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AT&T adds Cisco to managed SD-WAN menu

In addition to Cisco Secure SD-WAN Technology, AT&T has an existing partnership with VMware for SD-WAN services.

Aryaka and Alibaba Cloud amp up SD-WAN in APAC

Alibaba's customers approached Aryaka about the need for a partnership between the companies to expand SD-WAN availability and access to public clouds in the APAC region.

VMware jumps on the SASE train with zero-trust access service

VMware is integrating its SD-WAN service and Workspace ONE to provide the zero-trust service, and will deploy the service in over 100 locations.

SD-WAN market to exceed $4B by 2023 – report

While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.

Verizon's Virtual Network Services taps Cisco for new white box

In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.

Trump's 5G stimulus plan flush with cash... and questions

President Trump is reportedly preparing a $1 trillion stimulus proposal that would include a 5G element. But how the president doles out money for 5G remains a mystery.

Fortinet lights up SD-WAN service for Spark NZ

Spark has a long-standing partnership with Fortinet for its security services and will now offer Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to corporate, enterprise and government customers.

VMware keeps its vim

Pandemic hardly lays a glove on Q1.

GTT CEO Calder sets his exit

The exec wraps up a 13-year stint at a surging upstart carrier that very rarely sat still.

Cable broadband access equipment market will rebound, eventually

But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.

Podcast: Colt CEO Keri Gilder on new opportunities and global expansion

After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.

Eurobites: Iliad's Niel opens his wallet for InfraVia security fund

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle enters SD-WAN partnership; call for new UK tech regulator; Isle of Wight app latest.

AT&T, Hughes and Verizon top SD-WAN leaderboard

The seven service providers on the leaderboard – AT&T, Hughes, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream, Aryaka and Comcast – each have 2% or more of installed and billable carrier-managed SD-WAN customer sites in the US as of year-end 2019.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria's Q1 survives COVID-19 threat

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom sees full-year revenue rise; NHS coronavirus app almost ready; Colt soups up SD-WAN platform for better videoconferencing.

Enterprises want improved application performance, less complexity in SD-WANs – report

Network complexity at the edge and in the cloud are top concerns for IT professionals in managing the WAN; 37% said complexity is their top concern, followed by 32% focused on slow on-premises application performance.

Masergy bolsters SD-WAN security with user-based analytics

Masergy's new SD-WAN security feature aims to provide increased security visibility, improved identity verification, more visibility into cloud applications and more granular control of security policies and data traffic.

SD-WAN security: Finding the automated migration comfort zone

SD-WAN will continue to be a vital service delivery platform and automation in a security context will be valuable on many levels, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.

Eurobites: Telefónica and Google combine on security analytics

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks combines with Asavie on SD-WAN; Orange cable ship ups anchor; Turkcell gets Affirmed.

Viptela cofounders secure $30M for multicloud networking startup

The Khan brothers are launching the new startup Alkira, which they claim delivers the first on-demand, multicloud network that can be deployed in under an hour.

Cisco looks to goose enterprise business amid pandemic

Cisco said it will provide up to $2.5 billion in financing for enterprises that want to delay their payments until next year.

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