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Cisco carves away at enterprise WAN complexity with new routers

Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

COVID-19 sparks fixed wireless rollouts

Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.

ExxonMobil heads to the edge with Intel

ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.

Juniper jockeys for position in security space

Dell'Oro Group's Mauricio Sanchez says security is still an emerging business area for Juniper but that the company is well positioned there and looking to expand.

Amazon's Eero takes aim at ISPs

Whole-home Wi-Fi specialist introduces new offering tailored for service providers that features Wi-Fi 6 hardware and a mix of network analytics and security features.

DriveNets confirmed by AT&T for cloud-native core routing project

AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.

Juniper buys Netrounds to hammer networks into shape

Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.

Leading Lights 2020: The Winners

Find out which companies our editors have selected as winners in the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

Leading Lights 2020: The Awards

Light Reading's editors congratulate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

COVID-19 hasn't infected operators' capex plans

Operators typically buy around 20% to 30% additional capacity per year to keep pace with traffic growth. Due to the pandemic, that rose to between 30% and 50%.

Cisco plans hefty cuts as virus pain deepens

As sales fall, the equipment giant is trying to juggle a desire to invest in growth areas with the need to cut costs.

Windstream's new optical network runs on Ciena

A national network upgrade for Windstream will include photonics, coherent optical tech and software platforms from Ciena.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)

Seven companies, with six offerings – AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick – made the cut in a highly competitive category.

Is edge computing the cure to videoconferencing's latency woes?

Executives at companies ranging from EdgeMicro to Deutsche Telekom have suggested that videoconferencing could be improved by edge computing. But others offer a decidedly less rosy view of the notion.

Eurobites: Italy considers independent 'broadband champion'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google hooks up to UK and Spain; Eir EXFOliates; Prysmian files cable patent lawsuit.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Verizon outlines 800G fiber intentions

Verizon said it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera. However, economics will continue to govern whether operators deploy 800G or 400G.

Eyeing $12B market, Nokia lands Apple deal for new data center switch

The Finnish vendor has today added a new switching line to its portfolio of optical and routing products, promising features that have not previously been available.

US officials reject subsea connection to Hong Kong over security worries

Team Telecom – a government committed formed by President Trump in April – recommended against forging a direct Internet connection between the US and Hong Kong.

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