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Consolidated Gains Fiber, Cloud Focus With Enventis
News Analysis | 6/30/2014

Consolidated spends $350 million to expand its network reach and give the combined carrier more business services savvy.

Innovation: Are You in the Zone?
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014

The seven members of the Big Telecom Event's Innovation Zone tell us why their product or service is unique, notable, and worthy of being in the zone.

Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2014

A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.

Verizon's German Deal Could Be Just the First to Fall
News Analysis | 6/26/2014

Germany cancels an ISP networking deal with Verizon Germany as part of its post-Snowden overhaul. Are other US deals also in danger?

Standards Road Is Long, Winding... Bumpy
News Analysis | 6/26/2014

As IPv6 process shows, heavy investment in standards doesn't always pay off as expected when deployment takes unexpected turns.

Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
LRTV Documentaries | 6/26/2014

See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.

Ekinops Entices 100G Metro Market
News Analysis | 6/25/2014

Ekinops has jumped into the metro 100G optical race with new transponder and muxponder modules.

LTE & EPC Drive ATCA
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/25/2014

The rapid rollout of LTE is driving demand for ATCA-based systems to support the EPC, IMS and many related applications.

Leading Lights Winners: The Pictures
Slide Shows | 6/25/2014

There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year -- see who picked up the trophies.

Eurobites: EE Migrates With Juniper
News Analysis | 6/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria bags cable operator; ThinkAnalytics scores at Swisscom; Google Glass reaches UK.

WhatsUp With mVoIP?
Column | 6/24/2014

Mobile operators need a strategy to deal with the demise of traditional voice and the rise of mobile voice-over-IP (mVoIP), and that includes working with the OTT players.

Spirent Puts 400GigE to the Test
News Analysis | 6/23/2014

Spirent demos a 400G test suite with Huawei and Xilinx.

Eurobites: DT in Tie-up Talks With Netflix
News Analysis | 6/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: national watchdogs flex their muscles; TSIC sends for Ciena; UK mobile operators may be forced to share networks.

TeliaSonera Overlays With Ciena
News Analysis | 6/23/2014

Ciena lands pan-European transport network deal ahead of incumbent Coriant, and may be joined in further rollouts by key rival Infinera.

Huawei's Ren: Cisco's Chambers Sought Succession Advice
News Analysis | 6/23/2014

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says his friend John Chambers consulted him about the CEO succession situation at Cisco.

More Pictures From BTE
Slide Shows | 6/20/2014

More snaps from the Big Telecom Event in Chicago.

BTE Day 1: The Big Pictures
Slide Shows | 6/17/2014

The inaugural Big Telecom Event is underway in Chicago, and the keynotes, show floor, and sessions have been bustling all day.

Telco Systems Plots Transition to SDN/NFV
News Analysis | 6/17/2014

New strategy intended to help network operators make the transition from Carrier Ethernet at the edge to virtualized functions.

tw telecom Embraces Ethernet Everywhere
News Analysis | 6/17/2014

In his BTE keynote, tw telecom's Mike Rouleau plays up a flexible, dynamic, on-demand Ethernet service delivery model.

Big Names Dominate BTE
LRTV Documentaries | 6/17/2014

Major names such as Cisco and Deutsche Telekom, and killer topics such as SDN, NFV and M&A, are the talk on Day 1 of the Big Telecom Event (BTE).

Nothing Is Sacred, DT's Clauberg Tells BTE
News Analysis | 6/17/2014

Deutsche Telekom executive Axel Clauberg tells a packed BTE keynote audience that networks have to transform, nothing is sacred, and vendors need to embrace 'open.'

Cisco to Buy Hot Startup Tail-f for $175M
News Analysis | 6/17/2014

Cisco has struck a deal to acquire next-generation network management and orchestration specialist Tail-f, one of the darlings of the SDN world.

WebNMS, Omnitron Partner for Net Automation
News Analysis | 6/17/2014

Network managers will be able to use NMS software to manage Omnitron network interface devices.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 6/16/2014

Five companies have made the Leading Lights shortlist for public company of the year.

Level With Me: When Rumors Get Real
Rewired | 6/16/2014

tw telecom has been a rumored takeover target for years and Level 3 a rumored suitor. But is there more to this deal than just getting bigger?

Level 3 to Acquire tw telecom for $5.7B
News Analysis | 6/16/2014

Level 3 says it will acquire Ethernet service provider tw telecom for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal worth $5.7 billion.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 6/15/2014

Seven companies have been shortlisted for the inaugural Leading Lights award for outstanding components vendor.

Telecom Looks at the Big Picture
Shades of Ray | 6/13/2014

It's time for the telecom sector to take a long hard look at itself, starting at BTE.

Eurobites: Huawei Lands 400G Deal in Egypt
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica fosters innovation with China Unicom; Bouygues job cuts look likely; revenge of the cabbies.

Is Cisco's Chambers Retiring in the Fall?
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

Cisco CEO John Chambers may be planning to announce his retirement soon, effective in the fall.

Overture Adds Hardware to Its NFV Pitch
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

The 65 Virtual Service Edge is designed to combine the benefits of NFV with hardware located on the customer premises.

Ciena Stirs Up the Metro Market
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Ciena unveils a new platform leveraging its skills in programmable optical networking to target inter-data center connectivity, but has it done enough to excite the market?

AT&T Turns to DOCSIS for Small Cell Backhaul
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Carrier's AVP of small cells says it working with cable companies to lease their backhaul, and is already in deployment in some enterprise use cases.

Genband Starts NFV Push With Distributed SBC
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Vendor says it's moving towards a full-blown NFV architecture, starting with distributed SBC trials in the third quarter.

Ciena Hints at Big Product Announcement
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Comments from company officials, one analyst's speculation, and other recent moves by Ciena suggest an imminent product announcement.

Cox Joins Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Club
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Cox Business becomes the third major US MSO business services unit to receive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum, joining Comcast and TWC.

Ciena Soars on Strong Demand
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Stock leaps more than 18% as vendor exceeds expectations and forecasts even better times ahead from a broadening customer base.

Eurobites: Vodafone Xones Out of Silicon Valley
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica closes pay-TV acquisition; Riedel hooks up to Viatel; Liquid Applications flow in Saudi.

Asia's Telcos Still Figuring Out Their Cloud Moves
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Cloud services are in demand in Asia/Pacific, but the telcos are still finding their feet in the market.

What's With AT&T's Capex Dip?
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Analyst George Notter says that AT&T slowed its capital spending this spring.

Does SDN Mean 'Slowing Down Networking'?
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Global service provider routers and switch revenue increased only 2% year-over-year, according to research from Infonetics, which attributes the slowdown to caution in the face of technology transformation.

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