systems for a while yet.
German incumbent's R&D lab achieves speeds of 550 Mbit/s on a next-generation hybrid router that could help in the battle against broadband rivals.
While Tele2 is pressing ahead with the virtualization of its networks, its chief operating officer has a few bugbears about the current state of NFV technology.
The company reorganization disclosed this week – including the departure of longtime service provider chief Kelly Ahuja – signals a fundamental realignment of Cisco and the industry around cloud computing.
Pan-European operator backs OpenStack and says virtualization will broaden the range of services it can offer customers.
Cisco announced a new system that will essentially convert legacy time-division multiplexed traffic so that it can be carried on packet-switched networks.
The deal is yet to close, but Juniper has revealed financial details of its BTI Systems acquisition.
Cisco is consolidating its core SP business with service provider cloud, video, NFV and mobility, headed up by Yvette Kanouff.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government looks at landline rental charges; Vodafone and SFR extend roaming agreement in France; Croatia gets a Smart Street.
A new optical interconnect, developed for Microsoft but available to anyone, enables regional data centers to be linked almost directly switch-to-switch without the need for dedicated data center interconnect boxes.
Hyperscale data center operator and optical components vendor Inphi have developed a module that replaces dedicated data center interconnect systems at 80km or less, a move that will take a chunk out of the DCI box market.
Josh Leslie gets a promotion from VP sales, while co-founder JR Rivers moves over to CTO.
Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.
When the going gets weird, the weird tweet.
Telecom Italia confirms it is in advanced talks with Marco Patuano about his resignation as CEO.
Ciena's new metro packet-optical system has been designed to meet Verizon's requirements but will it have broader appeal? Opinions are divided.
France's biggest service provider hopes to bring LoRa's long-range and low-power capabilities into a licensed cellular standard next year.
Latest initiatives include moving out of Layer 2 comfort zone, promising to tie together orchestration efforts and playing nice with open source.
SDN and virtualization are evolving towards more customer-facing products and services for cable operators.
Open source overwhelms service providers, and crushes vendor profits.
The company has qualified its 25Gbit/s laser diodes for use in 25G and 100G optical interconnect. Meanwhile, Oclaro is "end-of-lifing" its 40G products.
The place you never, ever want to go.
Using the new XGS-PON standard, Adtran has entered into multiple 10-Gig customer trials.
Operators see CORD as a means of enabling network innovation.
Stephen Elop, best known for his controversial stint as CEO of Nokia, has taken a top technology and strategy role at Australian national operator Telstra.
In ONS presentation, John Donovan outlines company's plans to share its vision and possibly its software code for managing future networks.
Partnership discussions may be the source of the gossip, CEO Larry tells Light Reading.
Open source community is growing and its primary use case, for the evolution of the central office, is driving much of that growth, this week demonstrating two new flavors.
First-generation virtualization is unlikely to bring about dramatic change for an operator's business. For that, operators may need to look to microservices.
We sometimes hear about companies having some nasty, ulterior motive for getting into open source. Of course it's true – every time. Profit and enlightened self-interest are what open source is all about.
Cisco needed to re-engineer its security technology to offer a virtualized solution and has managed to achieve carrier-grade performance, according to the results of a recent independent test.
Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.
Integrated CCAP is ready for its day in the sun.
The OCP US Summit 2016 isn't the only conference going on around the San Jose Convention Center this week.
Open hardware vendor contributes a 100G open network modular switch design to the Open Compute Project, the highest capacity modular design contributed to date.
Because they are essentially greenfield operators in the space, cablecos can listen to what customers want and deliver that in a unique way, exec says.
BT chief researcher Peter Willis scores OpenStack four out of six, saying more work needs to be done in two critical areas.
Light Reading brings you the latest update on the Carrier Ethernet world. Kevin Deierling of Mellanox introduces their latest technology and shares insights on the white box movement, innovating software platforms and the important role of OCP in the telecom world.
If Netflix is any example, the biggest streaming companies can deliver video more efficiently by cutting out CDN middlemen and having reference architecture for a 100GigE CDN could be handy.
Telcos are increasingly highlighting the need for SDN and NFV to provide network-as-a-service offerings and compete against OTT players.
Google is contributing energy-efficiency technology but, more importantly, adding momentum to the open source juggernaut.
French incumbent's enterprise division is ready for a larger-scale deployment but remains concerned about the business case for NFV- and SDN-based services.
Italian incumbent says it will be much easier to overcome technical challenges than business and organizational ones when introducing SDN and NFV technologies.
Service provider at forefront of NFV urges vendors to back the New IP Agency and help speed up NFV rollout.
Interconnection giant will use Wedge 100 switches developed by Facebook and contributed to OCP and collaborate on open source ecosystem.
Network operators need to be able to order up network resources as easily as they now do with compute and storage in the cloud, says Dave Ward, Cisco CTO of engineering and chief architect.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Level 3 expands across Europe; Nokia lands small cells deal and cozies up to Comarch for M2M; Sky hooks up with Iflix.
Dell is the latest big name to join the New IP Agency (NIA).
India's mobile operators are taking their first steps beyond 4G technology.
New network technologies will not help telcos to reinvent themselves.
Disaggregates hardware and software for Open Compute Project Networking, supporting multiple speeds, network operating systems and standards OCP interfaces.
Patricia Vello, manager of Ciena Brazil, shares her tips on how to build diverse teams and then make them work together effectively.
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper to discuss the Gigamon success story, virtualization, 5G and the other new hot trends in the industry.
A Reuters report suggests ZTE will find it almost impossible to source US-made hardware and software components because of the Chinese vendor's trading relationship with Iran.
Security is top of mind for service providers all over the world. At Mobile World Congress, Steve Saunders caught up with Cisco and EANTC about their recent round of testing of Cisco's virtualized security solutions.
Chinese equipment vendor emphasizes importance of interoperability as it joins the new IP Agency (NIA).
Optical vendor's numbers for its fiscal first quarter, and its forecast for the second quarter, suggest tight capex purse strings at the major telcos.
Cisco is transitioning from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based connectivity. But don't worry -- it's still selling hardware.
IP networking giant's $260 million takeover of CliQr complements other hybrid cloud moves.
Cisco introduces the HyperFlex data center server, combining compute, storage and networking to challenge a market dominated by high-flying startups.