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The New Infinera Is Already on Edge

Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.

Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge

Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.

Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber

One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy

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.

Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence

Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Automation Strategy

The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.

Virtualization Is Kicking Juniper in the Berries

The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.

Juniper Reports 11% Revenue Drop, but No Surprises

As its self-driving network story takes hold, networking vendor Juniper's stock performance earned it a 'sell' rating from at least one big Wall Street analyst.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision

Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy

Boingo Wireless and Comcast Business make the shortlist for our NFV deployment strategy award.

Nokia Tumbles on Weak Results, Insists Good 5G Times Lie Ahead

Finnish vendor insists the second half of 2018 will be much better than the first half as customers start to invest in long-awaited 5G networks.

Nokia Seizes Open RAN Initiative as Ericsson Holds Back

The Swedish vendor seems to have a bigger problem with openness than its Finnish rival.

SDN Is Hype & NFV a Faux Pas – Telecom Panel

A group of telecom executives at this week's Paris tradeshow deliver a critical assessment of SDN and NFV.

Huawei Dwarfs Ericsson, Nokia on R&D Spend in 2017

Results from the Chinese equipment giant show how difficult it will be for Ericsson and Nokia to mount an effective challenge.

Cisco Bows to Carrier Demand for Software Outside the Box

In a radical move, the world's biggest maker of Internet switches and routers will start selling its service provider software on a standalone basis.

Telefónica in Edge Talks With Amazon Greengrass

Spanish operator reveals it has been in discussions with Amazon about a new project to automate its central offices and give them more processing capabilities.

3GPP Preps Machine Learning in 5G Core

The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.

Telefónica to Hit Gas on Automation With 5G Rollout

Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.

Is vRAN Still Too Hot to Handle?

The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.

Is Orange's New Deputy CEO the NFV Champion It Needs?

This week named Orange's deputy CEO, Laurent Paillassot has pioneered the rollout of NFV technology at Orange Spain.

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