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CenturyLink Agrees to Acquire Level 3
News Wire Feed | 10/31/2016

The $34 billion deal will create a company with an 'owned' network that connects more than 350 metropolitan areas and links directly to approximately 75,000 on-net buildings.

Ciena Intros WaveLogic Ai, New Programmable Optical Gear
News Wire Feed | 10/31/2016

New fully programmable coherent modem combines scale, automation and intelligence for a more flexible and efficient optical network.

M1 Demos NB-IoT, 5G With Nokia
News Wire Feed | 10/28/2016

Singapore's M1 has demonstrated potential commercial applications for NB-IoT and supporting 5G capabilities.

AT&T to Test 400G in 2017
News Wire Feed | 10/28/2016

AT&T today announced a three-phased test of 400 Gigabit Ethernet services in 2017 with the intent to be first to offer the service.

Nokia Names New CFO
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2016

Nokia CFO Timo Ihamuotila is leaving to take a new role in Switzerland and will be replaced from January 1, 2017, by Kristian Pullola, currently the vendor's Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller.

Verizon Buys Vessel for Video Expertise
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2016

Verizon is acquiring Vessel for the company's talent and technology, but will shut down the consumer-facing subscription video service within days.

Infinera Reports Q3 Sales Slump
News Wire Feed | 10/26/2016

Infinera reported third quarter revenues of $185.5 million, down from $232.5 million during the same period a year earlier.

AT&T Launches First LTE-M Site
News Wire Feed | 10/26/2016

AT&T has enabled LTE-M technology on its first site in the San Francisco market to support its LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network pilot.

Thailand's True Collaborates With Huawei to Set Up the World's First Atom GPS Site to Address 4.5G Time Synchronization Challenges
News Wire Feed | 10/26/2016

Time synchronization solution addresses the challenges in traditional GPS deployment, saving on total cost of ownership (TCO), achieving network-wide anywhere clock synchronization, and improving users' network experience.

OpenStack Takes Interop Challenge
News Wire Feed | 10/26/2016

At OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, 16 vendors showcased the same app running on multiple OpenStack public and private clouds.

IBM Brings Watson to Its Cloud Video Technology
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

IBM unveils new Watson-powered cognitive services for its Cloud Video technology.

Video Share in Africa Doubled in Past Year – Sandvine
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

YouTube driving video growth in Africa, is leading application in Asia and Middle East.

Wicket Labs Launches to Address Video API Challenges
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

Enables media companies to monitor mission-critical APIs.

Vodafone Champions Open APIs & Platform Business Models for SDN, NFV & Cloud Services With Huawei
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

Huawei has announced an innovation initiative to enable Open APIs and a Platform Business Model for SDN, NFV and Cloud Services under the umbrella of TM Forum's Open API and platform programs, championed by Vodafone.

Swisscom Picks Red Hat for OpenStack, Virtualization
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

Swisscom is deploying Red Hat's OpenStack and virtualization tools to develop and deliver cloud services.

OpenStack Gains Ground in Enterprise
News Wire Feed | 10/25/2016

Business-critical workloads are running on larger deployments across diverse industries, according to a study from 451 Research.

Compass Cloud Services Reborn as Calix Cloud
News Wire Feed | 10/24/2016

Calix introduces its second-generation family of subscription services for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance.

Calix Eases Transition to NG-PON2
News Wire Feed | 10/24/2016

AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System removes the constraints of traditional systems and extends the access edge, claims Calix.

Berkshire Partners Buys Masergy
News Wire Feed | 10/24/2016

Boston-based investment firm acquires majority stake in managed services provider, helping position Masergy for future growth.

AT&T: Most Cyber Attacks Easily Prevented
News Wire Feed | 10/24/2016

It's not new and unknown threats that put businesses at risk but failure to protect themselves against the common forms of cyber attacks.

Enea Snaps Up Network Intelligent Specialist Qosmos
News Wire Feed | 10/24/2016

Qosmos software provides detailed real-time traffic visibility, which is a critical component for applications such as mobile traffic management, cybersecurity and network analytics.

AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4B
News Wire Feed | 10/22/2016

Cash and stock deal will create converged media and communications giant.

Openserve & Huawei Join Forces for Fiber Project Across South Africa
News Wire Feed | 10/21/2016

Network will support 8 Tbit/s per fiber, with one fiber pair supporting 400,000 families with 20 Mbit/s bandwidth per family concurrently.

Huawei Releases Gigaband Network Development White Paper
News Wire Feed | 10/21/2016

Vendor says it's the industry's first guide for developing Gigaband networks efficiently and cheaply.

Huawei MA5800 Access Platform Wins Gong at BBWF 2016
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2016

MA5800 access platform has won the Best Fixed Broadband Innovation award at the Broadband Awards at BBWF 2016.

Telefónica & Huawei Win Virtualization Award at BBWF 2016
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2016

Pair win Best Innovation in Virtualization award for their IP and Optical SDN network.

Comcast Debuts Technology Solutions Division
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

New division combines Comcast Wholesale, thePlatform and This Technology.

Huawei's NG-fast Prototype Debuts at BBWF 2016
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Prototype provides a bandwidth of 3.8 Gbit/s at 50 meters and 2.4 Gbit/s at 70 meters over a single twisted pair, according to Huawei test report.

Huawei Releases Large-Capacity SuperVector Solution to Triple FTTC Site Speed
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Innovative solution enables a single device to support a maximum of 384 subscriber lines.

Verizon DMS Powers Newsy OTT Service
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Verizon has added OTT service provider Newsy to its list of Digital Media Services customers, powering both linear and on-demand video.

TiVo Finds Millennials Are Fickle Viewers
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Millennial viewers are more likely than their baby boomer counterparts to dump TV shows if the content is too difficult to access.

ONF, ON.Labs to Merge
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Two early players in open source to join forces in promoting faster open source SDN deployment.

Digital Realty Leads Major New Chicago Data Center
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Operator teams up with real estate companies to build major center from ground up, next door to existing site of major interconnectivity.

Ericsson, Red Hat Partner on Open Source
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2016

Partnership intended to speed open source solutions for the telecom market.

Windstream Makes Major Western Fiber Expansion
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

Using Infinera gear, the network operator is expanding westward into major California, Nevada and Utah markets in first phase of major push.

VeloCloud Touts SD-WAN Wins
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

SD-WAN provider lists AT&T, Sprint and TelePacific among its most recent service provider wins.

Light Reading & KNect365 Launch IoT World News Community
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

New online community is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the fast-moving Internet of Things sector.

Huawei's Distributed Access Platform MA5800 Supports Batelco to Provide Ultra-Broadband Services
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

Batelco is now able to support 500Mbit/s broadband access, providing ultra-broadband services for high-end users in the south of Bahrain.

Adtran Improves Symmetric G.fast Speeds
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

Using Dynamic Time Allocation (DTA) technology, Adtran is claiming to double G.fast broadband speeds.

FairPoint Puts Contact Center in the Cloud
News Wire Feed | 10/18/2016

New capability added to its VoIP-based hosted offerings for enterprises and SMBs.

Digital Lightwave, Telebyte Power G.fast Tests
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

Digital Lightwave and Telebyte provided the test equipment for the industry's first cross-chipset interoperability demonstration, which was showcased at the recent Broadband World Forum.

Las Vegas Gets Its First Internet Exchange
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

EdgeConneX and Vegas-IX team up to build the initial exchange facility in Las Vegas in the EdgeConneX data center there.

Light Reading's Upskill University Launches Courses on Cybersecurity
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

Upskill U surpasses 6,000 Students in six months; site named finalist in 2016 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

Nokia Expands Its PON Portfolio, Adds SKB as Customer
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

South Korea Broadband (SKB) becomes eighth customer to have commercially deployed Nokia's XGS-PON and TWDM-PON solutions.

Quantenna Claims First 802.11ax WiFi Product
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

New Quantenna chipset adds support for draft specification of new 802.11ax standard.

Celeno Teams with NXP on Gig WiFi
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

Partnership combines Celeno chips with NXP system-on-a-chip platforms for whole-home gigabit WiFi service.

Quantenna Announces IPO
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

WiFi specialist Quantenna has applied to list its stock on the NASDAQ exchange.

Equinix Adds VMWare Cloud Access
News Wire Feed | 10/17/2016

New agreement supports hybrid cloud deployments, offering access via Direct Connect or the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Vodafone Tests 5G Connectivity, Reach With Huawei
News Wire Feed | 10/14/2016

Companies demonstrated 1.5km cell coverage in the lower C-Band and 5Gbit/s peak throughput for a single user in the high band.

AlcaLu Submarine & Bell Labs Claim Subsea Transmission Record
News Wire Feed | 10/14/2016

Breakthrough lab trial demonstrated a total 65Tbit/s transmission using submarine grade dual band erbium doped fiber amplifiers.

Focusing on Transformation: ZTE Holds Global Services User Congress Successfully in Germany
News Wire Feed | 10/13/2016

ZTE presented its best of the breed solutions learned from its worldwide managed service engagement.

Colt Launches Next Phase of Managed SD-WAN With Versa
News Wire Feed | 10/12/2016

Colt is expanding its managed SD-WAN service to 13 countries across Europe using platform elements provided by Versa Networks.

KodaCloud Intros AI-Enabled Cloud WiFi
News Wire Feed | 10/12/2016

Comes out of stealth mode, does stuff.

Level 3 Names Dugan CTO & Tinic CIO
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

Level 3 Communications named Andrew Dugan CTO, and Atilla Tinic CIO, effective immediately.

TelePacific Taps VeloCloud for SD-WAN
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

National SD-WAN service based on VeloCloud platform will allow service provider to turn up services quickly and more flexibly.

Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit Examines the Impact of Webscale on Telecom
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

Third-annual event focuses on 'Redefining the Communications Service Provider'; Rome provides historic backdrop for interactive event as industry undergoes historic change.

Nokia Offers SDN Assurance
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

New offering applies assurance (KPIs/analytics) to drive automated control of IP/optical networks.

Windstream Taps Ciena's Blue Planet for SDN Automation
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

Service provider using orchestration software to automate the delivery of 10-Gig and 100-Gig Ethernet and wavelength services.

Verizon Adds Oracle to Secure Cloud Interconnect
News Wire Feed | 10/11/2016

Oracle Cloud is now accessible via Verizon's SCI, a cloud connectivity service built on a private IP network.

CenturyLink Delivers Gig Services to MTUs
News Wire Feed | 10/10/2016

CenturyLink today announced its delivery of gigabit Internet service to 14,000 multi-tenant units in 600 cities.

ETSI's NGP Group Releases First Spec
News Wire Feed | 10/10/2016

ETSI's Next Generation Protocols (NGP) group releases its first specification.

NetCracker Unveils Network-as-a-Service
News Wire Feed | 10/10/2016

New capabilities aimed at helping network operators get new business services into the market more quickly.

Metaswitch Virtual IMS Integrated into HPE's Helion
News Wire Feed | 10/10/2016

Metaswitch announced that its virtual IMS software is now integrated into HPE's Helion OpenStack-based NFV orchestration platform

NEC/Netcracker, EXFO Team on NFV
News Wire Feed | 10/7/2016

EXFO's service assurance solution will be integrated into NEX/Netcracker's NFV and SDN products.

Court Confirms Metaswitch Infringed Genband Patents
News Wire Feed | 10/7/2016

US Federal Court has confirmed a jury verdict against Metaswitch for infringing seven GENBAND patents.

CSC to Resell AT&T Flexware
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2016

CSC will now offer AT&T FlexWare as its 'Virtual Edge' service.

Sandvine Launches Traffic Steering Engine
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2016

New product has been engineered to address the challenges that face communications service providers looking to deploy NFV and service function chaining at a large scale.

Light Reading's Women in Comms Joins Forces With KNect's Women in TMT at Broadband World Forum
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2016

Top female executives from Intel, Korn Ferry, TalkTalk and Orange will discuss ideas on how to retain and promote women at the middle management level in the comms industry.

AT&T, AWS Forge Strategic Partnership
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2016

Multi-year strategic alliance will focus on enterprise hybrid cloud solutions, IoT, security and more.

IBM to Use AT&T Flexware
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2016

AT&T and IBM extend their existing relationship around cloud connections to include AT&T's new VNF-on-demand platform.

Yospace Enables Dynamic Ad Insertion for BT Sport
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2016

BT Sport has deployed Yospace's offerinf to monetize live channels across its online platforms.

AT&T Launches SD-WAN With VeloCloud
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2016

Network-based solution will combine hybrid networking with multiple types of access.

Calix Cloud Covers 400+ Customers Globally
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2016

Calix Compass cloud services promise operators greater visibility into customer service, marketing and network planning and operations.

HENGTONG Keeps No.1 in Top 10 Most Competitive Enterprises in China Cable Industry
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

On Sept 25, 2016, the contest award ceremony of the most competitive enterprises in China cable industry was held in Shanghai, and thousands of cable companies all around China attended the ceremony.

Retailer The Aldo Group Expands Salesforce Deployment
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

Using Salesforce Service Cloud with Marketing Cloud to consolidate sales, service and marketing, bridging on- and offline channels.

Adtran Boards Gigabit Train to Europe
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

Networking vendor Adtran is taking its "Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives" program to Europe.

Open Source MANO Issues First Release
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

ETSI-based group's first release supports multiple VIMs as well as interoperability among key components including SDN controllers.

Casa Systems Establishes International Ops in Limerick
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

Move creates 50 new jobs in Ireland.

Intigral Selects Arris Wireless HEVC Set-Tops
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

Middle East operator opts for Arris VIP4302W set-tops.

Microsoft Increases European Cloud Investment to $3B
News Wire Feed | 10/4/2016

Intends to deliver Microsoft Cloud from French data centers starting next year.

AT&T Launches Flexware as Enterprise VNF Platform
News Wire Feed | 10/3/2016

New designation refers to VNFs that enterprises can turn up independently on a single Flexware device.

Huawei Releases Microwave Solution for FTTx
News Wire Feed | 10/3/2016

Solution allows operators to deploy gigabit-capable ultra-broadband over different forms of access media.

Light Reading's Upskill University Adds Deutsche Telekom's Clauberg as Curriculum Advisor
News Wire Feed | 10/3/2016

Axel Clauberg joins Upskill U curriculum advisors roster to offer guidance on global communications service providers' educational needs.

Agema to Debut Carrier-Grade White Box Switch
News Wire Feed | 10/1/2016

Agema Systems to unveil deep buffer white box switch at SDN World Congress 2016 to offer its best-in-class capabilities for hybrid and flow-based open networking platforms.

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