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Cisco siphons $20M into Rural Broadband Innovation Center

The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.

Nokia's FP5 chip taps into security and energy fears

The successor to the ballyhooed FP4 promises a lot more power efficiency and defense against cybercrime.

Cisco targets net zero GHG emissions by 2040

US tech giant says it can outpace Paris Agreement net-zero timeframe by ten years.

Ciena order book fills up as components crunch starts to hurt

Demand for optical networking products is soaring, to judge by Ciena's outlook, but a shortage of stock will put a dent in sales.

Cisco hardware revival is coming at a cost

Despite its lurch into software, the US firm still generates most of its income from sales of Internet boxes – and component costs are rising.

Huawei, Verizon go to battle in a Texas courtroom

Huawei and Verizon square off in the first of two big summer telco patent trials in Texas, the 'rocket docket' of IP cases.

Router/switch market back to pre-pandemic levels – Dell'Oro

Market research firm expects transition to 400G products, along with mobile backhaul upgrades, as key demand drivers going forward.

Telia Carrier CEO: Pushing for global expansion

Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.

'All year' silicon shortage chips away at Cisco's profits

Cisco's choosing to absorb higher prices for scarce silicon by narrowing its profit margins – but it can't do this forever, warns its CEO.

An IP over DWDM renaissance at 400G

SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.

Cisco recounts recent tech advances, previews a post-pandemic pitch

As the Cisco Live event kicks off today, the networking giant looks beyond the lockdowns and urges service providers to build the network they're going to need when the world gets moving again.

Benu Networks bolts on SASE and 5G services to broadband gateway

Benu Networks has updated its Virtualized Broadband Network Gateway to operate in cloud-native environments, and has added SASE functionality and 5G wireless/wireline convergence capabilities.

Juniper Q4 gets boost from enterprise biz

Overall net revenue is nonetheless flat, but exceeds (slightly) analysts' expectations.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

DriveNets, a unicorn, finds more funding among the network clouds

The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.

Cisco-Acacia deal is back on

Under amended deal, Cisco is set to acquire Acacia for $115 per share, or roughly $4.5 billion, a sweetened deal that handily beats an original offer of $2.6 billion.

Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win

eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.

Acacia reports revenue, profit growth as it scraps with Cisco

The components vendor said its business is growing thanks to bandwidth demands and it stands by its desire to call off its pending acquisition by Cisco.

Telia Carrier leans on pluggable optics for a simpler network

The wholesale carrier said it will use routing platforms that support 400G pluggable optics to build a faster, more manageable network.

AWS in-house routing tech could blow a hole in Juniper's sales – analyst

The cloud computing giant plans to substitute routers developed in-house for equipment it currently buys from Juniper, according to MKM Partners.

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