CHANNEL123 Current News - 2016

 

19 August 2016Shakeup as Charter surges ahead of Verizon into third position due to its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Charter Spectrum is now the largest Cable MSO provider of retail Ethernet services....
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

19 August 2016AT&T ramps up its SDN and NFV partnerships to prepare for 5G Trials are designed to evolve as the 3GPP standards take shape around 2018...
Source: TelecomTV

 

17 August 2016LINX Announce Revolutionary Developments For Their London Network LINX will also build the new LON2 architecture based on EVPN routing technology, the first IXP in the world to announce this....
Source: Linx

 

16 August 2016Broadband Forum publishes details for NFV residential gateways eliminating need provision & attach new services directly to an end-user's residential gateway enabling SP's rs to do this centrally from cloud infrastructures...
Source: TelecomTV

 

16 August 2016Deutsche Telekom opens production site in Budapest for its Pan-Net Online during 2017 in Poland and Greece, and the three sites will form the back-end of Deutsche Telekom's future infrastructure in Europe...
Source: TelecomTV

 

16 August 2016Telstra to invest $3bn in network, customer service Actions to remove customer "pain points" would be followed by "more significant and longer term improvement of the customer experience...
Source: Delimiter

 

10 August 2016China Telecom to turn Shenzhen into a Gigaband City Capable of enabling advanced services including 4K video and VR film streaming, Gigaband hotels and passive optical LANs...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

10 August 2016Single-electron Devices Manipulating Individual Electrons Research and Development that Will Be Valued 100 Years from Now―Making Dreams a Reality with Single-electron Devices Manipulating Individual Electr...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

10 August 2016Path Accommodation Design Engine for Simply and Reliably Designing Multi-layer Transport Networks Core and metro transport networks continue to be simplified with the adoption of 100-Gbit/s packet transport systems....
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

9 August 2016BlackHat's Red Flags for CSPs Highlighting key opportunities (CSPs) relating to security and data protection – as well as some potential red flags....
Source: Light Reading

 

1 August 2016'Founding father' to lead ETSI's NFV work AT&T and Telefónica have been prominent in the development of the concept of virtualisation...
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

26 July 2016Fifty-Year-Old Apollo 11 Source Code Gets a Fresh Review on GitHub Earlier this month a former NASA intern finally created a GitHub repository for the 50-year-old assembly code that took America to the moon...
Source: The New Stack

 

26 July 2016AT&T, Orange team up to create open SDN, NFV standards Three goals – simplify technological integration, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 July 2016Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, Moore's Law Roadmap Predicts After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

22 July 2016Verizon Puts NFV Into Enterprises' Hands Virtualized functions that an enterprise can call up will include routers, firewalls, and WAN optimization devices...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 July 2016AT&T brings NFV on-demand service to 76 countries, territories Service allows a business customer to deploy a single universal piece of equipment, choose virtualized functions, set them up in different countries...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

6 July 2016Google Signs Up for 236 MW of Wind Energy from Norway, Sweden This brings Google's number of wind power power agreements in Europe to seven, totalling more than 500 MW...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

6 July 2016Orange Plots Mass Network-as-a-Service Rollout "Easy Go" brand, offering for multinational customers in 70 countries by the end of this year...
Source: Light Reading

 

28 June 2016OIF Approves Multi-Link Gearbox 3.0 Agreement supports 100G links, allows independent 10GBASE-R signals to transit physical 20G and 40G lanes for higher bandwidth capability...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

28 June 20163GPP on track to 5G Agreed on a detailed workplan for Release-15, the first release of 5G specifications...
Source: 3GPP

 

23 June 2016As AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink migrate to SDN, reliability and service agility are top priorities Aside migration issues, SDN / NFV migration affords service providers various benefits, including service delivery agility...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 June 2016CenturyLink Intros SD-WAN Service Managed service bundles site connectivity, equipment, licensing, configuration, performance tuning and monitoring with management and analytics portal...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 June 2016China's three major operators show significant growth in 4G subscribers in May In May its 4G subscribers increased 20%, about 17.898 million, to 409 million, compared with 14.904 million in April...
Source: C114

 

22 June 201615 Million AT&T Wireless Customers Run on Virtualized Core Functions like border gateway controller or firewall, running on virtualized machines, different data centers, control and management not for the faint of heart...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 June 2016China's New Supercomputer is World's Most Powerful Top500 group announced that Tianhe-2 has been ousted by another Chinese supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

13 June 2016CenturyLink, Verizon, XO say reliability is challenge in implementing SDN, NFV Andrew Ray, Verizon, said the web-based world is more ahead on the virtualization path, but they don't have an embedded base of services...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

10 June 2016Development of Transport Systems for Dedicated Service Provision Using Packet Transport Technologies NTT been shifting its relay networks to packet transport networks conjunction with the shift to the Next Generation Network...
Source: NTT

 

9 June 2016EWSDN R&D Workshop to join SDN World Congress Unique connection between research and commercial worlds will create many opportunities for SDN and NFV advancement...
Source: Layer123

 

6 June 2016DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace Axel Clauberg is far from nostalgic when assessing Deutsche Telekom's hodgepodge of ageing European networks...
Source: Light Reading

 

6 June 2016Orange executive says European MNO consolidation on ice for at least two years Competition commissioners blocked a planned merger of Three UK with O2 UK...
Source: FierceWireless Europe

 

6 June 2016China Telecom develops NFVO product independently E-MANO, improve service delivery, operational efficiency providing multi-vendor, end-to-end business arrangement, flexible network resource scheduling capabilities...
Source: C114

 

1 June 2016AT&T: Transition to SDN 'changing relationships' among vendors Susan Johnson, senior VP global supply chain, transition provides a way for AT&T to increase the number of vendors with which it does business...
Source: FierceWireless

 

1 June 2016AT&T's De la Vega: New SDN Service Will Launch in 63 Countries AT&T executives have said the company will have approximately 70 to 75 percent of its network functions virtualized by 2020...
Source: SDxCentral

 

1 June 2016AT&T to Start 5G 'Friendly' Trial by 2016 End The race between AT&T and Verizon to be first with 5G trials kicked up a notch...
Source: Light Reading

 

1 June 2016DT: Telcos Must Escape Vendor Prison Urged other telcos to join the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP)...
Source: Light Reading

 

1 June 2016Microsoft, Facebook Build Undersea Cable for Faster Internet Designed to have a bandwidth of as much as 160 terabytes per second, be the highest capacity one of its kind under the Atlantic...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

1 June 2016Open Source MANO delivers Release 0 ahead of schedule OSM Release 0 integrates the seed code supplied by Telefonica, RIFT.io, Canonical and others, into a documented package of running code...
Source: ETSI

 

1 June 2016Vodafone Demands More From NFV Vendors Significant progress implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy, still encountering significant challenges with the vendor community on its plans...
Source: Light Reading

 

20 May 2016Singtel launches NFV-based router and firewall Chance for enterprises to replace their physical router and firewall hardware with a more cost-efficient software system...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

20 May 2016OPNFV's Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs Goal of Plugfest was to fortify OPNFV's unique testing projects and infrastructure across new use cases from OPNFV members & interested parties...
Source: CableLabs

 

11 May 2016Edge Router System that Distributes Traffic Flexibly According to Services Developed to reduce costs increasing transfer capacity, reducing power consumption, flexibly employing traffic distribution, policy control functions...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

5 May 2016IBM Puts a Quantum Processor in the Cloud The experience will be as hands-on as it can be with hardware sealed inside a remote dilution refrigerator and cooled to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

5 May 20164 Reasons a Telco Cloud Is Hard to Build AT&T, with its goals of 75 percent virtualization and 105 data centers by year's end, is a prime example....
Source: SDxCentral

 

3 May 2016Coming to Terms With OpenStack Despite a well deserved reputation for being challenging to implement, enthusiasm for running all kinds of application workloads...
Source: SDxCentral

 

29 April 2016Claude Shannon: Tinkerer, Prankster, and Father of Information Theory A profile of Shannon reveals the many facets of his life and work...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

29 April 2016NFV World Congress: NFV Progress And Standards San Jose – modernize network operations, speed delivery of revenue-producing applications. A forum to discuss NFV standards and orchestration challenges, role of OpenStack in NFV...
Source: Network Computing

 

29 April 2016Verizon Deploys Open Stack NFV in 5 Data Centers Created a production design based on a core and pod architecture that provides hyperscale capabilities...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

29 April 2016Think SDN & OpenStack Can't Scale Massively? Wanna Bet? The first two applications went live last week, and the next 200 will migrate during the next year-and-a-half...
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2016Verizon completes NFV OpenStack cloud deployment OpenStack cloud deployment across five US data centres...
Source: TelecomTV

 

28 April 2016AT&T's Saxena Details OpenStack Implementation in Network AT&T has provided a glimpse into its efforts to virtualize and cloud-enable 75 percent of its network services by 2020...
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2016AT&T Uses vEPC to Fuel European IoT Business That IoT traffic is primarily from General Motor's OnStar service, which AT&T powers in select European countries....
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2016Your Phone Costs Energy – Even Before You Turn It On New cars thus weighed more than 180 times as much as all portable electronics, but required only seven times as much energy to make....
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

27 April 2016OpenStack Summit is all about Giving Cloud Computing Back to the People The theme of disruption ran through all the keynote talks Monday...
Source: The Newstack

 

27 April 2016Verizon Likes Pod Architecture for Data Centers Verizon today named the three vendors it worked with to create its OpenStack-based telco cloud...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016TIA's NFV Security Group Reflects Carriers' Unease with open source SAN JOSE, Calif. – The TIA has started a working group to study security for NFV...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016AT&T Integrated Cloud to Include 105 Data Centers by Year's End "Compilation of elements that creates data centers in different sizes that we can deploy anywhere...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016Verizon Publishes an SDN/NFV Reference Architecture "Multiple vendors have helped us put this together. It took us multiple months, internally. We have an architecture council...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016Carriers Creep to Virtual Networks Paving a path for accelerators to get the high performance and low latency they need...
Source: EE Times

 

22 April 2016How NFV got XO to embrace DevOps XO found that NFV meant, not only changing the network, but also changing the way the service provider works with vendors...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 April 2016Google expects its Cloud vEPC to scale for billions of users Google is now delivering Wi-Fi access in Indian railway stations using a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) running in its cloud infrastructure...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 April 2016DC/OS Open Source project gets underway 100 percent open source DC/OS offers powerful capabilities for container operations at scale and single-click, app-store-like installation of 20+ complex distributed systems...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 April 2016Google Uses vEPC to Deliver WiFi to Train Stations in India Layer123 NFV World Congress, Geng Lin, Google Access, using a Google Cloud-based EPC to power WiFi service to scale up for hundreds of millions of WiFi users...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 April 2016NTT Docomo Plans to Virtualize 75% of its Network NFV Congress, San Jose, NTT Docomo intends to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, which mirrors AT&T's announced virtualization goal...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 April 2016Verizon: Virtualization Is Laying the Ground Work for 5G "Change is expected to be in real-time so customers can get the benefits the fastest"...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 April 2016CableLabs Sets Up NFV Interop Lab NFV World Congress San Jose – CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney announced the opening SDN/NFV interoperability laboratory open to all network operators and equipment vendors...
Source: Light Reading

 

21 April 2016CableLabs' Kyrio Launches SDN Interoperability Lab Announced at the NFV World Congress held here today – will be open to hardware vendors, software vendors, and all NFV/SDN ecosystem partners...
Source: SDxCentral

 

21 April 2016AT&T Is Giving the P4 Language a Whirl The work mentioned at NFV World Congress by Ken Duell, AT&T's assistant vice president of development/engineering for the packet-optical network...
Source: SDxCentral

 

14 April 2016New ETSI Open Source NFV group sets out roadmap ETSI OSM will launch Release 0, integrating and documenting the code base from Telefonica, RIFT.io, Canonical and others, with new OSM releases to follow every six months....
Source: Telecompaper

 

8 April 2016OpenStack Mitaka: Telco NFV, 'Intent,' & Neutron A change for OpenStack has been the involvement of telecom operators. AT&T has made the most noise about open source, but "Verizon is another example,"...
Source: SDxCentral

 

24 March 2016Profile: Andy Grove Andrew S. Grove 1936 – 2016...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

24 March 2016Go on a Virtual 360-Degree Google Data Center Tour Launched a 360-degree video tour of one of its data centers...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

21 March 2016China Mobile now has 1.1M base stations & > 300M 4G customers Operating revenue or RMB668.3 billion , up by 2.6%; of which, revenue from telecommunications services was RMB584.1 billion, down by 1.3%...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

21 March 2016Japan's O Three project touts SDN milestones Technology – a common control framework, integrated control of multiple layers and domains, developing virtualization-compatible SDN nodes...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

20 March 2016Google Highlights its Software-based "Maglev" Load Balancers Used to ensure consistent performance for the Google Compute Engine...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

18 March 2016With Open-O, China Tries Its Hand at Open Source Multiple open source efforts around network functions virtualization (NFV) MANO have sprung up during the past year...
Source: SDxCentral

 

18 March 2016The top 14 new open source projects Each year, Black Duck reviews the world of open source...
Source: Network World

 

16 March 2016OFC 2016: a sample of the technical paper highlights Optical transmission technologies, Flexible Ethernet, software-defined networking, CFP2-ACOs and silicon photonics...
Source: Gazettabyte

 

16 March 2016AT&T's ECOMP is its next big thing Aims to increase its NFV rollout to 30% of network functions...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

15 March 2016Deutsche Telekom takes aim at AWS with launch of new public cloud service Public cloud IT resources and rigorous German data protection...
Source: TelecomTV

 

14 March 2016Smart CPE R&D for Highly Intelligent Enterprise Networks This solution makes it possible to construct optimal customer ICT environments and to meet individual needs...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

14 March 2016SDN Software Switch Lagopus and NFV Service Orchestrator vConductor for developing SDN/NFV Lagopus corresponds to OpenFlow 1.3, and vConductor based on global standard techniques...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

14 March 2016New Generation Network Platform and Attractive Network Services Including software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, a remote collaboration platform, and a distributed data analysis scheme...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

11 March 2016Highlights from this week's OCP Summit in San Jose, California Ambitions include switching, storage, silicon photonics, a telemetry framework, an open-source analytics platform, domain of solutions adapted for operators...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

11 March 2016Orange Plots Wider Rollout of NFV for SMEs Taking advantage of SDN NFV technologies let customers set up and manage an IP-VPN, as well as firewalls, web content filtering and other services, using a self-care portal...
Source: Light Reading

 

11 March 2016DT: We Need SDN, NFV to Battle Web Giants Reasons for adopting software and virtualization technologies is to fight webscale companies in the market for digital services...
Source: Light Reading

 

8 March 2016Silicon photonics adds off-chip comms to a RISC-V processor Able to communicate with the external world using something other than electronics," says Vladimir Stojanovic...
Source: Gazettabyte

 

8 March 2016Bank of America is on a journey to embrace a software-defined infrastructure Transitioning to a shared virtualized computing platform not only drove savings in the IT organization, but net profit for the bank....
Source: Network World

 

4 March 2016Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II Unica project, the end of the HPE prime contractor engagement marked end of Phase 1, while the recently formed close relationship with Ericsson is the start of Phase 2....
Source: Light Reading

 

3 March 2016NTT Combines SDN & Data Centers for Cloud Offering Cloud offering combines its global network, data center and co-location facilities, and SDN to pull all the pieces together...
Source: SDxCentral

 

1 March 2016KT, DOCOMO, SKT and Verizon team up for 5G trial specs Focusing on technical fundamentals of 5G radio interface trial activities...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

1 March 2016ETSI CTO cautious on operators' ambitious 5G launch dates Market conditions and commercial factors will be the key deciding factors in the launch of commercial 5G networks and services rather than regional concerns...
Source: FierceWireless Europe

 

1 March 2016Deutsche Telekom exceeds its 2015 financial targets The German-headquartered operator today announced that it generated EBITDA of €19.4 billion ($21.3 billion) in 2015...
Source: FierceWireless Europe

 

25 February 20162016 NFV Technology Survey For Mega-Report is Here Changing the way digital services are built/launched, enabling NWfunctions to be installed, delivered on standardized commodity hardware platforms...
Source: SDxCentral

 

25 February 2016Network Functions Virtualization Orchestration Vendors Readying for Prime Time Big revenue opportunities NFV service providers who want prime vendor to put together multi-vendor software, hardware, partners and services...
Source: IHS

 

23 February 2016OPEN-O Focused on Orchestrating SDN & NFV The OPEN-Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) joins the Open Source MANO Community (OSM) group which made its debut...
Source: Light Reading

 

22 February 2016Tencent Ups SDN Ante, Joins OpenDaylight Provides variety of services for millions users, including QQ, Weixin/WeChat, Qzone social networking, gaming, information and video, looking to SDN for scalability...
Source: Light Reading

 

22 February 2016An Open Source Group Emerges to Lead the MANO Charge The Open Source MANO (OSM) community launched today at Mobile World Congress...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 February 2016Open Connectivity Foundation forms for IoT interoperability Via cross-industry collaboration, the OCF said it wants to help unlock the massive opportunity of the future global IoT segment...
Source: Telecompaper

 

22 February 2016Facebook, Nokia, Intel form Telecom Infra Project TIP members will work together to contribute designs in three areas – access, backhaul, and core and management...
Source: Telecompaper

 

22 February 2016New ETSI group develops Open Source for NFV The new group, ETSI OSM, will deliver an Open Source software for Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack for NFV...
Source: ETSI

 

16 February 2016Battle of Equals between NTT Laboratories and NTT Business Companies via OpenStack OpenStack has been attracting attention as open source software for integrated management of IaaS...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

15 February 2016NFV Industry is Progressing and Several Use Cases Emerging for 2016 Dell'Oro, report, expanded the firm's coverage of NFV additional forecasts and qualitative assessments...
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

15 February 2016The chips are down for Moore's law The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting...
Source: Nature

 

12 February 2016AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials 5G standards not expected until 2018 at the earliest, but AT&T says it will conduct trials in a way that allows it "pivot" to those standards once they have been set...
Source: Light Reading

 

12 February 2016NTT Develops Flexible Access System Architecture with Virtualized OLTs Generic OLT hardware allowing modularized software components to run for specific functions – bandwidth control, OAM, multicast, and future services...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

12 February 2016BT, Orange, AT&T, and Singtel lead way for next-gen services: report Demonstrated strong regional network presence, diverse portfolio public, private, and hybrid cloud services, comprehensive suite managed services offerings...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

10 February 2016Overview of Network Synchronization Technology Standardization in ITU-T Network synchronization technologies are fundamental to telecommunications network services...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

9 February 2016Demand for Bandwidth Remains Strong Demand for bandwidth remains strong and the proliferation of connected devices continues...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

7 February 2016LinkedIn Develops its own Data Center Switch The new switch, dubbed "Pigeon", is a 3.2 Tbps switching platform that can be used as a leaf or spine switch...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

3 February 2016Comcast rolls out DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit network Internet service in Atlanta and Nashville, with deployment in Chicago, Detroit and Miami coming in the second half of the year...
Source: FierceCable

 

3 February 2016Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing We feel OCP is creating the platform for the next generation of interconnection that really takes the friction out...
Source: Light Reading

 

1 February 2016HKNet adds NFV to vIP-Net Internet service HKNet will offer NFV as a value-added service...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

1 February 2016BT completes EE acquisition Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges has joined its board. Quad-play provider with Deutsche Telekom and Orange among its shareholders...
Source: Total Telecom

 

28 January 2016Equinix, AT&T, Verizon Join Facebook's Open Source Data Center Project Facebook claims to have saved billions by designing its own custom IT hardware...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

27 January 2016ETSI looks beyond TCP/IP with Next Generation Protocol group With TCP/IP, nobody knows you're a dog...
Source: TelecomTV

 

23 January 2016Bitcoin Needs (Gasp!) Formal Governance On Friday developer Mike Hearn publicly declared the Bitcoin project a failure...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

21 January 2016Openstack Foundation charts NFV adoption by telecos NFV is changing the networking landscape offering telecom providers a way to diminish reliance on expensive, proprietary hardware. NFV dramatically increases the speed...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

19 January 20164 Carriers Create NFV MANO Open Source Groups China Mobile, Tata, NTT, Telefónica are creating open source groups to work on their own versions of management and orchestration within ETSI's NFV framework...
Source: SDxCentral

 

19 January 2016Telstra unveils new software-defined networking services PEN Exchange lets customers identify and connect network circuits on-demand with other PEN customers...
Source: ARN

 

16 January 2016Inside the vault: A rare glimpse of NASA's otherworldly treasures The campus of Johnson Space Center lacks the Tower of London's majesty and history...
Source: Ars Technica

 

15 January 2016ETSI Seeks Harmonization of NFV Information Modelling across Standards Bodies and Open Source First multi-organization workshop bringing the NFV community together...
Source: ETSI

 

14 January 2016China Telecom, Unicom forge broad partnership Resource sharing agreement aiming to improve operational efficiency, including sharing 4G base stations...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

13 January 2016R&D Trends in Convergence of Photonic and Electronic Hardware for Network Innovation Network traffic will continue to increase exponentially as we get closer to deploying fifth generation mobile networks...
Source: NTT

 

7 January 2016AT&T makes a push for Open Software, Big Data, Connected Health AT&T aims to have 50% of the software running its systems based on open source code...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

4 January 2016NFV: Not Ready for Prime Time but Working on It DT is transitioning its European network to all-IP, laying the groundwork for NFV, and Telefónica is implementing its Unica project, a network makeover centered on NFV...
Source: SDxCentral