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Will Ericsson Join the M&A Arms Race?
Shades of Ray | 5/29/2015

Reports suggest Ericsson might respond to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia with a major deal of its own – but would that make sense?

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 5/29/2015

Find out more about the players that made it on to our awards shortlist for Company of the Year (Public).

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
News Analysis | 5/29/2015

The three finalists for Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical service know that software now outweighs hardware and raw speed.

Making Sense of It All at BTE
Shades of Ray | 5/28/2015

Now more than ever, the industry needs to come together to ask and answer the big questions facing the communications networking industry -- and that's going to happen at the upcoming Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

CEO Chat With Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks
Between the CEOs | 5/28/2015

Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.

What Will Avago Do With Broadcom?
News Analysis | 5/28/2015

Avago could look at Broadcom in the same way it did LSI, says analyst.

Avago Seals Deal to Buy Broadcom for $37B
News Analysis | 5/28/2015

As expected, Avago is swallowing Broadcom in a deal that will create a $77 billion networking chip giant.

Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 5/27/2015

Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.

A Tale of 2 Genbands
News Analysis | 5/26/2015

The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.

100G: Ready for Prime Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/26/2015

Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.

Wave Raises $130M for Gigabit Expansion
News Analysis | 5/22/2015

Wave plans to bulk up on fiber in Washington, Oregon and California after raising $130 million in a corporate bond sale.

Brocade: IP Networking Up, But Storage Down
News Analysis | 5/22/2015

Service provider and US federal customers drove increased year-over-year IP sales, Brocade says.

OIF Releases Transport SDN Framework
News Analysis | 5/21/2015

The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.

All-IP DT Could Drive Euro M&A, Say Analysts
News Analysis | 5/21/2015

The German incumbent may be on the prowl for takeover opportunities in Europe if it can first offload T-Mobile US.

Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
Shades of Ray | 5/21/2015

This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?

AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Focuses on Network
News Analysis | 5/20/2015

Instead of competing for cloud services, AT&T is now leveraging NetBond to sell integrated access to hybrid clouds that is on-demand and secure.

Ciena Surfs DCI Wave With New Platform
News Analysis | 5/20/2015

Ciena adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.

Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
News Analysis | 5/19/2015

Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.

Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
News Analysis | 5/19/2015

Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.

Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis | 5/18/2015

Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).

CenturyLink Goes Beyond Gig for SMBs
News Analysis | 5/18/2015

On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.

Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
Column | 5/18/2015

Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.

Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2015

In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.

North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
News Analysis | 5/15/2015

TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.

Cisco Earnings: Carriers Cast Shadow Over Sunny Quarter
News Analysis | 5/14/2015

But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.

CEO Chat With Rod Naphan, Fujitsu Network Communications
Between the CEOs | 5/13/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.

Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
News Analysis | 5/13/2015

Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.

OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2015

In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.

The Case For Pure Play Virtualization
Column | 5/8/2015

What is the best way to support both layer 2 and layer 3 services at the edge of the network that incorporates virtual network functions?

The Need for Speed
Column | 5/8/2015

How fast is too fast in terms of communication? Unless our lives and actions start being measured in seconds, do we really need a 43 Tbps connection to fulfill our everyday tasks?

Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray | 5/7/2015

The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…

Getting Nitty-Gritty on Carrier Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

A featured workshop at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event will dig deep into the details of Carrier Ethernet's evolving role in the cloud era.

The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/7/2015

What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.

Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago
Slide Shows | 5/7/2015

Snaps from Chicago where women from Microsoft and the Women in Cable Telecom both held events to promote women in the industry and the good work they are doing for others.

Alcatel-Lucent Outperforms Rivals in Q1
News Analysis | 5/7/2015

Shares in Alcatel-Lucent rose in early-hours trading after the French equipment maker appeared to outperform its chief European competitors.

Level 3 Stays Ahead in the On-Demand Race
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

Level 3 Communications is capitalizing on early work in automating its network to advance an SDN agenda but it wants to see more commercial software as well.

Open Source Router Connects US, Australia
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

The connection validates the vision of disaggregated routers, SDN, open source software and ON.Labs' open source ONOS OS.

OPNFV Release Taking Longer Than Planned
News Analysis | 5/6/2015

The first version of the NFV reference implementation, named "Arno," is still due in the spring.

Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.

Infinera, Arista Team to Conquer DCI Space
News Analysis | 5/5/2015

Integrated solution targets fast-growing market of metro connections that need high capacity, flexibility, scalability and more.

SDN: It's All About the Apps
Column | 5/5/2015

There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

Chambers's Legacy: A Resurgent Cisco
Wagner’s Ring | 5/5/2015

John Chambers leaves Cisco challenged by SDN and NFV, but in a good position to compete.

Level 3's SDN Play Focused on Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Network operator aggressively integrated dynamic capacity abilities acquired from tw telecom to roll out nationally and globally.

Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software
News Analysis | 5/4/2015

Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.

Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore | 5/1/2015

Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.

Eurobites: KVH Props Up Colt's Q1
News Analysis | 5/1/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom.

No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
Slide Shows | 5/1/2015

Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.

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