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.
Service providers are jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon but are they ready to put MPLS revenues as risk?
Launches a 5,000-person business unit focused on AI with Microsoft Research veteran Harry Shunn at the helm.
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 warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.
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 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.
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.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.
The service provider adds enterprise services muscle to NIA's mission of providing real-world testing for network virtualization.
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.
The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.
It used to mean something, and it can again, said Huawei's David Lenrow.
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.
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.
Operator anxiety about the rollout of edge-computing technology could see them lose another battle to the web-scale giants.
A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.
How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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.
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.
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 is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.
Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
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.
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.
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...
By deploying analytics and business policies, automation can make network change decisions as if the customer had made those decisions themselves.
While open source makes innovation and startups easier, management and support are still tough nuts.
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.
After running an SD-WAN service for most of a year, the service provider finds that customer reality is different from initial expectations.
By enabling combined management of IP routing and layer one optical networks, SDN brings new network optimization and efficiency.
Managed service provider joins crowded SD-WAN market with its own twist: multiple active paths and application-driven connections.
Even CEO Lloyd Carney says the announcement is overdue by a year.
Smart cities platform player builds networking expertise into LED lighting fixtures to enable municipalities to create connections.
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.
NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
Senator Ted Cruz doesn't want Obama to 'give away the Internet' – well, OK, but…
Forthcoming service will allow customers to enjoy a diverse range of content on various devices and networks, says executive in Amsterdam.
A new partnership between Ericsson and Intel has the two companies promising long-term results for customers working to support media delivery everywhere.
Former Ericsson executives have founded a startup that aims to make the 'onboarding' of virtual network functions much easier.
Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.
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.
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.
Optical transport vendor has joined the ranks of the SDN controller brigade and, in doing so, claims 'open' bragging rights over some key rivals.
Europe's attempts to define hardline net neutrality rules could deliver a blow to the region's telcos.