Channel123 News Archive - 2012

 

21 December 2012APAC's Telcos Take SDN for a Spin Operators from the region's three biggest markets are working on plans to test or deploy SDN
Source: Light Reading

 

20 December 2012Telecom operators stepping up equipment spending in 2013, led by Asia; growth returns to Europe With 3 quarters of the data in and a careful review of carrier investment plans for each major world region, overall telecom service provider capex is on track to be up close to 4% this year led by Asia and North America, and 2013 is looking bright for all regions
Source: Infonetics Research

 

20 December 20122012 Belonged to SDN & NFV. But Will They Deliver in 2013? Here are ten challenges that must be resolved if SDN and NFV are to fully realize their huge promise
Source: Light Reading

 

20 December 20124G auction bidders announced Bidders will be competing to acquire new capacity to roll out superfast 4G mobile broadband services to cities, towns and villages across the UK
Source: Ofcom

 

19 December 2012Introducing TeleGeography's interactive internet exchange map TeleGeography's online map depicts over 300 active internet exchanges located in more than 500 buildings
Source: TeleGeography

 

18 December 2012The Top 10 Data Center Images of 2012 The data center is ready for its close up. In 2012 we saw a welcome focus on the hidden beauty of data center technology
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

18 December 2012T-Systems CEO Clemens paves the way for growth Only two operative business areas: "Sales" and "Delivery"; Restructuring the business processes: Easier for the cloud
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

17 December 2012IBM: In the next 5 years computers will learn, mimic the human senses The IBM 5 in 5 research is based collective trends as well as emerging technologies from IBM's R&D labs around the world
Source: Network World

 

14 December 2012Network effect "Software-defined networking" is inspiring hope, and hype
Source: The Economist

 

13 December 2012Verizon ups 100G capabilities in both the U.S. and Europe Verizon on Thursday said it is on track with its 100G optical network migration, having built out 20,921 additional km (13,000 miles) in the United States and 2,600 km in Europe this year
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 December 2012Fujitsu, NTT, and NEC test 24 Tbps on fiber Fujitsu, NTT and NEC on Tuesday came together to form a new coalition that has set a goal of achieving 400G per channel over fiber in two years
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 December 2012Outdoor small cell backhaul a 5-year $5 billion opportunity There's been wild speculation on the small cell opportunity -- some that lump together small cells with residential femtocells, WiFi hotspots, and in-building and outdoor. Our latest research focuses on just the new, faster-growing outdoor small cell backhaul equipment market...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

11 December 2012IBM Lights Up Silicon Chips to Tackle Big Data The breakthrough technology – called "silicon nanophotonics" – allows the integration of different optical components side-by-side with electrical circuits
Source: IBM

 

11 December 2012New Take on SDN: Does MPLS Make Sense in Cloud Data Centers? Sixteen years on, MPLS is still an active field of research
Source: SDNCentral

 

11 December 2012Europe Embraces SDN This year, the Open Networking Foundation had the honour to co-host Europe's first SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, where around 350 delegates (150 representing operators) attended to discuss and hear the developments and deployments of SDN for carriers, enterprises, and large data centers
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

10 December 2012The SDN Revolution Continues: Forward Momentum for the Movement and for ONF Member Companies We are in exciting times for software-defined networking, with many of our members developing and releasing new OpenFlow-based products, and/or building on their SDN strategies
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

10 December 2012IaaS Platform Using OpenStack and OpenFlow Overlay Technology can be orchestrated to deploy virtual environments with complex network configurations, as in on-premise systems, in an on-demand manner
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

7 December 2012Telecom Italia looks at network split Under the proposed scheme, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, a state-controlled savings bank, would invest in the access network company, which is being called Newco
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

7 December 2012Telenor Norway opens 4G access to mobile handset users With access having previously been restricted to those connecting via USB dongle, the operator has confirmed that from yesterday customers with 4G-compatible mobile handsets will be able to utilise its LTE network
Source: TeleGeography

 

5 December 2012EE Shares 4G Lessons Learned from launching the U.K.'s first, and only, 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service here at Layer123's industry conference dedicated to LTE and mobile backhaul on Tuesday
Source: Light Reading

 

5 December 2012Ethernet microwave gear up 5% from year-ago 3rd quarter; backhaul fuels overall microwave market The microwave equipment market held steady overall in the 3rd quarter, with wildly varying results across segments
Source: Infonetics Research

 

3 December 2012Ceragon launches FibeAir IP-20C solution @ Layer123's LTE/EPC event Striving to meet the unique demands of 4G/LTE-A networks and provide mobile operators with long-term network planning peace of mind, FibeAir IP-20C is breaking the traditional capacity barriers, and is the only microwave radio to offer a virtual fiber solution in licensed bands.
Source: Ceragon

 

30 November 2012Virgin Media WiFi emerges from the underworld is leveraging its fibre network to start deployment of a free public WiFi service for the 1.2 million residents of Bradford and Leeds
Source: Thinkbroadband

 

30 November 2012Bend me, shape me: Flexible phones 'out by 2013' Rumours abound that next year will see the launch of the first bendy phone. Numerous companies are working on the technology – LG, Philips, Sharp, Sony and Nokia among them
Source: BBC

 

28 November 2012SDN Resolution to boost Internet's agility A weekend full of concentrated work in ad-hoc and drafting groups has resulted in the adoption of new Resolutions, the latest targeting Software-defined Networking
Source: ITU-T

 

28 November 2012The photographic revolution Perhaps this revolution in photography will be a catalyst for early 4G adoption after all
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

28 November 2012IP router/switch market dips 5% in Q3; Juniper reclaims #2 spot in routers The performance of the router/switch market roughly reflects economic conditions, and true to form economic weakness in Europe, North America, and Latin America drove down IP router and switch revenue in the third quarter
Source: Infonetics Research

 

27 November 2012NTT DoCoMo provides 3G/4G indoor coverage with dual-mode femtocells to enable improved indoor coverage for both 3G and 4G mobile handsets
Source: Unwired insight

 

27 November 2012Tablet computer: Aakash upgrade in India 'well received' The world's cheapest tablet computer, Aakash 2, has risen from the ashes and is poised to take advantage of India's target that all its 220 million students should have a tablet in the next seven years.
Source: BBC

 

21 November 2012World's oldest digital computer rebooted The world's oldest working digital computer, the Harwell Dekatron (WITCH) computer, has been rebooted after a three-year restoration project
Source: E&T

 

21 November 2012Moldcell launches LTE for business customers Moldova mobile operator Moldcell has launched commercial LTE services for business customers, claiming a first in the country
Source: Telecompaper

 

21 November 2012Orange Moldova launches LTE services The operator offers two Internet Acum service plans to access the service: 30GB per month at MDL 250 and 50GB per month for MDL 300
Source: Telecompaper

 

19 November 20124G auction not over, but time to start talking 5G With 4G hardly off the starting line we are now talking about 5G. Ofcom last week published plans for the move towards using 700 MHz for mobile broadband
Source: Thinkbroadband

 

19 November 2012Four majors win fresh Irish spectrum A multiband spectrum auction in Ireland has netted a total of €854.6 million, driven by the country's four major cellcos
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

19 November 2012Swisscom keeps watch on M2M The firm is offering 12 models of the Limmex Emergency Watch, which uses an M2M SIM to connect to a person designated by the customer
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

19 November 2012ABI confirms RAN sales decline ABI Research is the second research firm in the space of a week to reveal wireless infrastructure revenues declined year-on-year in the third quarter
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

16 November 20123UK sees opportunity in data-intensive M2M services 3UK's wholesale division on Friday detailed plans to capture high-margin machine-to-machine traffic by partnering with service providers
Source: Total Telecom

 

16 November 2012The SDN Gold Rush To The Northbound API The momentum around the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Northbound API keeps growing. When is it going to be standardized? Who is in charge of standardizing it? Which implementation is likely to be the most adopted?
Source: SDN Central

 

16 November 2012Tepid WDM growth, slumping SONET/SDH bog down optical market in 3Q12 Investment in new WDM gear is growing, but it isn't growing fast enough to offset the accelerated declines in SONET/SDH
Source: Infonetics Research

 

14 November 2012CERN's new LHC data centre to rely on GÉANT terabit network The Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary will host CERN's new remote data centre and will process and store data from CERN for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
Source: GÉANT

 

14 November 2012400GbE versus Terabit Ethernet: First steps toward an answer One of the seemingly ever-present debates in the telecom industry is the question of what the "next rate" will be for data transport
Source: Ciena

 

14 November 2012Google Fiber offers super-fast broadband to Kansas Google has begun to connect homes in the US city of Kansas to super-fast broadband, offering residents speeds of up to 1Gbps
Source: BBC

 

12 November 2012Ofcom finalises 4G auction rules Ofcom has today published final regulations and a timetable for the 4G mobile spectrum auction – the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK
Source: Ofcom

 

9 November 2012TeliaSonera Finland expands LTE network to 50 cities The cellco's director of mobile business, Marek Hintze, said: 'The 4G building programme has continued apace in the late summer and autumn
Source: TeleGeography

 

7 November 2012AT&T Has High Hopes for SDN The introduction of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities into telco networks has the potential to increase efficiency and innovation
Source: Light Reading

 

5 November 2012SDN Workshop tutorial from Open Networking Foundation Access the ONF's tutorial from the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress (5 sessions)
Source: Layer123

 

1 November 2012SDN Heats Up: Goldman Sachs joins the Open Networking Foundation Board This is a credibility-building announcement for the ONF as brings to the table a leading enterprise with cutting edge needs
Source: SDNCentral

 

1 November 2012Enterprises embracing SDN in the data center Nearly 1/4 of the enterprises we interviewed for our new data center and SDN survey have already deployed SDN technology in their data centers, and 1/3 plan to do so by the end of next year
Source: Infonetics Research

 

31 October 2012Report from the PlugFest Modeled after the initial event held last March at the Ixia iSimCity lab in Santa Clara, CA, the second ONF PlugFest demonstrated significant progress
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

31 October 2012Chinese telcos to pour $59b into networks China's three major carriers will invest up to 370 billion yuan (59.3 billion) this year in upgrading fixed and mobile network
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

30 October 2012UK's first 4G mobile service launched in 11 cities by EE London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton will have access to network EE's 4G from Tuesday morning.
Other mobile networks will not be able to offer 4G until next year.
Source: BBC

 

29 October 2012EE launching its LTE network in UK on Oct. 30, pricing revealed All LTE smartphone plans include unlimited calls and texts, users simply pick a data allowance of their choosing
Source: GSMARENA

 

29 October 2012$44 billion to be spent over 5 years on mobile backhaul gear, driven by IP/Ethernet and microwave Steady, albeit slow, growth is in store for the macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market
Source: Infonetics Research

 

29 October 2012Network Functions Virtualisation group At today's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, a group of Network Operators announced an initiative to form a new Industry Specification Group (ISG)
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

29 October 2012ONF hosts OpenFlow Plugfest at Indiana University About 20 ONF member companies participated in the event, which was held at InCNTRE during the week of October 8-12, 2012
Source: Converge Network Digest

 

26 October 2012Infonetics Research bullish on millimeter wave market After being somewhat artificially propped up by a single large operator as was the case back in 2010 with Clearwire, the millimeter wave market has gotten back its sea legs and is showing signs of renewed growth, this time from multiple operator deployments
Source: Infonetics Research

 

26 October 2012Laying the foundations for Germany's largest data center on a surface area the size of approx. 30 soccer fields (i.e., 150,000m2) in Saxony-Anhalt. The power for operating the data center is "climate-neutral," as is exclusively the case in the Deutsche Telekom Group
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

25 October 2012Dante's SDH Inferno How many transport networks have actually ripped out and replaced their SDH/SONET kit?
Source: Light Reading

 

25 October 2012The maths that made Voyager possible Today, 35 years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is 18.4 billion km (11.4 billion miles) from Earth
Source: BBC

 

25 October 2012SDN: More Than Just a Tremor For the past two days I've been in Darmstadt, Germany, along with more than 300 others -- many from Tier 1 operators -- at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress
Source: Light Reading

 

23 October 2012Carriers Collaborate on Network of the Future The aim is to get the telecom and IT sector working together to identify a "new network production environment based on virtualization technology"
Source: Light Reading

 

23 October 2012Google: SDN Works for us Google is so impressed with the benefits of software defined networking (SDN) that it's going to extend its current international SDN-based inter-data center network
Source: Light Reading

 

23 October 2012Network Functions Virtualisation initiative launched by 13 Global Carriers Today at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, an industry call-to-action was announced by AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Mobile, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telstra and Verizon. (Link will access the white paper download)
Source: Layer123

 

21 October 2012ATIS Weighs In on SDN Standards The new program is a response to member concerns and the realization that SDN will have a major impact on telecom networks and how they are operated
Source: Light Reading

 

18 October 2012Open Networking Foundation Sees High Growth in Commercialization of SDN and OpenFlow at PlugFest Interoperability Event hosted at Indiana University's InCNTRE Lab
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

18 October 2012Colt, NEC conduct trials of small cells using Femto-as-a-Service (FaaS) with European mobile operator, using a multi-operator Small Cell (Femto) Gateway
Source: Telecompaper

 

18 October 2012UK operators set up joint spectrum company All four UK mobile operators set up new company to manage 800MHz spectrum to prevent digital TV interference
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

18 October 2012Inventory of FTTH/B in Europe More than sixteen percent increase in the number of subscribers for FTTH/B in Europe in first half 2012
Source: IDATE

 

18 October 2012Broadband Forum Wins Outstanding Contribution to
Broadband Success Award at Infovision Awards
The Broadband Forum, the global organization focused on end-to-end broadband network architecture, management and testing solutions, has been honored at Informa's Infovision Awards as winner of its Outstanding Contribution to Broadband Success award
Source: Broadband Forum

 

18 October 2012Google Data centers Where the Internet lives.. Take a look inside Google's high-tech data centers
Source: Google

 

17 October 2012Ericsson CTO: Let's Redefine SDN Ulf Ewaldsson called for a hybrid approach to software-defined networking (SDN), dubbed "Service Provider SDN," tailored to the needs of network operators
Source: Light Reading

 

15 October 2012ROADM WSS component market down 34% in 1H12 Growth in the overall WDM ROADM equipment market hasn't been stellar, but it has far outstripped the declines seen in ROADM WSS units and revenue
Source: Infonetics Research

 

15 October 2012Deployment of Europe's Galileo constellation continues The third and fourth satellites of Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system were lofted into orbit on 12 October from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana
Source: ESA

 

10 October 2012Telenor Norway turns on LTE in 11 cities more than one in three Norwegians would have LTE coverage from Telenor by the end of the year. Berit Sevndsen, Telenor Norway CEO, said the LTE rollout "marks the start of a new mobile fairy tale"
Source: Mobile Europe

 

10 October 2012Emergence of New Cyber Attacks and Future Directions in Security R&D Cyber attacks have been evolving into large-scale, multifaceted attacks and their targets have grown to include clouds, smartphones, and industrial systems, raising concerns about their impact on society as a whole
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

10 October 2012AT&T, IBM Share Network to Lure More Customers to Cloud AT&T Inc. (T) and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) are combining their resources in a joint offering to seek a bigger slice of the $14 billion market for cloud services
Source: Bloomberg

 

5 October 2012Magic boxes, amazing toolkits and long haul tails empowering small cells backhauling Cost effective solutions and future radios planning in respect to NGMN guidelines and not only were discussed during the 2-days event of Packet Microwave and Backhaul Forum organized in London by Layer 123
Source: Exelixisnet

 

5 October 2012Multipoint backhaul setting the agenda I recently represented Cambridge Broadband Networks at the second edition of the excellent Packet Microwave and Backhaul Forum.
Source: Cambridge Broadband Networks

 

4 October 2012SDN: Your Next Network Software-defined networking has the potential to bring new levels of automation and efficiency to networks, but competing visions mean IT has to pay close attention
Source: InformationWeek

 

3 October 2012EE's 4G mobile network roll-out to start 30 October O2 and Vodafone have now agreed that they would not pursue legal action to block EE's roll-out.
Source: BBC

 

28 September 2012Virgin Media Business delivers mobile internet speeds three times faster than current 3G networks in UK small cell trials Virgin Media Business has successfully trialled new small cell technology in two major cities, delivering data speeds of up to 90Mb/s
Source: Virgin Media Business

 

28 September 2012Occupy San Jose: OpenFlow and Open Networking The modern OpenFlow and Open Networking activities began a decade ago with Martin Casado's work within the intelligence community implementing improved network security based on flow processing
Source: SDNCentral

 

26 September 2012Small cell market not big enough for all who want to play in it In terms of units, yes, small cell numbers can be big, but don't get too excited – there are a lot of serious issues that need to be resolved, and some that cannot be resolved
Source: Infonetics Research

 

26 September 2012Internet2 Readies Its SDN Launch Internet2 is ready to launch its first try at software-defined networking (SDN), a little Layer 2 bonus to go with its new 100Gbit/s backbone. The SDN platform should be completed sometime this month
Source: Light Reading

 

24 September 2012Key Internet Intersection Hits 2 Terabits of Traffic Per Second One of the network's major intersections is the DE-CIX Internet exchange in Frankfurt, Germany
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

24 September 2012World Record One Petabit per Second Fiber Transmission over 50-km NTT and three partners – Fujikura, Hokkaido University, and Technical University of Denmark – demonstrated ultra-large capacity transmission of 1 petabit (1000 terabit) per second over a 52.4 km length of 12-core (light paths) optical fibre
Source: NTT

 

24 September 2012Verizon Stresses OpenFlow Workouts Equipment makers should delve into OpenFlow and software-defined networking (SDN) aggressively, so that the eventual standards can be as robust as possible
Source: Light Reading Mobile

 

24 September 2012The Innovation Lessons of Craft Beer Sharing, openness and collaboration among competitors is a radical notion to many businesses, but it shouldn't be
Source: Gartner

 

20 September 2012ECOC 2012 Reporter's Notebook: Day 3 The final day of the ECOC exhibition had a late fall feeling -- chilly and wet
Source: Lightwave

 

20 September 2012ECOC 2012 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2 In which Stephen acknowledges that there's more going on than 100G/400G. Advances in FTTH technology, for example
Source: Lightwave

 

20 September 2012ECOC 2012 Reporter's Notebook: Day 1 After a slate of workshops yesterday, ECOC 2012 got in full swing today with both the conference and exhibition drawing the interest of attendees here in Amsterdam
Source: Lightwave

 

19 September 2012Innovation, Secrecy and Open Networking Innovation is a hot topic everywhere. The ONF principals speak of the importance of openness as core to how network innovation can be accelerated
Source: SDNCentral

 

14 September 2012Crisis ahead for European mobile operators: data growth dangerously slow, and network costs unhealthily low Instead of worrying about the impact of a mobile data explosion, operators should worry about making it happen in the first place
Source: Analysys Mason

 

14 September 2012Use cases define future shape of Software Defined Networking Now, as SDN use cases are being revealed on the web and in public forums, it is becoming clearer what SDN is, how it will be implemented and who will benefit or be hurt by its adoption
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 September 2012Software-Defined Optical Networks Software-Defined Optical Networks, The Impact of Photonic Integration on Optical Networks, IP/Optical convergence, The Best Movie Ever Made -- these are just some of the topics addressed
Source: Light Reading

 

12 September 201250th anniversary of Moon Speech by Kennedy On September 12, 1962, American president John F. Kennedy made his famous "Moon Speech", which spurred the United States to land on the Moon just seven years later
Source: iTWire

 

12 September 2012Microwave Small Cell Backhaul Equipment Market Will Reach $6.4B in 2017 which represents a 35% compound annual growth rate. Millimeter wave line-of-sight (MMW LoS) will accumulate 44% of revenue, or over $2.8 billion, with 23% of microwave links
Source: ABI Research

 

11 September 2012EE to launch 4G mobile services in 16 UK cities in 2012 The UK's first fourth generation (4G) mobile service will launch in 16 UK cities before the end of the year
Source: BBC

 

10 September 2012Oak Ridge: The Frontier of Supercomputing the Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, currently the sixth-fastest machine in the world. An upgrade is underway that will transform Jaguar into the 20-petaflop Titan
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

10 September 2012Happy 25th birthday GSM! GSM – the technology underpinning billions of mobile phones today – was born 25 years ago on 7 September 1987
Source: iTWire

 

7 September 2012Dutch mobile spectrum auction attracts 5 bidders and will start on 31 October with five participants. The auction will redistribute frequencies in the 800, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands
Source: Telecompaper

 

6 September 2012Global Internet Capacity Reaches 77 Tbps Despite Slowdown New data from TeleGeography's Global Internet Geography research reveal that international Internet capacity growth fell to the lowest pace in five years, decreasing from 68 percent in 2008 to 40 percent in 2012
Source: TeleGeography

 

5 September 2012Bouygues in talks to sell mobile masts to Antin – report French building and telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has entered exclusive talks to sell its nearly 2,300 mobile masts to BNP Paribas-backed Antin Infrastructure Partners for around EUR 200 million, Bloomberg reports
Source: Telecompaper

 

4 September 2012Telefonica's VC arm heads to new frontiers Telefonica Digital on Tuesday launched a hunt for promising tech start-ups outside Silicon Valley and London with a €300 million network of venture capital funds
Source: Total Telecom

 

4 September 2012LTE fuels 8% growth in wireless gear spend Global spending on wireless infrastructure is projected to grow 8.3% to $45.5 billion this year, driven – unsurprisingly – by operators' LTE upgrades. IHS iSuppli forecasts
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

31 August 2012MTS launches LTE network in Moscow Russian mobile operator MTS has launched commercial LTE services in Moscow and 40 towns in the Moscow region, with modems available at its shops across the region
Source: Telecompaper

 

30 August 2012Microwave equipment to hit $6B by 2016; Ericsson recaptures lead in 2Q12 "The microwave equipment market rebounded nicely in the 2nd quarter thanks to strong performances from Ericsson and Huawei," notes Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave at Infonetics Research
Source: Infonetics Research

 

30 August 2012Leading Global Standards Organizations Endorse 'OpenStand' Principles that Drive Innovation and Borderless Commerce Five leading global organizations – IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – today announced that they have signed a statement affirming the importance of a jointly developed set of principles establishing a modern paradigm for global, open standards.
Source: OpenStand

 

28 August 2012NTT Com's Asia-Oceania Backbone Expands to 500 Gbps The new capacity, equivalent to approximately 29,762 channels of digital terrestrial television or 428 years' worth of content in a daily newspaper, further enhances the company's leadership in trans-Pacific
Source: NTT Communications

 

28 August 2012LTE refarming gathers pace in Europe with the most recent decision of the UK's regulator Ofcom to allow the Orange UK and T-Mobile UK joint venture Everything Everywhere to use 1800-MHz spectrum for 4G services
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

28 August 2012Mid-2012 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD (in rank order based on port share): Orange Business (France), Verizon (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), NTT (Japan) and Level 3 (U.S.)
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

28 August 2012Verizon's Shammo wants more enterprise customers to migrate to IP services Like other major telcos – particularly its large ILEC counterparts AT&T and CenturyLink – Verizon continues to struggle with migrating its legacy revenues to IP revenues
Source: FierceTelecom

 

28 August 2012Ethernet Group Starts to Talk Terabit The IEEE is taking the first step towards standardizing the next speed of Ethernet, with one key question still being whether the goal should be 400Gbit/s or 1Tbit/s
Source: Light Reading

 

20 August 2012Optical network spending up 15% in 2Q12; road ahead diverges sharply by segment and region "The optical hardware market outlook looks decidedly different depending on which market you sell into," notes Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research. "While spending on WDM is reasonably healthy, SONET/SDH is sailing off a cliff. Vendors who have good WDM products but large exposure to SONET/SDH are struggling to replace lost revenue fast enough to show growth."
Source: Infonetics Research

 

13 August 2012ONF Expands Scope; Drives Technical Work Forward ..four new initiatives focusing on new network orchestration interfaces, OpenFlow beyond Ethernet connections for optical networks, northbound APIs for management and billing, and future forwarding plane models
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

10 August 2012Flexible Virtualized Optical Transport Networking Technology Network and computing resource sharing technology, such as network virtualization and cloud computing, is becoming more important
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

10 August 2012Mid-2012 U.S. Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD Ethernet service enhancements and improved network quality fueled solid market growth in the first half of 2012 for AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Cox, XO, Time Warner Cable, and Level 3
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

8 August 2012SDN Startup Traces Roots to Cisco Plumgrid is the hipster startup: It was into software-defined networking (SDN) before it was cool
Source: Light Reading

 

8 August 2012Our Journey towards Network Programmability Luke Broome, Colt's CTO, recently said "Investing into network programmability is an important step towards delivering integrated network and compute services..."
Source: Colt

 

8 August 2012SK Telecom launches HD Voice over LTE Korean communications operator SK Telecom has launched HD Voice on its LTE network and claims to be the first in the world to do so
Source: Telecompaper

 

6 August 2012BT Hits 500,000 London Hotspot Target BT has met its goal to have 500,000 wi-fi hotspots across the capital for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Source: BT

 

6 August 2012The Red Queen's Deadly Effect on Innovation The one element of innovation that seems incontrovertible is that it must happen faster than it has in the past. Product lifecycles are shrinking dramatically across all industries
Source: Gartner

 

6 August 2012IP Transit Price Declines Steepen Prices for wholesale IP transit service continue to decline throughout the world. According to new data from TeleGeography's IP Transit Pricing Service, price declines in most locations accelerated
Source: TeleGeography

 

2 August 2012Google SDN based inter-datacenter WAN case study SDNCentral is excited to share Google's case study detailing the Google SDN based Inter-datacenter WAN with centralized traffic engineering using SDN and OpenFlow deployment for download
Source: SDNCentral

 

31 July 2012MTS to launch LTE on 1 September Russian mobile operator MTS will start sales of its MTS Connect packages supporting LTE in the Moscow region soon. Wimax subscribers of its subsidiary Comstar will switch
Source: Telecompaper

 

30 July 2012Verizon's Ihab Tarazi becomes the Metro Ethernet Forum's new Chairman Ihab Tarazi, Verizon's Vice President of Global Network Planning, is adding another title to his industry technologist role – he was named Monday as the new chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Source: FierceTelecom

 

30 July 2012O2 deploys two-stage radio access in London UK wireless specialist, Cambridge Broadband Networks and Ruckus Wireless have both provided the technology for O2 to backhaul access points in its first public small cell WiFi network in London
Source: Telecom TV

 

24 July 2012UK LTE auction slated for 2013 Ofcom insists no delay in spectrum auction process as it publishes its latest update; sticks to plan to reserve spectrum
Source: Total Telecom

 

23 July 2012Infonetics carrier survey exposes the hope and hype of SDNs OpenFlow is the most developed programmable network initiative, and 80% of survey respondents are including it in their purchase considerations
Source: Infonetics Research

 

19 July 2012Open Networking Foundation sees surge in European SDN interest with European companies contributing more than half the recent growth in Open Networking Foundation (ONF) membership
Source: Total Telecom

 

19 July 2012OIF Takes on Technology for 100G and 400G, and Addresses Emerging Control Plane Applications The OIF Q3 meeting last week was a flurry of activity with three new projects
Source: OIF

 

18 July 2012International Bandwidth Demand Grows 45 Percent Although growth has slowed since 2008, when network capacity increased nearly 70 percent, the pace remains brisk, with aggregate capacity requirements more than doubling every two years
Source: TeleGeography

 

16 July 2012Our journey towards network programmability Luke Broome, Colt's CTO, recently said "Investing into network programmability is an important step towards delivering integrated network and compute services and helps keep Colt at the forefront of innovation."
Source: Colt

 

13 July 2012SDN standardisation is rapidly arising Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has been attracting various standardisation activities. The current movement of SDN comes from the emergence of OpenFlow, promoted by the Open Networking Foundation
Source: Eurescom

 

13 July 2012Vodafone and Three Ireland to share network Vodafone Ireland and Three Ireland today announced a strategic partnership agreement creating a 50/50 joint venture company to share their physical network and site infrastructure at approximately 2000 locations across the country
Source: Mobile Europe

 

13 July 2012KPN, Vodafone NL to share mobile tower sites KPN and Vodafone Netherlands plan to try sharing mobile tower sites from September. The pilot will be limited to a certain area, with competition authority NMa and spectrum regulator Agentschap Telecom informed in advance
Source: Telecompaper

 

11 July 2012Eurescom mess@ge: Software defined networks Software-Defined Networking, short: SDN, is promising to be the next big thing in the evolution of communication networks. The virtualisation of network resources offers significant benefits.
Source: Eurescom

 

11 July 2012'Virtualization' coming soon to an optical network near you All the low-hanging fruit has been picked from existing 10Gbps networks, and carriers view the transition to 100Gbps as a once-in-a-decade chance to reboot their core and regional network architectures
Source: Infonetics Research

 

10 July 2012Internet2 readies 100G OpenFlow SDN for Big Data Internet2 is nearing completion of its OpenFlow-enabled 100G Ethernet software-defined network for testing service delivery of applications for Big Data compilation and research, among others
Source: Computerworld

 

6 July 2012OpenFlow for high capacity transport networks OpenFlow is a technology enabler for the implementation of Software-Defined Networking, which allows the development and deployment of innovative network applications
Source: Eurescom

 

5 July 2012OpenFlow extends its control to the optical layer OpenFlow may be causing an industry stir as system vendors
Source: Gazettabyte

 

5 July 2012Vodafone, Hutchison in Irish network-sharing talks – report Vodafone and Hutchison Whampoa are in advanced talks about merging their network infrastructure in Ireland, reports the Financial Times
Source: Telecompaper

 

4 July 2012LTE is top driver for IMS deployments, IMS operator survey shows "For the first time ever, LTE is the top driver for IMS deployments in our annual IMS service provider survey," notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research
Source: Infonetics Research

 

4 July 2012CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson
Source: CERN

 

3 July 2012Major Industry leaders participating in RCS VoLTE Interoperability event The MSF, ETSI and GSMA today announced that in response to industry interest, they will offer an additional sign-up window for the RCS VoLTE interoperability event that will take place from September
Source: MultiService Forum

 

28 June 2012Google's computerized glasses steal the show at I/O After teasing people with bits of images and information about the development of its computerized glasses, Google made a splash today, showing off Google Glass in a wild demo
Source: Network World

 

28 June 2012New low latency route from Colt puts Ireland at the heart of Europe's network infrastructure Extension to Colt's high capacity network results in the lowest available latency from Dublin to London in the market, improved resilience and lower costs
Source: Colt

 

28 June 2012Vendors and Carriers Work to Define Software-Defined Networks Software-defined networks (SDNs) are getting a lot of attention. That certainly is understandable: SDNs hold the promise of doing many things that would take some of the pressure off
Source: IT Business Edge

 

27 June 2012Telcos must become OTT 'toolbox' to survive Telcos hoping to cash in on – or at least survive – the rise of OTT services must open their network APIs and transform themselves into a toolbox to help OTT players innovate
Source: telecomasia.net

 

27 June 2012Vodafone Australia to deploy LTE in 2013 Vodafone Australia has revealed plans to start deploying DC-HSPA+ from September, and roll out an LTE network in 2013
Source: telecomasia.net

 

25 June 2012Eco-friendly 'Network Virtualisation' saves money BT – working with HP, Intel, Tail-f Systems, Verivue and Wind River – has carried out research that would over time replace bespoke hardware-based network appliances with software running on industry standard servers
Source: BT

 

25 June 2012AT&T Launches RFI for Small Cells According to industry sources, the operator has started a request for information (RFI) process for outdoor public-access small-cell base stations that support 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE) as well as Wi-Fi
Source: Light Reading

 

22 June 2012Mallinson: The 2020 vision for LTE The 3GPP Technical Specification Group responsible for Radio Access Network technologies met for a two-day workshop in Slovenia earlier this month to consider
Source: FierceWireless Europe

 

22 June 2012Orange launches Marseille LTE pilot; Lyon, Nantes next Orange France will deploy LTE in Lyon and Nantes by the end of the year, announced group CEO Stephane Richard at an event to mark the start of LTE tests in Marseille. Another 12 cities
Source: Telecompaper

 

21 June 2012Plasmons spotted in graphene As the plasmons interact so strongly with light, graphene could be used to create new optical devices and even materials for invisibility cloaks.
Source: Physics World

 

21 June 2012Telefonica set to launch urban LTE on 3 July Telefonica Germany (O2), the local subsidiary of Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, has unveiled its tariffs for its urban 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband service, ahead of a commercial launch of the network on 3 July 2012.
Source: Telegeography

 

20 June 2012Optus plans Australian TDD-LTE network Australian operator Optus is planning to construct an Australian TDD-LTE network using spectrum acquired in its $233 million purchase of Vividwireless
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

15 June 2012Cisco + OpenFlow + OpenStack = ONE software-defined network Cisco Live 2012 : Everybody is talking about OpenFlow, the "Quantum" networking abstraction project that is part of the OpenStack cloud controller, and software-defined networks in general
Source: The Register

 

14 June 2012Powered by Manual Labor vs. SDN Third parties will deliver SDN control applications over the coming years, but enterprises with savvy IT shops can begin using OpenFlow-enabled switches and controllers today to reduce operational overhead and better control traffic flows
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

13 June 2012Tata Com launches low latency network India-based Tata Communications has launched a low latency network, which will connect financial capitals in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The network offers a multipoint Ethernet platform to the financial services sector
Source: Telecompaper

 

13 June 2012Verizon-Juniper: It's All in the Timing Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was definitely looking for processing power and scalability when it chose Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)'s PTX Series, but it turns out that timing was a big factor as well
Source: Light Reading

 

11 June 2012Tech world preps to honour 'Father of Computer Science' Alan Turing, as centenary nears 100th birthday of one of the most important figures in computing history will be marked by worldwide celebrations
Source: Network World

 

11 June 2012Verizon begins backbone convergence Verizon has begun work on converging its four packet backbone networks into a single global IP infrastructure based on MPLS, Executive Vice President and CTO Tony Melone told attendees yesterday at TIA 2012: Inside the Network during his keynote address
Source: Lightwave

 

11 June 2012Standardization Activities Related to Machine-to-Machine Communications M2M-related services are being launched by telecommunications operators in Japan and abroad, and relevant standardization activities are in progress
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

11 June 2012NTT Com to Launch New Enterprise Cloud, World's First to be Integrated with Network Virtualization TOKYO, JAPAN – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today the world's first globally seamless enterprise cloud service to incorporate OpenFlow network virtualization technology
Source: NTT Com

 

11 June 2012Bangladesh broadband could be restored today Full internet services to Bangladesh may be restored today, after nearly a week of disrupted connectivity resulting from a cable break
Source: telecomasia.net

 

8 June 2012Orange France launches SMS-controlled electric plug Orange France has launched My Plug, a smart device that communicates with household objects via SMS
Source: Telecompaper

 

8 June 2012Google's software-defined/OpenFlow backbone drives WAN links to 100 per cent utilization Google, an early backer of software-defined networking and OpenFlow, shared some details at the recent Open Networking Summit about how the company is using the technology to link 12 worldwide data centers
Source: Computerworld Techworld

 

7 June 2012Vodafone, O2 to set up UK network-sharing joint venture Telefonica and Vodafone announced plans to further integrate their networks in the UK, creating a 50-50 joint venture to manage the infrastructure. The operators will retain control of their wireless spectrum, intelligent core networks
Source: Telecompaper

 

6 June 2012Gartner: Top 10 emerging infrastructure trends Gartner kicked off its Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in Orlando with a "top 10" list of the most significant emerging trends that will impact data centers and information technology used by businesses and government from now into the next four or five years
Source: Network World

 

6 June 2012Analyst Commentary: The OpenFlow standard – an opportunity for telcos to differentiate Cloud services? The OpenFlow standard promises to enable providers to more closely integrate the network into Cloud services. In the mid-term, this could lead to the development of compelling new features of Cloud Computing
Source: BusinessCloud9

 

6 June 2012IDC: Software-Defined Networking Market to Soar to $2B--But Not Yet Software-defined networking (SDN) is poised for rapid growth and has the potential to solve specific business problems for enterprise networks
Source: Network Computing

 

5 June 2012Wireless LAN gear posts 10th straight year-over-year gain; 10G Ethernet switches to hit $10B next year Despite the sequential lull, on a year-over-year basis, WLAN market growth remains strong, up in the double digits for the 10th straight quarter
Source: Infonetics Research

 

1 June 2012Tele2 and Telenor are Testing LTE Advanced Tele2 and Telenor have achieved peak downlink speeds of up to 290 Mbps in their joint trials of LTE Advanced technology. The tests were conducted using the 2600 MHz band, with Huawei as the network equipment provider
Source: UMTS Forum

 

1 June 20122020 Vision In a panel discussion at the recent Level123 Terabit Optical and Data Networking conference, Kim Roberts, senior director coherent systems at Ciena, shared his thoughts about the future of optical transmission.
Source: Gazettabyte

 

31 May 2012Internet Will Be Four Times as Large in Four Years Annual Cisco VNI forecast epects worldwide devices & connections to grow to almost 19 Billion – nearly doubling from 2011 to 2016
Source: Cisco

 

31 May 2012A slow start to 2012 optical networking market Bad news in China and Europe leads vendors to post worst results since 2005
Source: Ovum

 

31 May 2012Ethernet switching gets specialized Growth in the Ethernet switch market is now being driven by specialized devices for specific applications, rather than evenly across all customer deployments
Source: Network World

 

31 May 2012Optical transmission's era of rapid capacity growth Kim Roberts, senior director coherent systems at Ciena, moves from theory to practice with a discussion of practical optical transmission systems supporting 100Gbps, and in future, 400 Gigabit and 1 Terabit line rates
Source: Gazettabyte

 

22 May 2012First VoLTE equipment spending buoys carrier VoIP market in 1Q12 In the first quarter of 2012 we saw the largest order of IMS core equipment and application server licenses on record, secured by Alcatel-Lucent -- a clear sign that operators in North America are gearing up for voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployments
Source: Infonetics Research

 

21 May 2012What Carriers Can Do with SDN There are many carriers that are currently using and/or experimenting with SDN. Some of the short- and longer-term use cases for the technology include...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

21 May 2012Open Networking Foundation Approves OpenFlow 1.3.0 and OF-Config 1.1 to Enhance Interoperability and Drive Commercialization ONF drives the specification update process to support ongoing commercialization of SDN and to address the key areas of development that member companies currently deploying OpenFlow are requesting
Source: Enhanced Online News

 

16 May 2012Software-Defined Networking: A No-Hype FAQ The biggest buzzword at this year's Interop conference in Las Vegas was software-defined networking ...OpenFlow in particular caused near constant debate in the convention center
Source: InformationWeek

 

16 May 2012OFC/NFOEC 2012: Some of the exhibition highlights A round-up of some of the main announcements and demonstrations at the recent OFC/NFOEC 2012 exhibition and conference
Source: Gazettabyte

 

15 May 2012The capacity limits facing optical networking Ever wondered just how close systems vendors are in approaching the limits of fibre capacity in optical networks? Kim Roberts, senior director coherent systems at Ciena, adds some mathematical rigour with his explanation of Shannon's bound, from a workshop he gave at the Terabit Optical and Data Networking conference held in Cannes
Source: Gazettabyte

 

14 May 2012TeliaSonera International Carrier to provide Pan-European Managed Optical Network for Facebook The next-generation multi-terabit optical network will provide Facebook with connectivity between Internet exchange points in multiple European cities and their newest data center on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Luleå, Sweden
Source: Lightwave

 

14 May 2012Overview and Status of Future Networks Standardization in ITU-T To overcome the limitations of the current Internet, research and development of future network technologies has been undertaken extensively
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

14 May 2012New Strategic Initiatives Advance Transformation of Verizon's Global Optical Network Expansion of Control Plane Strategy, 100G Metro Deployment Further Enhance Ability to Provide Integrated Industry Solutions
Source: Verizon

 

14 May 2012IBM, Juniper, and open data center architectures – our shared view This week at Interop in Las Vegas, IBM released a series of technical briefs that present a vision for the creation of an open data center with an interoperable network
Source: Juniper Networks

 

11 May 2012Searching for an SDN Definition: What is Software-Defined Networking? This week at Interop, the term software-defined networking (SDN) was used in such varying contexts that I wondered if it was going to go the route of terms like cloud, NAC, APT and any other catchy phrase
Source: Network Computing

 

11 May 2012Cisco: the (software-defined) network is the computer Reports suggest that Cisco now employs an element of OpenFlow in its broader strategy to bring software programmability intelligence to the network stack -- but this is not the whole story
Source: ComputerWeekly.Com

 

10 May 2012ADVA Mixes OpenFlow With Optical ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV) has run an experiment using OpenFlow to control wavelength-switched networks, showing that the software-defined networking (SDN) technology has some usefulness at the optical layer
Source: Light Reading

 

10 May 20124G to provide UK with annual economic boost Roll out to unlock £5.5 billion private investment by mobile industry and create or safeguard 125,000 jobs
Source: Everything Everywhere

 

10 May 2012OpenFlow, Software-Defined Networking and the Enterprise WAN Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a generally new network design concept that changes the way network traffic is managed by uncoupling the software that directs the traffic from the physical hardware-based network elements
Source: Network World

 

10 May 2012Operators confirm transition to OTN switching is underway Wavelength efficiency remains the key application for OTN, but service providers are rolling out more sophisticated management control planes as part of OTN switching deployments
Source: Infonetics Research

 

9 May 2012Terabit Optical & Data Networking talk shifts to 100G Several speakers, including those from AIT (Athens Information Technology), Ethernet Alliance, OIF, and Microsoft, talked about changing traffic patterns and the necessity to reconfigure network assets to support unpredictable demand
Source: Ovum

 

2 May 2012Global PTP Radio Shipments Grew 12.2% in 2011 Despite a challenging economic climate in the second half of 2011, coupled with continued turmoil in the Indian telecom market, the industry still managed to post good results
Source: EJL Wireless Research

 

30 April 2012Campaign aims to speed up 4G mobile roll-out in UK Mobile network Everything Everywhere has taken fresh steps to lobby for 4G data services in the UK
Source: BBC

 

25 April 2012Price Disparities Persist in the Ethernet World As a consequence of growing EoMPLS service availability, competition is increasing and prices are declining around the world. However, data from TeleGeography's Ethernet Pricing Service show that great price disparities persist, both among regions and service providers
Source: TeleGeography

 

25 April 2012Microwave Backhaul Equipment Market to Surpass US$ 11 Billion by 2016 Microwave specialists are now threatening the end-to-end integrators and big vendors, which are entering the E-band field in an effort to get a share of the small cell sector's substantial revenues
Source: Maravedis/Rethink

 

21 April 2012Ciena's 1 Terabit optical transport demo If you couldn't make it out to Cannes for this week's event so that you could see our Terabit demo in action, don't worry. We recently had one of our optical design engineers walk us through a live demo of Terabit networking
Source: Ciena

 

16 April 2012Microsoft Announces Largest Cloud Customer Ever: All India Council for Technical Education to Reach 7 Million With Live@edu Microsoft Corp. and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced today that AICTE is deploying Microsoft Live@edu over the next three months to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutes throughout India
Source: Microsoft

 

11 April 2012Millimeter wave gear forecast to grow at 63% CAGR; Ethernet microwave growing 5-fold by 2016 Infonetics forecasts Ethernet-only microwave equipment to grow nearly 5-fold from 2011 to 2016
Source: Infonetics Research

 

30 March 2012Three year rollout plan for NBN announced Construction to be underway or complete in areas containing over 3.5 million homes and businesses in 1500 communities in every state and territory
Source: NBN Co

 

30 March 2012Infonetics Research forecasts 15%-20% annual growth for ROADM WSS component market 2012-2015 The WSS market continues to be controlled by three vendors: CoAdna, Finisar, and JDSU though the advent of colorless and directionless ROADMs creates an opportunity for smaller suppliers like Oclaro and Nistica, as well as nascent Chinese and Japanese companies with fresh prototypes
Source: Infonetics Research

 

26 March 2012Orange announces the launch of Ultra-broadband for Mobile Orange has obtained a combination of 4G frequencies (at 2.6 GHz and 800 MHz) for Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology that will enable it to meet the increased demand for data mobile on mobile networks
Source: Orange

 

19 March 2012Radical thinking at Cloud-Net Summit A major telco planning to move mission-critical services to the cloud; a growing buzz surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs); business models of traditional network suppliers under threat
Source: Ken Wieland

 

16 March 2012Cisco's Bold Networking Start-Up The product they are discussing, called Insiemi, would be designed to work in high-end computer centers that use 'software-defined networking.'
Source: The New York Times

 

16 March 2012Vello Systems Launches in UK, Delivering Network Virtualization to Britain Vello Systems is establishing a UK division to provide Vello's innovative networking systems to the UK market. Vello's launch in the UK marks the first arrival of a startup focused on software-defined networking systems in the UK
Source: Vello Systems

 

13 March 2012DT Unveils New Network Vision at Cloud-Net Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) today unveiled a new vision of how it intends to cast off the shackles of cumbersome traditional networking operations and adopt a new model -- the TeraStream Architecture -- that takes its inspiration from the cloud
Source: Light Reading

 

12 March 2012OpenFlow at Ethernet Tech Summit The promised benefits of Programmability and Abstraction are clearly anticipated
Source: ONF

 

5 March 2012Deutsche Tel details cloud schemes at CeBIT Cloud computing is set to dominate Deutsche Telekom's presence at the annual CeBIT event in Germany this week, with three separate announcements around the technology
Source: Telecoms Europe

 

5 March 2012Deutsche Telekom researchers break transmission speed record First 512 Gbit/s transmission over a single wavelength channel in the Telekom optical network -capacity quadrupled
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

27 February 2012Open Networking Foundation to Co-Host Layer 123 Cloud-Net Summit The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) will take center stage as the co-host of the Layer123 Cloud-Net Summit
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

23 February 2012Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe and the MEF introduce a new generation of Ethernet – CE 2.0 Characterized by three powerful and standardized features: Multiple Classes of Service (Multi-CoS), Interconnect and Manageability, enabling the delivery of differentiated applications over managed and interconnected networks globally
Source: MEF

 

16 February 2012OIF to Demonstrate Ethernet over OTN Interoperability Twelve OIF member companies are conducting a global interoperability test of Ethernet services over OTN transport, including data and control plane technology
Source: OIF

 

15 February 2012OTN transport and switching equipment to hit $10.6 billion by 2015; Huawei leads In 2011, OTN transport equipment spending made up 92% of the overall OTN hardware market, while OTN switching made up 8%; with the OTN switching segment growing much faster than OTN transport, these proportions will change significantly by 2015
Source: Infonetics Research

 

15 February 20122011 U.S. Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD "The second half of 2011 saw solid follow through of new network rollouts and add-on deployments. High speed service availability and decreased pricing were major market drivers," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

10 February 2012Metcalfe to Unveil 'New Ethernet' Ready or not, that's what's being presented by the "Father of Ethernet" Bob Metcalfe, currently a general partner at Polaris Venture Partners and Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin, on Feb. 23
Source: Light Reading

 

10 February 2012Broadband Forum launches BROADBANDSUITE 6.0 – 4G/LTE ready mobile backhaul The Broadband Forum has published a comprehensive release that provides service providers with the necessary tools to evolve their networks rapidly and effectively towards 4G/LTE networks
Source: The Broadband Forum

 

7 February 2012Optical transport sales near $19 billion by 2016 DWDM sales will increase at a 10% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period to hit $12 billion, according to Dell'Oro Group
Source: Lightwave

 

7 February 2012An upcoming issue of the Proceeedings of the IEEE will be dedicated solely to the topic of optical networking This, says the lead editor, Professor Ioannis Tomkos at the Athens Information Technology Center, is a first in the journal's 100-year history
Source: Gazettabyte

 

3 February 2012We have handoff! Voice over LTE is on its way Ericsson and Qualcomm have claimed 'first call' bragging rights for seamless call handover between WCDMA 3G and LTE using SRVCC on the handset
Source: TelecomTV

 

26 January 2012IBM and NEC announce that they will work together to offer networking solutions based upon SDN and OpenFlow IBM and NEC are moving OpenFlow beyond academic labs and cloud computing theory
Source: Network World

 

25 January 2012What Impact Will OpenFlow Have on Carrier Ethernet? Carrier Ethernet is an important building block of a new networking option that could begin to have a significant impact over the next year or two. I'm talking about software-defined networks—an initiative also known as Open Flow
Source: Carrier Ethernet News

 

23 January 2012Adoption of small cells / public space femtocells reflects a mobile world in transition Femtocells are growing beyond their original residential target market, moving into public space coverage, and becoming a full member of the 'small cells' set
Source: Infonetics Research

 

23 January 2012Melding networks to boost mobile broadband In a Q&A, Bryan Kim, manager at SK Telecom's Core Network Lab, discusses the mobile operator's heterogeneous network implementation and the service benefits
Source: Gazettabyte

 

13 January 2012UK comms watchdog lays a curate's egg. Industry astonished – like the hound Ofcom, the regulator of UK telecoms and the media has, at last, announced plans for the auction of what it calls "superfast 4G" wireless spectrum
Source: TelecomTV

 

12 January 2012Telstra International extends Ethernet private line service reach Telstra International (ASX: TLS.AX) is taking two new steps to make it easier for its MNC customers to order global Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service with Ethernet half circuits and a new 'One-Stop-Shop' (OSS) option
Source: FierceTelecom

 

12 January 2012Swimming in 100GbE's alphabet soup Recently, there has been a lot of confusion around the area of next-generation 100-Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) development and who is doing what
Source: Lightwave

 

11 January 2012New Tools for New Computing Challenges OpenFlow is part of the Software Defined Networking initiative, in which network software plays a crucial role in making the network more programmable and responsive
Source: The New York Times

 

10 January 2012Operators embracing cloud services in earnest, significantly expanding cloud offerings The top operator strategies for offering cloud services are bundling cloud services with network connectivity services and offering cloud services over Ethernet or IP VPN services
Source: Infonetics Research

 

10 January 2012Overview and Standardization Trends of LTE-Advanced This article explains the features of and standardization schedule for LTE-Advanced, which has been approved by ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union, Radio Communication Sector) as one of the IMT-Advanced systems (IMT: International Mobile Telecommunication)
Source: NTT

 

9 January 2012Jobs and Ritchie October 2011 marked the passing away of two men well-known in the computation and communications industries. Ritchie convinced his employer AT&T to distribute UNIX to universities, under license but free of charge.
Source: Carrier Grade Communications

 

6 January 2012The CFP4 optical module to enable Terabit blades The next-generation CFP modules – the CFP2 and CFP4 – promise to double and double again the number of 100 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) optical module interfaces on a blade.
Source: Gazettabyte

 

5 January 2012Small cells and LTE inspire Innovation 'There will be a new definition of high-capacity Microwave: greater than 155 Mbps. A few hubs will carry a lot of traffic,'
Source: Sian Harris for CHANNEL123