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  • AT&T, CenturyLink and others commit to SDN despite ROI uncertainty

    The wireline and wireless industry segments have started, or are considering, implementing SDN and NFV into their networks to gain new network agility and the ability to drive automation into their service delivery processes. These providers' SDN/NFV strategies will be the focus of a panel I'm moderating at Mobile World Congress.

BT to hunt down nuisance callers using 'breakthrough' big data-based service

BT is planning to harness the power of big data to combat nuisance calls, such as calls from telemarketers, scammers or robocalls. Their new, free service will put some control into UK customers' hands as well as provide information directly to the country's regulator, Ofcom.

Cisco's router, security performance drive up profit to $11.8B, but switch business takes a hit

Cisco saw that growing demand for its routers and network security products were a key factor in driving up its fiscal second quarter revenues to $11.8 billion, but switches remained a weak spot.

CenturyLink says multiple parties are interested in its data center business

CenturyLink may have not made a final decision on whether it will sell all of its data centers or retain part of them, but a top company official confirmed a number of parties are interested in the assets.

Zayo upgrades Forth Worth, Texas municipal network with dark fiber

Zayo Group recently won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply it with dark fiber service to satisfy the growth of its network, reflecting the trend of municipalities working with third parties to build a network foundation to support bandwidth-intensive applications.

CenturyLink to conduct metered broadband trial later this year, Ewing says

As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.

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