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Content tagged with New IP posted in November 2015
The Business Case for Open Source
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/30/2015  |  4 comments
Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Bharti's $9B Network Splurge in India
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is to embark on a major network upgrade as mobile broadband competition intensifies.
Wind River, Huawei Join Hands on NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Wind River gains a significant partner, while Huawei takes another step toward disaggregation.
New IP Boosts Brocade, But Trouble Lies Ahead
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  2 comments
IP networking sales were up in the fourth quarter while SAN sales declined. And Brocade predicts a sharp downturn for the first quarter of 2016.
Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
With the rollout of higher-speed and costlier networks, India's operators are being forced to look more seriously at SDN and NFV.
SDOs Do-Si-Do in Dallas
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  5 comments
A parade of SDOs pledged cooperation in the effort to figure out service delivery over virtual and physical networks, but many questions remain.
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi
Between the CEOs  | 
11/20/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/19/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
CSP Network Security Becomes White Hot
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/18/2015  |  3 comments
Network security is becoming an ever bigger deal for communications service providers and the vendor community is reacting accordingly.
White Box Networking: It's Not About Cost
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2015  |  7 comments
White box networking helps service providers achieve flexibility and differentiation.
Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
Column  | 
11/18/2015  |  12 comments
The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.
AT&T: White Box Networks Transform Procurement
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2015  |  1 comment
White box networks disaggregate into software, hardware and maintenance; AT&T procures each separately.
Archrivals Cisco, Arista Beef Up Cloud Support
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2015  |  3 comments
Cisco is enhancing its router operating system, while Arista adds router capabilities to its leaf and spine switches.
'Community First' Drives Open Source Success
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Successful open source communities cultivate people.
Mellanox Gets the Jitters Over EZchip Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  3 comments
The planned acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has resulted in a fractious war of words between EZchip and investors and a delayed shareholder vote.
The Threat to Telcos' Future: Malcolm Orr Just Nailed It
Shades of Ray  | 
11/13/2015  |  8 comments
If you work at a telco or a vendor that sells to traditional communications service providers, you need to watch this short video interview.
Cisco Sanguine About Data Center Success
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  1 comment
In its Q1 report, Cisco said it is still profiting from its hybrid cloud approach. And it expects sales of next-gen data center equipment to eclipse its previous line sometime in 2016.
Virtualization Challenge: Building Reliable Services From Unreliable Parts
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  1 comment
Components can go down but the service needs to stay up.
Carriers Need to 'Take Back Development'
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  10 comments
The days of trusting vendors to provide innovation are at an end.
Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.
OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.
Ciscosson Out to Spoil NokAlu's Wedding
Morris Lore  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Cisco and Ericsson have been dismissive of their rivals but their partnership could flounder in a number of ways.
'This Industry Will Be Won & Lost In the Next Three Years' – John Chambers
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  14 comments
Cisco executive chairman John Chambers explains the rationale behind the 'next-generation strategic partnership' with Ericsson – it's all about speed.
Startup Versa Announces 'Carrier-Grade' Multi-Tenant NFV Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Designed to help service providers offer flexible networks and managed services to meet enterprise customer needs.
The Platform's Not Burning
Column  | 
11/10/2015  |  6 comments
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.
What's the Deal Behind 'Ciscosson'?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/9/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders analyzes the reasons behind, and impact of, the new strategic relationship between Cisco and Ericsson.
Juniper Takes Haircut On 'Ciscosson' Team Up
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2015  |  6 comments
Stock is down following announced team up of competitors.
Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray  | 
11/9/2015  |  5 comments
Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
'Ciscosson' Aims for Future-Proof Partnership
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2015  |  2 comments
New partners Cisco and Ericsson will need to persuade customers they are committed to a long-term relationship and not just a brief encounter.
Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2015  |  3 comments
IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.
Cisco NFVi Evaluation: The Full Picture
Shades of Ray  | 
11/6/2015  |  Post a comment
The complete story of EANTC's independent test of Cisco's NFV infrastructure (NFVi) is now available as a PDF download.
BT Wrestles With NFV Orchestration Confusion
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  2 comments
The UK operator argues for more work on standardization and theory to aid NFV rollout.
Testing Times for Our Industry
Column  | 
11/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
Cisco Boosts Analytics, Security With Acquisitions
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  1 comment
ParStream and Lancope provide tools for analytics and security for Internet of Things networks.
CEO Chat With Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Between the CEOs  | 
11/4/2015  |  Post a comment
On a recent visit to Israel, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders had a chance to speak with Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, about Sedona's multi-layer control solution.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2
Slide Shows  | 
11/3/2015  |  27 comments
Further pictorial coverage from the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong.
Juniper Bets Big on White Box & NFV
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Juniper threw ambivalence to the wind Tuesday and fully embraced white box networking and NFV.
NFV Startup Could Challenge Incumbents
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2015  |  2 comments
Core Network Dynamics is one of a new breed of virtualization suppliers whose technology could spur a shake-up in the mobile sector.
Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015
Slide Shows  | 
11/2/2015  |  27 comments
UPDATED! Find out which top level industry executives graced this year's Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Hong Kong and the hot topics they discussed during the first day of the event.
Cable Opens Up to Open Source
News Analysis  | 
11/2/2015  |  5 comments
Once the very definition of closed and proprietary, the cable industry is slowly coming around to open source technologies.
Metro 100G In Demand
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/2/2015  |  11 comments
Vodafone Germany's WDM Team Leader Jakob Pojda talks about the catalysts for metro 100G deployments and other trends in the optical transport market.


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