AT&T has tapped Amdocs to serve as the integrator to help other service providers and enterprises that want to take advantage of its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) virtualization platform to build software-centric services.
Level 3 Communications saw lower end churn among its smaller enterprise customer base and wholesale customers take a toll on second quarter revenues, as these segments transitioned to other technologies and the industry consolidated.
Verizon says it's closer to finalizing what it is going to do with its data center business, one that it has struggled to maintain in recent years as it faces greater competition from data center specialists like Equinix.
Service providers' ongoing rollout of fiber-based broadband services and future 5G wireless deployments will drive up the worldwide service provider edge router market to $8 billion in revenues by 2020.
Juniper Networks saw service provider sales uptick slightly quarter-over-quarter, but the overall market is in transition -- reflecting a trend the vendor is seeing with its Tier 1 customers.
The ongoing adoption of higher speeds in the data center and campus environments will help drive up Ethernet switch market revenues beyond $26 billion in 2020. Dell'Oro Group says that 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps will see demand in campus environments while 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps will drive upgrades for data centers.
FiberLight has taken another step forward in its Texas statewide fiber network expansion, establishing additional low-latency connectivity between the western portions of the company's Texas network to tie its 10,000 mile network together.
Zayo Group has won a new dark fiber and IP services contract with the Texas Education Service Center Region 11, furthering its strategy to leverage and extend existing fiber to the tower builds.
Verizon changed its FiOS buildout tune in April when it announced it would bring FiOS to Boston via a $300 million, six-year investment plan. Now, the telco is indicating other cities could be in line for a similar build.
Verizon saw its FiOS revenue grow in the second quarter, but the work stoppage due to a two-month wireline workforce strike took its toll, resulting in the loss of 13,000 internet subscribers during the quarter.
RCN Business has debuted a cloud-based Managed Security offering, signaling the competitive provider's movement into virtual NFV services for business customers.
Verizon did not accept funding from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund program, but the service provider wants the regulator to recognize the need for faster broadband nationwide by ranking bids higher for territories where funding was declined.
Cisco and Amartus are jointly developing the new OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) Packet WAN Use Case that is part of the Metro Ethernet Foundation's Open Initiative to accelerate the industry transition to orchestrated "Third Network" services.
GVTC establishes interconnection point at Data Foundry's Texas 1 site, enhances wholesale Ethernet business
GVTC Communications has established an interconnection point at Data Foundry's Texas 1 facility, enabling the provider to extend its emerging wholesale Ethernet service set to a broader array of customers.
AT&T and Verizon may be grabbing a lot of headlines for their network virtualization plans, but European service providers like Orange and Vodafone are being no less aggressive with their NFV and SDN migrations.
Midco has wrapped up the buildout of a 106-mile, $5 million fiber network expansion from Williston to Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota, bulking up the number of locations it can serve and ensuring greater redundancy to prevent outages in the event of a fiber cut.
CenturyLink has set a goal to reduce power consumption on its public switched telephone network by nearly 22,000 megawatt-hours a year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions as more customers migrate to VoIP and mobile voice services.
CenturyLink says that a request made by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology to classify dark fiber leases or indefeasible rights of use agreements as special construction could have grave consequences.
Frontier's woes in West Virginia have come to a new head as competitive provider Citynet is suing the telco over abusing $40.5 million in federal stimulus funds to build a broadband network that would lock out competitors in the state.
The Ethernet Alliance and the Nbase-T Alliance announced a new collaborative effort they say is designed to accelerate mainstream deployment of 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T Ethernet. This technology multiplies network throughput of the more than 70 billion meters of Cat5e and Cat6 cabling sold throughout the last 13 years.