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Aryaka Racks $50M Funding for Global SD-WAN Expansion
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5/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Telco Cloud Strategy
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4/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Three leading operators make the shortlist for telco cloud strategy for this year's Leading Lights.
Telefónica on Mission to Kill SDN as We Know It
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.
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 Notches Indosat Upgrade Deal
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian mobile advertising firm wins big with MTN; Huawei's Hu pleas for cybersecurity consistency; ADVA touts optical transport advance.
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.
Eurobites: Huawei Will Invest More in UK Amid US Mistrust, Says Founder – Report
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three goes cloud-native; Nokia adds transport muscle; Ericsson touts licensing deal with OPPO; Inwit boosts sales; and more.
Juniper in Running for SD-WAN Deal With Orange
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1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Orange is looking for new vendors as it puts an SD-WAN offering in front of smaller organizations with less stringent requirements.
AppDynamics Promises a Twist on AI-Enabled Application Management
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1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's AppD joins the pack of vendors offering AI for IT management, but the vendor says it's got a couple of tricks that make it special.
Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
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11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
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.
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.
Vodafone & China Mobile Lead New Charge Towards Automated, Cross-Domain VPNs
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
With a contribution into ONAP that also involved Huawei, Vodafone and China Mobile take the lead on defining service orchestration and automation across carrier network borders. But they're not the first to do so.
5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
Shades of Ray  | 
9/6/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.
Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
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9/5/2018  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.
Ciena Eyes More Software M&A
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8/30/2018  |  2 comments
It's a great big Blue Planet out there and Ciena might do some shopping to shore up its automated management capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
ECI Reportedly Planning a London IPO
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7/18/2018  |  Post a comment
After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.
Coriant Makes White Box Bid
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
NGON: The Software Tide Creeps Up on Optical
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7/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
Why SD-WAN Is Taking Off Now
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6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
ADVA Moves Encryption Into Software to Protect Cloud-Based Apps
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.
New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
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5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
Windstream Makes 'Waves' Within SDNow
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Windstream's Jeff Brown says operators' efforts to further automate the WAN are driven by a need to compete with OTT providers.
SDN Is Hype & NFV a Faux Pas – Telecom Panel
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4/12/2018  |  15 comments
A group of telecom executives at this week's Paris tradeshow deliver a critical assessment of SDN and NFV.
MEF, ETSI & Linux Foundation Work Together on New NFV-Related Specifications
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
New work on LSO Presto specs creates abstraction and tool-chaining that can automate service delivery over multiple underlying networks.
Come to BCE 2018: It's a Smart Move
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4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
Optical on the Up: OFC 2018
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4/2/2018  |  2 comments
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Infinera Shifts Up a Gear With Its Latest Optical Engine
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3/12/2018  |  1 comment
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
ONF Takes SDN Next-Gen
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
With a new open source project and new interfaces, mostly coming from Google, it addresses OpenFlow's shortcomings and makes some big promises.
ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.
Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.
Eurobites: BT, Openreach Separation Back in the Spotlight
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus news from Open Fiber and Huawei, Scottish ISP Commsworld and Mitel.
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
Verizon Deployment Will Trigger Bids for Sedona – Analyst
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1/26/2018  |  4 comments
Being deployed in Verizon's production network is a massive endorsement for network controller startup Sedona Systems, and one that will likely start a bidding war for the company.
Verizon Turns to Sedona for Transport SDN Management & Automation Smarts
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1/23/2018  |  2 comments
Transport network management startup Sedona Networks is deployed and in production in Verizon's network, enabling the operator to introduce automated processes, the companies have confirmed.
Amzallag's Four Horsemen of the Telepocalypse
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1/23/2018  |  1 comment
Vodafone's former virtualization chief highlights four key challenges for the communications networking and services sector in 2018.
NFV-SDN Spurs CenturyLink Integration
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1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
VP James Feger says ability to virtualize services across CenturyLink and Level 3 physical assets will speed up product, service integration.
Aryaka CMO Sets Sights on IPO in 2019
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1/11/2018  |  2 comments
Aryaka CMO Gary Sevounts says the SD-WAN supplier is gearing up for an IPO in 2019, and tells Light Reading his predictions for the SD-WAN market in 2018.
Optical White Box? Fuggedaboutit!
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
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