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Infinera's Big Customer Reveal: Facebook
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  4 comments
Infinera announces Facebook as a customer, a surprising acknowledgement further validating its reported success with the web services giants.
Charter Snatches Bright House
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  7 comments
Charter plans to buy Bright House for $10.4 billion, assuming that Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable wins US government approval.
Comcast Commits Cash, CFO to New Company
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Comcast is committing $4 billion to a new strategic investment company that will be headed up by current Comcast CFO Michael J. Angelakis.
Australia's NBN Launches FTTB Service
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  1 comment
The government-backed operator says an FTTN launch in the third quarter will follow its recent introduction of FTTB technology.
Apigee Aims to Provide IoT's Missing Link
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  6 comments
IPO-bound vendor wants to use open-source APIs to make IoT devices talk to each other and the cloud.
Huawei Profits Soar on 4G, Smartphone Sales
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Domestic sales of TDD LTE equipment and the performance of its smartphone business fueled earnings growth at Huawei in 2014.
Eurobites: BT, Virgin Form Unlikely Alliance
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent prepares for submarine unit IPO; EchoStar takes a stake in Kudelski's set-top box arm; Ericsson extends services contract with Telenor Denmark.
Open Source 'CloudRouter' Aims to Simplify Cloud Migration
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  1 comment
The software is designed to run anywhere, on bare metal, as a virtual image in a hypervisor, or in container images in the cloud.
Arista Offers Software à la Carte
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2015  |  8 comments
Hints at possibly offering its operating system on white box switches.
Sprint to Bring 540 Jobs, LTE-A to Chicago
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  7 comments
The Windy City will be Sprint's starting point for network upgrades as it plans to deploy LTE-Advanced in Chicago, as well as add 115 stores and 540 jobs in the city in 2015.
ALU, Verizon Tune In to Wavelength Routing
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent adds Wave Router Engine software to existing 100G hardware to achieve new level of wavelength routing and management.
South Korean MSO Taps Alticast for 4K Help
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  1 comment
CJ Hallovision, South Korea's largest cable operator, selects Alticast's AltiProject conditional access solution for securing its rollout of Ultra HD programming.
FCC Suffers Content Security's Growing Pains
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  1 comment
The rapidly changing content and security landscapes are causing issues for the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee.
T-Mobile Aims to Close Map Gap on Its Own
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  8 comments
T-Mobile is providing potential customers with its own coverage maps, including crowd-sourced subscriber data and third-party data to provide a more dynamic view of its network.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
Eurobites: Interoute Gets Private Equity Boost
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone fattens up Wallet offering; Sicily gains Internet exchange; Telecom Italia prepares towers listing.
AlcaLu Lands 'Top 3' 4G Deal at China Telecom
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Vendor will provide FDD LTE technology to China's third largest mobile operator in some of the country's biggest cities.
Report: Intel Buying Altera?
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  19 comments
WSJ says that Intel is in the early stages of talks to buy Altera.
Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Splash Out on Indian Airwaves
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  3 comments
India's three biggest mobile operators spent heavily to renew licenses and amass 3G spectrum.
Carriers Are Bright Spot in BlackBerry Q4
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  11 comments
CEO Chen says that BlackBerry is getting the most retail support from carriers it's seen in years, but it's still struggling to turn around both its hardware and software businesses.
TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  12 comments
Adobe benchmark report shows TV Everywhere usage strongly on the rise over the past two years, finally reaching beyond the "early adopter" stage.
Juniper Pics: Ice Cream Makes Everything Better
Slide Shows  | 
3/27/2015  |  6 comments
Whether Juniper truly has its act together remains to be seen, but it undeniably proved it has delicious snacks.
Nokia to Manage Vodafone's Australian Networks from India
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  5 comments
Finnish equipment supplier will look after the Australian mobile operator's networks through a deal valued at $200 million.
Eurobites: Telefónica Faces Tax Fine in Peru
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up in Botswana; EE's complaints handing probe; Telekom Austria's Turkish MVNO.
WiFi Fuels the Social-Local-Mobile Movement
Column  | 
3/27/2015  |  8 comments
Wi-Fi Alliance members have created Wi-Fi Aware technology to bring local experiences to life -- without requiring access to the Internet or GPS.
Cable Sweats SDN/NFV Challenges
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Seeking to ease the growing bandwidth demands on their access networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to virtualize headend equipment and network functions but face a number of big challenges.
AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  18 comments
New WiFi-small site service lets SMBs set up their own AT&T access points to offer free public WiFi to customers as competition for smaller enterprises heats up in the US.
Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast now expects the federal regulatory review of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to extend well into the summer.
OFC: Huawei Eyes Transport SDN Deals
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Huawei sees more transport SDN projects coming before year's end, as the company shows off its first ONOS-based demonstrations.
Telefónica Pursues 4G-for-the-Masses Strategy
Morris Lore  | 
3/26/2015  |  6 comments
The Spanish incumbent is avoiding some of the publicity-grabbing 4G moves of its rivals.
Just Don't Say IBM Is 'Relaunching' Networking Business
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  15 comments
Breaks its long silence to discuss changes in its networking business.
Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
Corsa Looks to Bring SDN to the WAN
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Uses custom hardware with SDN, which is kind of a contradiction, like kosher bacon.
True or False, Telecom-Style
Rewired  | 
3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  9 comments
Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report puts the average broadband connection speed in the US at 11.1 Mbit/s.
Enterprises Not Yet Embracing Cloud DR
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  5 comments
NTT survey shows despite the lower cost and greater flexibility of cloud-based disaster recovery, enterprises still lag in planning and testing.
India's Mega Spectrum Sale Garners $17.5B
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  3 comments
The world's biggest-ever sale of spectrum raises $17.5B for India's government.
Facebook Wants to See Optical Sector M&A
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  2 comments
The social media giant loves silicon photonics, but sees too many small companies developing it to achieve scale.
BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
Shades of Ray  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.
IoT Council, CityWorks Coalesce in Chicago
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  5 comments
Chicago aims to be the epicenter of IoT as both the Illinois Technology Association and Microsoft bring together separate public-private groups that want to play a role.
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
India's third-largest operator is slowly and steadily closing the gap with its bigger rivals.
Accedian Takes Virtual CPE to the Minimum
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
'Bite-sized' devices support maximum flexibility at the edge and continue Accedian's history of service assurance.
BT Threatens Price War With New 4G Offer
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  2 comments
The UK fixed-line incumbent has marked its entry into mobile with the launch of a cut-price 4G service.
Eurobites: Ericsson Makes More 5G R&D Connections
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT re-enters mobile with SIM-only deals; Hungary reconsiders telecom tax; CommProve lands African gig.
Oracle Demos New NFV Orchestration Smarts
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
Working with Intel, software vendor designs service orchestration that pulls together specific resources for highly optimized functions and apps.
NTT LTE-A: How You Like Them Dumplings?
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  2 comments
NTT DoCoMo takes the airborne food cooking 4G LTE-Advanced analogy ad a step further into the absurd.
Net Neutrality Suits: Only The Beginning?
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/24/2015  |  8 comments
Now that USTelecom and a Texas-based ISP have filed the first lawsuits against the FCC's new Title II rules, will cable, wireless and other trade groups join in the fun?
Sedona Boasts Multilayer Network Orchestrator
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup bases bold claims of capex savings for telcos on software that unifies management of the optical and IP planes.
Telefónica Seals $15.2B O2 Sale to Hutchison
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  1 comment
If regulators approve the deal, a merger between 3 and O2 will create the UK's biggest mobile operator.
Google Hires Wall Street's Most Influential Woman as CFO
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2015  |  9 comments
Morgan's Stanley's Ruth Porat will replace Patrick Pichette as CFO, Google revealed Tuesday.
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