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  • Ciena snaps up Cyan for $400M, strengthens SDN, NFV capabilities

    Ciena is moving to acquire Cyan for $400 million in cash and stock, a deal that will enhance the vendor's ability to respond to emerging demands from carriers to provide virtualized on-demand services for customers by using a mixture of software defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Cogent, Verizon sign long-term interconnection pact

Cogent and Verizon have signed an interconnection agreement that could potentially improve the way video content like Netflix gets delivered to end users over their FiOS and DSL network connections.

Hawaiian Telcom reaches nearly 18% of households with IPTV

Hawaiian Telcom is making headway with its IPTV rollout, reporting that as of the end of the first quarter, it penetrated 17.9 percent of households with the service.

Pay-TV's broadcast of the Mayweather-Pacquiao match was plagued with interruptions

The Mayweather-Pacquiao match may have been one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades, but technical problems caused major disruptions for viewers trying to tune in.

Level 3 advances SDN play with its adaptive network control solution for Microsoft Azure

Level 3 Communications introduced Adaptive Network Control Solutions via ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure, adapting its software defined networking capabilities to its growing cloud service set.

Cisco taps Robbins to take over CEO reins from Chambers

Cisco has initiated its CEO transition, announcing that John Chambers will step down from his post this summer after a 20-year tenure with the routing vendor and will be replaced by company executive Chuck Robbins.

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