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Putting a Price on Latency: Startup Network Next Aims to Fix Internet Routing
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6/9/2019  |  4 comments
With things like Google Stadia and 5G putting a new focus on real-time connections, startup Network Next hopes its AdWords-inspired approach to Internet routing will catch on.
Optical's Shifting Sands
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
Cisco's Happy, Despite Service Provider Decline
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's service provider business declined 13% in the third fiscal quarter, but overall revenue was up, so it was (metaphorical) high fives for everyone on Cisco's quarterly earnings call.
Volta Bigs Up Its Cloud Router, Claims 90% Savings vs Legacy
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.
Arista Ships Smarter 400G Routers
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.
Data Center Firms, Mobile Operators Pour Cold Water on Edge Computing
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5/9/2019  |  7 comments
Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.
Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.
Google Steps Up Enterprise Networking – Get Ready to Panic
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Google launched several new services to connect enterprises with its cloud platform. The company says it's not competing with telcos, but it sure looks like they are.
Eurobites: Orange Invests €3M in DevOps Startup
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3/28/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.
EdgeConneX: We're Not for Sale & We're Doing Just Fine
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
EdgeConneX said it's seeing growing demand for edge computing from 5G and IoT. And the company isn't alone. Players ranging from Google to Equinix to Vapor IO are eyeing how best they will play at the edge.
In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Eurobites: US Tries to Strong-Arm UK Over 5G (Again)
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.
Optical Networks for the Next Decade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
Carriers Shouldn't Panic About Facebook's Wholesale Fiber Service – Yet
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.
5G Transport, 400ZR Star at OFC19
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.
As Sales Boom, Ciena Hits the 800G Transmission Mark
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
As it ramps its first quarter revenues by more than 20%, Ciena shows off its WaveLogic 5 programmable coherent modem, capable of up to 800 Gbit/s transmission, at OFC 2019.
Eurobites: Nokia Wins on Two Fronts in Egypt
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo seeks AI boost for 5G rollout; Sunrise-Liberty deal agreed; BT creates jobs; IoT and athletic performance.
Equinix Builds 'Network Edge' for Global NFV
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix is initially testing virtual router and firewall in the US and Europe, with plans to extend into Asia soon, to help make network connections more agile and responsive for enterprise customers.
Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
Startup Stateless Goes Loco for Colo, Scores $11.3M
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Stateless's SDIX technology helps colocation centers turn themselves into dynamic networking hubs.
Juniper: Our Finances Aren't All Bad, Really!
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Revenue slumped due to weakness in cloud and service provider market, but the company said enterprise and security are doing well, and it's looking forward to a late-2019 turnaround.
Eurobites: Proximus Slims Down for Its Svelte Digital Future
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt targets the enterprise; Deutsche Telekom trials NB-IoT in apartment blocks; changes at the top of Eurofiber; Telenor settles Thai trouble.
Cisco Sees Optics Innovation, Manufacturing Automation in Luxtera
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12/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Why spend more than $600M on a company that makes optical transceivers? It wasn't just one product, but an entire automated manufacturing process that may help Cisco stay ahead of future bandwidth bottlenecks.
Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
Eurobites: Telefónica Seeks Outage Compensation from Ericsson
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and friends deploy liquid-based basestation cooling in Helsinki; Liquid Telecom invests in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom launches 5G in Warsaw.
Eurobites: Swisscom Rolls Into Private Blockchain
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei finds solace in Portugal; French fiber pushes on; Colt expands in central and eastern Europe; VEON's new man in Ukraine; Nokia gets busy in China and Brazil.
Windstream Underscores Need for Reach
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Adding more Southwest US 'on-ramps' to its Cloud Connect platform underscores importance of fiber reach.
AWS Debuts Networking Services – Should Telcos Be Scared?
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11/27/2018  |  2 comments
Amazon Web Services launches Global Accelerator and other networking services. Is AWS going into competition with telcos?
Architect Digital-Ready Infrastructures Using SDN & NFV
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11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Re-architect your IT infrastructure, using software-defined interconnection to innovate and transform your business. An Interconnection Oriented Architecture approach to IT empowers businesses to react in real time at the digital edge, adapt quickly to change and leverage digital ecosystems to create new business value and growth.
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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.
PCCW Global: Blockchain Can Automate Inter-Carrier Connections
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
CenturyLink's Dugan: On-Demand Services Critical to Telco's Future
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
MEF18 Day One: SD-WAN Reality Sinks In
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is taking off but provisioning complexity remains a challenge, and one that MEF is helping to address.
Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
CenturyLink Adds Dynamic Cloud Connections
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
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.
Equinix: Scale or Die
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10/1/2018  |  1 comment
VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.
Digital Realty Ramps Up Salesforce
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Direct access to most popular SaaS offering now available from its data centers globally.
Ciena CEO: We're Killin' It!
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8/30/2018  |  3 comments
Sales are up 12%, stock is up more than 13% and CEO Gary Smith's excitement level is through the roof.
VMware Challenges Cisco With AWS & Microsoft Pacts
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8/27/2018  |  Post a comment
VMware is extending its NSX networking across private clouds, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and partnering with Cisco rival Arista for switch interoperability.
Eurobites: M&A Rumor Links ADVA With ECI
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8/24/2018  |  3 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Gigabit broadband battle in Poland; Russians mull non-domestic Internet company tax; Dutch payment venfor on the tear; IBM's coffee drone.
How Some Service Providers Are Using SD-WAN the Wrong Way
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8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Most current SD-WAN services are too limited in scope and too defensive in strategy, a veteran analyst warns. That opens the door to cloud providers and MSPs taking over the market.
Arista Weaves Security Blanket Over Data Center, Campus and Cloud
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8/21/2018  |  1 comment
Arista is stepping up its war with Cisco, extending its new networking fabric strategy to encompass security.
Equinix Grows as Enterprise Strategy Takes Hold
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.
The Great Edge Computing Land Grab
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7/25/2018  |  7 comments
Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.
Digital Realty: IBM Deal a Proximity Play
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.
Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
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7/23/2018  |  10 comments
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
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7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
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