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Charting SDN's Maturation at ONS
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2016

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 Checks Out CORD, SDN
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2016

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's New Acting CEO Key to Global Expansion
News Analysis | 3/31/2016

Huawei names Ken Hu, currently the chairman of Huawei USA, as its latest acting CEO.

SK Telecom Claims 5G Trial Milestone
News Analysis | 3/31/2016

South Korean operator completes trials of 28GHz-based 5G services in partnership with Samsung.

Telecom Italia Names Cattaneo as New CEO
News Analysis | 3/30/2016

Executive with experience in broadcasting and energy sectors will be under pressure to cut costs and meet new digital challenges.

Equinix: IoT Requires New Software Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 3/30/2016

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.

IoT's Year Zero
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/30/2016

Mobile World Congress served to underline how 2016 will be a pivotal year for the Internet of Things.

Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.

Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray | 3/29/2016

There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.

Telefónica Chairman Alierta to Quit in April
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

Alierta names chief operating officer José María Álvarez-Pallete as his successor from early April.

China Unicom, ZTE Partner on SDN, NFV
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

Chinese telecom players flag strategic alliance to support future network evolution.

AT&T: White Box Will Deliver Agility
LRTV Interviews | 3/29/2016

AT&T's Ken Duell explains how white box switches and routers based on merchant silicon will deliver a 'huge payoff' for the operator.

Infinera Revs Its Optical Engine
News Analysis | 3/24/2016

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.

DT Hits 550 Mbit/s on New Hybrid Router
News Analysis | 3/24/2016

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.

NFV App Architecture Must Improve – Tele2
News Analysis | 3/24/2016

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.

Cisco Builds Its House on the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2016

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.

Tele2 Gets 5G-Ready With NFV Moves
News Analysis | 3/23/2016

Pan-European operator backs OpenStack and says virtualization will broaden the range of services it can offer customers.

Cisco Offers Path From Legacy Telco Gear
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

Cisco announced a new system that will essentially convert legacy time-division multiplexed traffic so that it can be carried on packet-switched networks.

What Juniper Paid for BTI
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

The deal is yet to close, but Juniper has revealed financial details of its BTI Systems acquisition.

Cisco's Ahuja Quits as Robbins Revamps His Top Team
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

Cisco is consolidating its core SP business with service provider cloud, video, NFV and mobility, headed up by Yvette Kanouff.

Eurobites: BT Rapped Over Leased Lines
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

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.

Inphi Debuts Data Center Interconnect Gamechanger
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

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.

Microsoft Drops a Data Center Interconnect Bombshell
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

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.

Cumulus Taps New CEO, Replacing Co-Founder
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

Josh Leslie gets a promotion from VP sales, while co-founder JR Rivers moves over to CTO.

Leading Lights Deadline Looms
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.

Weird Tweets From Open Networking Summit
Wagner’s Ring | 3/21/2016

When the going gets weird, the weird tweet.

Patuano to Quit as Telecom Italia CEO
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

Telecom Italia confirms it is in advanced talks with Marco Patuano about his resignation as CEO.

Ciena Builds on Verizon's Metro Specs
News Analysis | 3/18/2016

Ciena's new metro packet-optical system has been designed to meet Verizon's requirements but will it have broader appeal? Opinions are divided.

LoRa May Not Be for Long Haul at Orange
News Analysis | 3/17/2016

France's biggest service provider hopes to bring LoRa's long-range and low-power capabilities into a licensed cellular standard next year.

MEF Redefining Its Role
News Analysis | 3/17/2016

Latest initiatives include moving out of Layer 2 comfort zone, promising to tie together orchestration efforts and playing nice with open source.

SDN's Second Act: What It Means for Cable
News Analysis | 3/17/2016

SDN and virtualization are evolving towards more customer-facing products and services for cable operators.

Open Source Is Killing Us
Wagner’s Ring | 3/17/2016

Open source overwhelms service providers, and crushes vendor profits.

Oclaro Ready With 25G Lasers
News Analysis | 3/16/2016

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 Saddest Place at Open Networking Summit
Wagner’s Ring | 3/16/2016

The place you never, ever want to go.

Adtran Launches 10-Gig Trials
News Analysis | 3/16/2016

Using the new XGS-PON standard, Adtran has entered into multiple 10-Gig customer trials.

CORD Opens Door to Virtual Reality & More
News Analysis | 3/16/2016

Operators see CORD as a means of enabling network innovation.

He's Back! Elop Joins Telstra's Top Team
News Analysis | 3/16/2016

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.

AT&T Shares ECOMP Vision, Might Share Software
News Analysis | 3/15/2016

In ONS presentation, John Donovan outlines company's plans to share its vision and possibly its software code for managing future networks.

PLUMgrid CEO on M&A Rumors: Nope
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

Partnership discussions may be the source of the gossip, CEO Larry tells Light Reading.

CORD Connecting as ONOS Expands
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

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.

The Real NFV Revolution Is 5 Years Away
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

First-generation virtualization is unlikely to bring about dramatic change for an operator's business. For that, operators may need to look to microservices.

Shut Up About Open Source 'Ulterior Motives' Already
Wagner’s Ring | 3/11/2016

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 Hits Prime Targets With Virtualized Security
News Analysis | 3/11/2016

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.

Leveraging Open Source for the Telco Data Center
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2016

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.

Don't Give Up on Converged Cable Access Yet
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Integrated CCAP is ready for its day in the sun.

A Totally Other Kind of 'Cloud'
Wagner’s Ring | 3/10/2016

The OCP US Summit 2016 isn't the only conference going on around the San Jose Convention Center this week.

Edgecore Claims Open Networking Hardware Crown
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Open hardware vendor contributes a 100G open network modular switch design to the Open Compute Project, the highest capacity modular design contributed to date.

Charter: Cable Can Reinvent Enterprise Services
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

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 Says OpenStack Still Not Up to Spec
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

BT chief researcher Peter Willis scores OpenStack four out of six, saying more work needs to be done in two critical areas.

Mellanox Open Composable Networks, Partnership With Cumulus & CDN Reference Architecture
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/10/2016

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.

Mellanox Offers 100GigE CDN Reference Architecture
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

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.

DT: We Need SDN, NFV to Battle Web Giants
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Telcos are increasingly highlighting the need for SDN and NFV to provide network-as-a-service offerings and compete against OTT players.

Google Joins Facebook-Backed Open Compute Project
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Google is contributing energy-efficiency technology but, more importantly, adding momentum to the open source juggernaut.

Orange Plots Wider Rollout of NFV for SMEs
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

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.

Telecom Italia Not Ready to Transform, Admits Exec
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

Italian incumbent says it will be much easier to overcome technical challenges than business and organizational ones when introducing SDN and NFV technologies.

Colt Says NIA Can Help Speed Up NFV Rollout
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

Service provider at forefront of NFV urges vendors to back the New IP Agency and help speed up NFV rollout.

Equinix Taps Facebook as Open Source Data Center Collaborator
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

Interconnection giant will use Wedge 100 switches developed by Facebook and contributed to OCP and collaborate on open source ecosystem.

The Future Is Networks on Demand, Says Cisco Chief Architect
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

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.

Eurobites: France Pushes for Tough Data Decryption Powers
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

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 Swells NIA's Ranks
News Analysis | 3/8/2016

Dell is the latest big name to join the New IP Agency (NIA).

Indian Telcos Start Exploring 4G+
News Analysis | 3/7/2016

India's mobile operators are taking their first steps beyond 4G technology.

Technology Won't Save the Telcos
News Analysis | 3/7/2016

New network technologies will not help telcos to reinvent themselves.

Mellanox Offers 'Lego' Approach to Network Components
News Analysis | 3/7/2016

Disaggregates hardware and software for Open Compute Project Networking, supporting multiple speeds, network operating systems and standards OCP interfaces.

Ciena's Vello: Why Listening Is Key to Communicating
Mentor Monday | 3/7/2016

Patricia Vello, manager of Ciena Brazil, shares her tips on how to build diverse teams and then make them work together effectively.

CEO Chat With Gigamon's Paul Hooper
Between the CEOs | 3/7/2016

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.

ZTE Faces Trade Restrictions Over Iran Links
News Analysis | 3/7/2016

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.

Testing Cisco's Virtualized Security Products
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2016

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.

ZTE Commits to 'Openness' With NIA Membership
News Analysis | 3/4/2016

Chinese equipment vendor emphasizes importance of interoperability as it joins the new IP Agency (NIA).

Ciena's Q1 Signals a Tough Start to 2016
News Analysis | 3/3/2016

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 Rewrites Enterprise Networking DNA in 'Monumental Shift'
News Analysis | 3/2/2016

Cisco is transitioning from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based connectivity. But don't worry -- it's still selling hardware.

Cisco Buys CliQr for $260M in Hybrid Cloud Push
News Analysis | 3/2/2016

IP networking giant's $260 million takeover of CliQr complements other hybrid cloud moves.

Cisco Storms the Hyperconverged Data Center
News Analysis | 3/1/2016

Cisco introduces the HyperFlex data center server, combining compute, storage and networking to challenge a market dominated by high-flying startups.

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