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CenturyLink Sharpens Up Its Ethernet Portfolio
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink broadens its Ethernet service portfolio as it tidies up loose ends from its Level 3 acquisition.
Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Proactive Network Operations is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict and prevent service disruptions.
Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.
Cato Networks Raises $55M, Dances on NFV's Grave
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Cato Networks, which bills itself as a 'cloud-native carrier,' scores $55 million funding for its vision of delivering on network agility, where traditional carriers have so far failed with their NFV efforts.
MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
Cisco to Acquire UK Networking Software Specialist
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.
Nan Chen Reveals Secret to MEF's Staying Power
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported.
MEF SVP Dan Pitt: We're Ready for 5G
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
MEF18 Preview: APIs, Blockchain & More
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner tell you what they're looking forward to at MEF18 in Los Angeles.
Telia Carrier Vies to Be Prime Cloud Connector
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
Eurobites: Nationwide 5G Too Costly, Says German Regulator
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS majors in multicloud; TE Connectivity sells subsea unit; Telefónica goes 200GigE roaming.
Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
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9/4/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.
Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes
The Philter  | 
8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
AT&T: Flexware-Based SD-WAN to Marry Network, Edge Smarts
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Flexware, AT&T's virtual CPE platform, evolves to support SD-WAN in early 2018, in a marriage of AT&T's Intelligent Edge approach and its intelligent network.
CenturyLink: Wholesale Business Processes Are Changing
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11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Eric Bozick, vice president of wholesale product and marketing for CenturyLink, says new standards and technology are important for wholesale connections, but so are new business processes.
Verizon: MEF 3.0 Reflects Real-World Needs
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/27/2017 – Verizon's Shawn Hakl says MEF 3.0 is focused on what carriers need to interconnect in a virtual world.
MEF CTO: Standards Pace Accelerating
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11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
ORLANDO, 11/21/2017 – Pascal Menezes points to inter-carrier operation of SDN services only a year after that work began as an example of how quickly industry can move.
MEF17: Breaking Down the Hot Topics
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading looks at MEF 3.0, SD-WAN and the persistent issues around people and culture.
MEF Goes Global With Its Latest Specs Effort
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11/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Industry body's MEF 3.0 initiative goes beyond Carrier Ethernet specs to focus on how service providers interconnect to deliver next-gen offerings.
MEF 3.0 Goes Agile, Incremental
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
New specs will be released incrementally, and certification will become a subscription-based process.
Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
MEF, ATIS Team on Global CE Ordering
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9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier Ethernet has been around forever, but there is now a spec for global ordering of services between operators.
Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth
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7/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband.
ADVA CEO: How We Can Capitalize on MRV Deal
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7/3/2017  |  1 comment
ADVA's CEO Brian Protiva believes the acquisition of fellow optical and carrier Ethernet vendor MRV can deliver key Tier 1 accounts, upsell opportunities and immediate bottom-line gains.
ADVA Swoops for MRV in 'Strategic' $69M Bid
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7/3/2017  |  2 comments
Optical giant ADVA aims to gather more customers outside Europe.
Eurobites: Telia Adds 4G Access to VPN Package
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6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 completes UK Broadband acquisition; Telefónica trumpets security first; Murdochs huddle with Ofcom to chew over Fox-Sky deal; Brits live dangerously with their mobiles.
Cisco to Cut 1,100 More After a Down Q3
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5/17/2017  |  3 comments
Another 1,100 jobs are getting the axe as Cisco reports yet another quarter of declining revenues.
Viva Tel Aviv: From Here to Ethernity
Shades of Ray  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
I'm just back from a brief visit to Tel Aviv where I met a broad range of innovative teams from companies as diverse as AT&T, Sedona, Allot and Ethernity.
MEF Leaps Into SDN-NFV Skills Fray
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5/2/2017  |  1 comment
New Third Network Professional Certification Framework promises training and certification in NFV, SDN, orchestration and more.
Level 3 Antes Up on APAC Ethernet
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Carrier extends dynamic service capability and hybrid cloud support to three APAC cities: Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
Inter-Carrier APIs Get Major Push
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
New effort led by MEF and TM Forum, and pushed ahead by AT&T, Colt and Orange, aims at universal set of inter-carrier APIs for service orchestration.
Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei
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12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Following a short post-AT&T hiatus, former AT&T Distinguished Network Architect and one of the founders of the ETSI NFV group joins Huawei.
No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
The MEF Drinking Game
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  1 comment
End-to-end, orchestration, automation and assurance dominated this year's MEF16 conference.
MEF CTO: We'll Be Scrappy & Agile
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11/11/2016  |  6 comments
Industry forum promising new, faster way of working that incorporates open source and broad collaboration in enabling multi-carrier services.
UNH-IOL Sets Testbeds for Industrial Ethernet Applications
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11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
More applications have stricter demands on Ethernet, which is still being modified to meet those demands. UNH-IOL set up separate consortia to test time-sensitive Ethernet for automotive, industrial IoT and AV applications.
Assurance Gets Marquee Treatment at MEF16
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11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Assurance companies, including Spirent, Accedian and Viavi, were among the proof of concept (PoC) stars at MEF16 this week.
MEF Mind Meld Unites Groups on NaaS
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
New industry initiative to define and enable inter-carrier network-as-a-service offerings draws support of seven other top industry organizations.
GTT Applauds AT&T's New Distraction
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10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Competitive carrier looks to capture a bigger share of cloud connectivity market globally when incumbent players turn their focus elsewhere.
FairPoint Adds Value in the Cloud
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10/18/2016  |  1 comment
New cloud-based app lets PBX and SIP Trunking customers also do more efficient customer service without the complexity and cost.
Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
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10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.
A Hot Time in Huntsville
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8/15/2016  |  3 comments
Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.
Level 3 Gives Cisco NSO Its Due
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8/10/2016  |  1 comment
Service provider acknowledges role that Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator is playing in Level 3's SDN strategy.
AT&T Uses LSO to Automate Wholesale Ethernet
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8/2/2016  |  6 comments
Network operator uses MEF framework to let its wholesale customers automatically qualify availability of AT&T Switched Ethernet services.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.
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