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Key developments related to SDN in the WAN (wide area network), particularly related to transport layer management.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2018
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/1/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/25/2018
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.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/5/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/30/2018
It's a great big Blue Planet out there and Ciena might do some shopping to shore up its automated management capabilities.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/22/2018
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.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2018
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.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/18/2018
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.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2018
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.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 7/6/2018
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.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
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.
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