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Dell-EMC deal closes next week
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

After clearing Chinese regulatory approval, the two companies are looking to combine to create an enterprise, hybrid cloud, mobile and security powerhouse.

Could FreedomPop Unshackle VimpelCom?
Morris Lore | 8/30/2016

Mikhail Fridman's $50 million investment in a plucky MVNO could spur digital and cultural transformation at his telecom business.

Eurobites: Russian Billionaire Pumps $50M Into FreedomPop
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.

VMware & Dell CEOs See Massive NFV Opportunity
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

The service provider market is moving to VMware and Dell's strengths, and the two companies intend to capitalize on that industry change as Dell acquires a controlling interest in VMware, CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell said Monday.

Is There No Stopping Huawei?
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

The Chinese equipment behemoth is sprinting ahead of its rivals.

Brocade Revenue Climbs on Ruckus Acquisition, But Earnings Fall Hard
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

'Healthy product demand' for Ruckus's wares sent revenue up, but it wasn't enough to offset slumps elsewhere.

Brocade Teases Big September Router Launch
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

A new router based on the Broadcomm Jericho switch is designed for big enterprise and service provider networks.

ZTE Gains Ground on Ericsson, Nokia in H1
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Chinese equipment vendor reports growth in sales and profits while its big Western rivals struggle.

Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?

Arista Banned From Importing Products – Cisco
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.

Adtran Adds Control & Orchestration to Mosaic
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Adtran's Mosaic Cloud Platform adds control and orchestration capabilities to its Mosaic SD-Access platform so that service providers can orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the entire network.

NTT America Rides Channel Down Market
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.

DT, SK Telecom Plot 'Global' 5G Trials
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

German and South Korean operators to launch a 'transcontinental' 5G trial network.

US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.

Upskill U on Open Source & White Box Networks With LinkedIn
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/18/2016

At Upskill U, Saikrishna Kotha with LinkedIn examines the role of open source in the white box network transformation.

Eurobites: BT, Nokia Buddy Up on 5G
News Analysis | 8/18/2016

In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.

Cisco Throws 5,500 Overboard on Cruise to Richer Waters
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.

Intel Working With NEC, AT&T on NFV
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Intel announced separate collaborative projects with two enormous 5G partners, one with AT&T that involves packet processing optimization, and the other with NEC on C-RAN. Both collaborations are all about NFV.

Cisco Set to Cut 14,000 Jobs – Report
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

World's biggest maker of IP equipment is set to slash employee numbers as it plans for a software-defined future, according to a report.

128T Aims to Displace SD-WANs
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Startup moves out of stealth mode with a new approach called Secure Vector Routing, built by a team of Acme Packet veterans.

5G: The Most Nebulous Telco Term Ever?
Morris Lore | 8/16/2016

Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.

Eurobites: BT Attacks 'Orwellian' Rivals
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.

Verizon, SK Telecom Extend 5G Partnership
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

US and South Korean operators flag new alliance aimed at accelerating the development of 5G technology.

A Hot Time in Huntsville
Slide Shows | 8/15/2016

Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.

CSPs Shift SMB Mindset From Capex to Opex
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.

Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.

Eurobites: 3 Group Europe Revenues Slip in H1
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NTT expands IP network with German PoPs; OTE sees mobile revenues slide in H1; BT not out of woods yet on Openreach.

China-EU Telecom Compact Stalls
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

A deal that would have given the EU better access to Chinese markets appears to have run aground.

Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
Rewired | 8/10/2016

FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?

Level 3 Gives Cisco NSO Its Due
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Service provider acknowledges role that Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator is playing in Level 3's SDN strategy.

Getting to Gigabit Gold
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Adtran kicked off its annual press and analyst event today with a keynote from CTO Kevin Schneider who focused on innovation, and the technological drivers behind innovation that will help service providers get to gigabit gold.

How MSOs Can Snare Big Companies
Column | 8/5/2016

In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.

Cloud Drives Arista to Billion-Dollar Run Rate
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

And speaking of clouds: Arista is confident it can continue business as usual despite the cloud of Cisco litigation hanging over it.

Understanding Enterprise Needs
Column | 8/4/2016

In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.

Electric Lightwave Takes Back Its Brand
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Fiber-optic network operator Electric Lightwave is re-asserting itself and its brand, becoming a totally separate business unit and resuming use of its title as the corporate brand.

Kentik Scores $23M in Funding for Cloud Network Analytics
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Designed for service providers and large enterprises to help them keep their networks humming.

Is Hue an MVNE Trendsetter?
Morris Lore | 8/4/2016

As network operators evolve into supremely efficient infrastructure players, and OTTs monopolize all dealings with consumers, the MVNE may be on the ascendant.

AT&T Uses LSO to Automate Wholesale Ethernet
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

Network operator uses MEF framework to let its wholesale customers automatically qualify availability of AT&T Switched Ethernet services.

How Cable Means Business About Business
Column | 8/1/2016

In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.

Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
News Analysis | 8/1/2016

CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.

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