Consolidated spends $350 million to expand its network reach and give the combined carrier more business services savvy.
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.
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
Germany cancels an ISP networking deal with Verizon Germany as part of its post-Snowden overhaul. Are other US deals also in danger?
As IPv6 process shows, heavy investment in standards doesn't always pay off as expected when deployment takes unexpected turns.
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 has jumped into the metro 100G optical race with new transponder and muxponder modules.
The rapid rollout of LTE is driving demand for ATCA-based systems to support the EPC, IMS and many related applications.
There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year -- see who picked up the trophies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria bags cable operator; ThinkAnalytics scores at Swisscom; Google Glass reaches UK.
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 demos a 400G test suite with Huawei and Xilinx.
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.
Ciena lands pan-European transport network deal ahead of incumbent Coriant, and may be joined in further rollouts by key rival Infinera.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says his friend John Chambers consulted him about the CEO succession situation at Cisco.
More snaps from the Big Telecom Event in Chicago.
The inaugural Big Telecom Event is underway in Chicago, and the keynotes, show floor, and sessions have been bustling all day.
New strategy intended to help network operators make the transition from Carrier Ethernet at the edge to virtualized functions.
In his BTE keynote, tw telecom's Mike Rouleau plays up a flexible, dynamic, on-demand Ethernet service delivery model.
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).
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 has struck a deal to acquire next-generation network management and orchestration specialist Tail-f, one of the darlings of the SDN world.
Network managers will be able to use NMS software to manage Omnitron network interface devices.
Five companies have made the Leading Lights shortlist for public company of the year.
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 says it will acquire Ethernet service provider tw telecom for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal worth $5.7 billion.
Seven companies have been shortlisted for the inaugural Leading Lights award for outstanding components vendor.
It's time for the telecom sector to take a long hard look at itself, starting at BTE.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica fosters innovation with China Unicom; Bouygues job cuts look likely; revenge of the cabbies.
Cisco CEO John Chambers may be planning to announce his retirement soon, effective in the fall.
The 65 Virtual Service Edge is designed to combine the benefits of NFV with hardware located on the customer premises.
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?
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.
Vendor says it's moving towards a full-blown NFV architecture, starting with distributed SBC trials in the third quarter.
Comments from company officials, one analyst's speculation, and other recent moves by Ciena suggest an imminent product announcement.
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.
Stock leaps more than 18% as vendor exceeds expectations and forecasts even better times ahead from a broadening customer base.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica closes pay-TV acquisition; Riedel hooks up to Viatel; Liquid Applications flow in Saudi.
Cloud services are in demand in Asia/Pacific, but the telcos are still finding their feet in the market.
Analyst George Notter says that AT&T slowed its capital spending this spring.
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.