Channel123 News Archive - 2013

 

23 December 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – December 20, 2013Here's our weekly look at various goings-on in software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related areas...
Source: SDNCentral

 

21 December 2013Cloud and data center operators investing heavily in security, rate top vendorsThe primary concern right now among service providers operating data centers is getting the security infrastructure to match the performance of the network infrastructure...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

19 December 2013How William Shockley's Robot Dream Helped Launch Silicon ValleyThe proverb "success has many fathers" is rarely clearer than in the many stories about the rise of Silicon Valley and the diverse web of people, institutions, resources...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

19 December 2013New Infonetics report projects data center and enterprise SDN market will top $3 billion by 2017"The important question that everyone wants answered is, 'What's the real market for SDN?'"...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

16 December 2013Deutsche Telekom upgrades mobile network security with A5/3 encryption standardNationwide implementation of the new technology is expected to be complete by the end of 2013...
Source: Mobile Europe

 

16 December 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – December 13, 2013Defending Cisco's SDN approach; OpenFlow 1.3 gets test support from Ixia; SolidFire attracts cloud vendors to flash storage at scale; CENX helps the OSS...
Source: SDNCentral

 

11 December 2013NTT Com Readies SDN-Powered VPN Overlay Servicewhich will allow users to create, use and control overlay networks on-demand via existing corporate networks or the Internet using SDN technology...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

10 December 2013Special Report: ETSI shaves years off NFV development timeMartyn Warwick reports from the fourth meeting of ETSI's Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Industry Specification Group (ISG), in California...
Source: Telecom TV

 

10 December 2013NTT Develops 10G SDN Software Switch for CarriersThe prototype switch still transfers large packets at a 10 Gbps wire rate even when 100K entries are in its flow tables and each packet header must be rewritten...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

10 December 2013WTF is... NFV: All your basestations are belong to usMobile network operators would have had an easier life if it wasn't for smartphones and the flood of data traffic they initiated...
Source: The Register

 

9 December 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – December 6, 2013Here's a glance at the week's news bits around software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)...
Source: SDNCentral

 

7 December 2013New report projects data center and enterprise SDN market will top $3 billion by 2017SDN controllers and Ethernet switches in-use for SDN will play a role in enterprise and data center networks, growing to a $3.1 billion market by 2017...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

6 December 2013BT handles Telefónica Deutschland mobile networkBT is set to host 4G network infrastructure for the German division of Spanish incumbent Telefónica...
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

5 December 2013Eco-friendly data center at heart of Orange cloudBuilt on an 18-hectare site in the commune of Val-de-Reuil near Rouen...
Source: Realtimes

 

4 December 2013Open Networking Foundation Sees Increased Adoption of Open SDN in Asia-Pacific RegionONF Expands APAC Membership, Announces New Director in Japan, and...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

3 December 2013Where we stand with SDNThe software defined network movement is gaining momentum, but morphing along the way...
Source: Network World

 

3 December 2013Q&A with the Chair of the Open Networking Foundation's Migration GroupFor an inside look at the goals, expectations and plans of the ONF's recently created Migration Group and how it hopes to help companies make the transition to SDN...
Source: Network World

 

29 November 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – November 29, 2013It was a holiday-shortened week in the United States, but there was still plenty to talk about in SDN and NFV...
Source: SDNCentral

 

29 November 2013RIP Comet ISON: ???-2013. We hardly knew yeComet ISON plunged towards the Sun today and didn't emerge to tell the tale...
Source: The Register

 

29 November 2013BTGS to add 400 staff in Asia, MEAThe new three-year plan, referred to internally as "Prosperity Plus", is a follow-up on its previous "Prosperity" plan, which saw a major expansion of staff and capabilities...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

28 November 2013LTE-Advanced, small cells to lift microwave equipment marketThe next round of backhaul market growth will be driven by macro LTE-A upgrades and small cell deployments, both of which will require very low latency solutions...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

27 November 2013CloudEthernet Forum Sets Five PrioritiesVirtualization, Automation, Security, Programmability, Analytics...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

25 November 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – November 22, 2013Welcome to another week's worth of news in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related topics...
Source: SDNCentral

 

22 November 2013Operators answer the big questions about metro 100G and ROADMWhen will deployments kick in, what will the volume be, which technologies will make the transition possible...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

22 November 2013Optical Internetworking Forum Continues 100G and 400G Worklaunched three new projects following its Q4 Technical meeting last month in Hong Kong...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

20 November 2013Open Networking Foundation Completes Fourth Semi-Annual PlugFestfocused on the testing of OpenFlow v1.3 and the OpenFlow Management and Configuration Protocol (OF-Config) v1.1.1 through a "speed dating" format...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

15 November 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – November 15, 2013In the headlines this week: Cisco's Q2 guidance causes a freakout; Nuage Networks names customers; EMC tries out this all-flash-storage thing; Amazon talks about...
Source: SDNCentral

 

12 November 2013GÉANT and the Global AllianceReady for the secure, global sharing of genomic data...
Source: GÉANT

 

12 November 2013Interview with Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE – future small cell plansWhy EE's network topology enables them to defer the inevitable expansion into small cell architectures and forecasts the likely timing and reasons for future small cell adoption...
Source: ThinkSmallCell

 

11 November 2013Deutsche Telekom acquires GTS for EUR 546 mlnGTS has extensive network and data centre infrastructure, as well as a portfolio of services focused on business customers...
Source: Telecompaper

 

11 November 2013NTT: Accelerating Innovation and CollaborationThe goal is Software-Defined Everything, where proactively controlled cloud services can avoid backbone congestion...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

11 November 2013Telecom Italia's 2014-2016 Strategic Plan: Focus on Domestic RolloutsTelecom Italia will sell its subsidiary, Telecom Argentina, will accelerate the rollout of LTE and its next gen, broadband access network in its home market...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

11 November 2013Telekom Malaysia launches subsea cableTelekom Malaysia has announced a trio of initiatives aimed at bolstering its international connectivity capabilities...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

11 November 2013China Mobile most profitable cellco and gainingAn analysis of quarterly results from the world's top 50 mobile operators shows that China Mobile's total gross profit was $10.12 billion...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

11 November 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – November 8, 2013To kick off this week's software-defined networking (SDN) roundup, here's our coverage (so far) of Cisco's Insieme launch from Wednesday...
Source: SDNCentral

 

6 November 2013NFV is a world that will happenAn early NFV deployment is being undertaken, with Telefónica's involvement, in Brazil...
Source: TelecomTV

 

5 November 2013Who's using OpenStack?-Really small and really big companies are most likely to be using OpenStack...
Source: Network World

 

5 November 2013Google Data Center Investment in Finland Tops $1 Billion USDGoogle's data center spending and investment continues to soar...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

4 November 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – November 1, 2013Here's our weekly look at what's been going on in software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related areas...
Source: SDNCentral

 

31 October 2013LTE backhaul, EMEA leading charge in millimeter wave gear spaceA number of factors are converging to power robust growth in the millimeter wave equipment market – wider adoption by operators, price erosion, spectrum availability, and the continuing demand for backhaul capacity....
Source: Infonetics Research

 

31 October 2013Timeline for NFV Still HazyWhile the logic behind NFV and SDN is unassailable, and the destination unarguable...
Source: Heavy Reading

 

30 October 2013NFV Insider's Perspective, Part 3: An Operator Shift Is UnderwayOctober has been the busiest month for software defined networking (SDN) events, where literally every week has been crammed...
Source: SDNCentral

 

30 October 2013How to avoid coming up with a new way of doing the same old thingIf you REALLY want to understand what's happening with NFV then you must listen to...
Source: TelecomTV

 

30 October 2013Konferenz zeigt Glanz und Tücke von SDN – Conference shows brilliance and cunning of SDNMit dem Interesse an Software-defined Networking (SDN) ist auch der SDN & OpenFlow World Congress gewachsen...
Source: IP Insider

 

29 October 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2013Here's our weekly recap of news bits along the SDN and NFV trail...
Source: SDNCentral

 

23 October 2013Photos & Wrapup: SDN & OpenFlow World CongressMore than 700 attendees convened in Bad Homburg, Germany, for the event, which appears to have become an annual fixture on the SDN calendar...
Source: SDNCentral

 

22 October 2013NFV Shows Signs of Life at SDN & OpenFlow World CongressI'd like to take a few minutes to point out some of the NFV samples that were being shown at last week's SDN & OpenFlow World Congress...
Source: SDNCentral

 

22 October 2013Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: DT's Terastream ProjectThe fundamental premise of Terastream is simplification...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

21 October 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – October 19, 2013While we were at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, there were apparently things happening in other places...
Source: SDNCentral

 

18 October 2013The SDN/NFV Integration ChallengeA large part of the reason SDN and NFV are disruptive is that they challenge the status quo where network management processes and systems are concerned...
Source: Heavy Reading

 

18 October 2013NFV: One Year Later, the Real Work BeginsIt's easy to forget network functions virtualization (NFV) is only one year old...
Source: SDNCentral

 

18 October 2013Telefónica and China Unicom joint approach on network virtualizationNetwork Virtualization technologies are enabling technologies deemed to play a critical role in the next generation...
Source: Telefónica

 

17 October 2013Simply Delicious Networking – in Pictures!BAD HOMBURG, Germany -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress...
Source: Light Reading

 

17 October 2013SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: Carriers Plot Their Courses to SDNTier-1 carrier perspectives provided an early highlight of the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, held this week in Bad Homburg...
Source: SDNCentral

 

17 October 2013NFV Group Finds Its FeetBAD HOMBURG, Germany – SDN & OpenFlow World Congress – With its initial stormy months of internal conflict behind it, the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG) has settled down to peaceful cooperation and is producing...
Source: Light Reading

 

17 October 2013Telefónica's Set-Top Virtualization Is Almost Ready for Prime Time"It will be operational in less than a couple of months. That implies real users, real money behind it"...
Source: SDNCentral

 

17 October 2013SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: Platforms for Innovation"The basic value proposition of SDN remains the same -- either you make money or save money,"...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

16 October 2013SDN: Let's get it startedWhen it comes to next-gen networking technology buzz, it doesn't get much buzzier than software-defined networking (SDN)...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

16 October 2013ONF Will Tackle SDN's Northbound InterfaceIt's a big step, because there's been a cry from some quarters to standardize the northbound interface...
Source: SDNCentral

 

16 October 2013Deutsche Telekom: A Software-Defined OperatorBAD HOMBURG, Germany -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- Deutsche Telekom has started its migration towards becoming a "software-defined operator," a senior executive told attendees here Wednesday morning, noting that all major operators need to follow suit if they're to survive in the long term...
Source: Lightreading

 

14 October 2013ETSI Publishes First Specifications for Network Functions VirtualisationThis is a major milestone towards the use of NFV to simplify the roll-out of new network services...
Source: ETSI

 

11 October 2013Networking at NTT I3 and Outlook of SDNSoftware-defined networking (SDN) in particular is considered to be a key technology for creating differentiation services...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

10 October 2013NTT Group Global Business Strategy and NTT I3NTT's Medium-Term Management Policy Towards the Next Stage calls for the early development and marketing of world-class cloud and security technologies in North America...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

9 October 2013The Cloud as Trigger for a Global Strategy Leveraging the Strengths of a Telecom CarrierWe asked President & CEO Akira Arima to tell us about current trends in the ICT market...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

8 October 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – October 5, 2013Here's our look at some of the other software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) happenings of the past week...
Source: SDNCentral

 

3 October 2013AT&T Wants Its SDN Open, If It's the Right Kind of 'Open'How open is "open?" That's become a familiar question as practically every major vendor, in succession, has declared its version of software-defined networking (SDN) to be open...
Source: SDNCentral

 

3 October 2013Could SDN Actually Be Underhyped?Software-defined networking (SDN) "actually could be underhyped," said Steve Alexander, Ciena's CTO, during his Interop keynote in New York on Wednesday...
Source: SDNCentral

 

30 September 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – September 27, 2013With the autumn news cycle kicking into gear, there's plenty in the notebook about software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)...
Source: SDNCentral

 

27 September 2013Telefonica to hike stake in Telecom ItaliaAs Europe continues to battle with recession and market saturation, a wave of M&A is expected among carriers...
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

24 September 2013AT&T Recalibrates Supplier Domain Program for SDN and NFVwith the aim of selecting vendors to support its rapid evolution to cloud-based infrastructure...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

23 September 2013Japan's O3 Project Aims for Multi-Carrier, Multi-Layer SDNThe project, which is supported by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 September 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – September 20, 2013Here's our grouping of the week's additional news and analysis...
Source: SDNCentral

 

19 September 2013NFV Insider's Perspective, Part 2: There's a Network in NFV – The Business Case for SDNFor over two years, network operators have been investigating how they can exploit cloud technologies...
Source: SDNCentral

 

18 September 2013Highlights from Sigcomm 2013Having dedicated the better part of my last seven years to software defined networking (SDN)...
Source: SDNCentral

 

18 September 2013Peak year for macrocell mobile deployments; Huawei gets big boostLTE-Advanced is gearing up for 4G prime time, with the 1st commercial deployment launched in June 2013 by SK Telecom...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

16 September 2013SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2013 – Event PreviewThis year's World Congress takes place on the heels of the successful SDN & OpenFlow APAC Congress held in June, where 250+ individuals descended on steamy Singapore...
Source: SDNCentral

 

16 September 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – September 13, 2013We'd like to think that an "extreme" edition of the weekly roundup of software-defined networking (SDN) news would include paratroopers and juggling fire. But no...
Source: SDNCentral

 

13 September 2013NASA: Humanity has finally reached out into INTERSTELLAR SPACEVoyager probe exits Solar System after 36 year journey...
Source: The Register

 

10 September 2013O2 Ireland to pilot 4G services in Dublin, Cork and GalwayO2 Ireland, part of the Telefonica group, has invested EUR225 million (USD297 million) to secure the maximum allocation of mobile spectrum bandwidth...
Source: TeleGeography

 

10 September 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – September 6, 2013Here's our weekly roundup of news and analysis in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) areas, this time weighted toward cloud operations...
Source: SDNCentral

 

9 September 2013BT takes top ranking in global Ethernet services marketBT Global Services has beaten out Orange Business as the top global Ethernet provider, according to Vertical Systems Group's Mid-Year 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

6 September 2013Telefonica starts deployment of LTE network in SpainIn the first half of this year, Telefonica reports it has already invested EUR 627 million...
Source: Telecompaper

 

5 September 2013NFV, An Insider's Perspective: Part 1 – Goals, History, and PromiseNetwork functions virtualization (NFV) has garnered a great deal of attention in the carrier community, grabbed headlines...
Source: SDNCentral

 

5 September 2013Will software-defined networking doom the command line interface?Ever since Cisco made its first routers in the 1980s, most network engineers have relied on a CLI...
Source: PCWorld

 

5 September 2013Vodafone's Project Spring to pressure competitorsUnder its "Project Spring", Vodafone plans to raise its capital expenditures by 6 billion pounds ($9 billion)...
Source: TelecomEngine

 

4 September 2013Cloud spending still smallHowever, 80% of organizations said that they intend to use cloud services in some form within 12 months...
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

4 September 2013"The largest construction site for the future of Germany"The big picture is a radically new architectural concept: TeraStream...
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

4 September 2013Android hits 1 bln activations, latest release named KitKatthe idea was to do something "fun and unexpected"...
Source: Telecompaper

 

3 September 2013Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei edge router revenues benefit from wireless backhaul investmentsaccording to Dell'Oro Group's Q2 2013 report...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

2 September 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – August 30, 2013Things other than VMworld happened this week, believe it or not. There was even another IT-related show: ITExpo in Las Vegas, where Steve Wozniak was among the speakers...
Source: SDNCentral

 

2 September 2013Cisco sees new router competition from Huawei; Akamai takes charge of cloud-based video delivery marketCisco may continue to enjoy the number-one spot in the router and switching market, but according to Infonetics...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

29 August 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – August 23, 2013Here's our wrapup of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) news from the past week – and a little bit about the coming week, too, because it's VMworld time...
Source: SDNCentral

 

22 August 2013Carrier SDN vs. Transport SDNThe distinction between Carrier SDN and Transport SDN is not simply an academic one...
Source: Heavy Reading

 

22 August 2013NTT Reaping Opex Rewards of SDNNTT's pioneering efforts at software-defined network deployment are so far reaping internal rewards...
Source: Light Reading

 

21 August 2013Interview: OpenDaylight's David Meyer – After 'Breaking Dawn'With the initial controversy having cooled off a bit, we felt it was a good time to sit with David Meyer...
Source: SDNCentral

 

19 August 2013Brochure: SDN & OpenFlow World CongressObtain the most recent brochure with full agenda details, speakers, etc....
Source: Layer123

 

19 August 2013China outlines broadband targetsChina's State Council issued a blueprint for broadband with targets for improving broadband quality and adoption...
Source: Telecompaper

 

19 August 2013CIOs are laying SDN plans, but slowlywhich can easily lead to the misperception that the technology is all talk and no action. Don't be fooled...
Source: TechTarget

 

19 August 2013Deutsche Telekom, WEB.DE and GMX launch "E-mail made in Germany" initiativeThe partners' "E-mail made in Germany" program utilizes an additional security standard...
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

14 August 2013Telenor nabs top spot in Infonetics' EMEA business VoIP scorecard for 2nd straight yearThe top 2 service providers in our EMEA business VoIP scorecard – Telenor and TDC – are from the Nordic region, where we're seeing strong adoption of business VoIP services, particularly fixed and mobile hosted IP telephony services...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

9 August 2013SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – August 9, 2013Here's our summary of news from around the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) worlds this week...
Source: SDNCentral

 

2 August 2013NFV Group Flocks to Proof-of-Concept DemosFew initiatives in the telecommunications community have elicited as much excitement as network functions virtualisation (NFV)...
Source: SDNCentral

 

1 August 2013Margaret Chiosi on Why AT&T Wants NFVWhen do you think we'll see early standards being published?...
Source: SDNCentral

 

1 August 2013Christos Kolias, Orange Kicks off SDNCentral's NFV Interview SeriesWhat is your view on the potential impact of NFV?...
Source: SDNCentral

 

19 July 2013ONF counts 100 members backing its SDN advocacy effortThe group's newest members are TorreyPoint, Coriant and Virtela...
Source: FierceBroadbandWireless

 

16 July 2013Ballmer: Microsoft has 1 Million ServersGoogle is bigger than we are. Amazon is a little bit smaller. You get Yahoo! and Facebook, and then everybody else is 100,000 units probably...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

10 July 2013NTT Com teases SDN-based cloud migrationNTT Com will this month launch what it claims is the world's first software-defined networking (SDN)-based cloud migration service...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

10 July 2013Operators reveal where in their networks they plan to deploy SDN and NFV firstVirtually all major operators are either evaluating SDNs now or plan to do so within the next 3 years...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

8 July 2013China Mobile, DoCoMo gear up to deploy C-RANsCloud radio access networks (C-RANs) are moving quickly from theory to reality, as a handful of operators prepares to deploy...
Source: FierceBroadbandWireless

 

6 July 2013Data center equipment takes hit in 1Q13; Citrix gains on F5Worldwide revenue for data center network equipment (data center Ethernet switches, ADCs and WAN optimization appliances) declined 11% sequentially in 1Q13, to $2.3 billion...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

2 July 2013Industry needs mobile video benchmarks – EEOperator reiterates call for closer cooperation; warns of legal challenges to transcoding...
Source: Total Telecom

 

27 June 2013OIF Completes Work on OTN & PCE; Lays Foundation for Transport SDNThe Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has completed two critical technical projects...
Source: Online WSJ

 

27 June 2013NTT to Launch World's-first SDN-based Cloud Migration ServiceThe service facilitates smooth, flexible transitions to the cloud...
Source: NTT Communications

 

26 June 2013SK Telecom launches first LTE-A servicesKorea's SK Telecom has launched the world's first commercial LTE-Advanced network, along with the first phone...
Source: Telecompaper

 

24 June 2013LTE not enough to lift mobile infrastructure market in Q1We are clearly seeing the broad shift to LTE and its direct effect on 2G, 3G, and WiMAX...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

18 June 2013APAC Congress. SDN Insight.More than 380 registered participants from five continents spanning the carrier, research, and enterprise communities participated...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

17 June 2013100G optical coherent systems, CDC ROADMs offer hope in stagnant WSS component marketIt's been a tough road for WSS components these past couple of years, with quarterly revenue down nearly 50% from the highs two years ago. But we believe there's some modest growth ahead......
Source: Infonetics Research

 

17 June 2013China's Milky Way-2 Is World's Top SupercomputerAt an astounding 33.86 petaflop/s the Chinese Milkyway-2 (also known as Tianhe-2) has almost doubled the performance of the November 2012 number one, Oak Ridge's Titan...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

11 June 2013Comcast to open up home routers for Wi-Fi sharingUS Cable operator Comcast has announced it is beginning to give its Xfinity internet customers an additional "xfinitywifi" signal (or SSID) in their home...
Source: Telecompaper

 

10 June 2013Latest Topics in Optical Fiber Technology ResearchThese technologies enable functional and efficient operation and maintenance of networks...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

7 June 2013Alibaba to build 100G networkChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has commenced a project to deploy a 100G optical network...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

7 June 2013SDN key to driving public cloud servicesToday's cloud-based services, while clearly ground-breaking, still have important gaps to fill...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

7 June 2013Taking SDN to Transport and Beyondthe hottest acronym in the networking business is SDN...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

6 June 2013Breaking News: What To Do With The Merged OpenDaylight SDN Controller?Update: Big Switch to scale back OpenDaylight involvement. Details on LightReading...
Source: SDNCentral

 

30 May 2013Look out, Google Fiber – scientists build 400G connectionA research team led by Bell Labs' Xiang Liu has published an article in Nature...
Source: Network World

 

24 May 2013Heavyweights Form CloudEthernet ForumThe Forum says it will "work to develop Ethernet to enable collections of millions of virtual servers and storage devices to perform reliably and efficiently...
Source: Light Reading

 

21 May 2013Optical WDM market up 10% from year-ago first quarter"we" believe the market will continue trending in a positive direction this year...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

20 May 2013Software-controlled networkingwe are entering a decade of network virtualisation evolution, not revolution...
Source: Analysys Mason

 

17 May 2013Six minute guide: what SDN & NFV REALLY meanThe arrival of software-controlled networks and function virtualisation will change everything...
Source: Telecom TV

 

15 May 2013NFV Picks Up Speed"The vendors are shocked at how quickly operators are moving on their virtualization plans," noted Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie...
Source: Light Reading

 

10 May 201310 more of the world's coolest data centersFrom a repurposed chapel to inflatable modules, data centers don't fit the same mold...
Source: Network World

 

10 May 2013Cyan Celebrates IPO on the NYSECyan will begin trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CYNI"...
Source: NYSE Euronext

 

9 May 2013Internet2 and Networking Industry Partners Drive Innovation and Developmentof SDN and OpenFlow Applications for 100G Networks...
Source: Internet2

 

8 May 2013Open Compute Will Begin Building Network SwitchesIn a move that will likely accelerate the shakeup in the networking sector...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

2 May 2013Operators reveal their data center plans in latest Infonetics studyServer virtualization has been the focus of the data center industry for several years now, and the largest data center owners and internet content providers like Google are ubiquitously exploiting virtual machines...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

1 May 2013Mobile phone data redraws bus routes in AfricaThe research was completed as part of the Data for Development competition run by Orange...
Source: BBC

 

25 April 20132013 Open Network Summit (ONS) Announcements, Take Aways & ConclusionsThis article will cover a few important announcements...
Source: IEEE ComSoc

 

24 April 2013KVH pours $100m in HK and Singapore data centersThe company has just opened two new Tier III+ data centers in the two markets...
Source: TelecomAsia.net

 

23 April 2013Deutsche Telekom officially launches broadband usage limitsDeutsche Telekom confirmed it will implement monthly data caps for any new wireline DSL broadband subscribers...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 April 2013ONS 2013 Day 2 Highlights Part 2On The Ground Reporting from Open Networking Summit...
Source: SDNCentral

 

22 April 2013ONS 2013 Day 2 Highlights Part 1On The Ground Reporting from Open Networking Summit...
Source: SDNCentral

 

18 April 2013ONS 2013 Day 1 – Research Track SummaryThere were several research track presentations given today. Here are some thoughts on five of the most interesting ones...
Source: SDNCentral

 

17 April 2013ONS 2013 Day 1 Highlights – On The Ground Reporting from Open Networking SummitEveryone seems to be here with a singular mission: What's new with SDNs? And how do I make sense of all the activity in the market?...
Source: SDNCentral

 

16 April 2013One Problem With NFVNetwork functions virtualisation (NFV) is fast becoming a classic "point of disruption" in the network technology market...
Source: Heavy Reading

 

16 April 2013Top 5 Highlights from Open Networking Summit – ONS 2013 Tutorial DayA lot has changed since ONS 2012...
Source: SDNCentral

 

16 April 2013Global recognition for BT optical research teamYears of dedicated work researching optical communications have paid dividends for a crack team from BT...
Source: BT

 

16 April 2013Surveying the State of SDNCraig Matsumoto interviews Dan Pitt, Executive Director of the ONF...
Source: Light Reading

 

12 April 2013Intel demos inexpensive 100Gb/sec silicon photonics chipIntel has demoed what it says it "believes" is the world's only silicon photonics module that uses a hybrid silicon laser...
Source: The Register

 

10 April 2013OpenFlow Group Refines Its Role in SDNthe Open Networking Foundation is planning a heap of announcements and new initiatives...
Source: Light Reading

 

10 April 2013Intel Continues to Rethink the Rack of the Future.. to advance its vision for new data center designs...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

9 April 2013EE to Double 4G SpeedsEE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, is doubling the speed and capacity of its 4G network...
Source: Light Reading

 

8 April 2013Industry Leaders Collaborate on OpenDaylight Project, Donate Key Technologies to Accelerate Software-Defined NetworkingNew open source framework to drive innovation...
Source: OpenDaylight Project

 

5 April 2013Why the IEEE Picked 400G Over TerabitThe 400Gbit/s effort starts officially in May, when the study group meets for the first time...
Source: Light Reading

 

3 April 2013Millimeter wave market set to double in 2013, fueled by LTE backhaulAn increasing number of mobile operators are deploying millimeter wave to augment their existing microwave macrocell backhaul deployments...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

2 April 2013Telcos eye servers & software to meet networking needsTelcos want to embrace the rapid developments in IT to benefit their networks and operations...
Source: Gazettabyte

 

2 April 2013NFV and SDN: What's the Difference?They are clearly related, but how exactly are they similar? How are they different?...
Source: SDNCentral

 

28 March 2013Defining NFV – 1st webinar from ETSI ISGRegister for the Network Functions Virtualisation webinar – 3rd April, live on CHANNEL123...
Source: Layer123

 

28 March 2013Optical transport network (OTN) market to top $13 billion by 2017OTN spending, and particularly OTN switching, is benefiting from a rise in investment in coherent core networks...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

26 March 2013Efforts toward 400 Gigabit Ethernet beginA motion to found the study group passed unanimously at a meeting last Wednesday...
Source: Lightwave

 

22 March 2013Small cell market forecast to hit $2.7 billion by 2017AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless in the U.S., Vodafone in Europe, LG U+ in South Korea, and NTT DOCOMO in Japan have all announced major small cell plans...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

21 March 2013SDN's Killer App: More Network ControlANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC/NFOEC 2013 -- Everyone here has a software-defined networking (SDN) story. They all seem to point to a future of simpler networks...
Source: Light Reading

 

18 March 2013Orange, Alcatel-Lucent provide live 400G link to RENATERFrance Telecom-Orange and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) say they have deployed the world's first optical link with a capacity of 400 Gbps per wavelength in a live network. Following a successful field trial, the 400-Gbps-per-wavelength fiber-optic link is now operational between Paris and Lyon....
Source: LIGHTWAVE

 

14 March 2013What's NFV All About?It has become abundantly clear during the past week at Mobile World Congress that the topic of network functions virtualization (NFV) is going to be a key focus for network operators and their partners and suppliers in the coming years...
Source: Light Reading

 

12 March 2013NGMN Sets Its Mobile AgendaThe Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Ltd. Alliance has identified the four key areas it will focus on in the coming year...
Source: Light Reading

 

11 March 2013Czech Republic cancels mobile auction after bids go too highThe last bids for the spectrum exceeded CZK 20 billion and were still growing...
Source: Telecompaper

 

8 March 2013Microwave equipment market forecast to hit $5.2 billion in 2017; Alcatel-Lucent gains in Q4Showing evidence of the continuing shift to all-packet microwave, Ethernet-only equipment accounted for 14.2% of all units shipped in 4Q12...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

7 March 2013Scaling the "Data Tsunami" and Market Opportunity for Optical Interconnects in Data CentersThese are exciting times for the data center industry...
Source: LightCounting

 

6 March 2013Standardization Progress in Software Defined Networking/OpenFlowThe concept of Software Defined Networking (SDN) has attracted attention recently from network carriers and service providers...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

4 March 2013EE's LTE ServiceYes, I'm gushing; and yes, the network isn't loaded yet; and yes, I live in inner London; but in my experience thus far, it really is that good...
Source: Heavy Reading

 

28 February 2013Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youthBob Metcalfe on Ethernet...
Source: The Register

 

27 February 2013GPON and VDSL bright spots in struggling broadband aggregation marketDespite the difficult road for DSL, VDSL remains a real bright spot, expanding among operators in Western Europe, North America and Latin America. Vectoring solutions and a long-term path to G.Fast are driving sustained interest in VDSL2...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

26 February 201310G wave prices tumble as buyers seek fatter pipesAccording to new data from TeleGeography, between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012, median monthly lease prices for 10Gbps wavelengths on key global routes fell 37 percent...
Source: TeleGeography

 

22 February 2013Infonetics predicts resurgence in 2013 for carrier router and switch marketWe expect the service provider switch and router market to grow again in 2013. The US economy is in better shape and we are predicting an increase in worldwide carrier capex this year....
Source: Infonetics Research

 

21 February 2013NTT Communications' Enterprise Cloud goes GlobalFirst Enterprise Cloud with SDN Built-In...
Source: NTT Communications

 

20 February 2013The 10 hottest wireline technologies in 2013Welcome to FierceTelecom's annual look at the technology and trends that are reshaping telecommunications...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

20 February 2013Optical network market poised for growth in 2013The general consensus remains that an optical cycle for equipment in the core is emerging, what we call the 'optical reboot.' Meanwhile, there are positive rumbles in the EMEA region, where 2012 ended with a spending flourish...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

20 February 2013Ofcom unveils 4G spectrum winnersFollowing more than 50 rounds of bidding, five bidders have emerged with new frequencies...
Source: TeleGeography

 

19 February 2013Report from the ETSI NFV MeetingWhen 20 of the world's largest carriers band together to address a broad technology initiative, the networking industry takes notice...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

18 February 2013Early SDN Customers Urged to Seize the DayThere have been no major shifts in networking for 25 years, so as software-defined networking (SDN) unfolds, users can't afford to blow this chance, consultant Nick Lippis says.
Specifically, he's talking about how open (or not) SDN becomes....
Source: Light Reading

 

14 February 2013Ericsson Gets Trendy for MWCMore interesting than the specifics of the enhancements, though, are the trends behind Ericsson's R&D developments, especially related to carrier cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV) developments...
Source: Light Reading

 

8 February 2013What (if Any) Part of the Networking Value Chain Will Be Disrupted by SDN?Three years ago the technology was not well known by Wall Street but now is enjoying an intense level of discussion by investors and analysts...
Source: SDNCentral

 

8 February 2013Ovum: Industry pushes limits of WDM transmissionScientists at advanced optical research organizations are racing to improve WDM transmission capacity far beyond...
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

8 February 2013EE reveals next 27 locations for LTE deploymentUK mobile network operator EE has outlined plans for expanding coverage of its fourth-generation LTE network...
Source: TeleGeography

 

6 February 2013Cisco: 4G Eats 14 Percent of World's Mobile Data4G devices represent a tiny percentage of the world's wireless connections, but they already punch way above weight in terms of mobile traffic shifted...
Source: Light Reading

 

5 February 2013Dell'Oro: Service provider router market growth to level off by 2017three factors: the slowing of network traffic growth, lower equipment prices, and service providers finding more efficient ways to provision their networks...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

31 January 2013Microsoft's $1 Billion Roofless Data CenterThe Virginia facility marks the latest evolution of Microsoft's modular approach...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

31 January 2013Diameter signaling controller market set to double in 2013 as LTE deployments take offOn the back of explosive growth in 2012, the Diameter signaling controller market is set to double this year as operators across the globe continue to build out LTE networks and as mobile broadband usage soars...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

30 January 2013OIF Takes an Early Look at 400GThe Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is taking an early step towards 400Gbit/s, announcing on Wednesday that it's set up a committee to look into the requirements for modules...
Source: Light Reading

 

28 January 2013Breaking News: InCNTRE's Matt Davy's Career Move and 2013 SDN Predictionswe took the opportunity grab him for an interview – it's been some time since we last chatted with him...
Source: SDNCentral

 

28 January 2013Orange launches LTE services in Pariswith a declaration that it will cover the whole of the city by the end of 2013...
Source: Global Telecoms Business

 

28 January 2013Indiana University Expands SDN Research LabThe InCNTRE Software-Defined Networking User Group (ISUG) brought together network administrators from Fortune 500 companies in finance, insurance, healthcare and travel, according to Matthew Davy, executive director...
Source: InformationWeek

 

25 January 2013Putting OpenFlow to the TestNetwork operators keen for verifiable data about technology products that support software-defined networking (SDN) architectures should have a few more questions answered in 2013...
Source: Light Reading

 

25 January 2013AT&T sees consumer services grow to $5.5 billion in Q4, driven by IP data"We over delivered on wireline margins and consumer wireline growth, thanks to the increasing strength of our U-verse services," said John Stephens, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

25 January 2013IP mobile messaging to catch up with SMS this year – studyIP mobile messages using OTT technologies such as WhatsApp and Facebook Chat are projected to overtake SMS in 2014 and to reach 15 trillion units by 2016...
Source: Telecompaper

 

24 January 2013AT&T and China Telecom serving up new international business services suiteInitiatives build off a long-running relationship between the two service providers which began in 2000, when they formed the Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications Co. (SST) joint venture...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

24 January 2013Carriers Peer Into Virtual WorldInterest in the potential offered by software-defined networking (SDN) is growing rapidly among major telcos, if the membership of the recently formed Industry Specifications Group focused on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), which has just held its first official meeting, is anything to go by......
Source: Light Reading

 

18 January 2013MLL Telecom CTO wants to build hetnets to help carriers if it wins 4G spectrumSeveral surprise companies are bidding for spectrum in the UK's long awaited 4G LTE auctions...
Source: Mobile Europe

 

18 January 2013Orange boasts: We made Google PAY US for trafficTelcos have long said that Google and its ilk should be paying them to expedite delivery...
Source: The Register

 

17 January 2013Rackspace: We'll Fill Data Centers With Open Compute GearThe announcement at yesterday's Open Compute Summit marked one of the largest commitments to hardware designs based on the Open Compute Project...
Source: Data Centre Knowledge

 

17 January 2013Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challengesThey've been scrambling to test and trial a large number of technologies, products, and topologies for outdoor small cells, and they're under growing pressure to make the rubber meet the road...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

16 January 2013OTN switching poised for breakout growth...as operators in EMEA and North America adopt integrated WDM+OTN switching as part of the roll out of 100G coherent technology in regional and core networks...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

11 January 2013Telcos Turn Spotlight on VirtualizationThe recently formed Industry Specifications Group focused on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), set up and managed by a group of the world's biggest and most influential telecom operators, is set to hold its first formal meeting in the south of France starting Jan. 15...
Source: Light Reading

 

9 January 2013W Europe mobile data usage soarsMobile operators in Western Europe are losing out despite a 39% rise in mobile data traffic year-on-year in 2012. Research firm ABI Research claims...
Source: TelecomsEMEA

 

9 January 2013T-Mobile Network Advancements Enrich Customer Experience with Nationwide HD Voice and Enhanced 4G Coverage in New Metro AreasT-Mobile is the first U.S. wireless provider to launch HD Voice nationwide...
Source: T-Mobile

 

7 January 2013France Telecom and Google entangled in peering fightFrance Telecom is the latest service provider to become engaged in a traffic peering scuffle with Google and its Internet backbone provider Cogent Communications...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

4 January 2013Coherent 100G set to take over core networksThe debate between 40G and 100G in WDM networks is over, so for our latest 40G/100G and ROADM deployment strategies survey we focused on identifying how the rollout of 100G will take place...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

2 January 2013400-Gbit Ethernet effort kicks off in MarchRequest for an official Call For Interest (CFI) on 400-Gigabit Ethernet at the IEEE 802 Plenary in March...
Source: EE Times