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GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.

Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/29/2014

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.

Cisco Beefs Up Its Intercloud, Adds Telco Partners
News Analysis | 9/29/2014

As it aims to create a 'cloud of clouds,' Cisco teams up with service providers and offers additional tools, services, and financing options.

Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column | 9/26/2014

Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.

A Cultural Shift for an OTT World
LRTV Documentaries | 9/26/2014

Telcos need to embrace a new approach to partnerships if they are to generate extra revenues quickly and give customers what they want.

Go With The Flow, Says Arpanet Founder
UBB Forum News | 9/25/2014

One of the 'fathers' of the Internet says the global IP network's transport layer needs an overhaul.

Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
Rewired | 9/25/2014

There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.

US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
News Analysis | 9/25/2014

Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.

MEF: New Initiatives Tied to Existing Standards Groups
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

Its Third Network effort will build on close collaboration with the organizations developing NFV and SDN standards.

Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Removal Cast Into Doubt
News Analysis | 9/24/2014

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.

Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
News Analysis | 9/23/2014

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 Could Be Next Bottleneck, Warns Alcatel-Lucent CMO
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

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.

Huawei, China Telecom Claim Virtual CPE First
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

The pair complete NFV vPCE tests aimed at simplifying deployment for business users in China.

CENX Reinvents Itself as Service Orchestrator
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Launched as an Ethernet exchange, CENX is now tackling service orchestration for SDN and NFV.

Brocade Debuts OpenDaylight SDN Controller
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

The open source Vyatta Controller is designed to give network operators the benefits of SDN without vendor lock-in.

Eurobites: Telefónica Preps NG-PON 1 Rollout
News Analysis | 9/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad sets T-Mobile US bid deadline; Brocade staffs up for EMEA push; Netflix seeks Belgian partners.

Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
News Analysis | 9/19/2014

Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.

Infinera Targets Data Center Connectivity Market With Metro Platform
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

After years of speculation, Infinera finally unveils its market-ready PIC-based metro platform, and adds packet capabilities to its DTN-X platform too.

Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
News Analysis | 9/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.

OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport SDN plugfest.

AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

AT&T says Austin businesses can soon get on its cloud and change network services and speeds in near real time.

Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

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.

Brocade: There's Something About the Cloud
News Analysis | 9/17/2014

As foreseen in the 1998 gross-out comedy, the cloud revolution – along with SDN, NFV and other big networking trends today – aren't linear.

North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

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.

Cavium Claims Ethernet Switch Breakthrough
News Analysis | 9/16/2014

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.

Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.

Brocade Buys NFV Management Smarts
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

Brocade continues to craft its service provider NFV offerings with the addition of network visibility and analytics tech.

Adtran: We're In at TeraStream
News Analysis | 9/15/2014

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.

Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/12/2014

The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.

Introducing 'The New IP'
Column | 9/11/2014

Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?

SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
UBB Forum News | 9/10/2014

Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Unveils Virtual CDN Platform
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Ericsson at IBC; Nokia Networks unveils telco cloud and OSS news; iPhone 6 heads for Europe; and more.

Cyan Punches Up Its Packet Optical Pitch
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.

MegaPath Sells Networks to Focus on Services
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Global Capacity's parent company Pivotal Group pays $300 million to acquire MegaPath's network assets and operations personnel.

Intel Xeon Zooms Into Data Center Era
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

The semiconductor giant makes a big move to position its processors for data center gear, including network equipment.

Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
The Gigabot | 9/5/2014

The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.

Web Content Storms Ethernet Market
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

A new Heavy Reading report says the Web 2.0/content/media vertical market represents the most dynamic Ethernet segment.

Eurobites: Could Netflix Crash Europe's Networks?
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom launches hybrid DSL/LTE router; Swedes give finger sensor to Huawei; French broadband update.

Calix Pushes Gigabit Further Indoors
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.

Ciena Ramps in Q3, Dampens Q4 Expectations
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.

Ciena Poised for Strong Quarter
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.

Hey, FCC: Cedexis Has That Peering Data You Need
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

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.

C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

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 Sues Cox for Infringing Patents
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

AT&T takes the cable operator to court over unlicensed use of eight IP voice and quality management patents.

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