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Gigabites: D3.1 in 'Hundreds' of Homes
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Early Comcast deployments have put DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit services in 'hundreds of homes,' but the transition to the next-gen technology isn't easy.

Will SD-WANs Buck Past Trends?
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Service providers are jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon but are they ready to put MPLS revenues as risk?

Microsoft Bets Big on AI Future
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Launches a 5,000-person business unit focused on AI with Microsoft Research veteran Harry Shunn at the helm.

Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2016

Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.

Harmonic's New Comcast Deal Oozes Subtext
MariNation | 9/28/2016

Harmonic's warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.

Telcos Need App Partners to Make Edge Profitable
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

A leading professor from Carnegie Mellon University thinks telcos could lose an infrastructure battle with web-scale players unless they can attract app developers to edge computing.

Sonus Snaps Up Taqua for $20M
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Sonus adds to its IP voice technology capabilities and enhances its NFV plans with the acquisition of Taqua, but will stop short of renaming itself Staqua.

In the Cloud Era, It’s About Connectivity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2016

Operators still fear the 'dumb pipe' label, but they must realize that their unique role in the future marketplace is in providing ultra-broadband connectivity between users and content.

India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.

Orange Business Services Adds Muscle to the New IP Agency
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

The service provider adds enterprise services muscle to NIA's mission of providing real-world testing for network virtualization.

Casa Joins Virtual CCAP Parade
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.

Nokia Debuts Virtualized Cable Access Platform
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.

Huawei Exec: SDN's Become a 'Completely Meaningless Term'
News Analysis | 9/23/2016

It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.

NFV: Driving Toward Openness
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

The more vendors deconstruct their features and services, the more they can be integrated into everybody else's infrastructure, according to Andrew Coward at Brocade.

Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2016

Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.

Telcos Give Vent to Edge-Computing Anxiety
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.

Equinix Says It's All About the Network
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.

Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50
Wagner’s Ring | 9/21/2016

How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?

ECOC: Satisfying the Need for Speed
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

It's ECOC time again! Here are some of the new devices and technologies being unveiled at the show that all point to near-term future networks running at hundreds of gigabits per second.

Ewaldsson Grows His Ericsson Empire
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2016

Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson adds strategy to his existing responsibility for technology at the Swedish vendor, which has yet to appoint a new permanent CEO.

Telco's Got Talent? It's Audition Time for SDN/NFV Startups
News Analysis | 9/20/2016

Three of Europe's national telcos have teamed up to court virtualization startups with a 'Call for Innovation' that suggests carrier SDN and NFV might currently be stuck at the launch pad.

Nokia's Leprince Wants to Be King of Enterprise
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Nokia is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.

WiC Rewind: Cultural Reflections From Denver
Mentor Monday | 9/19/2016

Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.

Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.

The End of the Road for Wheeler
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is facing an uphill battle with several of his regulatory proposals, and he doesn't have a lot of time left.

Can Carriers Open Source New Biz Processes?
Rewired | 9/16/2016

At one moment in Denver this week, the three largest US operators were very agreeable to the idea of open sourcing APIs to make business easier.

Pics: SDN & NFV in the Mile High City
Slide Shows | 9/16/2016

We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...

Analytics Helps Level 3 Read Minds
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

By deploying analytics and business policies, automation can make network change decisions as if the customer had made those decisions themselves.

Open Source Opens Doors for Comms Startups
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

While open source makes innovation and startups easier, management and support are still tough nuts.

Adtran Seeks Cable Stardom With EPON Deal
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Big telecom equipment vendor delves much deeper into the North American cable market with its purchase of key fiber-access products and technologies from CommScope.

CenturyLink: Expect SD-WAN Surprises
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

After running an SD-WAN service for most of a year, the service provider finds that customer reality is different from initial expectations.

Heavy Reading: SDN Bringing Capex, Opex Savings to Optical Networks
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.

Masergy Promises Differentiated SD-WAN
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Managed service provider joins crowded SD-WAN market with its own twist: multiple active paths and application-driven connections.

Brocade Debuts Long-Overdue Router Refresh
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Even CEO Lloyd Carney says the announcement is overdue by a year.

Verizon's Sensity Buy Brightens IoT Strategy
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.

DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.

Is NFV in the Doldrums?
Column | 9/12/2016

NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.

I Didn't Know Obama Owned the Internet
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2016

Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…

Vodafone Germany Plots 'Convergent' TV by April 2017
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Forthcoming service will allow customers to enjoy a diverse range of content on various devices and networks, says executive in Amsterdam.

Ericsson, Intel Align on Media & Mobility
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

A new partnership between Ericsson and Intel has the two companies promising long-term results for customers working to support media delivery everywhere.

NFV Startup Tackles 'Onboarding' Challenge
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.

Huawei Goes After Operator & Enterprise With Unified Controller
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.

SoftBank's Tanaka to Take ARM by Hand, Not Boss It
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

SoftBank's Ren Tanaka will be responsible for new business development at chip designer ARM, but he will not be in charge of the company, insists the Japanese operator.

Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
Mentor Monday | 9/5/2016

Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.

Infinera Unveils Transport SDN Tools, Slams Rivals
News Analysis | 9/2/2016

Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.

BEREC Heeds Net Neutrality's Spurious Call to Arms
Morris Lore | 9/1/2016

Europe's attempts to define hardline net neutrality rules could deliver a blow to the region's telcos.

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