The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
As it aims to create a 'cloud of clouds,' Cisco teams up with service providers and offers additional tools, services, and financing options.
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.
One of the 'fathers' of the Internet says the global IP network's transport layer needs an overhaul.
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.
Its Third Network effort will build on close collaboration with the organizations developing NFV and SDN standards.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK boss maps out revival plan; Google faces potential EU fine; Saudi mobile ventures run into sand.
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight and more with its own connectivity and orchestration APIs as part of its 'Third Network' strategy.
Optical sector has been unfairly marginalized in the communications and needs to speed up its R&D cycles to keep pace, says Alcatel-Lucent CMO Tim Krause.
The pair complete NFV vPCE tests aimed at simplifying deployment for business users in China.
Launched as an Ethernet exchange, CENX is now tackling service orchestration for SDN and NFV.
The open source Vyatta Controller is designed to give network operators the benefits of SDN without vendor lock-in.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad sets T-Mobile US bid deadline; Brocade staffs up for EMEA push; Netflix seeks Belgian partners.
Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.
After years of speculation, Infinera finally unveils its market-ready PIC-based metro platform, and adds packet capabilities to its DTN-X platform too.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport SDN plugfest.
AT&T says Austin businesses can soon get on its cloud and change network services and speeds in near real time.
The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.
As foreseen in the 1998 gross-out comedy, the cloud revolution – along with SDN, NFV and other big networking trends today – aren't linear.
The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.
Chip vendor moves into the Ethernet switch market with a product set designed for the SDN data center market, issuing a challenge to market leader Broadcom.
State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.
Brocade continues to craft its service provider NFV offerings with the addition of network visibility and analytics tech.
Access and optical vendor says it's going to be part of Deutsche Telekom's software-defined network and has embraced Netconf and Yang for its new OSS.
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.
Also in today's regional roundup: Ericsson at IBC; Nokia Networks unveils telco cloud and OSS news; iPhone 6 heads for Europe; and more.
Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.
Global Capacity's parent company Pivotal Group pays $300 million to acquire MegaPath's network assets and operations personnel.
The semiconductor giant makes a big move to position its processors for data center gear, including network equipment.
The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.
A new Heavy Reading report says the Web 2.0/content/media vertical market represents the most dynamic Ethernet segment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom launches hybrid DSL/LTE router; Swedes give finger sensor to Huawei; French broadband update.
The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.
Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.
Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.
As the FCC takes a closer look at net neutrality and peering relationships, Cedexis will present a data model to the agency later this month for monitoring how traffic is directed across the Internet.
The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.
AT&T takes the cable operator to court over unlicensed use of eight IP voice and quality management patents.