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How Startups Can Win as Moore's Law Ends
Column | 6/30/2017

Is there an upside to Moore's Law slowing down? Actually, there are many.

Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 6/30/2017

Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.

'New' Kontron Emerges With $1B Sales Target
News Analysis | 6/30/2017

Following a difficult year, embedded computing system specialist has agreed a merger with S&T Deutschland, giving it an expanded portfolio and a role in hitting an annual sales target of $1 billion.

Cisco Wants to Reconquer Your Network With 'Intuitive' Plan
News Analysis | 6/29/2017

Cisco's 'network intuitive' is about the next 30 years, but it's also a return to the old Cisco.

Catching Up With Colt
Shades of Ray | 6/29/2017

I visited Colt's headquarters in London to catch up with a quartet of execs about developments at the progressive network operator.

Ethernity Raises £15M From London IPO
News Analysis | 6/29/2017

With its eye on the SDN and NFV markets, FPGA-based processor specialist raises £15 million as it joins London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis | 6/27/2017

Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.

Cisco & Ericsson Hone Their Partnership
News Analysis | 6/27/2017

As Ericsson scales back its enterprise plans, the partnership with Cisco gets more focused on specific product combinations.

Soft Loans, Trade Hardball: ZTE Seeks $11B in Credit Finance
News Analysis | 6/26/2017

A financing move by China's ZTE has resurrected the issue of unfair state support for the country's telecom giants.

Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
News Analysis | 6/26/2017

Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.

CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2017

Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business challenges for enterprise customers, says CenturyLink's Bill Grubbs.

Cisco's Next Networking Frontier: Intuitive Networks
News Analysis | 6/20/2017

Cisco is giving the enterprise network a makeover, paving the way for automated, intelligent networks driven by policy rules.

Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 6/20/2017

A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.

Arista Strengthens Its Case for the Network Core
News Analysis | 6/19/2017

Having proven out merchant silicon in the data center, Arista continues to aim for the service provider core with upgrades to its R-series of universal spine switches.

How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore | 6/15/2017

Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.

Nokia heralds fastest network processor ever
News Analysis | 6/14/2017

The FP4 chip and a new routing platform target big telcos and web-scale giants.

DT: 5G Network Slicing Lacks Clear Definition
News Analysis | 6/14/2017

Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.

Verizon: SD-WAN Boosting MPLS Sales
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2017

SD-WAN is an option for managing bandwidth for applications where MPLS doesn't make sense but it is in no way replacing MPLS, notes Shawn Hakl, vice president of Network and Security Solutions with Verizon.

Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
News Analysis | 6/13/2017

Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.

Nokia CTO 'Not Optimistic' About 5G in Europe
News Analysis | 6/12/2017

Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.

Startup Could Replace Ericsson, Says Orange
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.

Facebook Takes TIP in New Direction as Investors Doubt Open Source Payback
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

Social networking giant faces a backlash on its open source commitment and says it will start a new group with a RAND licensing model.

Big Names Board the ONAP Express
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

PCCW, VEON, Juniper, Red Hat and Accenture are among ONAP's new members, but it still doesn't have as many supporters as the Open Source MANO initiative.

Orange, VCs Commit $113M to Network Startups as 'Black Box' Frustration Mounts
News Analysis | 6/8/2017

French telco teams up with Facebook to support network startups that could disrupt the status quo.

Busting a Few Myths About Microservices
Column | 6/8/2017

A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.

CenturyLink: SD-WAN No Quick Fix
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

The hot new service is actually part of broader customer networking transformation that needs to be planned and plotted long-term.

SoftBank's 'Open Source' Source Is a Slovakian Startup
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

A network deal between tiny Frinx and giant SoftBank is a further sign of the upheaval caused by open source, software and virtualization technologies.

Telia Carrier PoPs Up in Portland
News Analysis | 6/6/2017

Global carrier adds two new points of presence in the Silicon Forest to reduce latency and add diversity for customers there.

SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.

Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.

MetTel: SD-WAN Ramp-Up 'Astronomical'
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2017

MetTel's VP of Network Services, Ed Fox, shares insight into the spike in demand for SD-WAN and the challenges of meeting that demand.

Eurobites: Telia Adds 4G Access to VPN Package
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 completes UK Broadband acquisition; Telefónica trumpets security first; Murdochs huddle with Ofcom to chew over Fox-Sky deal; Brits live dangerously with their mobiles.

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