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Edgewater Reanimated by $5M for SDN/NFV
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2014  |  1 comment
The company is looking to launch SDN/NFV products to complement its line of enterprise session border controller appliances.
How Alcatel-Lucent Set a Telco Cloud Example
Column  | 
4/30/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent was ahead of its major peers in pivoting to a cloud-IP strategy.
Apigee Banks $60M for APIs, Analytics
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2014  |  1 comment
API company raises $60M in new funding to help it keep up with demand for APIs and big data analytics.
Equinix Brings Exchange Model to Cloud
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2014  |  11 comments
New Equinix Cloud Exchange will link hundreds of network providers to hundreds of cloud providers via high-speed private links.
Policy Revenues Climbing, but Hazards Loom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/30/2014  |  Post a comment
The policy and DPI market will double in size during the next five years, but new challenges are emerging as the market nears saturation.
Eurobites: EC Gets Tough on Patent 'Abuses'
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's tax troubles in India; Ericsson appoints new strategy head; analysts claim BSkyB's lost TV subscribers.
Level 3 Cloud Connects Digital Realty
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2014  |  2 comments
Connection deal with data center infrastructure company boosts Level 3's direct connections to AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Rajeev Suri: The Right Choice for Nokia
Shades of Ray  | 
4/29/2014  |  5 comments
After the recent turmoil, Nokia needs stability and Suri can provide that.
Eurobites: Orange Returns to Form in France
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new direction; Transmode hits a bump; Telekom Austria sucks up spectrum in Slovenia.
Nokia Ushers In New Era, Retires NSN Name
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2014  |  3 comments
With the devices business offloaded, Nokia unveils its plans for the remaining operations, its financial plans, a new senior team, and the end to the NSN name.
Riverbed Debuts Virtualized Monitoring Appliance
News Analysis  | 
4/29/2014  |  1 comment
Riverbed claims it's the first to monitor both virtualized and physical networks.
Nagra Doubles Down on DRM
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2014  |  1 comment
Nagra wins approval for its DRM solution from the Digital Transmission Licensing Authority to secure streaming video content.
Data Loss Is the Worst Security Issue – TeliaSonera
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2014  |  1 comment
Nordic operator's chief security officer discusses the increasing security threat to communications service providers in a complex, smartphone-dominated, IP-oriented world.
Pica8 Claims OpenFlow 1.4 First
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2014  |  2 comments
With a software update introduced today, Pica8 says it's the first company to support OpenFlow 1.4.
Rovi Makes It Personal
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2014  |  3 comments
Just two months after acquiring Veveo, Rovi has launched a new Personalized Discovery Solution combining metadata with voice-enabled semantic search technology.
Eurobites: EE Boasts Record 4G Take-Up in Q1
News Analysis  | 
4/28/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NSN donates to OpenSSL Project; vectoring in Serbia; BSkyB rethinks the set-top box; Etisalat on the up; more WiFi down the Tube.
Bit Parts: Cashing In on Chips
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2014  |  3 comments
Welcome to 'Bit Parts,' a regular roundup of the technology, R&D, financial, and jobs news from the communications components sector.
Open Season: Dell Taps Into Big Switch
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2014  |  4 comments
Dell Networking announces a resale deal with Big Switch Networks that furthers its Open Networking Initiative.
Ericsson CEO's New Business Logic
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2014  |  4 comments
A different approach is needed for the cloud and IP sector, Ericsson's CEO says as he splits his networks division in two.
Ericsson Creates Cloud & IP Unit
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2014  |  9 comments
Creates two business units from its current Networks division as it eyes up the telco cloud and NFV/SDN markets.
Eurobites: BT Boasts Encryption Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA revenues up; way cleared for Slim's Austrian takeover; Ericsson shuffles its units; Nokia hangs on to Indian plant.
Ericsson Looks to Future as Q1 Sales Slump
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2014  |  2 comments
First-quarter revenues dip as network rollout projects in US and Japan tail off, but margins are better and sales are set to pick up in H2.
Eurobites: M&A Speculation Circles Colt
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson reports Q1; Orange lines up man from the ministry; Spirent profits up; Russia's Zuckerberg does a runner.
Juniper Rides Service Provider Revenue Growth
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2014  |  4 comments
Amid restructuring and employee defections, the vendor has a lot to be happy about in the service provider sector.
Equinix, Microsoft Team on Azure Connection
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2014  |  3 comments
By locating AzureExpress in 16 Equinix data centers globally, Microsoft is offering direct connections between public and private clouds.
What's the Magic of Private Equity?
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2014  |  12 comments
With Coriant the most recent example, private equity investments look set to play an increasing role in the telecom sector.
The Hungry, Hungry Cloud
Jonestown  | 
4/22/2014  |  33 comments
The data centers that float the world of cloud computing consumed 30 billion watts of power in 2012 – as much power as is produced by 30 nuclear power stations – and the cloud keeps growing.
Verizon Offers Industry-Specific Security Advice
News Analysis  | 
4/22/2014  |  2 comments
Using its annual Data Breach Investigative Report, Verizon tells 18 different industries what they most need to fear – and protect against.
Juniper's Q1 Hints at Next Steps in Op Plan
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2014  |  4 comments
Juniper Networks prepares to report first-quarter financial results Tuesday as its Integrated Operating Plan proceeds.
Service Assurance Is Critical for NFV & SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/18/2014  |  3 comments
The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.
FTTH in Latin America – Really?
Column  | 
4/18/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
Report: NFV/SDN Standards 'Myopic' on Service Management
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  12 comments
New Heavy Reading report says end-to-end service management needed for hybrid networks and current efforts focus only on virtualized services.
A10 Helps With 100G, IPv6 Transitions
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  1 comment
The company introduces its Thunder Series network appliances, designed to help carriers and enterprises make the transition to faster networks and more flexible address space.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bets on Mobile Ads
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB teams up with Twitter; Ericsson in OpenStack deal; Glastonbury latest!
BlackBerry Invests in Healthcare IT Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  22 comments
The struggling handset maker sees a future in secure communications for the healthcare industry.
Deutsche Telekom Aims for Security Advantage
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  5 comments
Deutsche Telekom is looking to profit from the heightened awareness of data security issues post-Snowden.
Ubuntu Beefs Up OpenStack Support
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  4 comments
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS supports Icehouse, the latest version of OpenStack, with improved management features.
Eurobites: BT's Rivals Go Ultrafast in York
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2014  |  11 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's appetite for superfast; broadband Bolognese; the Nokia tablet that never was.
Ericsson's M&A Leader Resigns
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  6 comments
Ericsson SVP and strategy head Douglas Gilstrap, who guided M&A activities, is leaving, but Ericsson's M&A interests likely will stay.
Cisco & VMware Are Apple & Google of SDN
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2014  |  14 comments
They both stand to gain by the shift to virtual networks, according to a recent Goldman Sachs report. Possible losers: companies that primarily rely on hardware sales, such as Brocade and Juniper.
Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  15 comments
Companies issued warnings about possible vulnerabilities in some of their equipment, and continue to update the lists of products that may be affected.
New BTI CEO's Mandate: 'Scale the Business'
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  4 comments
Colin Doherty's mandate: Stay the course but step on the gas.
Eurobites: Telenor Counters Heartbleed Threat
News Analysis  | 
4/11/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: O2 UK boasts of 4G uptake and network modernization; Telefónica offers concessions to seal E-Plus deal; Ericsson to continue doing business in Iran; and more.
New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.
Apigee Puts InsightsOne Acquisition to Work
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  2 comments
Latest version of Apigee Insights combines InsightOne's predictive analytics capability with APIs for a deeper understanding of customer behavior, before and after it happens.
SevOne Acquires Log Analytics Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  1 comment
The RapidEngines acquisition ties real-time log analytics to performance metrics for a more complete network picture.
Eurobites: Eircom Joins Vectoring Club
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Fiber network M&A activity in Spain; KPN chief gets vote of approval; BT, Unify team on unified communications.
What Cisco Wants in a Carrier Partner
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  4 comments
Global reach, hybrid cloud support, and bandwidth to support the coming Internet of Everything.
Verizon Connects Cloud With On-Demand WAN
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2014  |  6 comments
Verizon's new offering adds 'burstability' and on-demand billing to private IP connections into cloud services, starting with its own and Microsoft's.
China's Innovation Deficit
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2014  |  24 comments
There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.
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