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UC Another Piece of New MegaPath Puzzle
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Robust UC offering intended to give MegaPath a competitive advantage, but it's just the latest in a series of changes and upgrades.

GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.

Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.

FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.

WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News | 8/27/2014

The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.

Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.

Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
DOS Attack | 8/26/2014

Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.

Frontier Sees WiFi as SMB Differentiator
News Analysis | 8/25/2014

Based on initial deployment in North Carolina, Frontier sees a new role for WiFi as part of an SMB service bundle that can be monetized.

Comcast, Level 3 Flex Ethernet Muscles
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.

Brocade: Revenue Up Despite Soft Carrier Demand
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Important products were delayed, and carriers are waiting.

Telefónica Proves Brocade Router Performs for NFV
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Testing in Telefónica's lab shows Brocade Vyatta vRouter delivers 80Gbit/s performance, well suited to carrier NFV needs.

Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack | 8/18/2014

Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.

PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.

Cisco to Ax Up to 6,000 Jobs, But It's Excited About SDN
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.

Cisco Halts Revenue Decline – Barely
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

But revenue for 2014 was $47.1 billion, down 3%.

Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring | 8/13/2014

Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.

Granite Still Reaping POTS Revenue
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.

Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.

Gigabit Is the New Black
The Gigabot | 8/8/2014

The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.

Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.

Comverse Buys Some WebRTC Smarts
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.

Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.

Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired | 8/5/2014

One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.

SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack | 8/4/2014

A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.

GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.

Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2014

Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.

Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.

Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.

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