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Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product, Part 2
DOS Attack | 5/30/2014

Check out the second batch of Leading Lights contenders in this category.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Company of the Year (Private) – Part 1
News Analysis | 5/30/2014

Finalists for Light Reading's Leading Lights award in the category Company of the Year (Private) include cloud vendors, mobile vendors, and a mobile cloud vendor.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product (Part 1)
DOS Attack | 5/29/2014

Presenting the first six of 12 finalists for the Leading Lights Best Telecom Product award.

Eurobites: RAD Commits to NFV R&D
News Analysis | 5/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison's Irish deal gets EC green light; Ofcom explores 700MHz possibilities; EE wields its MobileIron.

Cloud Group Aims for Speedy Specs
News Analysis | 5/29/2014

The Cloud Ethernet Forum is attempting to create relevant, targeted specifications at a faster pace than traditional telecom industry bodies.

Gigabit Speeds Come to Rock Hill
News Analysis | 5/28/2014

Like other small telcos, Comporium is bolstering local redevelopment efforts by bringing fiber-based Gigabit Internet access to downtown.

Empowering End-Users Through Open SDN
Column | 5/28/2014

SDN offers the promise of networking solutions without vendor lock-in, but how can industry standards be attained?

HP Cuts More Jobs
News Analysis | 5/23/2014

The company said it is cutting up to 16,000 more jobs beyond the 34,000 already announced.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
News Analysis | 5/22/2014

Five companies and their respective services made the shortlist this year.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 5/22/2014

Bandwidth-on-demand options and services steal the category in four of the six final entries.

Accelerating Packet-Optical Convergence
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/22/2014

Operators have shared their perspectives on IP and optical convergence, with network management and planning coming in for close scrutiny.

Huawei Names US Lead, Reminds Us It's Still Here
DOS Attack | 5/21/2014

Huawei names Ming He to lead its US operations, such as they are...

CenturyLink Targets 'Underserved' Twin Cities
News Analysis | 5/20/2014

A new data center for the Minneapolis-St. Paul market will let CenturyLink Tech Solutions deliver more cloud, co-location, and managed/hosted services.

Can Virtualization Enable the Next Big Bang?
News Analysis | 5/20/2014

Bell Labs is offering a prize to attract innovation of the Big Bang variety and expects SDN and NFV will get it to market faster.

Bit Parts: Losses, Launches & Expectations
News Analysis | 5/20/2014

New products, market growth and some job losses dominate the components sector in the latest roundup of news tidbits.

Cisco's Chambers Urges Obama to Rein in NSA
News Analysis | 5/19/2014

Spying allegations threaten 'our country's global technological leadership,' says Cisco CEO and chairman John Chambers.

EarthLink Finds Multi-Site Niche
News Analysis | 5/16/2014

Managed services provider builds national strategy around serving companies with widely distributed small sites, starting with retailers.

Zayo Buys UK Fiber Network Operator
News Analysis | 5/16/2014

Adds to its European assets with the acquisition of Geo, which has a network running through London's sewers… phew!

Cisco Integrates Virtual, Physical Networks
News Analysis | 5/16/2014

Also, Cisco's not trying to crush VMware. Really it's not.

MBC Deploys Cyan SDN for Backhaul Rollout
News Analysis | 5/14/2014

Cyan helps Mid Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) develop backhaul connectivity to a greater number of cell sites for less expense.

Eurobites: SSE Takes On BT in Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange chief feeling chipper; Numericable Q1 numbers on the up; 4G for Moscow metro; Etisalat completes Maroc Telecom acquisition.

Wanted: Wisdom of the Crowd (That’s YOU)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/13/2014

We've got the questions, you've got the answers...

Integra Monitors Its Fiber With Ciena Tool
News Analysis | 5/13/2014

On its recently deployed 100G link between Salt Lake City and Sacramento, Integra is using Ciena's PinPoint solution to monitor fiber loss.

Cisco's IoT Leader Finds Other Things to Do
News Analysis | 5/12/2014

Not even a future $19 trillion market can keep Guido Jouret, Cisco's Internet of Things leader, at the company.

You Either Love SDN, or You Really Don't
News Analysis | 5/12/2014

SDN is gaining popularity fast, but there's also a lot of skepticism about its potential among network engineers and managers, according to a Network Instruments study.

IP, Optical Prop Up Alcatel-Lucent's Q1
News Analysis | 5/9/2014

The vendor cuts its losses and shows strength in key networking equipment sectors in the first quarter, but revenues are static.

Alcatel-Lucent CEO: We Can Go It Alone
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Just over a year after taking the helm, what's on the mind of Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes? Plenty of things, but being part of the next mega-merger isn't one of them.

UTC Telecom 2014: More Power to You
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Utility companies face many of the same network transformation issues as telecom players but their needs are also unique to the power sector.

Brocade Hires IBM Exec to Beef Up SDN Team
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Colin Dixon is reportedly part of SDN brain drain at IBM.

tw telecom Changes CoS Dynamics
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

tw telecom enables dynamic Class of Service changes to go along with its existing dynamic bandwidth capabilities.

Bumper Year for the Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray | 5/7/2014

There are more than 80 finalists in 16 categories for this year's Leading Lights awards, and it's an impressive bunch.

Microsoft, VMware Team on Virtualization Standard
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

The proposed Geneve protocol would improve interoperability for virtualized networks.

BTE: Kind of a Big Deal
LRTV Documentaries | 5/6/2014

The Big Telecom Event, or BTE, is a big deal for the whole industry, as well as for Light Reading.

Citrix Upgrades Its ADC for Mobile Apps
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Citrix upgrades its application delivery controller in an effort to improve performance and user experience for mobile apps.

Cyan's Blue Planet Now in KVH's Orbit
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Japanese network and data center operator makes SDN platform centerpiece of its new on-demand burstable Ethernet service suite.

Ciena, Brocade Take a Dynamic View of WAN
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

Ciena and Brocade co-develop a dynamic resource provisioning solution for the inter-data center WAN.

The Three Faces of SDN
Column | 5/5/2014

Vendors are vying to define SDN in ways that advantage their own products. Meanwhile, the threat from cloud providers looms like a zombie army in the distance.

Bit Parts: Cisco Funding Up for Grabs
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

The latest roundup from the world of comms components features funding news from Cisco.

Capex Trend Points to Less Seasonality – Analysts
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

Research from Raymond James & Assoc. points toward increased capex by AT&T and Verizon in the first quarter and a possible long-term shift away from seasonal spending patterns.

CenturyLink Cuts Cloud Prices, Touts Power
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

Five months after announcing the Tier 3 purchase, CenturyLink unveils new cloud strategy built on cheaper prices and enterprise-scale power.

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