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News Analysis

Q&A: David Meyer, Brocade's New SDN Expert - 1/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
Recently transplanted from Cisco, Meyer talks about SDN's audiophile potential and the ad-hoc implementations of early adopters
Winds of Change Blow Rural Broadband in 2013 - 1/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
Rulings at the FCC and potential court action could write the future of rural telcos, which are already on the ropes
Euronews: NSN Sells Wireless Patents - 1/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
Also in today's first regional roundup of 2013: Ericsson in Egypt; Apple store raid in Paris; Italian broadband plan approved; Iraq IPO
Carrier Ethernet Preps for a Busy 2013 - 12/31/2012 4:00:00 AM
New standards and that pesky SDN trend, of course, set the stage for a big year (and a big anniversary)
Orange Waves the Windows 8 Flag - 12/31/2012 12:01:00 AM
One of Microsoft's closest telco allies is hoping Windows 8 will be a hit with customers
Cisco's New SWAG Bag - 12/27/2012 8:05:00 AM
The vendor giant has rounded up its network software assets and plopped them into a the new Software and Applications Group (SWAG)
Optelian Builds an Installation Brand - 12/27/2012 12:00:01 AM
Like many others, the equipment vendor is hitting the turf with installation services. New hire Glenn Byess tells us what that entails
Optical Networking: What to Watch in 2013 - 12/25/2012 8:00:00 AM
We wouldn't dare mention software-defined networking here. Well, maybe just a few times
Beyond 100G, Optical Vendors Push for 400G - 12/24/2012 10:00:00 AM
Terabit is fun to talk about, but a lot of lab work has been going into the more immediate payoff of 400G
CEO Chambers Selling Cisco Shares - 12/21/2012 7:30:00 PM
John Chambers takes care of some paperwork on the Friday afternoon before the Christmas holiday
Overture Makes Cuts; Reedy to Leave - 12/21/2012 1:05:00 PM
Jeff Reedy, Overture co-founder and 12-year exec, will leave after the first of the year
Euronews: Nokia & RIM Make Peace on Patents - 12/21/2012 9:03:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT told to make refunds after overcharging for Ethernet services; Tele2 does backhaul with NEC
World Ends, Industry Really Disrupted - 12/21/2012 12:21:12 AM
As if the lingering capex crisis wasn't bad enough, now the end of the world is fouling things up for the comms sector...
APAC's Telcos Take SDN for a Spin - 12/20/2012 7:00:00 PM
Software-defined networking and virtualization are already up and running in Asia/Pacific carrier networks
Euronews: Ericsson Takes $1.2B Hit - 12/20/2012 5:06:00 AM
Also in today's roundup: Colt set to cut hundreds of jobs; qualified bidders named in UK 4G spectrum auction
Gray Market Optics Go 40G - 12/19/2012 11:28:00 AM
Network Hardware Resale is pushing further into the high end, possibly putting pressure on OEMs' own sales of optical modules
Euronews: Samsung Retreats from Apple Battle - 12/19/2012 6:55:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Mobile ticketing collaboration in Italy; Colt counts restructuring costs; UK all set for BlackBerry 10 on 4G
Euronews: Slim's Euro Bets Fall Flat - 12/18/2012 6:00:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: T-Mobile and Huawei demo LTE-Advanced in Austria; Rostelecom shareholder eyes Tele2; BT rolls out more fiber
Alcatel-Lucent's Optical Margins Don't Impress - 12/17/2012 5:22:00 PM
With AlcaLu disclosing some detailed numbers, we can see how painful the pain points really are
DT's All-Cisco, No-Optical Network - 12/17/2012 11:23:00 AM
Well, there's some optical. The point is that TeraStream is taking IPoDWDM seriously and might be a showcase for Cisco's homemade transceivers
Euronews: Dutch Auction Brings 4G Windfall - 12/17/2012 6:17:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telenor hooks up in the cloud with Microsoft; AlcaLu scores in Tunisia; Orange buys Spanish MVNO
BSS Blues for Comverse - 12/14/2012 2:50:00 PM
The first earnings results following the spinoff reveal the challenges facing the SPIT vendor
Euronews: NSN Nabs AlcaLu Exec - 12/14/2012 7:10:00 AM
In other regional news: Alcatel-Lucent's overdraft; the impact of video; legal disputes; and so much more
Alcatel-Lucent Secures €1.6B Lifeline - 12/14/2012 5:40:00 AM
A €1.615B credit facility gives vendor some breathing room as it attempts a turnaround – but is it enough?
Huawei Lays Off 100 in US - 12/13/2012 5:42:00 PM
The network infrastructure group gets scaled down, but Huawei is far from giving up on the United States
Ciena Still Struggling for Profitability - 12/13/2012 8:40:00 AM
Optical vendor ends its financial year in the red
Euronews: More Brits to Get 4G - 12/13/2012 6:30:00 AM
Also: Verizon expands its 100G reach; NSN's virtual core; H3G cleared for Orange Austria acquisition; Tellabs gets SaaSy in Ireland; and more
Juniper Buys Contrail for (More) SDN Smarts - 12/12/2012 5:55:00 PM
The startup with some fresh ideas about how to apply software defined networking has already been snapped up for $176M in cash and stock
Do Copper Rules Belong in an All-IP World? - 12/12/2012 5:45:00 PM
FCC Commissioner says old rules 'no longer make sense in an all-IP world,' as agency launches a task force that could signal the close of the copper era
Swisscom Buys Into HP's Utility Vision - 12/12/2012 11:15:00 AM
European operator sees more potential in HP's pay-as-you-use enterprise networking model than in the managed service developed with Cisco
HP's New Risky Business - 12/12/2012 10:50:00 AM
HP develops utility networking equipment model for telco-managed services that lumps the capex strain onto HP's books UPDATED 12:50 PM
Euronews: Is BT After 4G Spectrum? - 12/12/2012 7:25:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT sells remaining stake in Tech Mahindra; Ericsson's LTE debut in Africa; Kcell IPO kicks off
Japanese Firms Tackle 400G - 12/11/2012 9:13:00 PM
A year-long R&D project is yet another sign that the carriers might need that intermediate step while waiting for 1Tbit/s
Euronews: Ericsson Makes Video Play at TEF - 12/11/2012 6:00:00 AM
In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson takes on tough Global Video Platform role; Huawei takes R&D to Finland; NSN trumpets LTE market-share growth
Alcatel-Lucent Has a Top-Secret SDN Startup! - 12/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
Except that we found out. Because they told us. But it has a cool French name. Take that, Cisco
Euronews: Huawei Lands Major UK Deal - 12/10/2012 5:41:00 AM
In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant scores with 3; Ericsson looks for new mobile chip JV partner; AlcaLu upgrades for Airtel in Africa
How Infinera Could Get a Shot at Verizon - 12/7/2012 2:55:00 PM
It's hard to call Infinera a favorite for another US Tier 1 win, but there's a chance, one analyst says
Cisco Charts a New Future in IT - 12/7/2012 10:40:00 AM
Information technology has shifted to networks rather than computers. That means it's time for Cisco to become No. 1 in IT, CEO John Chambers says
Euronews: AlcaLu Loses Seat at Top Table - 12/7/2012 5:55:00 AM
In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu slips out of France's CAC 40 index; DT boosts investment, cuts dividend; Telecom Italia says no to Sawiris
What Will Redknee Get From NSN's BSS Biz? - 12/6/2012 11:18:00 AM
Nokia Siemens details the products that will transfer to Redknee as part of the proposed $52M deal for its business support systems unit
Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Rethinks the Smart Grid - 12/6/2012 6:32:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: UK's least popular man banks on 4G cash; TeliaSonera chairman departs; EE wants to borrow £350M for masts refurb
Putting a Dollar Sign on Network Security - 12/6/2012 12:00:01 AM
Alarmed at the billions lost in data breaches, enterprises and governments want to write security requirements into their contracts
Emulex Buys Into Network Monitoring - 12/5/2012 6:17:00 PM
The $130M purchase of Endace taps a hot market and could help Emulex fulfill its networking ambitions
Plexxi's SDN Really Flattens the Data Center - 12/5/2012 4:20:00 PM
The company's software-defined networking architecture takes a whole new approach to provisioning and planning the data center
Redknee CEO: Size Matters - 12/5/2012 7:45:00 AM
The $52M acquisition of Nokia Siemens's BSS assets would give Redknee the scale its CEO has been craving
Euronews: NSN Shuts German Services Unit - 12/5/2012 7:15:00 AM
In today's EMEA roundup: NSN's "non-profitable field service subsidiary" faces the axe; Redknee to buy NSN's BSS unit; Telenor probe
Alcatel-Lucent Thumbs Its Nose at Cisco - 12/5/2012 7:05:00 AM
Still smarting from criticism that the 7950 XRS isn't a 'core router,' AlcaLu is playing up its Telefónica win –- which is in the core, of course
Redknee to Pay $52M for NSN's BSS Unit - 12/5/2012 5:24:00 AM
Redknee steps up as the buyer for NSN's business support systems business in a deal worth up to $52M
TMF Pushes Digital Services Agenda - 12/4/2012 8:08:00 PM
Can telcos compete with Google and Apple? TMF thinks they can and it's fighting on multiple fronts to get them ready
M2M Is All About the Ecosystem, Operators Say - 12/4/2012 5:40:00 PM
AT&T, Sprint and DT say they want to build M2M platforms for others to deliver applications over; Verizon may be a different story
Verizon Swaps Sandy-Ravaged Copper for Fiber - 12/4/2012 9:58:00 AM
Verizon CEO says copper lines damaged by the superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey will be replaced by the company's FiOS platform
Infinera Officially Lands CenturyLink - 12/4/2012 8:00:00 AM
The DWDM vendor's win with a Tier 1 US carrier is finally out in the open
Euronews: Telefónica May List LatAm Units - 12/4/2012 6:55:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: French rivals discuss network sharing; Nokia to sell and lease back Espoo HQ; not-so-testing times for Anite
How to Save Nokia Siemens's Optical Business - 12/4/2012 4:40:00 AM
The private-equity spinoff of Nokia Siemens's optical business is about consolidation, but some wonder if that's the wrong play
NSN to Sell Optical Business - 12/3/2012 6:30:00 AM
Nokia Siemens Networks is offloading its optical division, including its 100G assets, to the private equity firm that bought Sycamore
Euronews: EC Network Rental Plans Hit Altnets - 12/3/2012 6:27:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN sells optical business to Marlin; C&WC offloads its islands; Vodafone integrates C&WW
Cisco Pledges SDN Openness With Cariden - 11/30/2012 11:25:00 AM
Laugh if you will, but Cisco insists it's been 'open' about SDN and will stay that way after its latest acquisition
Is Orange Really Innovating? - 11/30/2012 11:16:00 AM
France Telecom-Orange has unveiled a package of 'major innovations' for its customers – but what counts as innovation these days?
Euronews: Internet Blackout in Syria - 11/30/2012 6:30:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia says no to Sawiris; tough times in Portugal
Optical SDN Gets a Test Run - 11/29/2012 12:00:01 PM
The proposed Open Transport Switch gets a trial run from Infinera and ESnet, bringing software-defined networking to the optical layer
Cisco to Spend $141M for More SDN Help - 11/29/2012 9:20:00 AM
The acquisition of a 12-year-old, profitable software company gives Cisco more IP and optical management tools that could boost its software-defined networking strategy
Euronews: AlcaLu's New BT Experience - 11/29/2012 5:50:00 AM
In today's news queue: Alcatel-Lucent at BT; Huawei bonds with FastWeb; Swisscom's 4G; and Telefónica Digital's latest investment
Wireless Networks Have Growing Hacker Appeal - 11/28/2012 2:00:00 PM
The wireless industry can't get complacent just because major attacks haven't happened. They're coming, says one Heavy Reading analyst
AT&T: Security Needs to Out-Innovate Hackers - 11/28/2012 11:28:00 AM
Security efforts to date have mostly reacted to attacks by hackers and that needs to change, says AT&T security exec
AT&T's Ex-CTO Takes a Step Back - 11/28/2012 11:12:00 AM
Hossein Eslambolchi's first extended CEO gig will have to wait, but that doesn't mean he's disappearing from the map
Euronews: Nokia Goes After RIM - 11/28/2012 6:10:00 AM
In today's EMEA roundup: Patents ruling could stop BlackBerry sales in three countries; MegaFon's IPO kicks off; InfoVista gains Mentum
Operators Talk Mobile Security in NYC - 11/28/2012 5:00:00 AM
The next Light Reading Live! event probes the growing security threats faced by mobile networks and tells operators how to prepare
Alcatel-Lucent Takes SDN to the Enterprise - 11/27/2012 8:08:00 PM
Alcatel-Lucent wants to take software-defined networking deep into the enterprise, with a plan that would stretch all the way to the user
Is Internet Freedom in Danger? - 11/27/2012 11:29:00 AM
The ITU is on the defensive over Internet control issues ahead of major Dubai conference
Euronews: Ericsson Sets Lawyers on Samsung - 11/27/2012 6:30:00 AM
And guess what? It's all about patents! Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT selling Indian stake; Sawiris eyes Telecom Italia; Interoute snacks on Danish
Infinera CEO Shows He's a Believer - 11/26/2012 3:55:00 PM
You'd expect a CEO to own his own company's stock, but they don't always buy on the open market like Tom Fallon just did
Bell Labs Wasn't Perfect - 11/26/2012 11:45:00 AM
There may never again be anything like Bell Labs. But even Bell Labs proved that there's never a perfect process for innovation
Euronews: NSN Spies US Opportunity - 11/26/2012 6:10:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Bad news for mobile advertising; Nokia's imaging guru departs; AsiaInfo-Linkage nabs NSN man for European team
BT Puts ZTE's XGPON to Work - 11/23/2012 2:00:00 PM
UK trial checks out 10Gbit/s broadband potential with gear from Chinese vendor
Euronews: AlcaLu Linked to Goldman Sachs Loan - 11/23/2012 6:45:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom eyes vectoring; full-on fiber Europe only 92 years away; white-space negotiations start in UK
Euro FTTH Switch Could Take 92 Years - 11/23/2012 5:43:00 AM
New study suggests it could be 2104 before all of Europe has a fiber access connection
Euronews: Ericsson Boasts IT Services Progress - 11/22/2012 6:00:00 AM
Also in today's turkey-free EMEA roundup: HP/Autonomy saga rolls on; smartphones on the march in UK; Vodacom does 4G voice in South Africa
Optical Transport Gets an SDN Idea - 11/21/2012 6:00:00 AM
An early proposal suggests how to standardize a connection between software-defined networking and the optical layer
Euronews: Colt Fires Up 100GE - 11/21/2012 6:00:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom does 100GigE too; Orange cozies up to Akamai; BDUK is OK, says EC; Turk Telekom eyes Bulgaria
F5 & Riverbed Take to the Cloud - 11/20/2012 6:00:00 PM
The migration of applications to the cloud means application delivery controllers have to keep up
Euronews: Vodafone Expands Its Atlantic NOC - 11/20/2012 6:20:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: 4G rumpus in UK; Telefónica may sell Portuguese stake; South Africa mobile and cloud services set to soar
Euronews: Telefónica to Seek UK IPO? - 11/19/2012 6:40:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Sawaris wants $5B compensation from Algerian govt; QTel eyes Maroc Telecom; Telekom profits decimated
Euronews: AlcaLu Mulls Sub-Prime Patents Sale - 11/16/2012 6:20:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN's definitely not an also-RAN; AlcaLu does 4G in Uganda; René walked away, but now he's walked back
Contrail Wants to Be an SDN 'Compiler' - 11/16/2012 5:46:00 AM
The programmability associated with software-defined networking needs a push, reasons one group of Juniper/Cisco vets
Cisco to Buy Cloupia for Cloud Management - 11/15/2012 10:20:00 AM
Cisco will spend about $125M for network management specialist Cloupia, which aims to bring the physical, virtual and cloud worlds together for service providers
Telefónica, Microsoft Build Global Video Platform - 11/15/2012 9:15:00 AM
Spanish giant develops international video delivery platform based on Microsoft's Mediaroom platform
Euronews: KPN Sells German Tower Sites - 11/15/2012 6:10:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Price range set for MegaFon IPO; Telefónica reassures investors; Iliad still poaching, but at slower rate
Euronews: Nokia Buys 3-D Specialist - 11/14/2012 6:30:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria boosts profits; BT to buy IT services firm; SPIT in Africa
Africa's Carriers Invest in SPIT - 11/14/2012 4:49:00 AM
African operators are deploying state-of-the-art service provider IT (SPIT) systems to support subscriber growth
Cisco Revenue Down 19% in Europe - 11/13/2012 5:55:00 PM
Business is recovering nicely across the board, with one big exception
Cisco Nets $2.1B in a Predictable Q1 - 11/13/2012 4:40:00 PM
Earnings beat Wall Street by a usual amount, but analysts are bracing for a less sunny Q2
Extreme's 100G Packs a Cloud Trick - 11/13/2012 4:35:00 PM
Tired of 100G? Good. The really interesting part about Extreme Networks' new blade might be in the memory chips
Euronews: Vodafone Stung in Southern Europe - 11/13/2012 6:30:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Operators, vendors focus on Africa as the land of mobile opportunity; revenues fall at TalkTalk; NSN's LTE share
Big Switch Girds for SDN Battle - 11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM
The OpenFlow startup is taking on VMware and Cisco with what it says is a more open approach to software-defined networking
China Lashes Out at 'Cold War Mentality' - 11/12/2012 2:30:00 PM
China hits back at US report describing Huawei and ZTE as 'a security risk' for American trading partners
Infinera Slices & Dices Its 500G - 11/12/2012 11:26:00 AM
Smaller capacity chunks might make the 500G DTN-X a little easier to swallow
Euronews: Swiss Roll Out Free IPTV - 11/12/2012 6:30:00 AM
Also in today's EMEA roundup: MegaFon gets unofficial nod on IPO; Sawiris eyes Telecom Italia stake; Ofcom sets 4G timetable
Ethernet Expo 2012: What's New, Pussycat? - 11/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
Several vendors announced new backhaul-related products at this week's Ethernet Expo in New York – here's a quick roundup
Why a 400G Standard Might Draw Complaints - 11/9/2012 11:00:00 AM
It's not just a terabit thing. As the IEEE revs up for an apparent 400G Ethernet standard, some think optical speeds need to be set free
Ethernet Expo 2012: Is SDN a Bubble? - 11/9/2012 9:10:00 AM
Is software-defined networking (SDN) the new 'bubble' filled with hype or something of substance?




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