Competitive carrier meeting enterprise demand for easier way to connect remote sites globally using fewer boxes, but maintaining performance.
The operator says it would not be able to compete profitably in the IT services market without making considerable investments.
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
Ciena has extended its Agility Matrix strategy to include CPE supporting virtual network functions.
Pica8 and others keep pressing the argument for white box deployment.
SDN player is said to have landed its first major deal with a Tier 1 service provider.
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
The web services giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google might be defining the next generation of 'carrier class' networking technology.
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'
Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
At BTE 2015, Vip mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic talks about how NFV is ready for the real world and how Telekom Austria is introducing centralized resources for its group operations.
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).
Amazon and other hyperscale companies may soon compete with telcos to deliver virtualized network services.
RAD Data CEO Dror Bin talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the communications networking industry and how RAD Data has evolved to meet the market's new demands.
Tetsuya Shoji has taken the helm at global cloud and connectivity services giant NTT Communications and he's promising a thrilling ride.
Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talks about his company's push into the 100GigE switch market at a special launch event in New York City.
An exclusive and unique Light Reading survey shows that it's not just network operators that are transforming their businesses and strategies -- the vendors are also changing to meet the evolving needs of their core customer base.
Hot on the heels of Cisco's Nexus expansion, Mellanox joins the 100GigE switch market with the promise of zero packet loss.
Investment with partners will go towards training, R&D and other areas likely to boost the company's standing with the Chinese administration.
Cable operator Bright House Networks is introducing new cloud-based infrastructure and application services for enterprise customers.
The carrier will share software and hardware specs to the Open Compute Project and OpenDaylight.
ADVA increases its revenue and income outlook for the second quarter, noting increasing business with web companies.
The use of New IP technologies raises big questions about network security as cyber attacks continue to escalate.
More of the key highlights from this year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, including drone footage!
Steve Saunders sat down with Barry Mainz, ten-year veteran and President of Wind River, a leading embedded system software developer with solutions that cover everything from automotive to the surface of Mars.
An inspiring panel of speakers made Light Reading's fourth Women in Tech breakfast, held at the recent Big Telecom Event, an occasion to remember.
The open source SDN network operating system is also being used in an open source router running on white box hardware.
AT&T has been working with a number of vendors to figure out how its central offices will evolve into extensions of its data center architecture.
Vendor looks to satisfy growing demand for 100Gbit/s Ethernet with new OptiPacket OP-X1 box.
At BTE in Chicago, Dave Ryan, Tata Communications' executive VP of the Americas Region, discusses the need for innovation in the large enterprise services sector.
As you'd expect, NFV and Carrier SDN were top of the agenda at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
CEO Jack Waters urges the industry to do more when it comes to security, including not only detecting threats, but alerting customers and acting on them using 'situational awareness.'
Latest regulatory move could see BT forced to slash wholesale leased-line fees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Group looks at Yoigo; EU exempts mobile from social tariffs; Ericsson's mobile money move.
Chicago has no shortage of sites to be seen. While attending the Big Telecom Event, we explored the streets and took some photos, for your benefit, of course.
The New IP Agency (NIA), which aims to simplify the currently baffling NFV ecosystem, was born at the Big Telecom Event (BTE).
Cox SVP Stephen Rowley says cable operators ultimately want to take their business services offerings to national accounts, but it won't be easy to go out of market, and it will take time.
At the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago, BT bigs up G.fast for copper-based broadband while Allied Telesis puts WDM-PON in play for the Gigabit community.
The Big Telecom Event offered everything you would expect from a world-class conference, including engaging speakers, fun demos and tons of booth swag.
Encouraged by Cisco's commitment to open source practices, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg wants other vendors to follow suit.
BTE's day two keynoters share visions of new network platforms for the New IP era.
And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.
Operators and vendors are not seeing eye-to-eye on the pricing and sale of virtualization products.
In his second straight appearance at BTE, Google's Bikash Koley tackled the transport SDN challenge.
Companies across the industry must reinvent themselves as platform providers and embrace open source if they are to thrive in future, according to Cisco.
Awards were given, drinks were downed, jokes were made and a good time was had by all! Here's a quick look back on Light Reading's own Night at the Museum for the 2015 Leading Lights awards in Chicago.
AT&T SVP Andre Fuetsch discusses three of the functions AT&T has already virtualized along the path to making its network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Flow Optimizer is designed to provide increased control and security for OpenDaylight-based SDN networks.
We had 24 awards to hand out this year – find out who went home triumphant from our lavish awards dinner at the Field Museum in Chicago.
The Firepower 9300 is designed to run a variety of security services from Cisco and third parties.
There are many variants of the CRAN concept, but all have the potential to deliver major capex and opex savings in the network.
Atlantic Broadband plans to acquire MetroCast Communications for $200 million.
The German incumbent aims to use proceeds from a T-Mobile US sale to buy the UK's former state-owned monopoly, according to the Telegraph.
Packet inspection and subscriber experience vendor unveils a customer services scorecard that's all about quality of experience rather than connection speeds.
Find out what helped five test vendors make this year's awards shortlist.
This new category attracted a lot of entries and a very strong shortlist.
It's always a hotly contested category and this year has been no exception, with nine impressive shortlisted entries.
As service providers rely more and more on their IT and support systems, the competition to win this award intensifies, with seven vendors battling it out this year.
Join Heavy reading's Sterling Perrin for an discussion on the future of data center interconnect.
Windstream CTO Randy Nicklas answers Light Reading's questions on gigabit Ethernet trends.
T-Mobile US has little place in Deutsche Telekom's strategic vision, and its sale could even help the German operator to realize its true ambitions.
More participation from women on a smaller executive team.
Chicago CIO and Women in Tech at BTE keynoter Brenna Berman explains why we need more women and minorities in the tech industry.
Canadian operator reveals it has been working with Accedian to monitoring hybrid cloud performance.
AT&T's SVP of Architecture and Design and BTE Keynoter Andre Fuetsch discusses the carrier's SDN strategy, APIs and more ahead of the show next week.
The long-awaited first code release from the Open Platform for NFV Project is about to hit the streets, says director Heather Kirksey.
The telecom industry needs to rethink the meaning of 'five nines', says Ericsson CTO.
Comcast, EarthLink and Tata all offer services that innovate in keeping enterprises and their employees connected.
All cash deal will give Intel extra fire power in data center, IoT and mobile infrastructure markets.
The Cisco Evolved Services Platform gets a network provisioning and service assurance solution, the EPN Manager.
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Company Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore announced their departure earlier Monday and CTO Padmasree Warrior is rumored to be not far behind.
Vendor's AirFrame Data Center platform advances its vision of mobile-edge computing and provides its backbone for 5G and IoT.
Network appliances can play an important role in policy-driven virtualized networks, argues Dan Joe Barry.
ADVA adds the FSP 3000 CloudConnect to its line-up to target the latest data center interconnect opportunities.
Nokia Networks has developed a hardware platform with Intel that is designed for a distributed telco data center architecture.