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Level 3 Revs Its Enterprise Engine
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Level 3 Communications reported first quarter growth in enterprise revenue, a sector now representing almost two thirds of its revenue.

How Alcatel-Lucent Set a Telco Cloud Example
Column | 4/30/2014

Alcatel-Lucent was ahead of its major peers in pivoting to a cloud-IP strategy.

Equinix Brings Exchange Model to Cloud
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

New Equinix Cloud Exchange will link hundreds of network providers to hundreds of cloud providers via high-speed private links.

Overture Trials NFV Software With Hidden Punch
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

The small company makes a virtual appliance for managed business services, but under the hood is a complete NFV implementation.

Level 3 Cloud Connects Digital Realty
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Connection deal with data center infrastructure company boosts Level 3's direct connections to AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Eurobites: Orange Returns to Form in France
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new direction; Transmode hits a bump; Telekom Austria sucks up spectrum in Slovenia.

Infinera Confirms Level 3 Deal
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Infinera acknowledged during its first quarter earnings call that it's supporting 100G deployment at Level 3 Communications.

Huawei Expects Dip in Networks Contribution
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

CEO provides a 'state of the nation' on the Chinese vendor and notes that the non-networks parts of Huawei are where the growth will come from.

Open Season: Dell Taps Into Big Switch
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Dell Networking announces a resale deal with Big Switch Networks that furthers its Open Networking Initiative.

Ericsson CEO's New Business Logic
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

A different approach is needed for the cloud and IP sector, Ericsson's CEO says as he splits his networks division in two.

Ericsson Creates Cloud & IP Unit
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Creates two business units from its current Networks division as it eyes up the telco cloud and NFV/SDN markets.

Ericsson Looks to Future as Q1 Sales Slump
News Analysis | 4/23/2014

First-quarter revenues dip as network rollout projects in US and Japan tail off, but margins are better and sales are set to pick up in H2.

Juniper Rides Service Provider Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Amid restructuring and employee defections, the vendor has a lot to be happy about in the service provider sector.

Equinix, Microsoft Team on Azure Connection
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

By locating AzureExpress in 16 Equinix data centers globally, Microsoft is offering direct connections between public and private clouds.

What's the Magic of Private Equity?
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

With Coriant the most recent example, private equity investments look set to play an increasing role in the telecom sector.

Big Switch Poaches Sales VP From Juniper
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Shaun Page, a 13-year Juniper vet, joins the bare-metal SDN vendor.

Eurobites: Colt Cuts Back on Carrier Voice Deals
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR talks network-sharing with Vodafone; Liberty Global gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification; the future's not Orange.

Juniper's Q1 Hints at Next Steps in Op Plan
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

Juniper Networks prepares to report first-quarter financial results Tuesday as its Integrated Operating Plan proceeds.

Lightpath Fiber Lights 7,000 NY Buildings
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

Cablevision's commercial services unit lights up 7,000th building in NYC metro area, after adding more than 1,000 locations to its fiber network in the past year.

Ciena Pushing 200G for Subsea
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.

A10 Helps With 100G, IPv6 Transitions
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

The company introduces its Thunder Series network appliances, designed to help carriers and enterprises make the transition to faster networks and more flexible address space.

Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

Companies issued warnings about possible vulnerabilities in some of their equipment, and continue to update the lists of products that may be affected.

New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.

Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2014

The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.

Eurobites: Eircom Joins Vectoring Club
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Fiber network M&A activity in Spain; KPN chief gets vote of approval; BT, Unify team on unified communications.

What Cisco Wants in a Carrier Partner
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Global reach, hybrid cloud support, and bandwidth to support the coming Internet of Everything.

Businesses Face 'Fiber Gap': Report
DOS Attack | 4/9/2014

While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.

China's Innovation Deficit
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.

BTI Names Former Arbor Boss as CEO
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Colin Doherty is a 25-year telecom vet who headed Arbor through its acquisition and beyond.

Financial Analysts Split on Cisco's Outlook
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Wunderlich cuts Cisco, Jefferies isn't so pessimistic, while Raymond James sticks with an 'Outperform' rating, as financial analysts try to glean the company's prospects in a more virtualized networking world.

EXFO Bolsters Brix With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Canadian test vendor adds to its service assurance capabilities with the purchase of network performance management system specialist ByteSphere.

100G Inside? Data Centers Will Get It
DOS Attack | 4/7/2014

A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.

Frontier Pursues Broader Business Footprint
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Investment in upgrading Verizon properties starting to pay off for Frontier, as it prepares to add AT&T Connecticut footprint.

Allot Builds Gateway to SDN
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Allot's new Service Gateway, built for a European mobile operator, promises faster service delivery and a migration path to SDN.

Ciena Fans 100G Metro Flames
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Ciena suggests at an investor event that the 100G metro market is ramping up more quickly than expected.

Level 3 Puts Voice in Service
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Enterprise voice becoming a key part of expanding service strategy for national CLEC.

Dapper Embrane Exec Defends New CEO
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Bill Burns oversaw four years of revenue growth at his former employer before sales headed south, and that's a good enough track record for Embrane.

Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture
LRTV Documentaries | 4/3/2014

Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.

Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.

Ericsson Commits to OpenStack With Mirantis
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

A long-time supporter of OpenStack, Ericsson has struck a licensing deal to use commercial software from Mirantis in its Cloud System.

Juniper Cuts Headcount by 6%, Axes ADC
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

As part of its new operating plan, Juniper is cutting through its middle management ranks to reduce costs and ceasing application delivery controller R&D.

Aryaka Spikes Unpredictable Enterprise WAN Traffic
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Aryaka's Network OnDemand service provides a capacity solution for rare enteprise WAN traffic spikes.

Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
Column | 4/2/2014

There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.

Goin' South: Cisco Offers 'OpFlex' as Alternative to OpenFlow
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Cisco and partners promote a new southbound protocol that fits into the router giant's vision of 'declarative control' of a software-defined network.

UFD Building Business on Diversity
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

By avoiding the I-95 corridor between NYC and northern Virginia, United Fiber & Data is courting customers seeking new and reliable fiber routes.

Embrane Taps Ex-Spirent Boss Bill Burns as CEO
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

Cisco-backed Embrane hires Burns, who oversaw years of growth for Spirent, but was sacked in 2013 when sales flagged.

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