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?
Find out more about the players that made it on to our awards shortlist for Company of the Year (Public).
The three finalists for Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical service know that software now outweighs hardware and raw speed.
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.
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.
Avago could look at Broadcom in the same way it did LSI, says analyst.
As expected, Avago is swallowing Broadcom in a deal that will create a $77 billion networking chip giant.
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
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.
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.
Wave plans to bulk up on fiber in Washington, Oregon and California after raising $130 million in a corporate bond sale.
Service provider and US federal customers drove increased year-over-year IP sales, Brocade says.
The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.
The German incumbent may be on the prowl for takeover opportunities in Europe if it can first offload T-Mobile US.
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?
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 adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
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.
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.
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.
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.
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Rod Naphan, the CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications.
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
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.
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?
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
Shares in Alcatel-Lucent rose in early-hours trading after the French equipment maker appeared to outperform its chief European competitors.
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.
The connection validates the vision of disaggregated routers, SDN, open source software and ON.Labs' open source ONOS OS.
The first version of the NFV reference implementation, named "Arno," is still due in the spring.
Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.
Integrated solution targets fast-growing market of metro connections that need high capacity, flexibility, scalability and more.
There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
John Chambers leaves Cisco challenged by SDN and NFV, but in a good position to compete.
Network operator aggressively integrated dynamic capacity abilities acquired from tw telecom to roll out nationally and globally.
Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom.
Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.