Helps network operators break organizational silos.
The aggressive transformation of AT&T puts the company in position to land more multi-national corporation business, says one analyst.
Despite past speculation about selling to Finisar, JDSU spinoff Lumentum could prove to be an acquirer.
The utility industry is keeping TDM alive, but maybe not for much longer.
The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.
Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.
An unusual story in an unusual place.
With vendors needing to diversify, the utility sector's immediate challenges with their operational technology (OT) frameworks offer a great opportunity to win new business.
Enterprises and service providers alike are looking to colocate more within the data center to support hybrid clouds.
Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) lays down a challenge to OpenFlow's naysayers.
Dell has identified an underserved data center market that it believes is worth $6 billion and has developed a specific portfolio -- that's a model that suits the New IP age.
Be careful what you wish for.
Vendor CEOs make a lot of money, but we have a list of those who made more than most.
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.
Telecom carriers need to build, buy or partner for many of the technology enhancements they put into the networks or customer solutions each year.
Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.
CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.
Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.
IP networking is smaller than Brocade's SAN business but it's growing fast, while the SAN business declined.
Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.
Rapid industry shift to lighter-weight virtualization fits well with Calico's lighter-weight approach to virtual networking.
Virtual phone number specialist Voxbone sells majority stake to a private equity firm and prepares for accelerated expansion, including M&A.
Fujitsu jumps into the SDN/NFV game with a disaggregated optical architecture.
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.
Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.
Software vendor announces telecom giant's use of its Perimeta SBC, but also its role in aiding transition to virtualized operations.
Also claims impressive 40% growth for six consecutive quarters and 365% growth year-over-year.
In Light Reading's original science fiction serial, 'Silence Like Diamonds,' encryption is broken, and security pros find lots of work.
South Korean operator is moving towards a deployment of Ericsson's HDS 8000 data center platform as part of its shift towards a software-defined cloud architecture.
Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovação lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.
Allows network functions and services to load in the kernel space rather than user space.
Women have to stand up for themselves while also enlisting support from men, says the manager of Vodafone's global Customer Innovation Program.
Infinera nears completion of its Transmode acquisition after the Swedish vendor's investors approved the deal.
Light Reading's science fiction serial 'Silence Like Diamonds' imagines a world where one of the most powerful corporations is entirely software-operated, with no employees. If that happens, what would we need people for?
Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.
Growing security threats are set to drive critical infrastructure operators to new investment and upgrades of their internal networks.
AT&T outlines the future for its integration with DirecTV.
Announced $16 million series A funding and plans to ship its RIFT.ware software by year end.
Improvement reflects the company's transition to the New IP.
This is what industry leadership looks like.
AT&T's John Donovan said that Network On-Demand is delivering a reduction in provisioning times of up to 95% for its customers in its first 100 cities.
Access equipment vendor joins the virtualization fray with a bundle of integrated virtual CPE functions and a commitment to open APIs for its hardware platforms.
Telecom operators are looking to containers to help create an app-focused architecture and eliminate heavy virtualization overhead.
Verizon throws down the gigabit gauntlet with a new NG-PON2 field test and plans to issue an RFP for commercial rollout of the high-speed broadband technology later this year.
Wurl is launching AdSpring to help pay-TV operators introduce new streaming services and take advantage of new ad revenue.
VMware among notable additions as software company continues to advance its lifecycle service orchestrator in support of NFV and SDN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat completes Nigerian towers sale; du does vCPE; CERN collides into New IP.
It's software all the way down.
New landmark for network virtualization as Light Reading issues formal invitations to leading vendors for participation in the first ever NFV interoperability test.
Steve Saunders met up with Oracle's Doug Suriano, who talked about why Oracle bought Tekelec and Acme Packet, how it's creating tailored cloud services for different vertical industries, the state of virtualization, why Oracle won't get into systems integration and more.
From its gigabit smart grid to its wealth of 3D printing companies to the best tech camp ever, Chattanooga is a hotbed for innovation.
As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.
Ting wants to bring gigabit services to new cities, and it's hinting that sites in North Carolina may be on the roadmap for 2016.
All of Verizon's work with customers through its digital media services business amounts to a rehearsal for the company's own mobile-first video service launch.
GM brings two connected Corvettes with Apple CarPlay to Chicago and talks up the success of LTE via its partnership with AT&T.
CEO Jayshree Ullal says single-digit numbers of its 3,390 customers are looking at white boxes.
Ciena closes its Cyan acquisition and gets ready to take Cyan's message of multi-domain service orchestration to the world.
Interim rules require incumbents to get approval before shutting down copper lines that are in use by competitors.
Deutsche Telekom is pleased with its US subsidiary and doesn't plan to reduce its stake or sell the carrier, focusing instead on getting more low-band spectrum.
Activist investors Elliott Management are pressuring EMC to improve.
Windstream has awarded contracts for its IPTV service to Arris and Synacor, and has won its own deal to deliver voice and Ethernet services to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.
Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.
ADVA's timing unit absorbs a specialist in small form factor clock technology, but ADVA may have more deals in mind.
JDSU has officially split into two companies, Viavi and Lumentum, with the former expanding its focus beyond telcos and into software-based service assurance.